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Green Flag awards for three of East Devon’s much loved green spaces

Council’s StreetScene and Countryside teams and volunteers celebrate Green Flag Awards for Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth (15th year running), Manor Gardens, Exmouth (14th year running) and Seaton Wetlands (second year running)

Three of East Devon District Council’s most popular green ...

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Traffic signals to be replaced at busy Exeter junction

Temporary traffic signals will be in place at a junction in Exeter from Wednesday 29 August while work is carried out to upgrade the lights.

Preparatory work is already underway at the junction of Heavitree Road/Polsloe Road/Barrack Road and Magdalen Road/Barrack Road, where the traffic ...

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South West Chef of the Year 2018: Semi-finalists announced

The semi-finalists and finalists for the prestigious South West Chef of the Year competition have today been announced. 

After the challenging task of assessing an exceptional array of entries, the panel of judges, led by Michael Caines MBE, have selected the finalists across five ...

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New support launched for adult social care businesses

A range of new support has been launched by Devon County Council to help the development and growth of adult social care businesses and organisations in the county.

Free business support, training, development opportunities, and grant funding are being offered by the County Council with ...

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New Citizens Advice Partnership launched in Exeter and Torbay

Leading local advice charities, Citizens Advice Exeter and Citizens Advice Torbay, are delighted to announce the launch of a new and exciting partnership.

Both charities will now operate under a shared leadership team headed up by Steve Barriball, current Chief Executive of Citizens Advice ...

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Barratt in Exeter supports apprenticeships with marketing appointment

Five star housebuilder Barratt Developments has appointed its first marketing apprentice in Exeter as part of expansion plans in the south west.

Barney Munn has joined the Exeter-based team which looks after Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes in the region.

18 year old Barney has ...

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Stanley swept the board in broom dance contest at Dartmoor Folk Festival

A BROTHER and sister took the top honours at the 41st Dartmoor Folk Festival held at South Zeal near Okehampton from August 10-12.

Stanley Frangleton (10), from South Zeal, was the Dartmoor Broom Dance Champion while his sister, Ruth (14), was the Junior Dartmoor Step Dance ...

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New areas of the Exe Estuary protected for wildlife

Two new areas to protect wildlife on the Exe Estuary are being put in place this week.

Known as wildlife refuges, the areas are marked out with yellow ‘special mark’ buoys which have “WR” in black letters printed on them. People are being asked to avoid the areas, all year round at ...

2018-08-14 17:56 open_in_new
Ashes into Diamonds: Preserving the memories of the deceased in the UK

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is a trying time, having to decide on how to give them a proper send-off can be even more challenging. The funeral industry in the UK has evolved over the years to provide a wide range of alternatives to the existing traditional post burial services so as to ...

2018-08-14 16:53 open_in_new
Cranbrook gears up for Tour of Britain

Young people across Cranbrook have brought new meaning to the term ‘recycling’ by creating an eye-catching and colourful town-wide public art display from old bikes.

In all 14 bikes have been painted, decorated and placed around the town – and now visitors are being challenged to ...

2018-08-14 15:50 open_in_new
Devon Youth Hostels join Refill scheme

People can now refill their water bottles for free at Youth Hostels throughout Devon. There are 4 youth hostels throughout Devon where people can refill their water bottles.

The leading youth charity, YHA (England and Wales), has joined Refill, a national free tap water initiative ...

2018-08-14 02:11 open_in_new
Mamhead slipway to be temporarily closed from September

Works to replenish the rock revetment in front of Exmouth’s historic listed seawall were given the go ahead at a meeting of East Devon District Council on 25 July 2018.

The repairs to the revetment, which is adjacent to the recently completed Mamhead slipway, are required in response to ...

2018-08-14 02:11 open_in_new
Happy first birthday Devon Loves Dogs

More than 15 local dogs celebrated Devon Loves Dogs’ first birthday on Saturday, with prizes, games and treats for dogs, as well as a specially-made dog birthday cake.

Devon Loves Dogs joined forces with Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust to take dogs and their owners on a guided, waggy ...

2018-08-14 01:08 open_in_new
The Power of Flowers

Exeter’s premier dining club, Ladies Do Lunch met for their summer luncheon at Lympstone Manor where they enjoyed a fascinating demonstration by Ed Moorman from Truggs Florists in Exeter.  He created three stunning arrangements.  The day included a tour of the new Lympstone Manor vineyard ...

2018-08-13 16:44 open_in_new
Countryside team take on South West Coast Path Challenge

The East Devon District Council Countryside team and friends will be walking 22 miles along the South West Coast Path from Exe to Axe as part of South West Coast Path Challenge month.

The South West Coast Path covers 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset. The East ...

2018-08-12 02:56 open_in_new
Devonshire Homes raises over £7,000 for Children’s Hospice South West at inaugural Golf Day

Local independent house builder Devonshire Homes has raised an incredible £7,295.67 for its charity partner, Children’s Hospice South West.

Devonshire Homes welcomed over 120 guests from across the housing and construction sector to its first Charity Golf Day at Downes Crediton Golf ...

2018-08-11 02:47 open_in_new
Brave Elodie raises £800 for RD&E Cystic Fibrosis team

Two-year-old Elodie Clark has helped to raise an incredible £800 for the Cystic Fibrosis team at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where she is treated for the condition.

Elodie, who sat on the back of her dad’s bike and sang the entire route, cycled for 18 miles alongside family and ...

2018-08-11 02:47 open_in_new
Businesses invited to take part in jobs fair

Organisers of a popular jobs fair are looking for businesses and organisations to take part in the next event this September.

The latest jobs fair is being held at Exeter Corn Exchange on 6 September and is being organised in partnership between Exeter City Council and Jobcentre ...

2018-08-10 20:29 open_in_new
10 activities to try before the end of summer

The back-to-school window displays are out in force, and it can only mean one thing: the end of summer is fast approaching, so what better time to grab your hiking boots, camping stove or snorkelling mask, and cross some last minute activities off your summer to-do list?

Whether you’re ...

2018-08-10 18:23 open_in_new
Map the sounds of summer with the Festival Sound Trip

Festival-goers can now generate the perfect playlists for their car journey based on the length of their trip with a new interactive tool launched this week.

Car insurance brand Veygo, owned by Admiral Insurance, created the Festival Sound Trip to help music lovers travelling to festivals ...

2018-08-10 18:23 open_in_new
How to organise a DIY wedding

A DIY wedding is where you literally do everything yourself. It means that you are not going to hire any wedding vendors to assist you, and you're perhaps having family and friends help out with setting up, food, desserts, contacting the right people, and everything under the sun for your ...

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