News - February, 2018

Posted on: February, 2018
A world-leading diabetes expert today (Thursday 8th March) received his CBE for his work in revolutionising global diagnosis and treatment. Andrew Hattersley, Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Exeter and a diabetes consultant at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, was mentioned in the Queen’s birthday...
Posted on: February, 2018
Scientists, breeders, farmers and conservation groups must continue to work in close collaboration to prepare for the potential re-emergence of a forgotten crop pathogen, a new study says. Work between groups has already started following the discovery of a single wheat plant infected with stem rust – the first confirmed case...
Posted on: February, 2018
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Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has given its 650-strong pilot workforce a brand new look that complements the striking purple uniforms of its cabin crew.   The new navy uniform for its pilots features a stylishly fitted jacket with distinctive platinum epaulettes and stripes that clearly designate the rank of Captain (four...
Posted on: February, 2018
Experts from the University of Exeter and University College London (UCL) have developed a cognitive test to detect subtle memory deficits years before Alzheimer's disease symptoms develop, set out in a new paper published in The Lancet Neurology. The study involved 21 people who carry the mutation for early onset Alzheimer's...
Posted on: February, 2018
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Exeter Phoenix is now inviting submissions for one of the South West’s most vibrant film festivals, Two Short Nights.   Festival organizers are inviting submissions from filmmakers based in the UK and beyond. Submissions are sought from every genre including drama, animation, documentary, artists moving image, experimental film and music videos.   Two Short...
Posted on: February, 2018
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  ​Dr Gary Abrahams The One Planet MBA Speaker Series presents: A talk by Dr Gary Abrahams, Lecturer in Economics, University of Exeter Business School  – “Homer Simpson or Mr Spock? How do we really make decisions and what can we do about it?” Gary Abrahams spent 14 years on a bank trading floor,...
Posted on: February, 2018
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It’s been given the moniker Super Sunday, and judging by the entries, Exeter’s meeting this weekend (February 11) looks set to live up to its name. Racing aficionados will remember that it was five years ago that Many Clouds, carrying the famous green, yellow and white colours of Trevor Hemmings, romped...
Posted on: February, 2018
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Air Marketing Group are delighted to have been nominated for two categories in this year’s South West FSB Awards. The two categories, Start-Up Business of the Year and Scale Up Business of the Year, both recognise and celebrate entrepreneurial spirit and business success.   2017 was an outstanding year for Air Marketing...
Posted on: February, 2018
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  The Apprenticeship Expo is the biggest Apprenticeship event to take place in the South West, during National Apprenticeship week and would love your organisation to take part.   Due to the incredible sponsorship support the Apprenticeship Expo receives year on year, we are able to offer businesses a chance to exhibit at...
Posted on: February, 2018
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AN explosion of colour, positivity and pride will take place in Exeter on Saturday, May 12 - and everyone is invited to come out and and celebrate. Exeter Pride is one of the South West's biggest celebrations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities in the region. A key annual...