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    Loose Women: Say No to CO

    The Loose Women presenters have teamed up with Sharon Wood to launch a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of alarms.

    The “Say No To CO” campaign launched on the 30th June episode of the ITV show, on which Wood spoke about her two children, Christi and Bobby, who were killed by carbon monoxide in October 2006 while on holiday in Corfu.
     
    Loose Women has given away 3,000 carbon monoxide alarms as part of the campaign.
     
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    ITV: How to stay safe on holiday

    ITV News has reported on guidance to keep safe from carbon monoxide while on holiday.

    Since a jury ruled that Thomas Cook had "breached its duty of care" in connection with the deaths of Bobby and Christi Shepherd, the issue has been brought back into focus.

    Advice includes checking the credentials and reputation of travel companies, an awareness of symptoms, and packing an audible carbon monoxide alarm. The 2015 APPCOG inquiry report includes analysis and examples of safety measures.

    Find out more here.

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    Andrew Bingham's Private Member's Bill contributed to Government announcement

    Communities Secretary Eric Pickles thanked Andrew Bingham for his work in introducing his private member's Bill following measures announced by the Government in March 2015 implementing some of the its requirements.

    The Household Safety (Carbon Monoxide Detectors) Bill sponsored by Andrew Bingham MP (@HighPeakAndrew) was not enacted before the end of the Parliamentary session.

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    Government announces Private Rented Sector CO regulations

    Regulations will be introduced requiring private sector landlords to install CO alarms in the rooms 'considered most at risk', and to check the alarms at the start of any new tenancy.

    Echoing recommendations made in the 2015 APPCOG inquriy report, 'Carbon Monoxide: From Awareness to Action', fire & rescue authorities will also have a greater role to play, following announcements made by Penny Mordaunt MP [LINK]Housing Minister Brandon Lewis MP [LINK] and a Government review response document [LINK]. 

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    New APPCOG report published

    A new report; 'Carbon Monoxide: From Awareness to Action', launched on 19th January.

    Led by Baroness Finlay (APPCOG co-Chair) and Dr Rachel McCloy (Director of the Centre for Applied Behavioural Science, University of Reading), the report presents recommendations and analysis on improving safety in a range of environments. 

    The report is available to download and view here. Please contact us to request a hard copy.

    Follow the APPCOG on twitter (@APPCOG_UK).

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    London Live feature on carbon monoxide warnings

    Baroness Finlay and Gordon Samuel from the Katie Haines Memorial Trust have been interviewed on London Live TV.

    They highlighted the importance of carbon monoxide alarms in the home, and urged viewers to ensure they were protected.

    The entire interview is available to watch by clicking here.

    Click here to watch the new Katie Haines Memorial Trust film discussed.

The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) is the leading forum for Parliamentarians to discover, discuss and promote ways of tackling carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK.