Free electric blanket tests in Waterlooville

Sailors from a Portsmouth Royal Navy minehunter crew have rowed 805 miles - to Disneyland Paris and back - in 48 hours to raise money for their shipmates son who has been diagnosed with cancer.

The personnel of Mine Countermeasure Squadron - Crew 2 held a 48 hour rowathon in aid of 9 year old Ethan John, son of Able Seaman (MineWarfare) Craig John.

Kind Portsmouth sailors’ row helps boy battling cancer

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WITH autumn just around the corner, residents are being reminded to get their electric blankets tested.

Hampshire County Council is offering to check electric blankets free of charge at Waterlooville Fire station on October 14.

Appointments must be made by calling 01962 833358.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service recommends that all electric blankets over 10 years old are replaced. Never buy a second-hand one.