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Sylvain Peltier and Michael Caines Launch Café Patisserie Glacerie Franchise

From Paris to Exmouth: Sylvain Peltier & Michael Caines Launch Café Patisserie Glacerie Franchise

After working together for over 15 years, Sylvain Peltier and Michael Caines are turning their dream into a reality by bringing together their brand new concept; Café Patisserie Glacerie to Exmouth beach, with doors opening on Tuesday 13th April.

Cafe Patisserie Glacerie sits on the new Sideshore development alongside casual bar and destination eatery, Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant, another exciting addition to the Michael Caines Collection launching when UK restrictions ease in May.

This latest venture, champions and celebrates the Art of Coffee, the Art of...

The South West Tech Daily launches

New tech news website for the South West launched to cover the region’s thriving tech ecosystem

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/06/2021 - 2:59pm

South West Tech Daily , an independent news website covering the burgeoning technology scene in the South West, has today launched.

swtechdaily.co.uk will draw on a network of journalists, experts and partners from across the region to produce news, interviews, opinion pieces and insight.

The thriving technology clusters, hubs and science parks around the South West will provide inspiration for coverage. The website, which is edited by former Sunday Times journalist Peter Evans, is also keen to build relationships with founders, chief executives, investors and anyone...

St Petrocks in Exeter welcomes support from Amazon

Exeter charity welcomes support from Amazon

An Exeter charity that provides support for homeless or vulnerably housed people has received a donation of £1,000 from the Amazon delivery station team in Exeter to help it continue to support the local community. St Petrock’s, a charity that is currently marking its 25th anniversary of supporting the Exeter community, received the donation as part Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK. For 25 years, St Petrock’s has been the first point of contact for people who are homeless, or vulnerably housed, in Exeter and surrounding areas. The...

Exeter Medical School help deliver vaccine trial as part of rising to COVID-19 challenge

Students studying Medicine, Nursing and Medical Imaging at the University of Exeter have supported the NHS in a wide range of roles throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Exeter and Truro, many Medical Students volunteered to help run the Novavax vaccine trial at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and Royal Devon & Exeter sites. The vaccine is now pending UK approval after showing 89 per cent efficacy in the UK-wide trial.

Exeter’s Medicine, Nursing and Medical Imaging students routinely support NHS teams while on placement across the region as part of their studies. Now,...

Cashless society: Exeter is one of the UK cities to lose a high number of high-street ATMs during COVID-19

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/05/2021 - 4:10pm

A new report by UK merchant payment provider, Dojo, part of the Paymentsense brand, has revealed the extent to which Britain’s high streets are losing their ATM’s and which UK cities are the most affected.

During the pandemic, Exeter has lost 15 ATM's in the city, meaning there are now only 115 available to the residents, a decline of 11.54%.

The report found that between January 2019 and September 2020 the number of cash machines in Britain dropped from 62,967 to 55,674, a decrease of 7,293, with an average of over 340 machines disappearing from high streets every month...

Freemasons take lead role in NHS Frontline Workers’ Day

Freemasons take lead role in NHS Frontline Workers’ Day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/05/2021 - 3:35pm

The inaugural celebration of NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day is set to take place on 5 July 2021, with Freemasons leading the event. The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), the governing body for Freemasons, is inviting its 200,000 members to fly specially designed flags at 10am on 5 July, to celebrate this unique day dedicated to the NHS, social care and all those that work on the front line, who have saved so many lives during the pandemic. The celebration will also remember those workers we sadly lost. The UGLE is one of the core supporters of the event alongside the...

Dartmoor ponies give helping hand at RSPB headquarters

Dartmoor ponies give helping hand at RSPB headquarters

The flora and fauna of a renowned nature reserve is about to be given a huge helping hand by the arrival of six Dartmoor ponies.

The RSPB has teamed up with the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust who have arranged for the ponies to be relocated today (April 5) to its headquarters in Bedfordshire where they will help to restore the nature reserve through their natural grazing habits.

Dartmoor ponies are prized for their hardiness, even temperament, and ability to eat plants that other ponies and horses might balk at. Their day to day habits of browsing vegetation and trampling...

Double Elephant Print Workshop in Exeter

Double Elephant Print Workshop  to receive £24,028 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Double Elephant Print Workshop in Exeter has received a grant of £24080 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen.

More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country including Double Elephant in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.

Double Elephant provides an open-access printmaking studio, support and resources for emerging and professionals artists, and for our local community, to enable people to...

Join OrganicArts in #spreadingaSMILE!

Join us in #spreadingaSMILE!

Authored by organicARTS
Posted: Mon, 04/05/2021 - 7:02am

Hand-crocheted SMILES with a message are being posted in and around Exeter to improve the mental wellbeing of the city’s residents during these last weeks of the nation’s lockdown.

During a time when support networks are cut short and coping strategies might not be possible, The Makers Group from the Exeter’s art charity organicARTS recognise that people’s mental health is suffering and are striving to spread smiles across the city as an antidote to their anxiety.

The Makers group is a creative social project run by organicARTS, usually set at West Town Farm, just...

Movement & the Mind: A Pioneering Interactive Conference

Introducing Movement & the Mind: A Pioneering Interactive Conference

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 04/04/2021 - 10:27pm

A virtual conference recognising, exploring, and celebrating the connections between mind, body, and planet.

Active Devon is working with GP and medical educationalist Dr Lucy Loveday (MRCGP, PG Cert Clinical Education) to host Movement & the Mind, a one-day international, interactive event. It will recognise, explore and celebrate the connections between mind, body and planet.

The virtual conference will take place on Friday 18 June 2021. Delegates will hear from a global community of experts, adventurers and advocates. There will also be leaders from across many...

‘Mr T Rex’ roars in over £800 for Exmouth RNLI

Authored by Exmouth RNLI
Posted: Sun, 04/04/2021 - 12:08pm

Exmouth RNLI’s newest volunteer Tour Guide, Jay King, ran 25k yesterday to raise important and much needed funds for the lifesaving charity.

Yesterday morning, Saturday 3 April 2021 our very own newly recruited RNLI Tour Guide volunteer, Jay King, proved to the world that dinosaurs are capable of running long distances, especially if it’s to raise much needed funds for Exmouth’s RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea.

Jay, aka Mr T Rex, ran an incredible distance of 25 kilometres dressed as a dinosaur, raising a few eyebrows and causing much excitement as he ran around...

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