People in Devon praised for having Covid booster vaccinations

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/18/2021 - 11:02pm

People in Devon have been thanked for taking up their invitation to have a booster Covid-19 dose.

Walk-in clinics have been very busy and extra appointments are being offered, where possible, to meet demand.

During peak demand, people who have booked appointments may be given priority and walk in clinics may be paused temporarily to maintain safe numbers and social distancing.

People are being asked to book, if possible, and come prepared for a wait.

NHS Devon’s Chief Nurse, Darryn Allcorn said: “I want to thank everyone who has booked or had their...

Exeter Data Science expert secures prestigious Downing Street Research Fellowship

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Posted: Thu, 11/18/2021 - 9:40pm

A data science expert from the University of Exeter has secured a prestigious new Fellowship, designed to help shape Government policy.

Dr Federico Botta is one of two new recipients of the inaugural No.10 Downing Street Data Science Fellowships, announced today (November 18th 2021).

Dr Botta will spend a year collaborating with 10 Downing Street’s data science team (10DS) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Together with Dr Robin Lovelace from the University of Leeds, Dr Botta will co-design research and produce analysis using new and existing linked...

The team that created FORCE eco-friendly Christmas decorations

Eco-friendly Christmas decorations for FORCE tree

The FORCE Christmas tree in Princesshay will be trimmed with especially eco-friendly decorations this year.

A group of patients who have been supported by FORCE came together at the charity’s Support and Information Centre to create a wonderful array of decorations from recycled materials.

They are ready in time for the big switch-on of Christmas trees representing a host of local charities this Thursday (November 18).

The project was co-ordinated by Rachel Stewart, who makes bespoke jewellery from upcycled materials.

She used the same skills to create the...

Gone Wild Festival 2022 headliners announced

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Posted: Thu, 11/18/2021 - 7:45am

Nature Valley Gone Wild, the ultimate fun family festival, will return to Powderham Castle in Devon in August 2022.

Created in partnership with Bear Grylls, the festival promises experiences families will never forget including the chance to dance to live music including The Script, All Saints and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, see famous explorers such as Sir Ranulph Fiennes and take part in many exciting outdoor activities.

The festival, sponsored by Nature Valley, raises money for RMA - The Royal Marines Charity, proudly supporting serving and former Royal Marines and their...

New Eastgate Market launching in Exeter

Three-day weekly market launches in Sidwell Street

Eastgate Market, a brand-new street market for Exeter city centre, is launching on Friday 19th November. The event, running from 2pm – 8pm will see live music, street performers, makers, crafters, and traders in a real celebration of Sidwell and Paris Street.

Following the launch market, Eastgate Market will operate year-round every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 2pm – 8pm and take place on Sidwell Street.

Lottie Stanley, InExeter’s Markets Manager says “We’re thrilled to bring Eastgate Market to Sidwell Street as...

Keeping love alive in the countryside

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Posted: Wed, 11/17/2021 - 8:45pm

One of the country’s leading family law firms is conducting a survey to find out how farmers keep their relationships alive within their high pressured, hectic lifestyle.

The Family Law Company, who specialise solely in family legal matters are based in the South West and have offices in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, are encouraging farmers and those involved in the industry to get involved in the survey.

The short online survey aims to understand the current pressures affecting the agricultural industry and the impact, if any, that they have on the relationships of...

Over 98% sold at Riverside Walk development in Exeter

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Posted: Wed, 11/17/2021 - 3:55pm

Taylor Wimpey has announced that over 98% of its homes have been sold at Riverside Walk , a community of 101 high-quality new homes located on the outskirts of Exeter.

Riverside Walk has just two stunning homes remaining, the three bedroom Byford priced £315,000 and the four-bedroom Trusdale priced £388,000. Currently starting from £305,000, the homes have all been thoughtfully designed to be in keeping with the local area and are built to maintenance-light, modern standards with contemporary grey windows for added curb appeal.

Located close to the River Exe, Riverside...

Old Mill announces plans to double staff numbers by 2026 and become fastest growing professional practice in the West Country

Accountancy and wealth management firm Old Mill has announced an ambitious five-year growth plan including an aggressive recruitment campaign that will double staff numbers by 2026.

Old Mill, which currently employs 320 people from its four offices in Chippenham, Exeter, Wells and Yeovil, has undergone a major restructure which brings all aspects of the business together into a single multi-service advisory firm.

Kevin Whitmarsh - currently head of accountancy - has been appointed in the new role of CEO while current MD Ian Carlson becomes CFO. A new Chairman and two non...

Awards success for Trowers & Hamlins in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 11/17/2021 - 12:25pm

Top 40 law firm Trowers & Hamlins' Exeter office has recently enjoyed positive outcomes at both the National Paralegal Awards and the South West Property Awards.

In what was an incredibly successful night for Trowers at the recent National Paralegal Awards, Exeter-based Harvey Lavis was highly commended for his work in the Best Civil Litigation Paralegal category.

Harvey said: "I was thrilled to have been recognised for my work at the National Paralegal Awards," said Harvey "Our Exeter office is full of passionate individuals who are committed to making a difference...

Drive-In Cinema returns to Exeter

Two nights of classic festive flicks coming to Exeter, 16-17th December

The Drive in Cinema, the UK’s leading car-based events company is bringing the very best Christmas classics to car-assisted British audiences this winter, including Elf, Love Actually and Home Alone.

Kicking-off in Aberdeen this month, the festive filmic feast will lift the curtain on 60 showings, across 12 cities - including Exeter on 16th and 17th December - entertaining 15,000 people in the lead up to Christmas from the comfort of their own cars.

Tickets for the UK tour are on sale from today and...