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Here’s what to look for When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Online

On one occasion or another, you may need the services of a personal injury lawyer. These are lawyers who help with pushing cases for people who have experienced physical or psychological injuries. The injuries are usually a result of another person’s or organization’s negligence or ...

2020-04-03 22:59 open_in_new
CITY Community Trust given grant to help with Coronavirus support

An Exeter charity that jumped at the chance of helping out during the Coronavirus outbreak has been awarded a grant from the City Council.

CITY Community Trust has been given nearly £1,000 by the Exeter Covid-19 Community Action Fund.

The £1 million Fund is being run by ...

2020-04-03 20:53 open_in_new
Stay at home and save lives this weekend

With warm weather expected over the weekend and temperatures in some areas set to hit highs of 20C, councils are urging people to continue following the Government’s guidelines on social distancing.

Unless essential travel is required, households should continue to follow the ...

2020-04-03 20:53 open_in_new
Stagecoach South West temporarily withdraw Falcon coach service during Covid-19 lockdown

Bus company Stagecoach South West has announced that it is temporarily withdrawing its Falcon coach service that operates between Plymouth and Bristol. The service will be withdrawn from Sunday 5th April. The decision has come following the latest government and public health advice to stay at ...

2020-04-03 00:56 open_in_new
Bin crews praised for collections in Exeter

Waste collection crews in Exeter are receiving messages of goodwill from the people of the city, the man in charge of collections has revealed. He has also stressed how important it is for people to keep recycling during the crisis.

Crews collecting household waste and recycling for ...

2020-04-03 00:56 open_in_new
Medicine students graduate early to help on COVID-19 frontline

Medicine and Medical Imaging students from the University of Exeter Medical School have opted to graduate early so they can qualify as junior doctors and diagnostic radiographers to ease pressure on the NHS in the battle against COVID-19.

More than 50 final year students have opted ...

2020-04-03 00:56 open_in_new
Ways to stay safe shopping during COVID-19

Everybody is ordered to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Lockdowns mean that only limited trips outside the house are permitted. Namely, you’re allowed to shop at supermarkets and stores for essential items.

But the problem is, this means that your risk of catching the ...

2020-04-02 22:50 open_in_new
Show of support for ‘true stars’ – more than 100 businesses across Devon share spare Personal Protective Equipment

More than 100 organisations across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay have shared personal protective equipment (PPE) to strengthen the supplies available to frontline carers in the county.

Last week, NHS and social care leaders in Devon wrote to businesses and organisations across the ...

2020-04-02 20:44 open_in_new
First grant awarded as part of Exeter Covid-19 Community Action Fund

A community partnership aimed at giving Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in Exeter a greater voice has been awarded a grant from the £1 million Exeter Covid-19 Community Action Fund.

Exeter Communities Together CIC (ECT) has been given nearly £4,000 by Exeter City ...

2020-04-02 20:44 open_in_new
Torquay penguins inspire novel

Living Coasts, in Torquay, famous for its penguins, has helped inspire a novelist to write a book featuring penguins – published by Penguin.

The novel, by Exmoor-based writer Hazel Prior, is called Away With The Penguins. Living Coasts' Senior Keeper, Jason Keller, helped Hazel with her ...

2020-04-02 02:53 open_in_new
FabLab Devon step up to the PPE challenge

FabLab Devon, which is part of independent charity Libraries Unlimited, has answered the call for urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required by all NHS frontline staff.

The first batch of visor attachments have been collected today and are being dispatched to NHS ...

2020-04-02 01:50 open_in_new
Freemasons keep the blood bikes on the move

At a dinner and dance which in masonic circles is known as a ladies night was held just before the coronavirus stopped us all meeting up in public, Per Mare Per Terram Lodge, the Royal Marine Lodge that meets in Exmouth raised £500 in aid of the Devonshire Blood Bikes, also called the Devon ...

2020-04-02 01:50 open_in_new
Housebuilder donates protective kit to local NHS

Regional housebuilder Persimmon Homes South West has stepped in to help the NHS by donating much-needed gloves and safety glasses.

Staff at Persimmon’s local office in Exeter have gathered all of the spare PPE normally used on building sites and handed it over to be utilised by ...

2020-04-02 01:50 open_in_new
University of Exeter receives internationally-recognised award for high standards of health and safety

The University of Exeter has been awarded a major internationally-recognised award for high standards of health and safety.

The RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award is given to world-leaders in health and safety practice. The award is the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s ...

2020-04-02 01:50 open_in_new
Can electric scooters still be useful in 2020?

Electric scooters get overlooked quite often, either because they’re “too slow” or just because people feel like there’s a stigma against them. In reality, an electric scooter in an incredibly convenient way to get around, especially if you don’t have a car but need to move a lot of ...

2020-04-02 00:47 open_in_new
Devon needs you: Get a job in health and social care

Devon residents including job seekers, students back from university, college leavers and former care and health staff are needed now to support the county’s most vulnerable.

Healthcare Assistants are a frontline role to support Devon's NHS and social care as coronavirus puts even ...

2020-04-01 19:32 open_in_new
Council chief praises the dedication of Team Devon

Hundreds of council workers in Devon are operating as another emergency service during the coronavirus crisis according to county council leader John Hart, who has praised their dedication.

"I couldn't be more proud of the way staff have responded to the crisis in so many different ...

2020-04-01 00:38 open_in_new
The Donkey Sanctuary donates personal protection equipment to local NHS

The Donkey Sanctuary has donated personal protection equipment (PPE) to local NHS teams and social care providers in the South West, to help them deal with the coronavirus outbreak

In line with government guidelines, the charity asked its non-donkey-facing staff to work from home, as a ...

2020-04-01 00:38 open_in_new
Devon pilots new, first of its kind, health care apprenticeship in care homes

Devon’s pioneering new Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Programme was launched this month.

Nine apprentices, part funded by Devon County Council, will be employed by independent sector social care providers.

Nursing associates work with people of all ages and in a variety of ...

2020-03-31 23:35 open_in_new
Support needed to keep Marie Curie Nurses on the frontline in the South West, through the Coronavirus crisis

Across the UK, Marie Curie is gearing up to care for hundreds of additional dying patients requiring end of life care, in order to relieve the unprecedented pressure on the NHS during the Coronavirus crisis. With the number of cases rapidly increasing in the South West, local ...

2020-03-31 23:35 open_in_new
Councils identify alternative accommodation to help the NHS

Councils are identifying accommodation that could, if required, be turned into temporary care facilities for people when they’re ready to leave hospital, to relieve pressure on the NHS.

The accommodation could also be used to temporarily house additional staff being recruited into ...

2020-03-31 23:35 open_in_new