TRAFFORD Age UK is offering free electric blanket testing for the over 50s.

The charity is urging people to be safe and ensure their electric blanket is tested.

There are two testing sessions. The first is at St Matthew's Church, Stretford M32 8HF, on Tuesday, September 5 from 10am to 4pm.

The second is at Age UK Trafford, 1 - 3 Church Road, Urmston M41 9EH on Wednesday, September 6, 10am to 4pm.

Phone Age UK Trafford to book an appointment on 0161 746 9754.

There are free replacement blankets while stocks last.