NHS, Pulse oximeter

Life-saving ‘early warning system’ device offered to eligible patients with coronavirus in Devon

People with Covid in Devon, who are over 65 or are clinically extremely vulnerable, are being encouraged to ask their GP about using a potentially life-saving device at home to check their blood oxygen levels are not getting dangerously low.

Under a new NHS scheme called Covid Oximetry at Home, eligible patients can be given a pulse oximeter – a small and simple device that measures levels of oxygen in the blood – to use in the comfort and safety of their home during the first 14 days of symptoms.

The service is available to patients who have coronavirus and are...

Ex K+N Quinn & Adams Acquire STR Logistics Limited

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:40pm

Former Kuehne + Nagel senior executives Anthony Quinn and Peter Adams have announced their acquisition of STR Logistics Limited. The acquisition has been made via their holding company 2020 Logistic Solutions Limited and completed on the 26th of February 2021.

UK based STR Logistics (located in Exeter, Devon) has been operating for over twenty years specialising in the provision of transport logistics solutions including, first and last mile, multi-drop, two-man home deliveries, contract management, trunker operations and secure freight handling. The company employs over one...

NHS urges people not to contact their GP practice about a vaccination

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:20pm

The NHS is urging people who have received a letter from the National Booking System not to contact their GP practice about a vaccination.

Dr Alex Degan, a GP in Devon and Medical Director for Primary Care said:

“Anyone who has received a letter from the National Booking System inviting them to book an appointment should use the website or 119 (free, 7am-11pm, seven days a week) to book an appointment.

“Please don’t contact your GP practice about a vaccination.

“Practices are reporting a significant number of calls which are preventing people who need...

Vallance Transport

National award puts Vallance Transport in pole position

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:22am

Vallance Transport has moved into the fast lane after picking up a coveted national award from logistics specialists Fortec.

The firm presented WL Vallance Ltd, from Newton Abbot, with the Marsh Commercial Award for Excellence in Freight Management at a virtual ceremony, held to celebrate independent hauliers and transport workers from around the Pall-Ex Group of companies.

The event offered Fortec and its members an opportunity to celebrate overcoming the difficulties faced by the logistics industry in 2020, while championing staff who have worked tirelessly as keyworkers...

Trowers announces new head of office and growth in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/25/2021 - 11:22pm

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins announces partner Chris Rundle as new head of office in Exeter . Chris takes over from Joseph Acton who was in post since Peter Keuls retired in 2008 for 12 years, and will be retiring from the firm after nearly 32 years at Trowers.

The office has also undergone further change with the expansion of its corporate, litigation and real estate teams in Exeter with several recent hires across various levels.

In recent months the Exeter office has welcomed partner Stuart Mathews and associate Jonathan Holloway to the corporate team...

Adventure Cinema launches UK-wide tour of socially spacious, open-air film screenings

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:27pm

Following the government’s roadmap announcement that outdoor cinemas can re-open from 17th May, Adventure Cinema is excited to announce a new socially spacious tour, offering guests the chance to enjoy the magic of the movies this spring and beyond.

Stopping at some of the UK’s most scenic spaces, including Belmont Park in Exeter, Saltram House in Plymouth, Torquay Recreation Ground and Newton Abbot Racecourse , the open-air events invite friends and families up and down the country to pack their favourite picnics, pick their cosiest blankets, and watch great films under the sun...

Residents invited to give their views on future of Magdalen Road

Residents invited to give their views on future of Magdalen Road

Exeter residents have the chance to give their views on how Magdalen Road could look in the future.

Devon County Council (DCC) has launched a public consultation, which sets out several different options for access and providing more space for pedestrians, cyclists and shoppers.

The options being proposed follow feedback from local residents and stakeholders on the temporary changes, funded by the Government’s Active Travel Fund, which are currently in place to support social distancing.

Option 1 would be to make the current temporary arrangements permanent,...

Gone Wild Festival

Gone Wild Festival reports 200% increase in ticket sales following COVID roadmap announcement

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/24/2021 - 11:15pm

Following Boris Johnson’s announcement of the roadmap for lifting lockdown, Devon tourism and events businesses are breathing a sigh of relief and already seeing a positive uplift in enquiries and revenue that will help them to recover from a difficult Winter.

With international travel looking to be off the cards this Summer, many Brits are dreaming of staycations and looking for out of the ordinary experiences in the UK. Devon is expected to benefit from this, with locals and visitors alike making the most of everything the South West has to offer and injecting lost tourism...

NHS degree apprenticeships with University of Exeter go from strength to strength – despite COVID-19

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 02/23/2021 - 11:04pm

There are now 200 organisations working with the University of Exeter on degree apprenticeship programmes, which combine work with part-time study – allowing for on-the-job experience while students work towards a degree qualification.

NHS employees enrolled on newly launched degree apprenticeship programmes in Diagnostic Radiography, Clinical Associate in Psychology and Senior Leader Healthcare during 2020, raising the total number of NHS apprentices to 203 – up from 29 this time last year.

The success comes amid challenging circumstances, with the Covid-19 pandemic...

Girlguiding Badge, Recycle Devon

Recycle Devon launches new Girlguiding badge

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 02/22/2021 - 11:07pm

Devon’s Guides, Rangers, Brownies and Rainbows now have the chance to be recognised for helping to protect the environment with the launch of the new Recycle Devon badge.

The new badge aims to encourage groups across Devon to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It follows the successful launch of the same badge for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in 2019.

There are 3768 girls and young women between the ages of five and 18 who are members of Girlguiding groups in Devon.

Guides, Rangers, Brownies and Rainbows will work through a variety of activities and challenges to achieve...