Bude’s Community Transport for All

From the Cornwall Council website:   A new community accessible car scheme for local residents in the Bude area which uses a specially adapted vehicle suitable for people with disabilities is being launched by Volunteer Cornwall and local Cornwall Councillors on Thursday, 20 September. The scheme is designed to help […]

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Children Want Simple Pleasures on Holiday

It’s not just parents who breathed a sigh of relief this week as the kids went back to school, for children have revealed what they hate most about going on holiday with the family – the lack of downtime. Holiday rentals specialists Owners Direct asked holidaymakers what kids hated doing most whilst […]

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North Devon Police Support Seatbelt Campaign

A European wide seatbelt campaign is being supported by police teams across North and West Devon. It aims to promote road safety and cut fatalities on the road by 40% by 2020. The initiative started on 10th and ends on 16th September 2012. In a recent study, of 1059 car occupants […]

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Genes Link Dementia and Cataracts

A possible DNA link between age related cataracts and Alzheimer’s disease has been identified by research published in the journal PLoS One. The study, conducted by scientists from Boston University’s School of Medicine and School of Public Health looked at MRI scans of those with cataracts 10 years on from […]

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Public Turn to Citizens Advice for Help Navigating the Care System

Bemused patients and their families are turning to Citizens Advice Bureaux to help them get to grips with the community care system, new data shows. Nearly a third of the 74,000 health related queries dealt with by CAB in England and Wales in 2011/12 were about problems with community care which […]

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University of Exeter in World’s Top 200

I’m just back from a conference at the University of Exeter and, despite ‘cardiac hill’, it is a fabulous place to study. The University of Exeter is now one of the top 200 universities in the world, according to the largest and most extensive international league table, the QS World […]

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