App inspired by Pokémon GO aims to reconnect people with British wildlife

Two University Of Exeter students have created an app inspired by Pokémon GO to help people connect with nature. Instead of chasing Pikachu and Charmander, users of PocketPals will track 3D animated animals and learn how to identify British wildlife. Danielle Connor, a Zoology student and award-winning photographer at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, and Matt Brown, an Animation and Visual Effects student at Falmouth University, have created PocketPals – which should be available in summer 2018. With the popularity of Pokémon GO, a mobile phone game in which players find and capture fictional creatures, Danielle and Matt saw an opportunity […]

TEDxExeter’s First Salon To Explore Cutting Edge Technology

Leading researchers from Google and Amazon will be sharing the latest developments in artificial intelligence at the first TEDxExeterSalon. Tickets are due to go on sale next week for the hotly anticipated event in October, which will explore how technology meets the real world. The Salon follows the sell-out TEDxExeter ideas festival in April. It will bring together speakers from academia, the arts and innovative companies to discuss how technology is transforming our lives in ways that are exhilarating yet often controversial. They will be sharing insights into how machines are teaching themselves to understand their environment, and how tech […]

Unique Collection of Pictures Showing Stars Making Much-loved Films Donated to Museum

A unique collection of rarely seen photographs showing stars such as Judy Garland and Laurence Olivier making some of British Cinema’s most-loved films can be seen for the first time. The photographs show actors – also including Sophia Loren and Peter Sellers – on set preparing for shooting or relaxing between takes. They capture behind the scenes in Judy Garland’s last film, child stars rehearsing while making Oliver! and the cast of Richard III sweltering in full armour while shooting in Spain. The collection of pictures belonged to Pamela Davies, one of the foremost continuity supervisors in the British film […]

Exeter’s Entrepreneurs and Academics Solving The World Energy Crisis

Pioneering research at the University of Exeter into solving the world’s energy crisis and improving energy efficiency has been presented to delegates at the first in a series of talks; The STEMM Cell @ Exeter Science Park. Dr Steven Hepplestone, a lecturer in the theory of quantum mechanics, presented details of the innovative project alongside his research team at The STEMM Cell @ Exeter Science Park – Inspiring Growth event. (Wednesday, September 27). Dr Hepplestone addressed the matter of the world energy crisis, explaining how with quantum mechanics – the study of the smallest constituent particle of matter – we […]

Grow Exeter – The 1st Edition Arrives!

Breaking news in the business world of Exeter, the eagle has landed… Grow Exeter the October edition has arrived and has started to make its way out to 5,000 businesses in Exeter. It’s been a journey getting here but the day has come and we’re really proud of the results, 76 pages of engaging content about working in the great city of Exeter and hearing from industry leaders throughout Exeter and the Globe. A huge thank you to all the businesses who have supported us in getting this far and for their ongoing support. E-Edition to follow in a couple […]

Element to distribute Premier’s range of brewing equipment to UK craft brewers

Element Equipment and Consultancy Ltd. and Premier Stainless Systems LLC (USA) have agreed to work together to provide Premier’s range of brewing equipment to craft brewers in the UK.  Element Equipment will act as Premier’s distributor, providing sales and technical support to UK craft brewers.  Premier is known for its brewhouses, fermentation and brite tanks, and keg washers, and all will be made available in the UK through Element, who will provide sales and technical support to UK brewers. Element Equipment was set up in April 2017 by Jon Clatworthy, who has considerable experience in supplying equipment to the UK […]

Associated British Foods plc – Trading Update

Pre Close Period Trading Update Associated British Foods plc issues the following update prior to entering the close period for its full year results for the 52 weeks to 16 September 20171, which are scheduled to be announced on 7 November 2017. Trading performance In our third quarter trading update on 6 July we reported an improvement in our expectation for the group’s full year underlying operating performance as a result of a stronger profit delivery from Primark.  Since that time we have experienced an even lower level of markdown which has further improved our full year outlook.  Adjusted operating profit […]

Tourist Attractions Set To Be Transformed By Virtual Reality And Digital Technology

Historic attractions in Britain and France are set to be transformed as experts work to use virtual reality and digital technology to revolutionise the way visitors experience the historic locations. Historians, academics, designers and architects will help tourist destinations use virtual reality headsets, tablets and smartphones to bring history to life, meet characters from the past and explore artefacts that are otherwise inaccessible. It is hoped the research will lead to a 20 per cent increase in visitor numbers in heritage sites taking part in the project. Having access to new digital technology will lead to try new ways of […]

Leading Exeter Businesses Seeking New Employees

Big name businesses from across Exeter will be on the lookout for new employees at Exeter Jobs Fair on Friday, September 15. Hosted by Exeter City Council, businesses including Ikea, Toys R Us, EDF Energy, Sitel, JD Wetherspoons and Tesco will be meeting candidates and discussing job opportunities from 9:30am until 2:00pm at Exeter Corn Exchange. Run in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, there will also be a host of local businesses looking for their ideal team members, as well as information on apprenticeship schemes and graduate opportunities. Cllr Rachel Sutton, Lead Councillor for Economy & Culture said: “It’s fantastic that […]