Crowds turn out in force for Tour of Britain
Sep24

Crowds turn out in force for Tour of Britain

© THOMAS MARTIN By Mike Rego Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain 2021 cycling race saw 18 teams with over 100 competitors racing over 183.9 kilometres starting in Sherford, crossing Dartmoor and finishing in Exeter, in fine weather on Monday 6th September. The stage was won by the American cyclist Robin Carpenter of Rally Cycling, in a time of 4 hours 45 minutes and 56 seconds, equivalent to an average time of 38.7 kms per hour (24 mph)....

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Smartphone cameras helping to treat ambulance patients
Sep23

Smartphone cameras helping to treat ambulance patients

SWASFT call handler Smartphone technology is helping South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) to reach patients virtually within seconds. Clinicians in the ambulance control rooms are asking some 999 callers to use their phone camera to help them to assess the patient’s injuries or illness and decide what treatment is required. With their permission the caller is sent a text message asking them to click and accept...

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“I thought I would take up hang gliding and surfing”
Sep22

“I thought I would take up hang gliding and surfing”

Not that long ago, I remember reading the title ‘The Lord-Lieutenant of Devon’ and thinking that it was the coolest job title I had ever heard. Other than maybe ‘space cowboy’, as coined by Joey from the television series Friends. I sought to find out more… The Lord-Lieutenant is Her Majesty’s personal representative in the county and is appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister. This role is non-political and unpaid and he or she...

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Phenomenal first Chagford Food Festival
Sep21

Phenomenal first Chagford Food Festival

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © Claire-Shauna Saunders – Little Ghost Photography Dartmoor By Angela Emberson I am delighted to report that Chagford’s first food festival was a resounding success. The first vote of thanks goes to the weather, which was perfect and brought huge numbers of visitors to the event. Most of the food stalls sold out – not surprisingly, as many people tried out several of the choices on offer. And what a range of...

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Three RD&E teams shortlisted for national Nursing Times Awards
Sep20

Three RD&E teams shortlisted for national Nursing Times Awards

Members of the Breast Cancer Pathway Three teams at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) have been shortlisted for awards at the prestigious 2021 Nursing Times Awards. The RD&E’s Research and Development team has been shortlisted twice in the Clinical Research Nursing category, and the Trust’s cancer team has been shortlisted in the Cancer Nursing category. In the Clinical Research Nursing category, the...

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