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£6 million award to expand diabetes research excellence at Exeter

A £6 million Government award will enable Exeter’s globally-renowned diabetes research to expand to the next level, enabling even more benefit to patient care.

The major investment is part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy. The award to the University of Exeter, working ...

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Cofton Holidays hits Visit England high

Multiple award-winning South Devon holiday park Cofton Holidays has hit the highs once again having achieved VisitEngland’s highest standard for quality, the prestigious 5-star holiday park rating.  In so doing, it becomes the only holiday park in the Dawlish area to hold VisitEngland’s top ...

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Exeter organisations come together to promote Clean Air Day

Exeter organisations are coming together in Princesshay on Clean Air Day (20 June) to promote simple steps everyone can take to help tackle air pollution and the impact it has on our health.

Air pollution affects health from before the very first breath to the very last and transport is by ...

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Climate change benefits for giant petrels

Giant petrels will be “temporary” winners from the effects of climate change in the Antarctic region – but males and females will benefit in very different ways, a new study shows.

The study, by experts from the University of Exeter and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), is one the ...

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UK wide suicide prevention training for children piloted in Devon

Training new facilitators to help tackle suicides in young people was the theme of a recent workshop delivered by Lifeline Workshops Inc, developers of The ASK Workshop: Assessing for Suicide in Kids. This comes at the same time as the government announces more to be done to tackle mental ...

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New book honours soldiers who took part in D-Day landings

Relatives of D-Day veterans enjoyed a party to celebrate the launch of a new book which tells the individual stories of those who took part. 

D-Day Spearhead Brigade has been written by author Christopher Jary - who is also a Trustee at the Keep Museum in Dorchester - the museum of the ...

yesterday 21:20 open_in_new
Jewellery taken in Honiton burglary

Police are appealing for information after items of jewellery were stolen from a house in Hale Lane, Honiton.

Offenders forced a ground floor window to get inside the property sometime between 10am and 1.35pm on Friday 31 May. 

Numerous items of jewellery were taken from the ...

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Co Cars and University of Exeter announce sustainable, hire-by-the-hour car scheme

The University of Exeter is the latest organisation to sign up to Co Cars’ business offer, giving staff access to hire-by-the-hour low emission cars, helping to reduce the number of cars on the University’s campuses.

Two brand new Toyota Yaris Hybrids are now available from the ...

yesterday 01:23 open_in_new
Smyths Toys Superstore opening in Exeter

On Saturday 22nd June children living in and around the area of Exeter are in for a real treat with a brand new Smyths Toys Superstore right on their doorstep, the perfect place to visit for endless hours of entertainment! 

Unit 1B, Bishops Court Retail Park, Sidmouth Road, Exeter, EX2 ...

yesterday 01:23 open_in_new
Families for Children wins £1,000 Movement for Good award

Families for Children has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public. 

Families for Children was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this ...

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Joy as endangered butterfly returns to North Devon after restoration work on rare grassland

One of the UK’s most threatened butterflies, the Marsh Fritillary, has recently been found at a National Trust site at Brownsham, near Hartland in North Devon.  Brownsham is home to one of Britain’s rarest grassland habitats, culm grassland, which is one of the butterfly’s preferred ...

yesterday 23:17 open_in_new
Exeter care home residents prove age is no barrier to exercise

Residents at RMBI Home Cadogan Court in Exeter began their new weekly fitness regime this week, pumping iron at a local gym.

Four game individuals, aged between 81 and 98, became the first care home residents to try out Motortone, a new gym specially designed for older adults, which is ...

yesterday 23:17 open_in_new
Honeybee mite raises bumblebee virus risk

A mite that spreads a dangerous virus among honeybees also plays an indirect role in infecting wild bumblebees, new research shows.

The Varroa destructor mite lives on honeybees and can spread deformed wing virus (DWV) throughout the hive.

The mite has emerged as a parasite of ...

yesterday 23:17 open_in_new
Car park charges in East Devon to be standardised

From 3 June 2019, charges at Underhill long stay car park in Lympstone, Dolphin Street car park in Colyton, Land of Canaan car park in Ottery St Mary and Coombe Lane car park in Axminster will all be increased to 50p per half hour (£1 per hour), which is a standard tariff charged by all other ...

yesterday 23:17 open_in_new
Devon Freemasons give £26,000 support to local charities and organisations

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from all around Devon meet to support local organisations and charities who are require financial assistance, amongst those included are Schools, Youth Centres and locally based charities including Hospices, Hospital Services and Cancer Charities.

The ...

2019-06-16 03:14 open_in_new
Hospiscare@Home – The Care Comes To You

Responding to the needs of the local communities in and around Seaton and Axminster, Hospiscare@Home provides 24/7 hands-on nursing support at home for people with a life-limiting illness in the final months or weeks of life. The service is provided by local charity Hospiscare and is generously ...

2019-06-14 23:56 open_in_new
Road upgrade will boost South West economy by £40 billion

Upgrading a vital road between London and the South West will boost the region’s economy by £40 billion and create 21,000 new jobs.

That’s the message Devon County Council has delivered in evidence at a public examination of proposals to improve the A303 by constructing a tunnel to ...

2019-06-14 23:56 open_in_new
Ben Bradshaw MP and Exeter activists attend Parliamentary event demanding support for human rights defenders

Ben Bradshaw MP and University of Amnesty students were at Westminster on Wednesday to take a stand for human rights defenders globally whose lives are at risk

University of Exeter students met Ben Bradshaw MP on Wednesday (12 June), at a parliamentary event hosted by Amnesty UK, the ...

2019-06-14 17:38 open_in_new
Exeter builders merchant needs your tools!

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to have joined forces with Devon-based charity Amigos and is inviting members of the local community to donate preloved tools, which will be used by young people in Africa to help them lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Until Wednesday ...

2019-06-14 00:47 open_in_new
Health and Care leaders mark 1,000th nursing associate milestone

A nursing associate from Exeter says being one of the first people on the register has given her “freedom.”

Nicola Leach has been in the role at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital since February this year.

There are now 1,000 nursing associates on the Nursing and Midwifery ...

2019-06-14 00:47 open_in_new
Exeter Festival organisers reveal line-up

An eclectic mix of local bands and musicians have been chosen to play at this summer’s Exeter Festival.

The free afternoon of music takes place in Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens on Saturday 6 July.

Earlier in the year local bands and musicians were invited to pitch for a slot at ...

2019-06-14 00:47 open_in_new