Posts for Exeter

Police officer delivers baby girl at roadside

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A Devon & Cornwall Police officer who delivered a baby at the side of the road has described the experience as the “highlight” of her 18-month long career. PC Gemma Clatworthy had just left police headquarters at Middlemoor, Exeter, shortly before 4pm on Sunday 27 […]

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Police seek info re cyclist found at roadside near Exeter

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police would like to hear from anyone who saw a male cyclist prior to him being found on the roadside in Stoke Woods, Exeter, on the afternoon of Friday 4 December. A 54-year-old man was found to be seriously unwell, having suffered a suspected heart […]

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£1000 grant for ‘wet pubs’ in tiers 2 and 3

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 1 December) announced an additional £1,000 Christmas grant for ‘wet-led pubs’ in tiers 2 and 3 who will miss out on much needed business during the busy Christmas period. Pubs that predominantly serve alcohol rather than provide food have been asked to make […]

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The epigenetic clock of the human brain

Fascinating research from the University of Exeter gives new insight into how the brain ages: While our circadian body clock dictates our preferred rhythm of sleep or wakefulness, a relatively new concept – the epigenetic clock – could inform us about how swiftly we age, and how prone we are […]

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Good news as death rates from severe Covid-19 drop

From University of Exeter: Death rates from people with severe COVID-19 in hospital have dropped to around a half of the rate at the peak of the pandemic, new research has revealed. An analysis of over 21,000 hospital admissions, published in Critical Care Medicine, found a significant drop in death rates […]

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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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