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Monthly Archives: April 2012

  • TomTom rolls out caravan-specific satnav
  • 27 April 2012 | 0 Comments
  • TomTom has unveiled a new satnav device aimed at preventing caravan owners from getting into difficulty on the road. Its GO LIVE Camper & Caravan is programmed to notify drivers of obstacles that could prevent a particular problem to those towing a caravan, such as low bridges and narrow roads. The extra information included in the unit could help prevent … More

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  • Teen kayak enthusiasts complete 125-mile endurance test
  • 26 April 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A group of girls from Launceston have completed the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Marathon. Ellie Glossop, Natalia Sparrow and Bliss Ellacott, who all attend Kelly College in Tavistock, managed to finish the gruelling challenge with their partners, the Cornish Guardian reports. It is nicknamed the canoeists' Everest and the course is 125 miles long, with 77 portages at which … More

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  • Police launch appeal after 3 bikes worth £10,000 stolen
  • 26 April 2012 | 0 Comments
  • The importance of cycle insurance could be highlighted by a recent incident in which a family had their bikes stolen. They were enjoying a holiday in the north-west, staying at Southport Caravan Club on the Esplanade when the theft occurred, the Southport Visitor reports. Each two-wheeler was worth between £2,500 and £4,000 and had been chained to the chassis of … More

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  • New instrument appeal launched by brass band
  • 26 April 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A band from Swansea is appealing for new instruments ahead of a local concert over the weekend. The Gorseinon and District Brass Band has 12 members, most of whom are aged between 50 and 84, the South Wales Evening Post reports. One member of the group is 16 and it wants to encourage younger people to join. The band first … More

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  • Weymouth wedding show ‘a success’
  • 26 April 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A wedding show held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy has been heralded a success. Hundreds of people attended the event, which was the first of its kind to be held at the venue, the Dorset Echo reports. A host of services were showcased by local vendors who turned out to advise brides and grooms on what they need … More

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  • School kids take part in bike security marking scheme
  • 26 April 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Police in Sussex are hoping to help prevent bike owners from having to make a claim on their cycle insurance by carrying out a security marking scheme. The Argus reports local officers visited Forest Row Primary School in a bid to educate youngsters about the importance of keeping their two-wheelers safe. Security numbers were stuck on to bikes and scooters … More

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  • Bike returned to owner after police catch thief
  • 25 April 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A bike has been returned to its owner after a man finally admitted stealing the vehicle to the police. The cycle was located when a woman was spotted riding it and she told police she had borrowed it from Alex Paul of Red Lion Street, Boston, the Boston Target reports. Initially, he claimed he found the two-wheeler abandoned by a … More

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  • Nikon recalls EN-EL15 camera batteries
  • 25 April 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Nikon has warned customers with a camera that uses an EN-EL15 battery that the equipment may be faulty. The manufacturer explained some batteries created by an external supplier do not meet its high internal quality standards and in some cases could overheat when in use. This may lead to the exterior cases of cameras that use the batteries – the … More

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  • Caravan blaze started by suspected arsonists
  • 25 April 2012 | 0 Comments
  • It is thought a fire at a caravan in a residential area of Jaywick, near Clacton-on-Sea, was started deliberately. Arsonists are being blamed for the incident, which began on Alvis Avenue at 13:45 BST this afternoon (April 25th), the Daily Gazette reports. Firefighters tackled the blaze for an hour and heat from the flames was strong enough to crack a … More

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