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Charity music auction featuring signed memorabilia from famous names to raise vital funds for the Deaf Academy

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:28pm

Devon’s Deaf Academy is holding a charity auction this November, with members of the public able to bid on some unique musical lots in order to raise funds for the Academy’s move to Exmouth next year.

The online auction has been organised by Rachel Goswell, guitarist and vocalist from 90s shoegaze band Slowdive, whose 9-year-old son Jesse attends the Academy.

Watching over the chubby unicorns of Zimbabwe

Watching over the chubby unicorns of Zimbabwe

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Fri, 09/20/2019 - 12:35pm

Money spent by guests having a great day out in South Devon is directly helping to protect some of Southern Africa’s most iconic animals.

Wild Planet Trust is the charity that runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall. It helps fund conservation on the ground in one of the hardest countries in the world to work in - Zimbabwe.

What Are The Benefits Of Quitting Weed?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 07/12/2019 - 1:46am

The jury is out on whether or not marijuana is a gateway drug. Some studies say yes, and some say no. There are benefits to quitting weed o quitting weed, but the main question about benefits is whether or not that main benefit is due to the avoidance of a major factor in drug use. In other words, does smoking marijuana lead to the use of stronger drugs?

How to Thrive Amid Disruption with Project Planning

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:26am

Organizations looking for higher levels of efficiency in their project planning and management processes as well as improved quality of deliverables are making the transition to online project planning software platforms. Instead of being hosted on a company server and administered by an in-house IT department, these new toolsets are hosted in the Cloud. This strategy for running your project management software is ideal for anytime, anywhere access, and can immediately cut waste by producing major time savings.

The Maynard stands up for International Day of the Girl

Authored by rachaelboard
Posted: Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:32am

The all girls’ Maynard School in Exeter raised a hand this morning in support of today’s International Day of the Girl, to show solidarity with girls around the world in less fortunate circumstances than themselves.

“Our students are lucky enough to have one of the best educations on offer and they wanted to support the International Day of the Girl in recognition of the struggle and plight of girls across the world who have far less privileged existences,” said Deputy Head and Head of Pastoral Care, Mrs Tricia Wilks.

Huge permafrost thaw can be limited by ambitious climate targets

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/10/2017 - 5:04pm

Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned – potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere.

A new international research study, including climate change experts from the University of Leeds, University of Exeter and the Met Office, reveals that permafrost is more sensitive to the effects of global warming than previously thought.

Freemasons first to respond to East Africa food crisis with £100,000 grant

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:38am

The Masonic Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant of £100,000 to support the East Africa food crisis appeal.  The MCF, which is funded by donations from Freemasons across England and Wales, was one of the first organisations to support the urgent appeal for famine relief. Over 20 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia are on the brink of starvation.

Devon-based sunglasses company has a clear vision for clean energy

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 03/13/2017 - 9:42am

A new Devon-based sunglasses company launches this month and is already drawing attention for its purpose-driven business model. Bird Sunglasses is a unique, stylish and thoughtful eyewear collection, and for every purchase, they distribute a solar light to families in Malawi, Zambia and Uganda through their 'Share Your Sun' partnership with Solar Aid.

Exeter student leads clean water project

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 10/31/2016 - 9:57am

The taps have been turned on at an exciting rainwater collection project, managed by an engineering graduate from Exeter University, in the area of Sainte Luce in South East Madagascar.

The project, named Project Tatirano (meaning to ‘collect rainwater in Malagasy), has been running a pilot scheme for the last 12 months at a local school in Sainte Luce, aiming to provide clean drinking water for both the children at the school and those villagers who live nearby.

Harry Chaplin who studied Civil and Environmental Engineering at Exeter, was the brains behind the project.

Today is International Women's Day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/08/2016 - 8:09am

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.