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Flagship Apprenticeship conference attracts 200 of the South West’s leading employers

More than 200 of the South West’s leading employers – as well as keynote speakers of national importance – have attended a flagship Apprenticeship conference, hosted by Exeter College at Sandy Park. 

The landmark Bringing Clarity to the Future of Apprenticeships 2018 Conference ...

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We wish zoo a smelly Christmas!

What do zoo gardeners get each other for Christmas? A plant, of course – but not just any old plant. Gardeners at Paignton Zoo in Devon have given their colleagues at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire a Titan arum – one of the largest and smelliest plants in the world.

Titan arum ...

2018-12-17 19:36 open_in_new
New sponsor Travel Up on board with Devon’s ‘Row For The Ocean’ as the team heads across the Atlantic

Exeter’s four-woman ‘Row For The Ocean’ team, who set off yesterday (Wednesday, December 12th) in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, is delighted to announce a new sponsor whose tagline is ‘Let’s discover the world’. Online travel agent Travel Up has become the team’s Platinum ...

2018-12-14 16:24 open_in_new
Christmas comes early to the Bramble Ward thanks to Exeter City stars

There were some extra special visitors to Bramble Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital this week.

Exeter City Football Club’s first-team players took time out of their busy training schedule to visit children and teenagers on the ward – some of whom will be spending the ...

2018-12-14 16:24 open_in_new
Discover the benefits of a good psychic reading

The future is unpredictable, and as much as you would like to get a few clues on what awaits you, you can only pray that it is good. Still, you can get a good psychic to do a reading for you and help you settle your doubts. You could be in a rocky relationship wondering if it will end up with ...

2018-12-13 20:17 open_in_new
Talented filmmakers scoop awards at Film Festival

Last week, Exeter was home to Two Short Nights Film Festival – Exeter Phoenix’s annual celebration of short films and the people who make them. Filmmakers, industry professionals and film fans flocked to the venue for an extraordinary programme that placed international short films alongside ...

2018-12-13 03:00 open_in_new
Green lighting gets the green light

Pete is the Environmental Officer for the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, the charity that runs Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall.

He’s busy overseeing a green revolution to save energy and save money. The charity is installing ...

2018-12-13 03:00 open_in_new
Four in five people in the South West believe veterans with PTSD would struggle to stay in work

YouGov poll for The Poppy Factory indicates scale of challenge for those with mental health conditions, especially at Christmas

At least 4 in 5 (85 per cent) people in the South West of England think it would be difficult for someone living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to ...

2018-12-13 03:00 open_in_new
The Donkey Sanctuary will demonstrate why ‘Donkeys Matter’ at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

International animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary has been awarded an Artisan Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. The ‘Donkeys Matter’ garden will act as a focal point to celebrate the charity’s 50th anniversary and to showcase its international work. The Donkey Sanctuary ...

2018-12-13 03:00 open_in_new
Stagecoach South West announces Christmas and New Year bus services

Stagecoach South West have released the special Christmas and New Year bus schedule detailing services over the holiday season.

Services will run up to Christmas Eve to accommodate as many people as possible during the busy festive period. Services are set to finish slightly earlier on ...

2018-12-13 03:00 open_in_new
Your New Years resolutions, sorted

As 2018 winds to a close and the new year awaits, now is the perfect time to start thinking about what you want in your future and making these plans a reality. The start of a new year is a fantastic opportunity to hit the reset button and make the changes you want to see, enriching your life ...

2018-12-12 23:33 open_in_new
Your style checklist this autumn and winter

When the weather starts to get colder, the temptation to stay inside all snuggled up in bed intensifies even more. Sadly, even when the weather is terrible, you still need to go and impress people at work, take care of your kids, and run all of your errands, so instead of shying away from the ...

2018-12-12 22:21 open_in_new
Men’s hair styling tips

For many men, hair styling can seem like an alien concept. Unlike women, male hair trends are limited – or so many incorrectly think. There are, however, many ways you can style your hair and create your dream style. Hairstyling is not only for women, it’s for both sexes.

Head to the ...

2018-12-12 22:21 open_in_new
Former RD&E patient raises over £1500 for unit which saved her life

A sponsored swim from a former patient at the RD&E has raised over £1500 for the department which saved her life.

Sue Bryant, from Tiverton, Devon, was admitted to the intensive care unit in 2013 after developing Miller Fisher Syndrome. The condition, which is a form of ...

2018-12-12 22:21 open_in_new
Stagecoach SW invests £2.5m in 14 new high-spec vehicles

Stagecoach South West has invested £2.5m in a fleet of 14 new, state-of-the-art, British built, single decker buses in Exeter – just in time for Christmas.

All of the vehicles boast luxurious high-backed, e-leather seats and multiple USB charging points.

As with the rest of the ...

2018-12-12 13:33 open_in_new
Libraries use the ‘Force’ to get communities active this January

Those looking for new ways to get active this January can do so at their local library. During the month [of January], 54 libraries across Devon will be hosting events and activities designed to get people of all ages exercising their mind, body and soul.

Libraries Unlimited, the charity ...

2018-12-12 13:33 open_in_new
Ambulance staff celebrate awards

The heroic and tireless efforts of staff and volunteers to deliver outstanding patient care have been recognised at a South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust’s (SWASFT) awards ceremony.

The annual staff awards acknowledge those who have gone above and beyond expectations, ...

2018-12-12 01:07 open_in_new
5 top spots for an unforgettable date in Exeter

Situated in the scenic county of Devon in the English West Country, home of historic sites, rolling meadows and fantastic local cuisine – including its trademark clotted cream teas – Exeter is a wonderful location for dates. If you happen to have gone onto your favourite dating site to find ...

2018-12-11 20:33 open_in_new
A region of savvy savers? The saving habits of the South West revealed

New research has revealed the attitudes that the UK public have towards putting their money away for a rainy day.

Online lender Sunny surveyed over 1,000 people to find out how much the UK knew and understood when it came to budgeting, how much they saved and their money habits in ...

2018-12-11 18:27 open_in_new
Exeter College's Record Breaking Festival of Carols

Exeter College is celebrating a record breaking fundraising year - raising more than £1,400 for charity - at its annual Festival of Carols.

Each year the College raises money at the event for its charity of the year as chosen by the staff and students.  This year the college raised a ...

2018-12-11 18:27 open_in_new
Blooming good news for small scale growers at Devon County Show

The Devon County Show has announced that it is to introduce a new section to the Craft & Garden feature for 2019 which will enable small businesses operating in horticulture to benefit, for the first time ever, from the 91k strong audience that visit the show over three days in ...

2018-12-11 15:18 open_in_new