Urgent call for West Country COVID sufferers to volunteer for unique genetic research study

Urgent call for West Country COVID sufferers to volunteer for unique genetic research study

Scientists involved in a ground-breaking COVID-19 genetic study are urgently calling for people across the West Country who caught the virus but did not require hospital treatment to volunteer to help with their research.

For the past 12 months, a group of NHS doctors and scientists involved in the GenOMICC COVID-19 Study have been trying to find out why some people who had the virus...

Nurturing Expertise in fertility treatment

The fertility clinic in the South West of England with the highest rate of success for IVF is consolidating its position as a regional centre of excellence by investing in the development of the next generation of fertility experts.

Five practitioners at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM) are currently being supported to pursue two different higher qualifications,...

Stagecoach South West temporarily withdraw Falcon coach service during Covid-19 lockdown

Bus company Stagecoach South West has announced that it is temporarily withdrawing its Falcon coach service that operates between Plymouth and Bristol. The service will be withdrawn from Sunday 5th April. The decision has come following the latest government and public health advice to stay at home and only travel if your journey is essential.

Stagecoach are working hard to maintain...

Second chance to see iconic Shrouds of the Somme

THE iconic installation commemorating soldiers who fell on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, which captivated millions when it was displayed in Exeter, is to be shown again.

After hundreds of requests to extend the exhibition, organisers are bringing the breathtaking display to the grounds of Bristol Cathedral where it will be on show from 11 to the 18 November this year,...

Museums join forces for prestigious art commission

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has become part of a consortium with museums in Bristol, Cardiff and Liverpool to commission a brand new work by leading British ceramic artist Paul Scott.

The partnership is part of the Contemporary Art Society’s ‘New Story of Craft’ scheme, which encourages museums to work collaboratively so they can acquire large-scale craft pieces for their...

Devon student to have work featured in prestigious exhibition

A Devon student is one of 40 students showcasing their work at a prestigious exhibition to be held at the Bargehouse, OXO Tower in London.

Karen Sanders, who splits her time between Devon and Bristol, is one of several students who will be showcasing their photographs in the exhibition entitled ‘ FLUXURE’.

The exhibition, which offers a private view on June 19th with the...

Devon & Somerset Law Society's Professional Negligence Update with speakers from St John's Chambers

Date: Wednesday 30th April 2014 Time: 9.45 am - 1.00 pm / 3 hours CPD Venue: Exeter Racecourse

St John's Chambers' Professional Negligence Team will be speaking at Devon & Somerset Law Society's Professional Negligence Update on Wednesday, 30th April at Exeter Racecourse from 9.45am until 1.00pm.

Topics include:

John Dickinson Limitation issues in...

Chambers announces winner at ‘Bristol & Somerset Venus Awards’

Local independent clothes retailer, Hemali Modha was announced as ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the ‘Bristol & Somerset Venus Awards’. Sponsors of this category, Bristol-based St John’s Chambers, presented the award to Hemali at the glittering awards ceremony held at Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.

Derek Jenkins Chief Executive of St. John’s Chambers says: “Chambers sponsored this...

Medicines should 'mimic' the body to avoid side effects

Debilitating side effects associated with prescription medication for some of today’s most common conditions could be eradicated if they mimicked the body’s natural hormone secretion cycles, a new report has said.

Scientists from Exeter and Bristol have studied how conventional steroid treatments – commonly used to treat a range of conditions from steroid deficiency to inflammatory...

Police concerned for missing man

Police are appealing to the public to help find a vulnerable missing 46-year-old man.

Richard Wayne Wilson went missing from his address in Eastville, Bristol on Monday 6 January.

A search in Bristol so far has been negative and it is possible he has travelled to Plymouth. He usually travels by train and tends to favour guest houses or bed and breakfasts.

Richard is...