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Exeter street sweeper honoured

A street sweeper who went to the aid of an elderly lady, who had fallen over in Exeter city centre, has won an award.

Matt Campbell who is part of Exeter City Council’s city centre team was recognised at Exeter Tidy Group’s Ambassador of the Year Awards.

The Awards recognise ...

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Taunton Leisure – Exeter short-listed in Great Outdoors Awards 2018

TAUNTON Leisure – Exeter has been nominated by the general public for the national Great Outdoors Awards 2018 this month (October 2018).

The outdoor clothing and equipment specialist, which is on Fore Street, has been put forward by its customers for Independent Retailer of the ...

2018-10-16 22:23 open_in_new
Find out more about plans to protect vital railway artery to the South West

Network Rail is holding a series of community drop-in sessions this autumn to update residents and the local community on its ongoing work to improve resilience of the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon.

Three community drop-in events will be held in Dawlish, Holcombe and ...

2018-10-16 21:20 open_in_new
The RD&E ranks second in national cancer patient survey

Cancer patients at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital have rated the services they receive as the second best in the UK, according to survey results released this week.

The annual National Cancer Patient Experience Survey was completed by over 900 patients at the RD&E who had received ...

2018-10-16 15:02 open_in_new
Exeter residents thanked for helping raise over £6,800 for Cancer Research

Tesco colleagues across Exeter have thanked friends and family for their support in helping them raise £6,864 for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

This year, 245 colleagues from stores and distribution centres across Exeter joined women from all over the UK to take part in this ...

2018-10-15 19:05 open_in_new
Devon County Show appoints new Honorary Show Director

The Devon County Agricultural Association has announced the appointment of a new Honorary Show Director for its flagship event, the Devon County Show which is held annually on the showground at Westpoint, Exeter.

Stewart Stevens takes up the reins for the 2019 show and beyond, replacing ...

2018-10-15 19:05 open_in_new
Devon’s real housing needs revealed in major new independent report launched by conservation charity

Too many homes are being planned for Devon over the next decade, most of them are to be built on greenfield sites, and a staggering two-thirds will be bought by people who have moved into the county. These are the key findings of an independent study, commissioned by the Devon branch of the ...

2018-10-15 15:56 open_in_new
Hospice Care Week 2018 - Heart My Hospice

Hospiscare celebrates the theme of Hospice Care Week 2018, Heart My Hospice, by welcoming its third group of Heart2Heart participants at Searle House this October.

Earlier this year Hospiscare collaborated with Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to provide the much needed ...

2018-10-15 15:56 open_in_new
Residents call for support to save popular Exeter park

Part of an open playing area in a much-loved park, enjoyed by many families in Exeter, is at serious threat of being reduced to tarmac and converted into a turning point for cars to access a new housing development.

Bull Meadow Park, located behind the Hotel du Vin in the city centre, is a ...

2018-10-14 23:08 open_in_new
Weather Warning: Storm Callum roads advice

Devon County Council is urging people across the county and particularly in the south west of Devon and Dartmoor to prepare for disruption on the county’s roads caused by high winds, surface flooding and debris today (Friday 12 October) and over the weekend.

There could be a total of up ...

2018-10-12 16:29 open_in_new
Closure of Lower Otter footpaths extended

The closure of the Lower Otter footpaths between Otterton and Budleigh Salterton will be extended for at least the next eight weeks to enable the restoration of the popular riverside path.

Although Devon County Council has put a formal six-month closure in place, every effort will be made ...

2018-10-12 15:26 open_in_new
Celebrity chef Michael Caines talks about adoption

Celebrity chef Michael Caines MBE sat down with former BBC presenter Kally Adderkin- Hall to discuss his adoption as a part of a video for adoption charity Families for Children.

Caines explained that his birth mother was white and his birth father was originally from the West Indies.  At ...

2018-10-11 23:41 open_in_new
Local photographer comes second in National Photography Competition

Local photographer Patrick Dixon from Exeter, achieved second place in the final stage of the national photography competition Patient Portraits: A New You at an event in the Houses of Parliament where all submissions were exhibited.

His image of a heart valve disease patient was also ...

2018-10-11 23:41 open_in_new
Six tonnes of apples harvested in time for Killerton’s Apple Festival

Over 700 people have helped continue the tradition of hand-picking apples from the orchard at the National Trust’s Killerton estate, in time to be pressed at Killerton’s Apple Festival on 13 and 14 October. Thanks to hundreds of helping hands they were able to pick approximately 6 tonnes of ...

2018-10-11 15:17 open_in_new
Project to boost numbers of women in politics runs WOW Exeter workshop

A project to get more women running for political office will be running workshops at the WOW Women of the World Festival, Exeter this weekend on 13th & 14th October at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

The Parliament Project is a non-partisan initiative that seeks to inspire, empower ...

2018-10-11 01:38 open_in_new
Consultation planned for next stage of Exeter cycle route

A consultation is being launched on proposals for the next stage of a strategic cycle route in Exeter.

Plans for the next section of the E4 cycle route to connect Pinhoe Road to St Katherine’s Way, have been drawn up by Devon County Council and will be available to view online from ...

2018-10-10 18:18 open_in_new
Action packed official opening of new East Devon skate park

Now that construction of East Devon District Council’s brand new skate park at Phear Park in Exmouth is complete, the council and the skate park’s designers Maverick Industries Ltd, would like to invite skateboarders, as well as scooter and BMX riders, to a special opening ‘jam’ event ...

2018-10-10 17:14 open_in_new
Gandy Street's Countdown to Christmas returns

As the nights draw in and Christmas Decorations start to appear all around Exeter, Gandy Street’s Countdown to Christmas will start the season off with a spectacular Christmas Party.

On 22nd November, Gandy Street Traders will once again take to the cobbled street, spilling out onto ...

2018-10-10 00:26 open_in_new
Celebrate #socialsaturday with Co-cars & ESSENCE

Co-cars has announced it is celebrating #socialsaturday (13 October) by spearheading Exeter’s first social enterprise pop-up marketplace.

Taking place in Bedford Square Princesshay from 10.00 to 16.00, the event will showcase members of ESSENCE, the city’s Social Enterprise Network. ...

2018-10-09 18:08 open_in_new
Countess of Arran to be new Vice Lord-Lieutenant

The Lord Lieutenant of Devon has appointed the Countess of Arran MBE DL to be the new Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Devon following the sad death of the previous incumbent, Sir John Cave Bt, who died in June.

The Countess of Arran has a distinguished record as a landowner at Castle Hill, ...

2018-10-09 01:20 open_in_new
The Ground UP support Syrian refugees with the skills and confidence to contribute to South West

On 9th of October The Ground UP will raise the roof on their first natural building programme, erecting the reciprocal roof made from locally grown larch and using traditional joinery techniques and hand tools; on the grounds of Embercombe an educational centre in the Teign Valley 7 miles south ...

2018-10-09 01:20 open_in_new