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    • Government apologises for systemic failings on rape: Devon Rape Crisis disappointed with lack of ambition in review

      After a two-year wait, the Government have published the highly anticipated ‘end-to-end’ review of Criminal Justice System (CJS) handling of rape cases in England and Wales. Devon Rape Crisis acknowledges the recognition of need for a cultural shift but says the plans lack urgency, detail and resourcing, and key equalities issues remain unaddressed.

    • Mental Health Organisation Chosen as Winner of the Prince of Wales Award in Devon

      The Awards judges deemed Parental Minds CIC, an organisation founded by Sarah-Lou Glover, the worthy winner of this year’s award.  Sarah-Lou has been a mental health caregiver her whole life and knows what a lonely journey it can be. This was the rationale for establishing Parental Minds in September 2019, which includes an initiative designed to support and empower parents who are acting as caregivers for friends and family. 

    • Devon and Cornwall Police Federation praises officers for hard work and dedication policing G7 summit

      Hosting the meeting of world leaders at Carbis Bay on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast was a massive operation with some 6,000 officers from forces across England and Wales drafted in to support. Only a handful of arrests were made during the operation, and pleasingly no officers were injured as protests and demonstrations from several groups largely took place peacefully.

    • Domestic abuse is Devon's largest single category of crime

      Member champions to help understand and tackle the impacts that domestic abuse and sexual violence in Devon are set to be appointed. Devon County Council’s cabinet last Wednesday morning heard that domestic abuse is the largest single category of crime in Devon, accounting for over 20 per cent of all offences and 40 per cent of violent offences. But while domestic abuse and sexual violence continues to impact thousands of adults and children in Devon each year, often the crimes are hidden, the meeting heard.

    • Regeneration projects in Exeter, Torquay and Bideford get Government cash

      More than £2.3 million of Government funding has been awarded to a partnership of councils in Devon to help deliver five local regeneration schemes to boost economic recovery. The One Public Estate programme aims to support councils to deliver initiatives which create economic growth through unlocking land for new homes and jobs; providing new opportunities to save on running costs or generating income funding; or transforming services.

    • Small rise in Covid patients in Devon - but Cornwall's hospitals still Covid free

      There has been a small increase in the number of patients in Devon in hospital following a positive Covid-19 test – but Cornwall’s hospitals are again Covid free. The latest Government figures, which give the position as of Tuesday, June 8, show that across hospital trusts in the two counties, there are only five patients currently in hospital – up from the one as of June 1.

    • Strong opposition to merging responsibility for Devon’s national parks, says council

      Any proposals to remove local responsibility for Dartmoor and Exmoor will be strongly opposed in Devon, the leader of the county council has declared. There has been considerable speculation that the Government is planning to centralise the management of Britain’s national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty in a new National Landscape Service. But Cllr John Hart, Devon County Council’s leader, has written to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustace, and Devon’s MPs urging them to keep the management local.

    • MPs left surprised by 'slicing apart' of constituencies in boundary commision proposals

      MPs from Exeter and East Devon have been left surprised by proposals that would see a major shake-up of their electoral wards. Burnthouse Lane, parts of Countess Wear, and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital are set to be moved ‘out of Exeter’ under proposals for a shake-up of England’s electoral map in 2023.

    • Bids will go in for funding for new relief road and railway station for Devon and new Town Centre for Exmouth

      Plans for a new transport hub, two relief roads, and town centre improvements for Exmouth will be put forward in a bid to get nearly £100m of Government cash. Devon County Council’s cabinet, when they met at County Hall in person on Wednesday morning, unanimously agreed with the recommendation to give approval for the council to work with the relevant district councils to submit bids to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.

    • No Covid deaths in Devon and Cornwall in latest weekly ONS figures

      For the first time since mid-September, no deaths relating to coronavirus in both Devon and Cornwall have been recorded in the most recent weekly figures. The figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) which relate to the week of May 22 to May 28 but registered up to June 5, show that none of the 269 deaths registered in the two counties had Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate. It is the sixth week in a row where there were no deaths in a care home in the two counties, and the 11th consecutive week where the total number of Covid related deaths was in single figures.

    • Exeter University achieves global top 150 status in influential rankings

      Exeter is now ranked 149th in the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2022 – a rise of 15 places compared to last year – placing it among the very best institutions worldwide. This is the 18th year that QS has published its World University Rankings. They are based on six indicators and were compiled by considering more than 1,300 universities. 

    • Cllr Martin Wrigley calls for emergency funding to give carers in Devon a break

      This Carers Week Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Newton Abbot and Councillor for Dawlish North East is calling on the Government to provide emergency funding to give carers a break from dramatically increased caring responsibilities during the Covid pandemic:

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    • Bob Crooks - Poetry in Glass Show 10am til 5.30pm

      Steam Gallery is delighted to be hosting an exceptional new show ‘Poetry in Glass’ by Bob Crooks. One of Britain’s most highly recognised glassmakers, Bob is well-known for his original and challenging dynamic forms that exploit the many properties of studio glass. Bob works his glass magic in a studio in deepest Devon, and his output ranges from fine wine glasses to imaginative and elegant sculptural forms. Creating these perfect works requires the highest skill and concentration, especially with the ever-present threat of disaster in this intense complex process! Bob has created a brand-new collection of over 20 unique pieces for this special show. Contact the gallery on 01297 625144 to request a catalogue to be sent to you in advance of the exhibition opening, or request an invite to join for the launch day on Saturday 19 June, when Bob will be present. You can see the pieces online, and all are available to purchase now.

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    • Martin Procter - Steeped in the Glorious South West Painting Show 10am til 5.30pm

      Distinguished artist, Martin Procter, will be exhibiting 30 new paintings at Marine House at Beer. Showcasing Martin’s renowned talent and creativity, this new exhibition is a testament to the glorious South West and Martin’s love for all its elements - its history, drama, beauty, and human imprint. Those who know Martin's work well will be thrilled by this latest collection of works, in which he has pulled back from abstraction and found new excitement in emotive more realist interpretations of some of his most beloved locations. Those new to his paintings will in no doubt find the distinct Procter signature style satisfying and compelling, as it continues to naturally explore the interaction between man and nature. Open daily from 10am – 5.30pm, everyone is welcome to attend the launch day on Saturday 19th June, when Martin will be present. Simply contact the gallery on 01297 625257 to request a catalogue to be sent to you in advance of the exhibition opening. Paintings are viewable online and are available to purchase now.

      at Marine House At Beer
    • Active Minds - Dementia & Memory Loss Group 10.30 til 12.30 & 1.30 til 4pm

      Do you know someone with dementia or memory loss in East Devon? Active Minds group sessions offer fun and stimulating activities for brain health and wellbeing. At Budleigh Hub every Wednesday & Friday (10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4pm). Groups of around 5 people 2.5 hour sessions Enjoyable, interesting and stimulating activities Maximises your brain health and well being Perfect for making new friends Transport available Offers respite for carers Run by Atlas Care dementia specialists Book a FREE taster session now. For more info visit our website or call: 01626 774 799

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