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Devon Air Ambulance expands service to patients with two Critical Care Cars

Authored by Mary

From 2 March, when poor weather or maintenance prevents Devon’s emergency aircraft from flying, two new Critical Care Cars mean our critical care teams can still provide specialist life-saving care by road. In the Autumn 2018 Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £10 million in capital funding for air ambulance services.  Devon Air Ambulance applied for £226,061 of this fund, to...

Two emergency calls an hour about dogs in hot cars during recent heatwave

Authored by News Desk

The RSPCA received more than 300 calls - that’s two calls an hour - last week, during a mini heatwave which swept across England & Wales.

The animal welfare charity received 317 reports of animals in hot environments, the majority of which were dogs that had been left in hot cars, from Monday 28 May to Sunday 3 June - when temperatures hit the mid 20s. Advice is that people should...

Dogs die in hot cars campaign launched

Authored by Mary

Twelve organisations have teamed up to spread an important message among dog owners this summer.

Rescue and rehoming charities, veterinary associations, police, and welfare organisations are all working together to ensure owners know the dangers the warm weather can pose to dogs over the summer months.

The RSPCA receives thousands of reports of dogs suffering from heat exposure...

South West Classic Car Show comes to Redlake

Authored by Mary

Classic buses, cars and vintage vehicles to take over heritage building at Redlake – 23rd July 2016

Fundraising and income generating for the charity set up to help young people – The Eddystone Trust – continues at The Clay Factory, Redlake (5 minutes from Endsleigh) with yet more varied events.

Following the massive success of last year’s inaugural Christmas Extravaganza,...

South West Classic Car Show comes to Redlake

Classic buses, cars and vintage vehicles to take over heritage building at Redlake – 23rd July 2016

Fundraising and income generating for the charity set up to help young people – The Eddystone Trust – continues at The Clay Factory, Redlake (5 minutes from Endsleigh) with yet more varied events.

Following the massive success of last year’s inaugural Christmas Extravaganza, which saw over 450 stallholders host some 3,500+ visitors, different types of events are being held throughout the year to encourage visitors to view the building as a hub for the community and a great...

RAC warns of a long ‘Bad’ Friday on the roads this Easter

Authored by Mary

The RAC Breakdown Cover team is warning anyone planning to getaway this Easter to expect a long ‘Bad’ Friday on the roads as over five million motorists take to their cars for some well-earned time away.

RAC Traffic Watch data shows a total of 16.8m car journeys will be made over the Easter weekend as people make the most of the long weekend visiting family and friends or enjoying a...

Ban on smoking in cars comes in time for Stoptober

Authored by Mary

A new ban on smoking in cars comes into effect just as people in Plymouth are being urged to quit smoking for Stoptober.

From 1 October 2015, it will be illegal to smoke in a car (or other vehicles) with anyone under 18 present. The law is changing to protect children and young people from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

The new law, which will see both drivers and smokers...

Motorists urged to take extra care this weekend

Authored by Mary

As the Bank Holiday weekend approaches South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is expecting a busy weekend across the region and is urging drivers to take extra care on the roads.

An influx of visitors is expected to descend on the South West’s tourist spots this weekend, especially as it is the last weekend for families to enjoy a break before schools begin the...

Sharp rise in used vehicle scams

Authored by Sarah Parker

My Car Check - the UK's No.1 consumer vehicle data provider - has warned of a sharp rise in scams targeting used car and motorbike buyers and sellers.

Telltale signs that conmen might be involved include:

• Vehicles advertised for considerably less than they are worth • Mention of the vehicle being shipped to or from another country • All communication conducted via email,...

Charity urges car buyers to put safety first

Authored by Mary

Brake, the road safety charity, is encouraging drivers – especially the young – to put safety first when it comes to buying a new vehicle.

The call comes on the back of survey results, released today, showing safety features are less of a priority for young drivers when choosing a vehicle than its brand.

The survey, carried out on behalf of Brake and Direct Line, put safety...

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