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Avoid flu – book your child’s vaccination appointment

Authored by Sarah Parker

Amid warnings that new cases of flu could peak over the busy Christmas period, the parents of a nine-year-old boy from Devon who died from the illness in January last year, are calling on parents to vaccinate their children.

The request follows the release of data from Public Health England (PHE), showing that GP consultations across the country for Influenza-like illness have risen...

Protect yourself, and your child, against flu

Authored by Sarah Parker

People in at risk groups in Plymouth are being urged to get their flu jabs to protect them against seasonal flu.

Pregnant women, the over 65s, carers and those with long term health conditions are being advised to have the free vaccinations to give them protection. There is also the nasal spray which is now available for children aged two, three and four.

Doctors in Plymouth...

Horse meat scandal shows that British is best, says the NFU

Authored by Mary

It is vital that the high welfare standards and traceability that UK farmers meet are replicated further down the supply chain as the horse meat and DNA revelations continue to undermine consumer confidence in the food they eat, the NFU said today.

As news emerged that Findus has removed one of its products – which in some cases were 100 per cent horse meat rather...

Findus beef lasagne products found with horse meat

Authored by Mary

As part of its ongoing investigation into mislabelled meat, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed that the meat content of beef lasagne products recalled by Findus has tested positive for more than 60% horse meat.

Findus withdrew the beef lasagne products after its French supplier, Comigel, raised concerns about the type of meat used in the lasagne.

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