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Thousands more coronavirus jabs to be given every week in Devon

Thousands more coronavirus jabs to be given every week in Devon as venues become NHS Vaccination Centres

Two landmark venues in Devon are opening as NHS Vaccination Centres today (26 January), ready to vaccinate tens of thousands of local people in coming weeks.

The Mayflower Grandstand at Plymouth Argyle Football Club’s Home Park Stadium, and exhibition and event venue Westpoint Exeter will be offering their first booked appointments to people in priority groups from Tuesday.

The two sites in Devon are among six launching across the South West today, bringing the national total to 50.

The Home Park and Westpoint Exeter sites mean thousands more vaccinations will...

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Stay Positive Exeter

‘Stay Positive Exeter’ campaign supporting mental wellbeing in ‘lockdown’

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 01/24/2021 - 7:36pm

People are being encouraged to stay positive during ‘lockdown’ and share their tips for keeping upbeat as part of a new social media campaign.

‘Stay Positive Exeter’ has been launched by the City Council to help people through these difficult times.

People are being asked to post a picture of themselves on Facebook holding a piece of paper containing the words #staypositiveexeter along with something they are doing to stay positive during this challenging period.

It could be something really simple like #staypositiveexeter:

  • Enjoying the
  • ...
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Devon to open two mass vaccination centres next week

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 01/22/2021 - 9:07pm

The NHS in Devon is making final preparations ready to welcome the first patients to two new large-scale vaccination centres from 26 January.

The Mayflower Grandstand at Plymouth Argyle Football Club’s Home Park Stadium, and exhibition and event venue Westpoint Exeter will be hosting their first booked appointments to people aged 80 and above from next Tuesday.

The Home Park and Westpoint Exeter sites mean thousands more vaccinations will be given every week in Devon and provide local people have a wider choice of options when they receive their invitation for an...

Hemp is revolutionising the medical industry

Authored by David Humphrey
Posted: Thu, 01/21/2021 - 6:47am

With the legalization of hemp in many parts of the world. The demand for products made with hemp, such as CBD salves, is rising dramatically. CBD stands for Cannabidiol that is the most active cannabinoid that exists in the hemp plant.

Unlike marijuana, this compound is famous for its multiple medical advantages. It is considered a revolution in the medical industry, and it is continuously breaking the popularity records there.

Moreover, it is also different from tetrahydrocannabinol because it does not contain any psychoactive properties. This means they are not...

Weight training basics: 5 tips to lift successfully

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 01/20/2021 - 10:53am

Weight training is a simple yet highly effective way to strip away fat and build muscle. And it’s not just about bulking up – far from it. Regardless of age or gender when you start weight lifting, both body and mind can benefit from the effort and perseverance that goes into every single session. Better sleep patterns, a boosted metabolism, improving bone density and protecting your body from problems like osteoporosis, improved posture, weight loss and a better mental outlook. It’s obvious why the weights section in your local gym is always busy.

If you’re thinking about...


9 Tips To Help You Stay Fit During Lockdown

Authored by Alex Thomas
Posted: Wed, 01/20/2021 - 10:38am

It can be a real challenge to find the motivation to stay fit during lockdown. Now that we’re all trapped indoors and unable to visit the gym to work on ourselves, loads of people are struggling to force themselves to maintain their fitness. If you’re one of these people, we’ve collected some tips to help you stop a growing lockdown tum, and stay fit until things get back to normal.

So let’s take a look at our guide to staying fit during lockdown!

Exercise Regularly

This is undoubtedly the most important step when it comes to staying fit. You have to continue to exercise...

Beard Care and Maintenance Tips From the Experts

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 01/20/2021 - 6:03am

Many people view a beard as a symbol of masculinity and some use it to portray their status in their respective communities. Other people grow out their beards to improve their appearance. Regardless of why you have decided to let your beard grow, you must know that it requires a lot of maintenance to keep it looking healthy and neat. Beard grooming is not as easy as other people think. On that note, read on to learn some beard care and maintenance tips from the experts.

Be Patient

First and foremost, you must know that beard grooming is not an overnight event but a process that...

 Why Turmeric Extract Is the Fountain Of Youth

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 01/20/2021 - 1:14am

Around the world, turmeric is known as a kitchen spice that is used for cooking dry and stewed dishes. Additionally, it is also known for its medicinal value as it can be used for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant purposes.

With these incredible healing powers, scientists believed that turmeric extract had much more to give. This is why the spice was adopted in an array of useful regimens and is today known as the “fountain of youth”.

According to scientific research, turmeric extract comes with tetrahydrocurcumin (THC), an active metabolite that has increased the...

Natural Ways to Have Bigger Breasts

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 01/19/2021 - 5:37am

Unsurprisingly, a large percentage of women want to have bigger breasts. There are several studies that correlate breast size with confidence. But not all of us want to go through physical and financial costs that come with surgery. Breast enlargement doesn’t have to mean breast implants! In fact, there are a number of ways to naturally enhance your breasts, without the fuss, cost and damage to your body that comes with surgery.

Breast Enlargement Creams

Breast enlargement creams have become a reliable and effective option for many women seeking to enlarge their breasts. It is an...

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Exeter woman’s sight is saved following Specsavers visit

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 01/18/2021 - 12:32pm

SPECSAVERS colleagues in Exeter have been praised for helping to save the sight of a woman with a rare eye condition.

Gillian Panter, a 30-year-old interior designer from Exeter, had been suffering from debilitating headaches and blurriness at the edges of her vision for two months. She saw her GP and a physio, but they couldn’t find anything wrong.

The headaches got worse, so she booked an appointment for an eye test at the Specsavers store in Exeter. It comes as the Exeter store, along with other Specsavers stores, announced this week that they will stay open for all...

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Every GP practice in Devon offering appointments to eligible patients as four more centres open their doors

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 01/15/2021 - 5:17pm

Four more GP-led vaccination centres are opening in Devon today (15 January) and tomorrow, meaning every practice in the county is offering appointments to eligible patients.

This week, patients in priority groups have been contacted to book appointments at new centres starting at:

  • Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health, Cullompton

  • Lords Meadow Leisure Centre, Crediton

  • Sherborne House, Newton Abbot

  • St Thomas Health Centre, Exeter

Culm Valley begins seeing patients today (Friday) while the...