Manager for Guardian Homecare, Catherine Porter.

Devonians offered advice on avoiding onset of dementia

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Fri, 06/21/2019 - 3:09pm

EXPERTS at a Devon domiciliary care company are offering people in the county advice on avoiding the onset of dementia this month (June 2019).

Guardian Homecare, which provides home care in Exeter and Torbay, is sharing its tips after Alzheimer’s Research UK revealed one percent of UK adults are unable to name known risk factors for dementia.

Zoo staff save sick orang utan

Zoo staff save sick orang utan

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Thu, 06/20/2019 - 7:02pm

Animal experts at Paignton Zoo have been battling around the clock to save a sick primate.

Keepers, vets and vet nurses responded swiftly when female orang utan Gambira was taken ill suddenly and sat with her long into the night after emergency surgery.

Urgent repairs on River Exe Viaduct near Tiverton

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/20/2019 - 3:20pm

Overnight road closures will be needed on the A361 near Tiverton next week to carry out urgent structural repairs on the River Exe Viaduct.

An expansion joint at the eastern end of the viaduct, near Bolham roundabout, is failing and needs to be replaced as soon as possible.

Cullompton Rugby Club juniors launch Race for Life kids event in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/20/2019 - 8:58am

Kids in Cullompton are calling on children across the county to make a mess for a good cause - at an exciting event from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Members of Cullompton Junior Rugby Club showed off their skills on space hoppers as they took them for a test bounce to highlight Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids events which is designed specifically for children. 

It will take place on Saturday 20 July at Westpoint, Exeter, and the club is encouraging boys and girls to join them in making a splash for Cancer Research UK.

Take up of broadband in Devon and Somerset increases

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:30pm

There has been a big rise in the number of homes and businesses taking up superfast broadband services thanks to the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme. 

New figures show take-up is nearly 60%, higher than the national average and a 5% rise on the previous quarter, which means around 180,000 homes and businesses are now using superfast services over new or improved networks funded by CDS. 

Around 18,000 more homes and businesses have taken advantage of the new connections in the last quarter. The rise since spring, 2018, is now over 50,000. 

Parking offer to support local economy and spread the peak of Saturday shopping

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 06/19/2019 - 3:58pm

People coming into Exeter on Thursday evenings will now be able to park for free in the City Council’s three pay-on-foot muti-storey car parks.

The offer, which starts tomorrow (Thursday 20 June), has been brought in to support Thursday late night shopping and the wider evening economy. It is also aimed at spreading the peak of Saturday shopping and easing congestion on the roads.

Professor Andrew Hattersley

£6 million award to expand diabetes research excellence at Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:23pm

A £6 million Government award will enable Exeter’s globally-renowned diabetes research to expand to the next level, enabling even more benefit to patient care.

The trained ASK facilitators

UK wide suicide prevention training for children piloted in Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:46am

Training new facilitators to help tackle suicides in young people was the theme of a recent workshop delivered by Lifeline Workshops Inc, developers of The ASK Workshop: Assessing for Suicide in Kids. This comes at the same time as the government announces more to be done to tackle mental health and suicide, including training for teachers, university staff and NHS staff.

Jewellery taken in Honiton burglary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:17pm

Police are appealing for information after items of jewellery were stolen from a house in Hale Lane, Honiton.

Offenders forced a ground floor window to get inside the property sometime between 10am and 1.35pm on Friday 31 May. 

Numerous items of jewellery were taken from the property including a silver Pandora necklace with diamonds, a silver Armani watch, a gold cross diamond necklace, a silver link bracelet, a black and white diamond necklace and a gold and silver ladies watch.

L-R: Andy Seaman (Energy Manager, University of Exeter), Mark Hodgson (MD, Co Cars) and Joel Smith (Sustainability Officer, University of Exeter).

Co Cars and University of Exeter announce sustainable, hire-by-the-hour car scheme

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:12am

The University of Exeter is the latest organisation to sign up to Co Cars’ business offer, giving staff access to hire-by-the-hour low emission cars, helping to reduce the number of cars on the University’s campuses.

Two brand new Toyota Yaris Hybrids are now available from the University’s Streatham Campus and a third will be available from College Road, St Luke’s later in the summer. The cars can be booked for business travel by University staff 24/7 either online or by smartphone and are also available for all Co Cars members to book and use.