Posts for Exeter

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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And here’s some good news for Earth Day …

From university of Exeter: Thousands of trees have been planted in former rainforest land in the Amazon, nourishing the soil and providing impoverished Brazilians with food and increased incomes. The land – in the Amazon’s “arc of deforestation” – is being turned into small scale “silvopastoral” systems, where animals graze […]

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Brown hares and chickens used to b e considered ‘gods’

From University of Exeter: Brown hares and chickens were considered “gods” rather than food when they were first arrived in Britain in the Iron Age, new research shows. Archaeological evidence shows that the first brown hares and chickens to arrive in Britain were buried with care and intact. There is […]

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Zero tolerance for this behaviour – quite rightly!

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A woman has been jailed for six months for spitting in a police officer’s face. On Friday 3 April, Judith Christopher, 42, from Exeter, was found to be in breach of the government’s Covid-19 social distancing rules and subsequently refused to comply with response officers’ […]

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