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Misleading Broadband Ads?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Charities, Consumer | 0 comments

Misleading Broadband Ads?

Complaints about four adverts for broadband services from BT, Virgin, Sky and Talk Talk have been made to the Advertising Standards Authority by Citizens Advice. The national charity and consumer body has raised concerns that the adverts are not clearly presenting the actual cost of broadband packages. In a report sent to the ASA today, Citizens Advice complains that promises of free or cut price broadband deals for a set period of time are misleading consumers into contracts that turn out to be more costly. The adverts appear to offer deals...

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Fishing – Coming Up to the Cruellest Month of All

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Charities, Cornwall, Devon, Features | 0 comments

Fishing – Coming Up to the Cruellest Month of All

As Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) research reveals more fishermen die in January than in any other month of the year, the lifesaving charity has launched a hard-hitting campaign encouraging fishermen to make sure their boats keep them safe at sea.   The campaign features five short films which provide practical advice and use easy to follow animation. The films show how to keep fishing boats stable and highlight factors that lead to dangerous instability, with RNLI research showing that the majority of deaths in the commercial...

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It’s Black Boozy Friday, Next Try Dry January

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Christmas/festivals, Features, Food and Drink, Health | 0 comments

It’s Black Boozy Friday, Next Try Dry January

This New Year, take a month off drinking and see the benefits to your waistline, wallet and general health. Today (19 December 2014) is dubbed ‘the black Friday of booze’, as the Christmas party season reaches its peak with an influx of revellers in pubs, bars and restaurants creating high demand across the emergency services. However, a spike in sign-ups to Dry January is also predicted, as people start to think about giving their bodies a break in the New Year. This comes as new figures show that: last year, Friday 20 December 2013 saw...

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Temporary Closure of #Stratton Hospital

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Bude, Features, Health, Stratton | 0 comments

Temporary Closure of #Stratton Hospital

North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson has called on the NHS and Peninsula Community Health to prioritise works at Stratton Community Hospital so that it can be re-opened as quickly as possible. Peninsula Community Health which run the hospital have announced a temporary closure of the inpatient ward from 5th January for one month whilst problems with the Hospital’s plumbing, heating and fire alarm systems are rectified.  Comments on the Peninsula Community Health website are as follows: Steve Jenkin, Chief Executive for Peninsula Community Health...

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Dan Happy With Mobile Deal

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Cornwall, Devon, Features, Politics, Tech News | 0 comments

Dan Happy With Mobile Deal

Local MP and Government Minister for Rural Affairs Dan Rogerson said that deal mentioned in an earlier post between the Government and mobile phone companies would improve coverage in many ‘not spot’ areas where people can’t currently get a mobile phone reception.   The deal will see a £5 billion investment in phone mobile infrastructure to make sure that people on any network can get coverage in as many areas as possible. The plan will reduce mobile signal black spot areas by two thirds.   The Government will also offer up buildings it owns...

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Great Torrington’s State of the Art iPad Learning

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Devon, Education, Features, Tech News, Young People | 0 comments

Great Torrington’s State of the Art iPad Learning

This is something of a ‘beyond’ post, but always good to promote local schools who do a fantastic job, and it may be of interest to other people involved in IT in local schools. This is mainly a bit too technical for me, but the upshot is that using IT based learning applications seems to run a whole lot faster as a result of this new wireless solution.  Meru Networks, a leader in intelligent Wi-Fi networking, has announced that Great Torrington School in Devon has deployed an 802.11ac Meru Education Grade (MEG™) wireless solution...

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Budehaven Peer Support Starts January

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in #BigUpBudeYouth, Bude, Cornwall, Education, Features, Health, Young People | 0 comments

Budehaven Peer Support Starts January

News from Budehaven on an anti-bullying initiative which sounds well supported and thought out – and engages the students in supporting each other. Budehaven Community School are delighted to announce that a student led, anti-bullying campaign will be launched in January 2015, at The Haven Integrated Health Centre.  Twenty Y9 and Y10 students were recommended by their Heads of Year, to become anti-bullying peer support mentors, earlier this year.  With parent and student permission, the students received a full day’s training from...

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