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How to expand your love of history

History surrounds us all, whether we’re at home or we’re travelling across the globe. There are a vast variety of aspects of the world’s history to explore, from the wonders of the ancient world to learning how current events are shaped by occurrences as little as 100 years ago. If you ...

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Abseil England’s highest waterfall for The Royal British Legion

Join The Royal British Legion and abseil down England’s highest waterfall – thanks to the kind permission of Canonteign Falls in Devon on Sunday 3rd June, 2018.

At 220ft, Canonteign Falls is situated on the edge of Dartmoor's National Park in the heart of Devon's Teign Valley, offering ...

2018-01-19 19:32 open_in_new
Exeter Deaf students focus on future creative careers

Exeter business owner and director of The Prop Factory, Carmen Croxall, is visiting Exeter Deaf Academy to speak to students about how she built a million-pound business that began in her parents’ garage just 6 years earlier.

Carmen’s talk will explore the challenges of running a ...

2018-01-19 19:32 open_in_new
Great New Year start to recycling in East Devon

East Devon households have made a great start to the New Year by recycling a huge 61% of their waste.

That means that, thanks to an extended recycling service introduced by the district council over the last 12 months, residents are now recycling almost 20% more than they did this time ...

2018-01-19 19:32 open_in_new
FORCE launches new partnership with Princesshay

FORCE Cancer Charity is all set to launch a new partnership with one of Exeter’s most iconic shopping and dining destinations.

FORCE has been chosen as Princesshay’s Charity of the Year for 2018.

The new link will be launched on Thursday February 1 when FORCE will be in ...

2018-01-18 20:26 open_in_new
Chiefs duo agree new deals

Rob Baxter’s forward thinking at Sandy Park has continued with news that both Mitch Lees and Ian Whitten have committed their futures to the Exeter Chiefs.

Just days after long-serving fly-half Gareth Steenson put pen to paper on a new three-year contract, two of his club-mates have ...

2018-01-18 20:26 open_in_new
Celebrate and support Devon’s village halls

Regional charity Devon Communities Together is encouraging communities across Devon to celebrate and support their local community buildings during Village Halls Week (22-25 January 2018).

Run by the voice for England’s rural community councils, ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural ...

2018-01-18 01:32 open_in_new
New residents parking schemes in Exeter come into force

New residents parking schemes in Exeter come into force from February 5.

The existing Bovemoors Lane Area, Regents Park Area and the Rifford Road Area schemes in Exeter are being extended and a new Burnthouse Lane Area created.

The schemes follow requests from residents affected by ...

2018-01-18 01:32 open_in_new
City council to discuss delaying Exeter Bus Station closure

Proposals to extend the length of time Exeter Bus Station can remain open during work to build its replacement are due to be discussed by the council’s Leisure Complex and Bus Station Programme Board.

Following the decision of developer the Crown Estate to withdraw its plans to create a ...

2018-01-17 16:05 open_in_new
Overnight closures at Junction 30 of the M5 next week

Junction 30 of the M5 will be closed overnight next week in order to complete line painting work at Sandygate roundabout.

The roundabout was resurfaced before Christmas but poor weather conditions prevented the scheme from being finished.

Devon County Council has now scheduled ...

2018-01-17 08:44 open_in_new
Thousands raised for Princesshay’s charity of the year

Princesshay has announced it has raised more than £17,000 for its charity of the year, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

A car raffle in partnership with Snows Toyota & Lexus Exeter raised over £11,200 alone for the charity, with the winning ticket drawn on 23rd December of the ...

2018-01-16 19:14 open_in_new
Man found dead in Exeter identified

An man who was found dead at a property on Mount Pleasant Road in Exeter has been identified as 31-year-old Daniel Sandu.

Police were notified at around 5.50am on Friday 12 January 2018 to the address in Exeter. The man has been formally identified and his next of kin are aware.

The ...

2018-01-16 19:14 open_in_new
Blue plaque honours animal hero and her owner

Exeter’s animal hero, the valiant pigeon Mary of Exeter, and her owner, Cecil “Charlie” Brewer, will be honoured on Saturday 20 January 2018 by the unveiling of a blue plaque at her owner’s former home in West Street.

Mary, part of the National Pigeon Service during the Second ...

2018-01-16 19:14 open_in_new
Join the colour event of the summer!

The biggest and brightest event of the summer is back!  Join Children’s Hospice South West for its annual Rainbow Run on Saturday 9 June at Westpoint, Exeter.

It’s the happiest 5k around and a great way to support your local children’s hospice. You can run, walk or jog through ...

2018-01-16 13:59 open_in_new
Stark funding gap remains between schools in Devon and London

Education chiefs in Devon are renewing their campaign for fair funding for schools with a detailed dossier on the stark funding gap that still exists with the South East.

They’ve produced figures for Devon schools detailing how much better off they would be if they were situated in ...

2018-01-16 08:44 open_in_new
Exeter youngster is runner-up in UK film award competition

Jimmy Stevens, just 11 years of age, who lives in Exeter, was the runner-up in the United Kingdom Aquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) Short Film Award. 

Announced last month, the Award, which is sponsored by Elysium Healthcare, is worth £250.

The lighthearted and entertaining film ...

2018-01-15 20:20 open_in_new
New facilities at Atkinson

A therapeutic secure children's  home for young people has had major improvements, thanks to funding from the Department for Education.

In formally opening the new two storey extension, Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Patron of Northbrook Community Trust, said that she felt honoured and ...

2018-01-15 20:20 open_in_new
Exceptional students shine at glittering awards ceremony

The exceptional achievements of students at Exeter College have been celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony.

A total of 27 winners were named from across Devon and beyond, highlighting the wider geographical reach of the college, at the Exeter College Annual Student Awards. The winners ...

2018-01-15 19:17 open_in_new
Matford Landrover pushes up Teenage Cancer Trust funds

A team of staff at Matford Land Rover did 14,000 push-ups before Christmas as part of a “Push up challenge” to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Each of the 11 team members had a daily push up target and they have raised over £600, which will help to support teenagers and young adults ...

2018-01-15 17:11 open_in_new
CPRE Devon challenges house building figures - commissioning research to establish the real demand for new homes

The Devon Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England is commissioning evidence-based research to question the number of new homes that need to be built on greenfield sites to meet the county’s housing needs.

At a meeting in Exeter next week, CPRE Devon will announce the appointment ...

2018-01-15 16:08 open_in_new
Family donate Cuddle Cot to RD&E’s labour ward

A family from Exeter have donated a Cuddle Cot to the Labour Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in memory of their son Louie.

The cot enables bereaved parents to spend more time with their babies if they are stillborn or pass away shortly after birth. The cooling cot can be ...

2018-01-15 15:05 open_in_new