Got a Holiday Let?

As tourism is such a big deal in Cornwall and Devon, this information from Devon & Somerset Fire Service may benefit many people, and give you peace of mind about fire safety..

Completing a Fire Risk Assessment has many benefits, they ensure business continuity; keep people and property safe from harm, as well as providing business owners peace of mind. Lisa and Ian Rosher run Kerswell Farm a holiday let business in North Devon. The property is a self-catering, detached converted barn and has been running since early 2012. Prior to the business opening one of Lisa’s top priorities was to ensure she completed her fire safety assessment. Lisa explains how she did this and why it is important to her business, as well as her peace of mind.

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A Cashless Society?

We now use plastic more than ever to pay for items or to buy things over the internet, with many people (me included) claiming they rarely have cash on them. So are we heading for a cashless society?

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Chimney Fire Near Holsworthy

The Devon & Somerset Fire Service received a call to a report of a chimney fire at Haytown, Putford, near Holsworthy, yesterday tea time.

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Bude Men in Safe Theft, Camelford

The Camelot Garage at Valley Truckle in the Camelford area was broken into at around 4.30am on Sunday 7th October 2012. The upstairs office was forced open and a safe was stolen from the wall.

Later that morning at around 8.30am, a local man spotted two men in a field trying to open a safe. They fled the scene in a blue Ford Mondeo car.

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Soccer Scores Highly in Male Health

Exeter University has helped demonstrate that playing football (soccer) could be the best way for people with high blood pressure, known as hypertension, to improve their fitness, normalise their blood pressure and reduce their risk of stroke. Research from Universities of Exeter and Copenhagen, and Gentofte University Hospital in Denmark, published today (Monday 15 October 2012) in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, suggests that football training prevents cardiovascular disease in middle-aged men with hypertension and is more effective than healthy lifestyle advice currently prescribed by GPs.

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Missing at Sea – Search for Lone Yachtswoman off N Cornwall Coast

Falmouth Coastguard is appealing for any information about the whereabouts of a white with blue stripe 31 ft yacht Seagair skippered by a 65 year old woman.

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