Almost 25% of shops tested in the South West are breaking the law on knife sales - some retailers sold blades to children as young as 12.Read the full story ›
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A mum has urged parents to think twice before letting off fireworks after her four-year-old daughter was badly burnt at the weekend.Read the full story ›
Police are urging parents to review 'Stranger Danger' advice with their children after a suspicious incident in Cheltenham, where a young girl was offered sweets by a man in a car.
They've issued the following advice, and you can review all their safety guidelines here:
Strangers come into our lives every day, in shops, in parks and where you live. Usually, they are normal, harmless people, but some may not be and may want to hurt children.
It's not always easy to tell who is a good stranger and who is a bad stranger. Just because someone looks scary, doesn't mean he or she is dangerous. And a nice-looking stranger is not always a good person.
To stay safe:
- do not go off anywhere with a stranger or get in a car with one
- do not take things, such as sweets, money or gifts, from a stranger
- never play near public toilets
- do not go off on your own; always play with other children and be back home before it gets dark
- if you are frightened by a stranger, go straight home and tell a parent or carer. If you can't run home, tell a safe stranger. Safe strangers are people you can go to for help if you need it, such as police officers, firefighters, teachers or an adult that you know well
- remember, most strangers are good. You don't have to worry about strangers if you follow the rules to stay safe
The May Bank Holiday weekend sees the return of lifeguard patrols to many of the region's beaches.
The RNLI is urging people heading to the coast to take heed of safety advice and swim in supervised areas between the red and yellow flags.
Here's lifeguard Ollie Shaldon explaining what to do if you get into difficulty:
The Office of Rail and Road said it had safety concerns over the West Coast Railway Company after "a number of incidents".Read the full story ›
Fishermen in Weymouth today collected safety equipment from the families of three fishermen who lost their livesRead the full story ›
Alison Seabeck, the Labour MP for Plymouth Moor View, says that recent accidents have exposed mechanical problems and a lack of training in how to use them. She's calling for a single government department to take responsibility, rather than three as at present.
A plumber who fitted a boiler which poisoned a millionaire's daughter has been found guilty of manslaughter. Zoe Anderson was found dead by her boyfriend at her father's home in Bath in December 2010. She died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
36-year-old Andrew Hartley has been found guilty of the manslaughter of Zoe Anderson. He has been bailed and will be sentenced at a later date.
Zoe's mother Lucy Evans said, at time's she's felt forgiveness hard but is now free to remember the wonderful memories she has of her daughter.