Exeter

Comedy and academia collide in a special Arts and Culture online event

Inspired by research taking place at the University’s Sexual Knowledge Unit, stand-up comedian Siân Docksey and Dr Ina Linge from the University of Exeter’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultures have been collaborating on a series of special online events which explore what queerness in nature can tell us about ourselves, as part of their Arts and Culture, Creative Fellowship.

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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 their first booked appointments to people aged 80 and above from next Tuesday.

The Home Park...

Exeter Airpark

Road improvement works start at Exeter Airport Lane to boost East Devon’s economic recovery

This week, work has started on road improvements for enhanced access at Exeter Airport via Long Lane.

The new access will help to boost economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, support new employment and provide opportunities for clean and inclusive growth.

The enhancements to Long Lane will unlock development of the new 19 acre AirPark site in the Exeter and East Devon...

LiveWest

Work underway to develop 380 new homes at Pinhoe Quarry in Exeter

The South West’s largest housing provider, LiveWest and leading partnerships business, Vistry Partnerships, have joined forces once again to develop a scheme for the 32-acre site, building on their collaborative portfolio of new homes across the South West.

It is hoped the first homes will be ready to move into during autumn this year.

The development has been named...

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

  • ...
BOTB

Time to park the bus! Watch the moment a Devon bus driver wins £45,000 BMW plus £10,000 in cash

Ding-ding! Here’s the moment a Devon bus driver wins a £45,000 set of wheels and £10,000 in cash from online competition company BOTB .

Matthew Hector, 24, from Exeter, was just about to start his shift when BOTB’s Christian Williams video-called him to tell him he’d scooped a brand-new modified Motech BMW M135i xDrive.

“Am I dreaming?” the father-of-four asked as he picked...

Lockdown, pandemic, stay home

Advice to "think twice" before leaving home

Devon’s Director of Public Health, Steve Brown, has called on us all to be extra vigilant in following the Government’s COVID-19 lockdown rules, and to “think twice” before we leave our homes.

This follows a stark warning from the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, that the next few weeks will be “the worst” of the pandemic for the NHS, and that the UK will go through the...

Stagecoach, bus, Devon

How are bus timetables in the South West changing during the latest National Lockdown?

Stagecoach South West have been working closely with the local authorities to maintain essential connections for keyworkers across the South West as the country is plummeted into another national lockdown. The local bus operated has ensured vital links are maintained for school journeys and essential shopping trips with their network remaining relatively unchanged in the coming weeks....

Cranbrook, Exeter,

Long-awaited town centre for Cranbrook agreed by East Devon District Council Cabinet

Cranbrook will get the town centre it deserves including a Morrison’s supermarket, a range of shops, a youth centre, library and town council offices following a decision by East Devon District Council’s Cabinet last night.

The council has struck a hard-fought deal with developers to bring forward multi-million pound plans which includes land to provide a range of other community,...

covid, coronavirus

Prime Minister announces national lockdown

The Prime Minister has announced a national lockdown in response to rising case numbers across the UK, to take affect from midnight tonight.

In his address to the nation this evening, Mr Johnson instructed people to stay at home and only to leave their house for essential reasons, such as shopping, working (if not possible to work from home), exercise, medical assistance, and to...

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