Devon & Cornwall Roadworks Next Week
The following works are planned on the Highways Agency roads starting next week: A30 Pathfinder Village, nr Tedburn St Mary: 24 hr westbound lane closure for tree works (22-24 Oct) A30 Fingle Glen, west of Exeter: 24 hr eastbound lane closure for tree works (23-26 Oct) A30 Stowford, east of […]
Ex Torridge Councillor Passes Away
Torridge District Council is saddened to report the news that ex Councillor Joan Hardwicke has passed away. Cllr Hardwicke was elected councillor for Heanton Ward in 1991 and remained a Torridge councillor until 2003. During the Boundary Commission’s re-structure, Heanton became what is now Shebbear and Langtree Ward.
Exeter Chancellor to Receive BAFTA
Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE DL, actress, author, politician and University of Exeter Chancellor is to be recognised for her outstanding contribution to children’s television and her championing of arts for children, at an awards ceremony at BAFTA, London tomorrow.
Shocking Link Between Brain Injury and Youth Crime
A new report by University of Exeter academic identifies the connection between brain injury and crime in young people. Psychology Professor Huw Williams has authored a major new report, published today, on the impact that acquired brain injuries can have on young people in childhood and in their transition to adulthood, and outlines the criminal justice consequences if these injuries go untreated.
Repairing Shattered Lives: Brain injury and its implications for criminal justice, examines the connection between the “silent epidemic” of brain injury among young people and crime.
In the report, Professor Huw Williams notes that a shocking 60% of young people in custody report having experienced some kind of brain injury (TBI). Acquired brain injuries can lead maturing brains to “misfire,” interrupting the development of temperance (ability to restrain and moderate actions), social judgement and the ability to control impulses. If undetected these injuries, which may be the result of falls, sporting injuries, car accidents or fights, can leave young people untreated and increase their risk of offending.
Artists and Writers to Gather at the Burton
The Burton Art Gallery and Museum Symposium
Artists and Writers: A Symbiotic Relationship
Monday 12th November 2012 10am – 4pm
A unique opportunity to discuss artists and writers comes to North Devon soon. Inspired by the exhibition of works by printmaker and illustrator Leonard Baskin, on loan from Heritage Collections Department at the University of Exeter to the Burton, 29th September – 12th November; this symposium brings together academics, writers, artists, researchers, students and those with an interest and love of illustrated writings to debate and discuss the unique relationship formed between artists and writers.