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We are in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. Covid-19 has spread all over the world and the UK is now in lockdown to try and slow down community transmission. Non-essential business such as cafes, restaurants, cinemas, and clothing stores have all closed their doors. People are staying at home rather than travelling to visit family and friends.

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Darts Farm collaborate with Exeter Foodbank to provide Easter ‘tuck boxes’ for the vulnerable

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 04/06/2020 - 7:43pm

In response to the worldwide pandemic, Devon based Darts Farm is working closely with Exeter Foodbank to help create ‘Easter Tuck Boxes’ to give to people within their community that need it the most this Easter. Customers have donated and local food and drink producers have given produce with the aim to give as many families as possible an Easter treat. The ‘Easter Tuck Boxes’ include:

Exeter EdTech company Sparx scoops prestigious award for its approach to maths learning

Authored by AmySutton
Posted: Mon, 04/06/2020 - 12:47pm

Sparx, the Exeter-based socially focused learning technology company has been named ‘Supplier of the Year’ at this year’s Education Resources Awards (ERA’s) for its innovative approach to maths learning and its focus on evidence-based technologies.

The ERA’s reward quality educational resources and aim to raise the standard of services and products by highlighting excellence in the industry. This year, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the winners were announced at a virtual awards ceremony on 27 March 2020.

Grant awarded to The Nest Southwest CIC from Devon Community Foundation

Authored by Hazel Acland
Posted: Mon, 04/06/2020 - 11:13am

Devon Community Foundation has awarded a grant from the community fund to The Nest Southwest CIC to provide ongoing support and information to birthing families in the Exeter, Exmouth and surrounding areas. The grant will be used to continue their work holding weekly Pregnancy Well-being Sessions online to support pregnant women and their partners stuck in self-isolation at home during the pandemic.

University and health trusts collaborating to accelerate genomic testing

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 04/05/2020 - 9:05pm

Academics and clinicians across Devon and Cornwall are collaborating and innovating to improve testing capacity for COVID-19 in the region.

The University of Exeter is supporting the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust (RCHT), through loaning equipment and contributing world-class expertise to the renowned NHS teams working on the disease.

Stay at home and save lives this weekend

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 04/03/2020 - 3:18pm

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 Government’s advice and guidance to remain at home and help to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus.

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

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:52pm

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 carelessness. Currently, there are more than 130000 personal injury lawyers scattered within the United States alone. You might, therefore, find it confusing to pick the right lawyer to get the job done. 

University donates PPE to frontline COVID-19 workers

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:42am

Academics and technical staff at the University of Exeter have united to send thousands of items of protective equipment normally used in laboratories to the frontline of the NHS and the local authority, to support the battle against COVID-19.

Devon school staff on duty over Easter holidays to support key workers

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/02/2020 - 5:55pm

Teachers and staff in nearly 170 Devon schools are working over the Easter holidays to provide care and support for the children of key workers.

The Government ordered schools across the country to close their doors a week early for Easter because of the coronavirus crisis but asked staff to remain open for the children of key workers such as NHS staff, care workers, delivery drivers and those in the food industry.

Devon's schools have identified which pupils qualify and determined if their families wanted a place.

Medicine students graduate early to help on COVID-19 frontline

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 04/02/2020 - 5:52pm

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.

First grant awarded as part of Exeter Covid-19 Community Action Fund

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 04/02/2020 - 5:49pm

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 Council. The Fund is supported by Exeter Chiefs Foundation.