Devon

Defra report features Westcountry research on health benefits of being by the sea

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/20/2020 - 1:02am

Researchers at two leading Westcountry institutions have teamed up with Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in a study that shows that spending time in marine and coastal environments has positive benefits on health and well-being.

The review, held in collaboration with Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter and funded by Defra and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), reveals that visits to marine and coastal areas with designated or protected status and those with higher levels of biodiversity are associated with higher levels of calmness,...

Defra report features Westcountry research on health benefits of being by the sea

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/20/2020 - 1:01am

Researchers at two leading Westcountry institutions have teamed up with Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in a study that shows that spending time in marine and coastal environments has positive benefits on health and well-being.

The review, held in collaboration with Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter and funded by Defra and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), reveals that visits to marine and coastal areas with designated or protected status and those with higher levels of biodiversity are associated with higher levels of calmness,...

Residents and visitors urged to continue to follow coronavirus guidelines as holiday peak hits Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 07/17/2020 - 1:30pm

As schools close for the summer and the holiday season gets fully underway, the South West is calling on residents and visitors alike to play their part in keeping the region COVID-safe this summer.

Following the opening up of the hospitality and tourist sector two weeks ago, levels of infection and new cases in the South West have continued to remain among the lowest in the country – and South West leaders paid tribute to the businesses which have opened up for playing their part in keeping the area COVID-safe.

We are now entering the crucial time at the start of the...

Software Solved

Exeter-based Software Solved hits £3m turnover

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 07/17/2020 - 12:44pm

Software Solved is proud to announce that it has hit its £3m turnover target under the leadership of Managing Director and STEMM ambassador, Lindsay Lucas, who celebrates one year in the position.

Software Solved is an Exeter business with a UK-wide reach and in the last year Lindsay and the Software Solved team have implemented major changes across the business in order to hit the £3m turnover target.

This included, working to establish the values and purpose of the organisation, re-evaluating services to ensure they remain current, expanding the team and skills across...

Teams can be nominated for ‘Lockdown Legends’

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 07/16/2020 - 2:40pm

‘Lockdown Legends’ – the people of Devon who went that extra mile to help out during COVID-19 – are still being sought for a photographic exhibition in Exeter.

Nominations for the exhibition at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery close this Sunday (19 July), so don’t miss the chance to feature in this historic event.

Organisers have stressed that teams can be nominated. However because of the subject matter and social distancing, people are being asked to use just one person to represent the team in the nomination.

Helen Hartstein, Audience...

HeyChesto

Introducing HeyChesto: The suitcase bringing old school glamour to modern travel

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/15/2020 - 10:51am

This summer marks the arrival of HeyChesto - a beautiful, vintage-inspired suitcase with in-built shelving that becomes a pret-a-porter wardrobe solution while on the move. Inspired by the old fashion chests and trunks of the golden age of travel, the HeyChesto makes a unique travel companion for the modern traveller with its chic style. The HeyChesto becomes an essential extension of the wardrobe and reflection of its owner’s personal style, while providing a practical solution to make life on the move easier – no need to unpack, more time for adventure.

Perfect for weekends...

Luscobme Drinks

Luscombe Drinks launch new online shop

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/15/2020 - 6:59am

Whether organising picnics by the river, barbeques in the garden or sunset suppers on the beach, Luscombe’s award-winning innovative range of soft drinks and mixers are the perfect accompaniment to any feast or cocktail, not only during the summer months but for 365 days of the year. With the new online shop, www.luscombe.co.uk/shop Luscombe lovers can now enjoy a little taste of Devon all year round. Stock up on all your favourite drinks ready for gathering friends and family for outdoor or indoor eating. For a quintessential summers drink choose Luscombe Wild Elderflower Bubbly . This...

Thousands to benefit from new fibre broadband connections

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 07/14/2020 - 11:25am

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has launched its Fibre Extension Programme which will provide more than 8,000 homes and businesses with fibre broadband connections direct to the premises by the end of 2021.

CDS is funding fibre broadband connections to over 6,000 homes and businesses which will be delivered by Airband, and thanks to the high level of take-up of broadband services in the region from previous connectivity delivered by Openreach, CDS is re-investing a £6 million dividend to extend full fibre coverage to over 2,000 premises, again working with Openreach, thanks...

Latest section of E4 walking and cycling route opens in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 07/14/2020 - 6:53am

The latest section of one of Devon County Council’s main cross-city walking and cycling routes has been completed.

The stretch of the E4 route from Pinhoe Road to Exhibition Way is now open, connecting it to the first phase of the route on Cumberland Way and onto Redhayes Bridge over the M5 to connect with the east of Exeter.

These most recent improvements have widened existing shared paths along Pinhoe Road and include priority crossings. A two-way cycle route, with a ‘buffer’ zone segregating cyclists from the road, has also been developed along part of Exhibition Way...

Jodie O'Neill: Upcycling and slow fashion - making clothes last and making your money go further

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/13/2020 - 1:48pm

I began my journey with upcycling, slow fashion, and sustainable clothing just a few days ago.

I was tasked with the challenge to create my own dress, (it had to be green), purely from old materials and recycled goods. I am not typically a creative person and I was awful at textiles in school, so bad that I had to take up food technology instead of textiles. Therefore, I always thought I was not good at creating items, especially making a dress.

Since lockdown, I decided to review the way I analyse my skills and I thought I would try something new. I decided to create a...

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