May 19, 2013 by Gareth
New life is set to be breathed into the green spaces in and around Dunfermline thanks to the recent appointment of a new park ranger.
Cara Donald, who has a degree in [Read more]
May 16, 2013 by Gareth
May 13, 2013 by Gareth
Ayrshire residents will soon benefit from a service that will deliver out-of-hours care to those who need it. The news of the change has been welcomed by [Read more]
May 11, 2013 by Gareth
A school in Lutterworth recently passed its Ofsted inspection with flying colours, coming out with a report that deemed the college ‘good’ overall.
Ofsted inspectors spent time at [Read more]
May 8, 2013 by Gareth
The NHS has made an urgent appeal to parents in Chesterfield, encouraging them to have their children vaccinated against measles to help prevent an outbreak of the disease in the region.
There have been several reported outbreaks of measles across the UK of late and health officials in Derbyshire are attempting to educate parents about how the measles vaccination can help prevent the disease.
At present, 93% of five year old children in the region have been vaccinated against measles, but the focus is on identifying those older children between the ages of 10 and 14 who may have missed out on the immunisation programme when they were younger.
Elaine Michel, the Director of Public Health for Derbyshire, spoke about the appeal, saying:
“Measles is an extremely serious but completely preventable disease, so it is reassuring that the vast majority of parents in Derbyshire have been making sure their children are immunised.”
She went on to say:
“We have an excellent record in Derbyshire with a very low number of people being ill with measles. We want that to continue so I would urge parents to check their children have had the MMR vaccination and if not, urgently ensure they get at least one dose from their GP.”
The NHS often runs vaccination awareness campaigns using material that has been created through flyer and poster printing. Chesterfield and Derbyshire’s NHS organisations will soon be asked to put forward their own plans for increasing awareness and uptake of the measles vaccination scheme as part of a national initiative, which may include using these methods of communication.
May 4, 2013 by Gareth
An independent pet products company that has a retail outlet in Warrington is flourishing, despite a challenging economic climate.
A spokesperson for [Read more]
May 1, 2013 by Gareth
One of the country’s largest beer festivals took place recently in Coventry, pulling in a crowd of nearly 2,000 punters.
Coventry Beer Festival is [Read more]
April 29, 2013 by Gareth
A campaign has been launched to clean up a bridge in South Birmingham after the paintwork was attacked by vandals.
Tom Poole, who lives in Selly Oak, is appealing and offering support to authorities and organisations to help them to restore the town’s railway bridge to its former glory. Tom has contacted the local police force, the council and Network Rail in a bid to get the graffiti removed from the bridge. He has even volunteered to do the job himself.
Tom commented on his campaign, saying:
“It has looked really bad for over a year. They revamped the station just down the track and left the bridge looking like this. Entering from the city on the Bristol Road it’s one of the first you see as you come down on the bus to Selly Oak. They painted it up really nicely some time back, then the kids sprayed their tags all over it.”
Campaigns like this often start with one voice, but they can soon grow into bigger and stronger appeals when the word is spread. Printing companies in South Birmingham, which offer services like flyer printing and poster printing, are in a great position to help Tom ensure his voice heard and to drum up support amongst his fellow residents.
Karen McCarthy, a councillor in Selly Oak, said:
“My understanding is that Network Rail would paint the bridge, but only one flat colour. The local community want the signwriting restored.”
She went on to express her hope that a newly-painted bridge would enhance the Bristol Road.
April 28, 2013 by Gareth
New methods of promotion will be needed to help publicise tourist attractions in a Dorset coastal town after its Tourist Information Centre closes later this year.
The centre in Weymouth is [Read more]
April 27, 2013 by Gareth
An artist who was famed for his creation of one of the most iconic album covers in modern music passed away recently, sparking a celebration of his work.
Storm Thorgerson, the designer [Read more]