Posts for Exeter

Exeter Uni research shows Covid-19 affecting mental health

From Exeter University:   A fifth of people have reported experiencing mental health issues and a third of people are feeling isolated because of the coronavirus pandemic, a major new survey shows. A total of 25 per cent of women who took part in the research reported mental health issues […]

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6 men now arrested in connection with Exeter murder

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Detectives investigating the disappearance of 32-year-old Lorraine Cox have made two further arrests. Six men have now been arrested in connection with the incident. A 43-year-old local man and a 22-year-old local man have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in police custody. […]

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Murder investigation launched in Exeter

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Detectives investigating the disappearance of 32-year-old Lorraine Cox have launched a murder investigation. Lorraine was last seen in the early hours of Tuesday 1 September in Exeter City Centre and was reported missing on Thursday 3 September. Detective Chief Inspector Lee Nattrass from the Major […]

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Missing boy, Honiton/Exeter

Police are seeking the public’s help to locate a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing from Payhembury, Honiton. Officers are concerned for the welfare of Billy Allen who was last seen in the Beacon Heath area of Exeter on 1 July. He has not made contact with family or friends […]

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Exeter research led to no fault divorce legislation

From University of Exeter: Work by Professor Liz Trinder showed current legislation leads to unnecessary conflict when marriages end, causing needless pain to families. Today the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was passed, the first major reform to divorce law for 50 years. Fault has been a central part of the divorce law in England […]

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Learning how to sew at workshops reduces demand for fast fashion

From University of Exeter: Learning in groups how to make, mend and modify clothing reduces the appetite for fast fashion, a new study shows. Cheap clothing has been criticised for its impact on the environment. Learning about and discussing how garments are made has a “significant impact” on the ways […]

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How has Coronavirus affected food from farm to plate?

From University of Exeter: The impact of coronavirus on Britain’s crucial food supply chains will be tracked as part of a new study which will show how the current crisis has affected the journey from farm to plate. Experts will investigate the disruption caused by the pandemic for producers, manufacturers, […]

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Exeter Uni says dementia is a risk factor for COVID-19

Rom Exeter University: A new analysis shows which certain pre-existing diseases may put older people at risk of developing more severe COVID-19, implying they may need special treatments and more shielding. A team based at the University of Exeter and the University of Connecticut in the USA found that older […]

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Exeter Uni develops a tool to help hospitals forecast demand

FRom Exeter University:   Researchers from the University of Exeter and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula (PenARC), in partnership with the NHS, have developed a crucial new tool to ensure health trusts maintain sufficient levels of life-saving equipment and bed spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research […]

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60 plus group at higher than average risk

From University of Exeter: A new editorial has summarised evidence and concluded that people aged 60-69 are at risk of severe illness if infected with COVID-19. Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Professor Azeem Majeed, Head of the Department of Primary Care & Public Health at […]

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