Month: September 2017

Exeter City Council Backs City’s Digital and Tech Communities

Exeter is fast becoming known for its thriving technology and digital sectors and Exeter City Council has taken further steps to uphold this, pledging its support to Digital Exeter and Tech Exeter CIC. Digital Exeter and Tech Exeter are sister communities aimed at those who work in and around cutting-edge technology, bringing together like-minded people to support the sector’s growth in the city. Run by Kris Sum and Rob J Glover, the organisation’s core responsibilities include co-ordinating regular events for the 2000+ community members, including free monthly meet-ups with lightning talks and networking sessions, as well as providing training,...

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Why the Bus Station Redevelopment Must Still Go Ahead

Councillor Philip Bialyk, from Exeter City Council, spoke about the Bus Station redevelopment to around 70 local business people at the most recent Southernhay Breakfast Club. Phil, an Exeter man who worked on the buses himself for some time, gave a passionate talk about how plans for a new leisure centre and bus station were essential to the city. He said that Exeter City Council’s vision was simple; the 53 year old bus station desperately needs replacing and, instead, they want a new, iconic and eco-friendly building at the gateway to the city centre. He is committed to providing facilities that can be accessed by as many people as possible....

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Flybe Announces More Flights For Winter From Exeter

Leading regional airline to continue weekend service to London City with re-timed flights for convenient weekend travel   Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has added more flights to its 2017/18 Winter schedule from Exeter. It has confirmed that its popular weekend flights to and from London City Airport will continue operating on Saturdays and Sundays through to March 2018 with more convenient timings to better suit leisure travel.  The enhanced schedule also includes extra flights for Christmas and February half term to Paris Charles de Gaulle and to Newcastle, too, to meet customer demand over these busy holiday periods.  ...

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Securing the Future for Cider Communities

Apples and pears were on the agenda in Westminster last week, at the All Party Parliamentary Cider Group (APPCG) and The National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) autumn reception. With over 150 guests from across the political spectrum and the drinks trade, the event was a great success and a chance to hear more about this historic British industry. As well as talking about the issues of the moment, attendees were able to experience some of the premium brands from across the country, from producers large and small. The cider makers were on hand to explain the details behind...

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£500,000 for dementia brain research at Exeter

Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) has announced more than £500,000 in funding for researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School to advance understanding of how dementia affects the brain. Announced on World Alzheimer’s Day (Thursday September 21), the charity is investing a total of £577,000 in three leading researchers, to look at different aspects of the cause and progression of dementia. Professor Clive Ballard, Executive Dean of the University of Exeter Medical School, and a leading dementia researcher, said: “Dementia is key area of our research focus at Exeter, and continues to grow in size and excellence. Our research ranges...

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