Fire-risk tumble dryers safety warning

Authored by Mary

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is advising homeowners to check their tumble driers after Indesit release a warning ‘that they may pose a fire risk.’

The three brands are Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda and include both condenser and vented dryers, which have been marketed over the last 11 years.

It has been identified that in "rare" cases a build-up of lint can come...

Majority fail to check flood risk levels

Authored by Mary

As we approach the anniversary of the June 2007 summer floods, people in Britain are still not checking the flood risk of their homes, in spite of increased incidents of flooding in recent years. 67% of respondents to a new YouGov survey, which was commissioned by the Know Your Flood Risk Campaign, reports that they had never checked the flood risk level of their home.

Those in the...

Plymouth Hospitals Trust's risk level assessed in new healthcare watchdog report

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A new report into Plymouth Hospitals Trust has indicated that it is at a moderately low level of risk of failing to provide safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led services.

The healthcare watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has published a new 'Intelligent Monitoring Report' for each of the 161 acute and mental health trusts in England.

The CQC has...

New flood risk guidance will help solicitors protect clients

Authored by JamesM

The Law Society of England and Wales has produced a practice note to help solicitors protect clients from flood risk, increasingly a concern for those owning or occupying property and those looking to buy property in flood prone areas.

The Environment Agency estimates that one in six homes in England are at risk from flooding with land increasingly at risk from different types of...

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