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Present Makers 2020 exhibition launches online

Authored by Mary

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) has announced that its next exhibition: Present Makers 2020 will launch online on Saturday 21 November and hopes its doors will reopen again on 2 December.

Present Makers 2020 demonstrates the skill and diversity of contemporary crafts people and designer-makers living in the South West and all of the work is for sale. The exhibitionshowcases creative...

Police forces in the South West record a 45% rise in online child sex crimes

Authored by Mary

Police forces in the South West logged 487 online child sex offences during 2019/20, a 45% rise from the previous year’s figure of 334.*

Data obtained by the NSPCC reveals 10,391 crimes were recorded by all 46 forces across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands for 2019/20 – this is the first time the figure has passed the 10,000 mark.

Nationally, the...

New online food and drink map goes live

Authored by Mary

A new food and drink directory for Dartmoor has been launched with the aim of linking communities with producers in their local area. The aim is to celebrate the range of local food and encourage people to support local businesses. The food and drink map shows around 60 outlets and where you can find them. As well as local meat and vegetables the directory also includes suppliers of honey,...

South West Prays – Thousands of Christians online in prayer

Authored by Mary

Thousands of Christians and over 25 church leaders from across the South West are taking part in a historic online prayer event in a few weeks’ time.

The event called South West Prays on 31st May at 8pm, could be the biggest prayer event that has ever taken place in the region.

It will see Bishops from Church of England Dioceses taking part, as well as Baptist, Methodist,...

7 Reasons You Should Teach English Online Right Now

Authored by Sarah Parker

It can seem like the whole world and their dog is teaching English online right now. Do they know something you don’t? Probably. In fact, they probably know seven things you don’t know! Teaching English is a good idea right now for so many reasons. 7 reasons you should teach English online right now.

1. You can earn good money

Maybe you’re in-between jobs right now, or maybe you’re...

More than 100 free Learn Devon online courses now available

Authored by News Desk

More than 100 free online courses developed by Learn Devon as part of Devon County Council’s response to the coronavirus pandemic are available from today (Friday 1 May).

The online courses cover three main subject areas – employability, wellbeing and digital skills.

Learn Devon provides adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council. The registered...

Learn Devon launches free online training in response to impact of pandemic

Authored by Mary

A new range of free courses developed by Learn Devon in response to the coronavirus pandemic is launching today. Learn Devon, who provide adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council, is offering its full support to anyone looking to get back into work, or for those who want to improve their digital skills, and improve wellbeing. Enrolment is now underway for Learn...

Patients and GP practices in Devon embrace new technology

Authored by Mary

Devon’s GP practices are helping the fight against COVID-19 by enabling patients to consult their doctor without leaving the house, either online, by the telephone or through video.

More than 90% of the county’s practices have now signed up to the eConsult online platform, which allows patients to access services from their smartphone, tablet or computer.

This represents a...

NSPCC and O2 urge parents to make online safety a New Year's resolution

Authored by Mike Page

The NSPCC and O2 are urging parents to make online safety a priority for their children if they are given smartphones, tablets or games consoles this Christmas.

The advice comes after the charity and mobile network operator found that thousands of parents who have played the O2 NSPCC Parents vs Kids online safety quiz were getting questions about parental controls wrong.

Out...

Force tackles online paedophile crime

Authored by Mary

Devon & Cornwall Police, working in partnership with the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Association of Chief Police Officers, has delivered a successful proactive operation to safeguard children across the peninsula by targeting paedophiles that access indecent images of children online.

The operation which lasted for over nine months targeted those viewing, sharing or...

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