14:41 Thursday 21 February 2013

Students given reminder to make sure they pay for TV licence

Written byROB SMYTH

TV Licensing is issuing a reminder to students to ensure that they are correctly licensed if they watch TV online.

Mark Whitehouse, TV Licensing spokesman for the West Midlands, said: “It is important students are aware if they need a licence, as it is not worth risking a prosecution and fine of up to £1,000.”

Buying a licence costs £145.50 for 12 months, but students can get a refund of 25 per cent if they’re returning home for the summer and have three full unused months on their licence.

More information is available by calling 03007 906090 or by visiting www.tvlicensing.co.uk/studentinfo.

Motorcyclists warned to be careful on slipper roads in Derbyshire

BIKERS are being warned to take care on slippery roads by Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership.

Partnership chairman Mike Ashworth said: “The roads offer less grip as it gets colder and fallen leaves make surfaces slippery.

“Add wet weather into the mix and braking distances are dramatically increased.

“These conditions are difficult for all road users but they pose a particular challenge to anyone travelling on two wheels.

“It’s harder to keep your balance when the road surface is wet and fallen leaves can hide hazards such as drains and manhole covers.”

Heart charity urges people to offer ideas and tips to improve health

THE British Heart Foundation wants to hear from people with ideas to improve the health of people in South Derbyshire.

The charity is offering grants to support projects aimed at improving the quality of life of heart patients and their carers or promoting healthier lifestyles for those at risk of developing heart disease.

The Help a Heart grant programme makes awards of £300 to £2,000 to voluntary and community groups.

One example of a project funded in the past is swimming sessions for young carers.

More information is available by visiting www.bhf.org.uk/ helpaheartgrant.

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