The Exeter Daily

Explore the wonderful East Devon countryside

East Devon District Council is delighted to announce that the 2017 events guide for Countryside has been published.

The guide, which runs from April through to September, is jam-packed with outdoor events and activities for all ages, which will take place across the district.

As well ...

today 22:49 open_in_new
Second LGBTQ+ ceilidh to be held in Exeter

A FOLK dance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer plus (LGBTQ+) people and friends will be held at Exeter Phoenix in Gandy Street, Exeter on Saturday, April 1.

The ceilidh, which will run from 8pm to 11pm, is being run by Gender Free Dance, an organisation that promotes folk ...

yesterday 17:19 open_in_new
Thatched House to host landmark beer festival

The Thatched House pub in Exeter is to host its first ever real ale festival with a bumper two-day event including live music.

Starting at 5pm on Friday 31 March the ‘Alepril Fool’ beer festival will then run on into Saturday 1 April with local buskers providing entertainment on both ...

yesterday 17:19 open_in_new
Visiting Exeter just got a lot more interesting

Visit Exeter - a new brand for the city - is being launched tomorrow (29 March).

Exeter City Council’s tourism team will launch its new identity at the iconic Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

Formerly marketed as part of the Heart of Devon Tourism Partnership, a new brand has been ...

yesterday 17:19 open_in_new
Campaign to raise awareness of child abuse

Figures from the NSPCC state that 1 in 20 children in the UK have been sexually abused, but the charity says the numbers are the tip of the iceberg.

In a separate report, the Children's Commissioner for England says that just 1 in 8 victims of child sexual abuse come to the attention of ...

yesterday 14:01 open_in_new
British Ceramic Tile supports young cancer patients

Local company House of British Ceramic Tile ended a three year partnership with CLIC Sargent on a high by raising £4000, resulting in a overwhelming £7647.52 being raised for your cancer patients.

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading provider of support for young cancer patients under the ...

yesterday 14:01 open_in_new
New tool will help GPs decide if patients under 50 have serious bowel condition

The research and the assessment tool is led by the University of Exeter, in partnership with Bowel Cancer UK Never Too Young campaign, Durham University and University Hospital of North Tees.

The assessment tool will calculate the risk of the patient’s bowel symptoms allowing the GP to ...

yesterday 08:31 open_in_new
New cash to help vulnerable women in Exeter turn their backs on crime

Vulnerable women at risk of committing crime are to benefit from tailored, targeted support to break the cycle of reoffending and turn their lives around for good – backed by funding totalling over £800,000, Justice Minister Dr Phillip Lee has today announced.

Exeter City Council has ...

2017-03-27 21:17 open_in_new
Is the future of dating online?

There are now 15 million people registered for online dating in the UK alone, and more join every day. They come from many different backgrounds and they’re looking for many different kinds of people. It used to be said that there was somebody out there for everyone but it was a struggle to ...

2017-03-27 19:05 open_in_new
Vital overnight resurfacing in Cullompton

Overnight resurfacing work will be carried out in High Street and Higher Street in Cullompton, starting tomorrow night (Tuesday 28 March).

The night-time work, which is needed to complete improvements to the road condition, is scheduled to take three evenings, subject to weather ...

2017-03-27 15:47 open_in_new
M&S to open new Exmouth foodhall

The new Marks & Spencer (M&S) Foodhall in Exmouth is set to open at 10am on Wednesday 29th March. Located on Royal Avenue, a stone’s throw from the railway station, the M&S Foodhall will feature a 24 seat Café, as well as the very best of M&S’s innovative and delicious food ...

2017-03-27 15:47 open_in_new
Exeter residents' parking consultation begins

A consultation to determine if residents’ parking zones, introduced in Exeter last month, should be extended started on Friday (24 March).

This consultation is in response to requests from local residents living in areas near and adjacent to the new residential parking zones.

From ...

2017-03-27 09:11 open_in_new
Friends hard at work on Pebblebed Heaths

The East Devon Pebblebed Heaths are amongst the most highly regarded conservation sites in Europe.

Known to some as Woodbury Common, this wildlife haven also encompasses common land associated with other historical parishes including Dalditch, Withycombe, Lympstone, Bicton, East Budleigh, ...

2017-03-26 22:09 open_in_new
Interpretation panels developed for East Devon parks

History of much loved East Devon parks and gardens will be captured for posterity thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund award of £9,500

Interpretation panels for each of East Devon District Council’s eight parks and gardens are currently being developed by the council using information ...

2017-03-26 22:09 open_in_new
Devon health visitors equipped with new tech

Virgin Care has launched a mobile-working system to increase the time Health Visitors can spend with families in Devon, as the organisation continues to transform the Integrated Children’s Services it has run since 2013 to help families feel the difference.

Health Visitors in their Devon ...

2017-03-26 02:27 open_in_new
Castle Drogo calls for 500 clocks in time for art installation

As we put the clocks forward this weekend, the National Trust’s Castle Drogo is inviting people to donate their unwanted clocks to become part of a new contemporary art installation, ‘Harrison’s Garden,’ by internationally renowned artist Luke Jerram, that will be on display at the ...

2017-03-26 02:27 open_in_new
Chiefs 30 Sharks 25

Exeter Chiefs netted themselves another five-point haul, but head coach Rob Baxter was far from happy despite seeing his side maintain their top two status with this hard-fought victory over visiting Sale Sharks.

The Chiefs survived a real scare from Steve Diamond’s side to record their ...

2017-03-25 23:09 open_in_new
National ‘Inspiration Award’ for Exeter cancer sufferer

Local Vanessa Fyles-Legg, Bus Driver and Customer Service Advisor for APCOA Parking at Exeter Airport, has won the Inspiration Award at this year’s British Parking Awards. 

Vanessa won the prize for her dedication, fantastic work ethic and fundraising efforts. Vanessa is a model ...

2017-03-25 19:51 open_in_new
Jurassic themed adventure golf course ready or action!

East Devon District Council and LED are proud to announce that Seaton’s new Jurassic themed adventure golf course at Seafield Gardens, is now ready for play and will be opened officially at 10.30am on Friday 7 April, although people will be able to play on it from 1 April 2017.

Built on ...

2017-03-25 01:07 open_in_new
Medieval longhouse opens its doors

This spring Dartmoor National Park Authority is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of tours of its grade 1 listed medieval longhouse which has been closed to the public while it undergoes extensive renovations.

The work has been carried out with support from the Heritage lottery ...

2017-03-25 00:01 open_in_new
Get building for bees competition launched

Devon Local Nature Partnership has launched its ‘Build for Bees’ competition to inspire the public to provide habitats for pollinators.

It was launched at the Devon Outdoor Learning and Sustainability Conference at Buckfast Abbey as part of the ‘Get Devon Buzzing’ ...

2017-03-24 19:37 open_in_new