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From Monday, state schools can stock free period products for young people

From Monday 20 January, schools and colleges across the country will be able to order a range of period products from supplier phs Group, making period products readily available for […]

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Removal of Severn Crossing tolls collectively saves motorists thousands £s a day

Motorists are collectively saving hundreds of thousands of pounds per day on the Severn crossings as the first anniversary since the removal of tolls is marked today [17 December]. All […]

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Family sizes are dropping as women now average 1.89 children

Women born in 1973 (the most recent cohort to complete their childbearing in 2018) had on average 1.89 children, unchanged from the previous cohort (women born in 1972). More than […]

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50% of drivers say their local road conditions have deteriorated

interesting info from the RAC – potholes, ditches and obscured signs are definitely the bane of my life here in the SW!  What are your thoughts? The equivalent of nearly […]

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Should drivers who leave their engines running be fined?

Seven-in-10 drivers (72%) want to see councils tackle motorists who leave their engines running when parked with 44% of those saying officials should tell them to switch off and then […]

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New SW ambulance Service mobile app is saving lives

More lives are being saved thanks to a new mobile app being used by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The GoodSAM app alerts trained responders to cardiac […]

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Why don’t local people have a greater say in their neighbourhoods?

People power in Totnes. Sophie Wilder/Flickr., CC BY-NC Gavin Parker, University of Reading It’s been 50 years since the UK made its first serious attempt to give local people greater […]

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Drink driving remains a scourge – what can be done?

Following the publication of new data that shows there has been no discernible fall in the numbers of fatal collisions caused by drink drivers since 2010, RAC head of policy Nicholas […]

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We are back to GB car stickers after Brexit

Following the advice issued to UK drivers that states those travelling to the Republic of Ireland, and elsewhere in the EU, after Brexit must ensure their cars display a separate GB […]

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Highest temperature in UK reached as climate change happens here, too!

From the Met Office: A recording of 38.7°C at Cambridge Botanic Garden on Thursday 25 July has become the highest temperature officially recorded in the UK. The provisional value was […]

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