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'Unofficial' phone charger may have caused Hampshire blaze

An unofficial phone charger is thought to have cause a blaze at a house in Hampshire. Fire crews believes the charger overheated and set fire to the building.

Fire Control received calls to a fire in a end of terrace domestic property. The fire involved the first floor and roof space. Ten breathing apparatus sets, three jets and positive pressure fans were used to extinguish the fire. The stop message was received at 1752. Approximately 20 Firefighters attended from Waterloovile, Cosham and Havant.

– Hants Fire & Rescue
Crews at the scene in Waterlooville Credit: Hants Fire and Rescue


Busy weekend for Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market

Around 350,000 people will visit the market in the run-up to Christmas Credit: ITV

It'll be a busy weekend for WInchester Cathedral Christmas Market.

Now in its 10th year and recognised as one of the best in Europe and renowned for its spectacular location, the market brings high quality exhibitors, Christmas gifts and an abundance of festive foods.

The pretty wooden chalets are situated in the Cathedral’s historic Close surrounding an open-air real ice rink. As many as 350,000 visitors are expected to shop there.

Black Friday shopping - in-store or online?

Thousands of bargains will be snapped up Credit: ITV

For Black Friday shoppers: It’s important to understand that one big advantage of buying online is, under the Consumer Contracts Regulations, you’ve a right to change your mind (apart from for perishable or personalised goods).

And the time you have to return them has increased in the last couple of years – you now have 14 days to tell them you’re sending it back, and another 14 days to do it.

This is in stark contrast to buying in-store where you’ve no legal right to return the item, unless it’s faulty. If a store lets you return non-faulty goods, then that’s up to them, but it’s not the law.

Up in flames for Black Friday - the dangerous fake hoverboards

They are on many people's Black Friday and Christmas wish lists this year - for both children and adults - but there's a warning about potentially dangerous hoverboards.

Trading Standards have seized a number of the devices, which appear to be faulty and could burst into flames.

Hoverboards are similar to skateboards, but have batteries. They're the latest craze but, as Tom Savvides reports, some could pose serious threats to safety.

Tom talked to James Whiddett, Trading Standards Officer, and hoverboarder Tom Hastie.


'Lucky to be alive' - the pensioner who had Legionnaires disease

A pensioner from Kent who nearly died from Legionnaires disease has returned home after 7 weeks in hospital.

Peter Apps from Sittingbourne was put into an induced coma as he fought for his life in the intensive care unit at Medway Maritime Hospital. The hotel he stayed in before becoming critically ill is being tested for signs of the legionella bacteria.

Peter Apps survives after contracting Legionnaires disease Credit: Peter Apps

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