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Dash cams – What are the pros and cons?

  1. What is a dash cam?

Dash cam stands for Dashboard Camera and is an in-car camera that records and films whilst you drive.  So many people have dash cams now but what are the advantages of having one or does it just distract the driver? Show plates express, a UK leader in providing number plates (see here: https://www.showplatesexpress.com/number-plates-maker/) explains in more detail the pros and cons.

Advantages of dash cams

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How to adjust a scope on a rifle: A step-by-step guide

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 06/02/2020 - 6:09am

Whenever mounting a new scope on your rifle it’s important to make all of the necessary adjustments. Every scope is different. Without proper calibration, it won’t perform as expected.

If you’re looking for information on how to adjust a scope on a rifle, keep reading our step-by-step guide. 

How to Adjust a Scope on a Rifle: Zeroing Your Sights

You have to zero your sight. This means you’re making the point of aim (POA) and point of impact (POI) aligned so your bullet hits the target.

Community-owned Real Food Store set to re-open - but not as you know it

Authored by Joe Bevan
Posted: Mon, 06/01/2020 - 6:04pm

Exeter’s Real Food Store is re-opening its doors next week after over two months of closure during the Covid-19 crisis.

The re-opening on Tuesday June 9 comes ten years after the business set out to secure support and funding from the Exeter community to establish the business.

Olympic runner Jo Pavey praises our key workers

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Mon, 06/01/2020 - 1:48pm

Most of us have religiously shown our appreciation for NHS staff and key workers by raising the roof each week but very few will have gone to the lengths Devon Olymipan Jo Pavey has.

In an Astley Media In Conversations With webcast she revealed that on one occasion she took part in the 8pm tribute while running on a treadmill.

Jo had been asked to take part in a live-streamed, fundraising indoor relay but realised her slot coincided with the regular Thursday night celebration.

And so, undeterred, she managed to do both.

Exeter receives £1.2 million grant for pioneering new research hub

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/01/2020 - 12:33pm

The University of Exeter has been awarded a grant of more than £1 million to create a new research hub to boost diagnosing and managing some of the world’s most debilitating long-term health conditions and antimicrobial infections.

The centre, called the Hub for Quantitative Modelling in Healthcare and led by experts from the University’s Living Systems Institute has received a grant of £1,231,618 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The hub is due to begin carrying out pioneering research from early 2021.

National Bus Pass use to revert to standard operating times

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sun, 05/31/2020 - 2:36pm

Friday 5 June will be the last day that National Bus Pass holders in Devon can use their passes before 9:30am.

Pass holders in the county have been able to use their pass at any time of day following the temporary relaxation of restrictions in the county in March to help people during the coronavirus pandemic.

However, as more people return to work and social distancing needs to be maintained on bus services, early morning bus capacity is needed for commuters.

Concerns raised over anti-social behaviour on Dartmoor

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/29/2020 - 6:28pm

As the warm weather continues and lockdown restrictions are eased, Dartmoor Rangers have seen a rise in irresponsible and abusive behaviour as people visit the National Park. 

Barbeques and open fires, despite the high fire risk, piles of discarded rubbish including discarded barbeques, parking blocking people’s drives and farm gates, social distancing forgotten, are just a few of the things witnessed.

4 Luxurious Party Ideas

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 05/29/2020 - 7:27am

 There’s nothing like a good party. The only thing more fun than attending a great party is actually throwing one that provides wonderful memories for your family and friends that you can look back on for years to come. While there are many different ways of going about organizing a memorable event, people often remember the ones with fine food, lavish entertainment, and great company. This is not so much for the materialistic aspect as it is simply for the fact that luxurious parties are rare, and they create a sense of exclusivity around them that invitees can’t help but relish. 

Online treatment to help young people tackle depression, anxiety and worry

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/28/2020 - 6:16pm

An online treatment proven to prevent anxiety and depression in young people is set to become available to the NHS and other mental health services worldwide.

The University of Exeter has developed and tested an effective internet-delivered treatment to tackle worry and overthinking called “rumination-focused cognitive behavioural therapy” (RFCBT), which helps people switch from unconstructive, repetitive thoughts to a concrete, specific and action-oriented style.

Student raises £10,000 for mental health charity by running five marathons in five days

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 05/28/2020 - 4:02pm

A University of Exeter student has raised £10,000 for those affected by mental health issues during the coronavirus pandemic by running 131 miles in just five days.

Joey Higham had never taken part in a marathon before, but completed five in less than a week to raise awareness of the work of the charity Mind. He was spurred on by messages from supporters, including from a mother whose son had committed suicide, as he completed the gruelling physical challenge.

DFS to re-open Exeter showroom as part of phased re-opening plan

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/28/2020 - 3:02pm

Following updates to government guidance on May 13th that allowed ‘homeware’ retailers to re-open, DFS will be welcoming customers back into its Exeter store from Friday May 29th.

The re-opening of the showroom is part of a phased plan that has already seen DFS re-open three stores in Leicester, Milton Keynes and Bolton on May 22nd. In addition to the Exeter store, a further 86 DFS stores in England will also re-open on May 29th.