covid-19, Devon, vaccination, coronavirus

Devon to open two mass vaccination centres next week

The NHS in Devon is making final preparations ready to welcome the first patients to two new large-scale caccination centres from 26 January.

The Mayflower Grandstand at Plymouth Argyle Football Club’s Home Park Stadium, and exhibition and event venue Westpoint Exeter will be hosting...




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Global first for University Hospitals Plymouth in recruitment for Covid-19 vaccine trial

University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP) has become the first research site in the world to successfully recruit more than 500 volunteers to ENSEMBLE 2, an international Covid-19 vaccine trial, and remains top of the leader board.

The study, which launched in November last year, seeks to recruit up to 30,000 people worldwide in order to test the safety and effectiveness of a new vaccine,...

First results for COVID-19 study into virus immunity

The first results for the Sarscov2 Immunity and Reinfection Evaluation, or SIREN study, currently running at University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP), have revealed that past COVID-19 infection does provide some immunity to the virus for at least five months, but people may still carry and transmit the virus.

The study, funded by Public Health England (PHE) and supported by the National...

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust

Charity’s urgent plea to help protect the future of Dartmoor’s iconic ponies

Dartmoor has become a draw for thousands seeking outdoors spaces for their health and well-being during the pandemic, with the much-loved iconic Dartmoor pony a huge draw. But a leading charity has warned their future is at risk unless additional funding is found.

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) is a charity which works to protect the future of true Dartmoor ponies in their...

Taking Care of Yourself Makes You a Better Mom

Self-care has always been a priority to any lady, but when you are a working mom struggling to cope with numerous chores and obligations, taking care of yourself usually falls under the "other" category. All the brave and hard-working moms out there should know that taking meticulous care of your outer and inner self will make you feel better and upscale your lifestyle which will enable you...

UK celebrities use CBD and what they say

CBD is contained in the buds of the flowers of the cannabis plant (specifically Hemp). Different from marijuana, CBD has less (<0.3%) THC. So, it doesn’t make anyone “High.” Instead, it directly interacts with the endocannabinoid system to calm down the body and soothe the mood with serotonin’s secretion, the natural mood stabilizer. Hence, CBD is used in treating people with anxiety,...

Marine Academy makes online lessons available to all

Plymouth’s Marine Academy is leading the way with its trailblazing online learning provision – receiving plaudits in a newly-published book, and opening its sessions to all children across Plymouth.

The academy was the only school in the country to be featured in the book Teach Like a Champion Team – Teaching in the Online Classroom. Surviving and thriving in the new normal by...


The Evolution of Technology and Plagiarism

There's no doubt that almost every aspect of our lives is becoming digital. Technology and the Internet are so deeply involved in our society and, of course, personal life. They are changing the ways from how we communicate to how we eat.

Plagiarism is no different!

The rising issues and questions on Plagiarism are insisting on clearing all the minds! Here, we will...

Devon Air Ambulance

Because of you… Devon got a new Heli!

The New Year brings with it new and exciting projects and plans for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA). The past year has been challenging in many ways for everyone and the team at DAA certainly met and overcame some significant challenges.

But there have also been many developments, highlights and celebrations which wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering determination of those...


Aldi donates 6,300 meals to Devon charities over the festive period

Charities in Devon have helped Aldi donate around 6,300 meals to people in need this Christmas Eve.

The supermarket paired up its stores with local charities, community groups and food banks to make the most of unsold fresh and chilled food after stores closed on 24th December.

Around 210 tonnes of food were donated throughout the UK, with more than 500,000 meals donated and...

Pfizer vaccine, covid, Devon, vaccination

Every GP practice in Devon offering appointments to eligible patients as four more centres open their doors

Four more GP-led vaccination centres are opening in Devon today (15 January) and tomorrow, meaning every practice in the county is offering appointments to eligible patients.

This week, patients in priority groups have been contacted to book appointments at new centres starting at:

  • Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health, Cullompton

  • Lords

  • ...