17.11.21 – Newcastle Hedgehog Rescue, International Fraud Awareness Week, Botox and fillers – under 18’s
Written by Hitmix Local News on 16 November 2021
The winter is a tough time of year for hedgehogs, so if you see a hedgehog out in the day or a baby hedgehog where the spines are sticking out in places, which tells us that it is underweight, please contact Newcastle Hedgehog rescue – the sooner treatment can be given the better the chance of survival. Again if you see a hedgehog with a tapered back or a slow walk or fleas or ticks, that hog needs urgent help. You can help the Hedgehogs in your own garden stay healthy by leaving out a flat dish of water and some cat food – either dried or tinned – but the meaty variety and not fish based. If you would like to donate some cat foot to help the staff at Newcastle Hedgehog rescue feed these adorable little creatures who are declining in numbers, you can drop it off at The Hitmix Studio.
Newcastle Hedgehog Rescue – Denise McKillen – 07403 572116
This week is International Fraud Awareness Week, so here are details of another scam to beware of …. We are all busy this time of year and probably ordering a few things on line – beware of emails pretending to be from carriers such as Fed-Ex needing details to make sure your parcel is delivered on time. All details are taken at the time of ordering .. these emails are scams sent by chancers … be sure not to click on any links and report it to Citizens advice…… Call – 0800 250 5050
……… I personally have received around 5 of these this week … and I never shop on line!!!
Beauticians and health businesses across Staffordshire are being reminded about new laws on the use of Botox & filler injections on under 18s.
The new controls safeguard children from the potential health risks of the treatments and Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards service is working with businesses to ensure they are aware of the new laws.
The rules which came in on the 1st October make it illegal to administer ‘Botox’ or a cosmetic filler treatment to a person under 18, unless needed for clinical reasons and approved by a doctor.
The new law affects everybody in England, not just businesses. If a business or any individual provides or arranges any of these treatments for someone under 18, they can now be prosecuted and fined.
This week is International Fraud Awareness Week, so here are details of another scam to beware of …. If anyone knocks on your door claiming to be from any utility company, any government organisation or indeed anyone who you aren’t expecting, don’t answer the door and report it to Citizens advice
Call – 0800 250 5050