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Clean Air Day: Help measure pollution and find greener walking routes during Exeter events

Families can get advice on how to pick greener walking routes in Exeter and help to measure pollution in the city as part of two events to mark Clean Air Day.

Members from Heavitree Community Partnership, Transition Exeter and Sustrans are measuring air pollution in Exeter to mark “Clean ...

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Devon awarded £4 million of Safer Roads Funding

Devon County Council has welcomed long awaited news of more than £4 million of funding for road safety improvements on two A-roads in Devon.

The Department for Transport has announced that Devon has successfully bid for Safer Roads Funding, with the County Council set to receive £1.9 ...

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Devon pubs make a clean sweep

A task force of litter pickers from three Devon-based Hall & Woodhouse managed public houses swept across the region this month (June) to help tidy up bustling streets, hedgerows and green spaces as part of the brewery’s annual community litter pick event, Founder’s ...

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Waste removal tradesman narrowly avoids jail for blighting Devon countryside

A waste removal tradesman who blighted Devon countryside with 2,000 tons of rubbish – then set fire to it – has narrowly avoided jail.

The Environment Agency prosecuted Edward Donovan, of Churchill Drive, Crediton, for a range of offences after he turned part of an elderly land ...

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East Devon care home celebrates 30 year anniversary with garden fete

The Old Vicarage Residential Care Home set in the picturesque village of Otterton, attracted over 200 people at its popular annual summer garden fête which raised £2400. 

Every year half the monies from this fundraiser event are donated to Otterton Primary School, with the remaining ...

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New extended bus service to Exeter Quayside

A new trial weekend bus service to Exeter’s Quayside is set to begin early next month.

As part of a six-month trial, the H service will stop at the Quayside on Friday and Saturday evenings between 7pm and 11pm and on Sundays from 8:30am and 11pm. The trial service will begin on Friday 6 ...

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Official opening of Tithebarn Link Road

A ceremony has been held to officially mark the opening of the Tithebarn Link Road in Exeter.

The Devon County Council scheme, which includes a 60-metre span pedestrian and cycle bridge, has been funded with over £4 million from Highways England’s Growth and Housing Fund, as well as ...

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Racing and fashion combine for Ladies' Day at Newton Abbot Racecourse

Horseracing enthusiasts and fashion fans are set to unite at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Tuesday 26 June for the social pinnacle of the racing season – Ladies’ Day.

The ever-popular fixture will see the two worlds combine for an action-packed evening to remember, filled with top summer ...

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Cyclists share powerful motives for riding The Nello

Cyclists from all over Devon and beyond are gearing up for one of the most popular rides on the calendar.

The Nello, FORCE Cancer Charity’s biggest single fundraising event of the year, is on Sunday June 24.

Up to 1,500 cyclists will be taking on the challenge of riding 55 or 100 ...

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Too many people being let down, says Citizens Advice Exeter

Leading local advice charity Citizens Advice Exeter, has today released its annual advice trend statistics for the year ending 31st March 2018.

The charity has helped 10306 people directly with advice and information last year. The overall advice trends, compared to the previous year, were ...

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Intriguing graffiti appears on the wall of Exeter military base

A graffiti artist has been at work in an unexpected place - the high red-brick wall surrounding Exeter's Wyvern Barracks.

The graffiti has appeared on the otherwise featureless wall along Topsham Road, near the main gates.

But this isn't an attack of hostile vandalism on the ...

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Killerton helps Deaf visitors uncover the family story

The National Trust has developed a series of British Sign Language videos (BSL) to give the Deaf community better access to the history of Killerton House and the Acland family that once lived there.

The videos take visitors on a journey around the home, explaining key Acland figures and ...

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National Cycle Network to undergo major makeover

THE National Cycle Network (NCN) will undergo a major review of its walking and cycling routes to ensure they meet the highest design standards and offer the best experience to the millions of families, commuters and tourists who use it every year. 

The charity Sustrans, which is the ...

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Do you know your vishing from your phishing and smishing?

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau have reported a 7 per cent increase in the number of fraud offences recorded in England and Wales, compared to the previous year.

That’s more than 660,000 reports made to the intelligence bureau.  But experts estimate that only 5 to 15 percent of ...

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Princesshay to host Wimbledon Big Screen

Live outdoor screenings of Wimbledon matches on a giant screen will take place in Princesshay Square for the duration of the legendary two-week tournament (Monday 2nd July – Sunday 15th July).

Princesshay will also provide deckchairs, bean bags and a temporary lawn for visitors to enjoy ...

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Vintage Velo and Cycling Fest weekend in Seaton

The successful cycling weekend returns to the Jurassic Coast on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July, in the coastal town of Seaton.

Fast becoming a key date in the cycling calendar, Seaton Cycle Fest is held in the beautiful seaside town and includes fast and furious criterium races ...

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Exmouth and Seaton fly the 2018 Seaside flag for East Devon

Two of East Devon District Council’s beaches – Exmouth and Seaton – are among this year’s 125 nationwide winners of a prestigious Seaside Award – 50 of those being in the South West.

The Seaside Awards 2018, which is run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, celebrates the ...

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Warning to motorists parking near Exeter Canal

People are being warned not to park their cars beside an access road to a popular canal-side pub in Exeter.

Signs are due to go up on Tuesday (19 June) along the road between Salmonpool Bridge and the Double Locks pub.

The City Council said a number of motorists were regularly ...

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Regional care awards celebrate local heroes

The awards ceremony for the Outstanding Care Awards for Devon and Cornwall has celebrated local heroes in the caring sector.

Carers, Rowcroft Hospice and Ocean Healthcare were amongst employees, volunteers and care organisations from across the region celebrated at the awards.

The ...

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Devon Freemasons give £25,000 support to 22 local charities and organisations

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from all around Devon meet to support local organisations and charities who are require financial assistance, these include Schools, Youth Centres and locally based charities including Hospices, Hospital Services and Cancer Charities.

The money is raised ...

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Calling all the heroes! Exeter residents asked to nominate their Brave Britons

People in Exeter are being urged to nominate the unsung heroes in their communities as part of a nationwide search to find ‘The Best Of British’.

For the third year running Global hearing specialist Amplifon, which has a store on Fore Street in the city, is holding The Amplifon Awards ...

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