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Exeter biker organises world's first global motorbike ride in memory of those lost during pandemic

The Ace Cafe, independently acclaimed as the ‘World´s Coolest Motorcycle Event’, is a staunch supporter of Ride Global. The iconic cafe is holding its 27th reunion at their London premises and in Brighton from the 3rd – 5th September 2021 and supporting Ride Global by choosing COVAX as their event charity.

Mark Wilsmore, Managing Director of Ace Cafe said: “ It’s been 25 years since...

Devon designated an 'enhanced response area'

The Government has this afternoon designated Devon, Cornwall, Plymouth, Torbay and the Isles of Scilly, an ‘enhanced response area’, in response to high case rates of coronavirus. It means additional support will be available from the Government, to those areas.

Public Health Devon has welcomed the county’s escalation to becoming an 'enhanced response area'. Its Director of Public...

Booking boom is good news for all, Devon park tells MP

Britain's recovery from the pandemic will still be providing a shot in the arm for East Devon businesses until well into next year, a county holiday park has told its MP.

Ladram Bay Holiday Park said that autumn bookings were at their highest levels ever – and that a record number of families have already made their reservations for 2022.

Simon Jupp MP heard the positive...

Bereaved families invited to remember loved ones

A free memorial service is being held at East Devon Crematorium to remember all those who have died during the pandemic.

Organised and led by the crematorium staff, it is hoped the event will provide comfort for relatives and friends who have been bereaved during this particularly difficult and distressing time.

The Special Memorial Service at East Devon Crematorium, located...

People in Devon urged to save ED for emergencies - the local NHS is under severe pressure

People in Devon are being urged to only go to their local emergency department in immediately life-threatening cases.

The NHS in Devon is under severe pressure at present due to several factors, meaning GP surgeries, hospitals, community health services, mental health services and social care are all extremely busy.

High numbers of emergency attendances, combined with the...

Doctors in Devon remind their patients “We are here for you”

Devon’s GPs practices have been working tirelessly over the last year, managing the pandemic response and delivery of the NHS COVOD-19 vaccination programme. But they want to remind people that GP practices are open and patients should get in touch when they need to.

Over the last 12 months in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay there have been:

  • More than 4 million face to face
  • ...
Devon publicans open farm shop and café to help support local residents

Devon publicans open farm shop and café to help support local residents

Devon publicans Selena and Steve Porter have opened a new farm shop and café at the Shipwright Arms in Shaldon near Teignmouth to help residents stay local for shopping as lockdown eases.

The couple took on the pub in December 2019 just months before the first lockdown, and with many elderly local residents and a lack of services in the immediate vicinity, they soon realised there...

Caution is the watchword over the next weeks, warns Devon’s Director of Public Health Devon

Caution is the watchword over the next weeks, warns Devon’s Director of Public Health Devon

Along with, ‘just because we can, doesn’t mean we should’, ‘taking a cautious approach’ to the latest easing of restrictions is the mantra from public health experts up and down the land.

So while the choice to hug our family and friends, or to choose not to just yet, is ours to take, Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon advises caution.

“I’m not going to tell people...

Meal boxes delivered to families with young children across Devon

Two thousand meal boxes are being delivered to families with young children this Easter holiday in an initiative designed to help those who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Devon County Council initiative, called 'The Goodie Box', sees ingredients and simple recipe ideas delivered to families’ front doors this week.

Included within the Goodie Box are...

Derriford Hospital reintroduces limited visiting

We are reintroducing some limited visiting at Derriford Hospital from Monday 12 April in a safe and COVID-compliant way. This is in line with updated guidance from NHS England and the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

Where visiting is allowed on general wards, we have a Rule of 1. This means one visitor for one hour, once a day, per patient.

Each bed in our ward bays...

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