Brace of diversity awards for law firm Browne Jacobson  

Law firm Browne Jacobson has won two major awards for promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal sector.

The firm won the Innovation in Diversity & Inclusion Award at the 2021 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards. It also scooped the Innovation Award at the fifth annual UK Social Mobility Awards 2021 on the same day.

Browne Jacobson has established a national reputation for its commitment to promoting greater diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and is currently ranked as one of the top 5 businesses in the UK by the Social Mobility Foundation....

NHS opens online Covid-19 vaccination bookings for 12-15-year-olds

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/22/2021 - 11:46pm

Parents can now book covid-19 vaccinations online for their 12-15 year old children with appointments available as soon as this weekend, the NHS has announced.

People will be able to go online and check the National Booking Service to see if their local site has appointments to vaccinate children and young people, as the NHS covid-19 vaccination programme continues at pace.

The booking service will provide an additional option for parents to book a vaccine for their child, alongside the schools programme which has already vaccinated nearly half a million young people and...

Phat classes for fat people in Exeter

A new fitness class for plus-size people has secured funding to run a low cost pilot in Exeter.

Phat Health was set up to help people who are told to lose weight and get more active but don't feel comfortable in mainstream gyms and fitness classes. Jess Crew PHAT Programme Organiser said, "many gyms and fitness classes say that everyone is welcome but in reality they just don't cater for larger bodies."

Maresa Bossano, Wellbeing Exeter Community Physical Active Organiser commented, "We are very excited to be supporting this community project. People in Exeter have been...

‘Wear a mask, get vaccinated and keep your distance’ – how to do YOUR bit to help the NHS in Devon this winter

The number of patients in Devon’s hospitals with Covid-19 has almost doubled in the first three weeks of October and is expected to continue rising as cases in the community increase.

This adds to the severe pressures that already exist in the local health and care system, leading health and care partners to remind people in Devon they can play a key role in keeping case numbers down.

The increasing rates of Covid in the community also impact on staffing. Currently 810 NHS staff in Devon are off work due to Covid. This accounts for almost 1 in 3 NHS staff absences, up...

Digital Skills and Support for Devon Businesses

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 10/20/2021 - 9:57pm

With thanks to funding from regional and local authorities, there is now a real wealth of free, high quality digital training, advice and support for businesses and charities based in Devon.

Organisations can benefit from up to 12 hours of digital training and support right now, which can include digital training workshops and one-to-one advice. A team of Digital Business Advisors can review your website and explain how to get more visitors and boost sales; show you how to reach new markets with digital marketing; and, advise you on the best software to improve your productivity...

National award for Exeter accountant

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/20/2021 - 12:26pm

Keran Fletcher, an assistant accountant at Bristol Street Motors Renault Exeter, has been recognised for his exemplary performance with a national award.

He received the Masters Respect Award – awarded to the colleague who consistently demonstrates outstanding levels of respect in their role.

Keran was nominated by general manager at Bristol Street Motors Renault Exeter Daniel Mann who stated that “Keran is a role model employee. Not only is he currently undergoing his Vertu Motors training programme to become an accountant, but he has also taken on the role of health...

Circular fashion hub opens on Paris Street

Princesshay has teamed up with local homelessness charity, St Petrock’s to launch Petrock’s Place. The outlet on Paris Street will take and sell donated clothes, take in donations for survival equipment and run regular workshops to enable people to breathe new life into clothing and textiles that may otherwise have been thrown away. All profits from the shop will go directly to help the clients of St Petrock’s. In addition, the space will provide a safe, caring environment for the most vulnerable people to learn new skills. The Crown Estate and Nuveen, joint owners of Princesshay, has...

Princesshay announces three new store openings

Princesshay is welcoming three new brands into the centre before Christmas; gift retailer Menkind, stationery and organisers retailer Calendar Club and leading watch and jewellery repair specialists In Time.

Perfectly timed for Christmas shopping, the new Menkind store, opening in Princesshay between Lush and Hotel Chocolat, will stock gifts for everyone, ranging from stocking fillers to unusual presents and high tech gadgets.

Calendar Club is also set to join the centre's line-up in the coming weeks offering a huge range of organisers, calendars, diaries and planners as...

ECS sets sail for success

ECS is celebrating success on the seas this week as Rosalila, a Year 8 pupil and Cathedral Chorister, set sail for the British Youth Sailing Regional Junior Championships at Weymouth last month.

Rosalila swapped the Choir Stalls for the water as she competed in the South West RS 20” Feva class, sailing as part of the South West Regional Squad. When she returned to dry land, Rosalila said: “I am delighted to have been selected for the regional sailing squad. I love learning the skills of sailing – how to understand the wind and tides and the art and technical side too. It can be...

An Evening with Chris Murphy: Original Folk, Blues & Irish Fiddle Music

Event Date: 
21/10/2021 - 7:30pm
Powderham Castle

Los Angeles based Violinist, Fiddler and Singer/Songwriter Chris Murphy brings his critically acclaimed solo show of original Folk , Blues , Bluegrass, Gypsy & Irish Violin music to Powderham castle!

Doors open - 7pm Show begins - 7:30pm Interval - 8:30pm Ends - 10pm

Chris combines his love of traditional music styles with a contemporary songwriters view of the world that he channels through an extraordinary vocals & violin + stompboard solo performance of profound depth & cinematic scope.