Does your school need a Lollipopper?

Authored by Mary

Motor insurance specialist, Churchill Insurance, has launched a nationwide campaign to identify schools in need of a Lollipopper and have pledged to recruit and deploy 50 in areas of need for the next school year.

The campaign, launched by actor and father-of-two, Robert Webb, will give the public the opportunity to nominate a primary school they feel is in need of a Lollipopper before...

Health reality check for middle aged men

Authored by George Dawson

There may be a discrepancy between how much men value their health and what they do to look after it, according to new research from Public Health England:

Three quarters (74%) of men in England aged 40 to 60 place their health in the top three most important things in their life

Only a third (35%) feel confident that they know all the risk factors for heart disease


Police appeal after indecent exposures

Authored by News Desk

Police are appealing for information following two public decency offences in Plymouth.

Officers are investigating two incidents within two days where a man has exposed himself to women and carried out an act of public indecency.

In the first incident around 5.30pm on Monday 19 October, a woman in her 50s saw a man in Central Park exposing himself.

On Wednesday 21...

Gender pay gap: Women working for free!

Authored by Mary

Women managers in the South West are effectively working for free an hour and a half every day, new gender pay gap data reveals.

The findings of an annual survey of 72,000 UK managers, published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and salary specialist XpertHR, reveal that women working in equivalent full-time roles in the region earn 20% less than men, meaning that they are...

There has never been a better time to get into golf!

Authored by WrangatonGolf

Looking for thing to do this summer? Well look no further as a South Devon golf club is giving people the perfect opportunity to get out and be active over the coming months.

Wrangaton Golf Club is encouraging people to get into golf by offering beginner coaching sessions for £5 per lesson throughout July, August, September and October.

“We’re running a series of lessons to...

Researchers warn mobile phones negatively affect male fertility

Authored by Mary

Men who keep a mobile phone in their trouser pocket could be inadvertently damaging their chances of becoming a father, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.

Previous research has suggested that Radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emitted by the devices can have a detrimental effect on male fertility. Most of the global adult population own mobile...

10 things women notice about guys when they first meet

Authored by Caitlin A Green

If you haven't got a lady in your life ready for Valentine's then maybe you need to give these tips a read.

1. Posture is the way you carry yourself. It’s the way you walk, stand and how you are around others. Women like men who are confident but not arrogant; dominant but not domineering; strong but kind; and generally men who are sure of themselves. Some call such men ‘alpha males’...

96% of men survive testicular cancer

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Survival for testicular cancer has risen by almost 30 per cent in the last 40 years, with nearly all men now beating the disease, according to figures published by Cancer Research UK.

These latest figures show that more than 96 per cent of men now survive testicular cancer in the UK, compared with less than 70 per cent in the 1970s. These improvements are largely thanks to the drug...

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