Prevent fires caused by electrical products

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Even though George V proclaimed all German titles were to be given up by his family a century ago (July 17 1917), there is still physical evidence in our city of the Germanic royal house that once existed. Two commemoration stones relating to members of the royal house previous to the House of Windsor are so readily a part of the fabric of our daily lives but are probably in the most part overlooked.

A walk along Queen Street and on the corner with Aylward Street will present a building with a foundation stone that was laid by HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg in 1912. This was the married title of Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice which was relinquished on 14 July 1917. From 17 July 1917 she was known as HRH the Princess Beatrice.

A visit to Sainsburys foyer in Commercial Road will provide the opportunity to see a commemoration stone for the opening of the Child's Ward of the Royal Hospital in 1909 by HH Princess Victoria of Schleswig

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TIPS on how to stop fires caused by household electrical items are being given by the fire service.

As part of Electric Fire Safety Week, which starts today, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to check appliances like fridges, irons and plugs for any faults.

Last year 743 fires in Hampshire were caused by electrics in the home.

Station manager Ian Wadmore, of the fire service’s community safety team, said: ‘Electrical equipment is an inescapable part of all our lives – from essentials like heating and lights – to luxuries like entertainment systems or beauty products.

‘By following some simple steps, you can help keep you and your loved ones safe from fire.’

Advice from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service includes:

n Don’t overload plug sockets.

n Check for worn or frayed wires.

n Unplug appliances when not in use and keep them clean.

For more information visit or call (023) 8062 6809.