Work is now under way to construct a cutting-edge new imaging centre expected to rapidly accelerate dementia research and improve healthcare.
The new Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre will form part of the University of Exeter Medical School clinical research infrastructure. It will transform research and diagnosis of dementia and other neurological diseases, funded by part of a £10 million donation from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation.
From global climate strikes led by Greta Thunberg to forest fires, environmental issues have never been so topical. Although many of us know we need to make sustainable changes, it can be difficult to grasp what the effects of climate change will look like, if we don’t take action.
But now, a new installation at Killerton in Broadclyst, Devon is offering visitors the chance to travel into the future to 2050 and experience the impact of climate change for themselves.
Exeter’s night shelter has opened up for the winter, allowing rough sleepers to come inside on some of the coldest and roughest nights.
In March the City Council announced that it had secured £444,000 from the government to help run a number of new services for people who are rough sleeping including the facility over the coming winter.
Last winter the shelter – dubbed The Junction - supported 193 rough sleepers, providing a total of 3,985 bed nights.
Gina Awad of Exeter Dementia Action Alliance and Dr David Kernick have been showing a group of third year Exeter University medical students what it might be like living with dementia, as part of a special study unit.
The students have been learning about the importance of social action to reduce the stigma of dementia and improve the lives of young people living with the disease and their families.
With the South West Business Expo just around the corner, the organisers at South West Business Connections have announced details of the keynote speakers for UK’s 2nd largest business show, taking place at Westpoint Arena on Wednesday 20 November.
Though the list of key figures is diverse, all speakers have one thing in common: they’re all intimately aware of the great potential in the south west’s business community.
Adoption agencies in Devon are working together this National Adoption Week (14-20 October) to appeal for potential adopters to come forward. This comes as numbers of adopters drop to an all-time low in the county and the number of children waiting continues to grow.
Regional Adoption Agency, Adopt South West, and independent adoption charity Families for Children are specifically looking for adopters who will consider adopting a sibling group. If adoptive families cannot be found soon then it is likely that these brothers and sisters will be separated.
Connect Airways CEO, Mark Anderson, was joined today by over 200 Flybe leaders for the long-awaited unveiling of the airline’s new name as it enters a new era as an independent company under the Virgin brand with the name, Virgin Connect.
This marks the beginning of Flybe’s journey into the future as part of the extended Virgin family with an overall re-brand scheduled to be completed next year.
Exeter's biggest comedy night returns on Friday, 29th November from 7:00pm. Headliner for the evening will be Laura Lexx with the other acts to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Tickets are available for £10, or £15 including hot food on the evening. Early bird tickets are available until Friday 18th October. To book visit https://tickethub.sandypark.co.uk/selection/event/date?productId=101338646443