A CCTV camera which was installed at a Raploch church in a bid to deter anti-social behaviour was vandalised just one day after being fitted. St Mark’s Parish Church on Drip Road has been hit by a number of unsavoury incidents of vandalism in recent times and a series of cameras were put in place earlier this month in a bid to warn those responsible off. However, the day after the system was installed mindless vandals damaged one of the cameras. But while one camera was trashed the other cameras are already proving their worth as they identified those allegedly responsible for the incident, with police later tracing them and taking action. The Observer reported in April that the church had to close its doors to a number of community groups after vandals caused damage to a sewage pipe. The pipe, which was exposed and ran along the outside of the church hall, was ripped from the wall. It was also reported in November 2016 that a number of coping stones were knocked from a wall … [Read more...] about Vandals damage church CCTV cameras just one day after they were fitted
Hay day help
Shut out the sun Keep blinds and curtains closed during the day as a preventative measure to stop your room from overheating. Get in the shade It's advisable to step into the shade between 11am and 3pm from March to October. In the UK, this is the time of the day where the sun is strongest. Eat small meals regularly Your body warms up as it works to process larger meals. Metabolic heat is needed to break down food, so eating smaller portions can help keep you cooler. Choose cotton Opting for lightweight cotton clothing is the best option when it's scorching outside. Avoid dark colours and keep summery with whites and creams, as these are more likely to reflect the sun's radiation. Or be like the boys from Isca Academy in Exeter, who won a protest so they could wear shorts in hot weather by turning up to school in skirts. Keep hydrated Sweating can cause dehydration, making you more susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Drinking cool glasses of water throughout the … [Read more...] about Lidl is selling a tower fan for under £20… and it’ll help you beat the heat this summer
A BOY was left looking like he'd been beaten up after his face trebled in size - due to his severe hay fever. Jay-Jay Reid could have died, doctors warned, after his allergy took a turn for the worse on June 3. He was playing football with his friends outside, when he suffered the horrendous reaction. His face became so swollen his eyes were barely visible, and his worried parents Leanne, 26, and Andrew, 29, desperately called for an ambulance. They said he looked like he'd been in a fight, as he struggled to breathe. Doctors used steroids and antihistamines to try and stop Jay-Jay from going into anaphylactic shock - a life-threatening reaction. After one night in hospital, the seven-year-old from Chester, he was allowed home as his condition improved. Mum-of-two, Leanne said: "Jay-Jay was playing football when his dad noticed he was rubbing his eyes in pain. I couldn’t believe how swollen his face was, I’d never seen hay fever look that bad before, it was shocking...he … [Read more...] about Shocking photos reveal how serious hay fever gets – as boy’s face TREBLES in size and docs warn of life-threatening reaction
While warm and sunny weather can be a happy time for many, it can be very miserable for hay fever sufferers. There are various types of pollen which causes an allergic reaction, and it can take hold at different times in the year. The national charity Allergy UK estimates that nearly 18 million people suffer from hay fever in the UK. Hay fever of course has nothing to do with hay, or having a fever, but British physician and hay fever sufferer Dr. John Bostock came up with the term in 1828 after noticing his symptoms got worse during the haymaking season. Here we outline what hay fever is along with the symptoms, when the hay fever season is, treatment options and whether there is a cure for it. What is hay fever? Hay fever, also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to airborne pollen from trees, grass or weeds, and affects sufferers mostly in the spring and summer months. The term allergy is used to describe a reaction by the body’s immune system to a … [Read more...] about Can I suddenly develop hay fever?
AS Britain is plunged into a heatwave, drivers could be risking serious penalty for leaving their dog in the car. According to the RSPCA, Brits could end up with a criminal record if something happens to their pooch left alone in their motor - on top of dealing with the heartbreak of seeing their pet suffer. While it's technically not illegal to leave your pet unattended in your vehicle, if the animal becomes ill or even dies as a result of being left in the heat, you could be charged with animal cruelty. If found guilty under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, drivers can be slapped with an unlimited fine and even receive as much as six months in custody. In May last year, a motorist was given an 18-week prison sentence suspended for two years, banned from keeping animals for 10 years and ordered to pay £1,900 in fines after his three dogs died in his car. The 66-year-old had left the animals in the vehicle for five hours and said he "misjudged the weather very badly". With … [Read more...] about Leaving your dog in the car on a hot day could land you an UNLIMITED fine and a criminal record