Safety

Book A Home Fire Safety Visit

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    From North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.   Upon request, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service can carry out a home fire safety visit to your home, completely free of charge. This visit involves fire service staff coming to your home to give you advice on fire safety in the home, actions you can […]

Driving Test Changes: 4 December 2017

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  From The Yorkshire Times.   The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017. The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving. The […]

York’s Oldest Houses ‘At Risk’ Says Historic England

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  From YorkMix.   Seven centuries old, their historic value is impossible to calculate. But the ancient houses on Lady Row are at risk of being lost forever. That’s the warning from Historic England today as it puts Lady Row on its ‘At Risk Register 2017’. Fortunately there are plans in place to save this […]

£3m Fund Will ‘Revolutionise’ UK Airport Security, Putting An End To Laptop Hassle

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  By Katie Grant in iNews.   The Government will unveil on Friday a £3m fund to “revolutionise” airport screening so that passengers are no longer required to remove their laptops from their hand luggage during security checks. Companies and universities will be invited to bid for the money that is intended to support projects […]

Flood Warning Service Improvements Go Live For Winter

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  From The Yorkshire Times.   People who live near the River Foss in York will now be able to benefit from an improved flood warning service from Wednesday, October 18. After the Boxing Day 2015 floods, one of the recommendations of the York Flood Inquiry report was for the Environment Agency to conduct a […]

Motability’s Tyre Policy ‘Risks Safety Of Customers’

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  By John Pring in Disability News Service.   The Motability car scheme has been accused of risking the safety of its disabled customers, by refusing to replace their tyres until they are only just above the legal minimum tread depth. Disabled campaigner Ian Jones, one of the founders of the WOW petition, said that the […]

Famous York Street To Go One-Way ? Radical Traffic Controls Proposed

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  From YorkMix.   Traders in one of York’s most famous streets have suggested radical traffic changes, to help with its revitalisation. Micklegate has been one-way since June, while the Bar is restored, with traffic heading out of the city redirected. Thousands of motorists have had to use alternative routes but some traders say the […]

Watch: Video Shows Dramatic Helicopter Rescue From York Minster

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  From YorkMix.   These are the dramatic moments when a helicopter rescue team plucked a stricken man from the tower at York Minster. The man, in his 20s, had been taken ill at the top of the central tower of the cathedral, and this was the only way to transport him to hospital. Emergency […]

The SMILE Trial Lightning Process For Children With CFS: Results Too Good To Be True ?

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    A guest post by Dr. Keith Geraghty Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, Centre for Primary Care, Division of Population Health and Health Services Research in James C Coyne’s website, Coyne of the Realm.   The Advertising Standards Authority previously ruled that the Lightning Process (LP) should not be advertised as […]

European Tornadoes Are Real And Their Threat Is Underestimated

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  By Bogdan Antonescu in The Conversation.   It is often assumed that tornadoes do not occur in Europe and that they are a weather phenomena specific to the United States. But this is far from true. Not only do tornadoes strike in Europe – they do millions of pounds worth of damage, cause serious injuries and even lead […]

For People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, More Exercise Isn’t Better

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  By Michaeleen Doucleff in npr.org. Health organizations are emphasizing that myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is a serious long-term illness, not a psychological disorder, and that standard forms of exercise do not help. Instead, they’re acknowledging that exercise can make the disease much worse unless doctors and patients are very careful. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

Wearing A Forced Smile

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  By mrspoonseeker.   Time after time over the years, people with M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis) have had to put up with hearing total bunkum about their condition, but rarely does the ‘science’ get as flaky as last Thursday’s announcements on the ‘Smile’ Trial, a study which purported to assess the efficacy of the ‘Lightning Process’ for children […]

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