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Wellbeing Exeter join the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance

Wellbeing Exeter is a partnership of public, voluntary and community sector organisations who have come together to explore better ways of supporting the 40% of patients who visit their GP with socially based rather than medical problems.

Gina Awad said “Wellbeing Exeter is a vital ...

2019-02-21 20:44 open_in_new
Paignton Zoo breeds vampires...

This is a vampire crab. With its purple body, orange pincers and piercing pale eyes, it’s a nightmarish vision. And a crab that’s also a vampire? Days out at the beach will never be the same…

You may not have heard of a vampire crab, though it’s a species popular with aquarists – ...

2019-02-21 18:38 open_in_new
Cofton Holidays to host free Health and Wellbeing Weekend, marking £17,000 investment in new gym equipment

Multi award-winning Cofton Holidays is hosting a free health and wellbeing weekend packed full of activities for individuals and the family from Friday 1st March to Sunday 3rd March. The event will take place at Ashburn Springs Spa and Leisure featuring its gym and fitness studios.

The ...

2019-02-21 02:53 open_in_new
Resurfacing work planned in Bradninch

Essential resurfacing work will be carried out in the centre of Bradninch from the end of February.

A number of roads will be closed throughout the scheme, which is expected to take around five weeks. 

From Monday 25 February until Friday 15 March, preparatory work will get underway ...

2019-02-21 02:53 open_in_new
Exeter researcher awarded Pew Fellowship to discover if commercial fishing harms endangered penguin populations

Experts will work to discover if commercial fishing is harming endangered African penguins by making it harder to forage for food in the ocean. 

Dr Richard Sherley from the University of Exeter will use GPS tracking and other technology to follow penguins in South Africa to record how ...

2019-02-21 02:53 open_in_new
Have your say on new play park equipment for Pinhoe

People are being invited to have their say on exciting new plans to upgrade play equipment at Pinhoe Station Road.

A consultation open day is being held this Friday (22 February), from 11am until 3pm at Pinhoe Station Road changing rooms.

Everyone is welcome to attend and give their ...

2019-02-21 01:50 open_in_new
Pro Tips to Make Your Photos Awesome

Browsing through the glamorous Insta-posts, have you ever wished you could get as good a picture as theirs? Of course you have. We all have. We are a generation that’s obsessed with photographs. And why shouldn’t we be? Photos are a brilliant way to reach out, flaunt and preserve precious ...

2019-02-20 22:41 open_in_new
Notice of an Order for Service by an Alternative Method (CPR 6.15)

In the County Court at Exeter

Claim No: E00EX449

Ms Abigail Hammond


Mr Adrian Green

Re: Notice to Adrian Green d.o.b. 15 April 1966 (formerly of 52 St Mawes Drive, Paignton TQ4 7NS and 14 De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8PW)

This notice is published ...

2019-02-20 17:26 open_in_new
Landmark 27,000th mission flown by Devon Air Ambulance

Last week saw Devon Air Ambulance reach yet another landmark, by attending it’s 27,000thmission.

On 11 February the service was called to help a rural patient, in an agricultural location, who had suffered chest injuries, after being crushed by a cow. 

Nigel Hare, Operations ...

2019-02-20 03:47 open_in_new
Historic Nancy Astor statue designer chosen

The installation of a statue commemorating Nancy Astor, the first female MP to sit in the UK Parliament, has moved a step closer after an artist was chosen to sculpt it.

Hayley Gibbs has been announced as designer of the statue by the judging panel for the committee that ran a successful ...

2019-02-20 03:47 open_in_new
Cardens takes over Exeter’s longest-established estate agent

Exeter’s longest-established estate agent and one of the UK’s oldest family businesses, Force and Sons Exeter, has been taken over by lettings’ experts Cardens Residential.

Cardens Residential has taken over the lettings business of Force and Sons Exeter as it grows its offering of ...

2019-02-20 03:47 open_in_new
4 ways to build more sustainable cities

The idea that we need to make our cities more sustainable isn’t a new one. However, instead of talking about how important it is to establish these more environmentally-friendly cities, our focus perhaps needs to lie more in howwe achieve this. 

Granted, there isn’t a magic solution ...

2019-02-19 19:23 open_in_new
HRH The Duke of York meets Met Office apprentices

HRH The Duke of York met with some of the current Met Office apprentices on Monday (18 February), while visiting Exeter to hold a Pitch@Palace On Tour event, an initiative founded by The Duke in 2014.

The Met Office’s apprenticeship programmes are run with training from a number of ...

2019-02-19 02:35 open_in_new
Network Rail announces Exeter and Torquay drop-in events to update on South West rail resilience progress

Network Rail has announced community drop-in sessions in Exeter and Torquay to update local communities on ongoing work to improve resilience of the stretch of railway that connects the South West with the rest of the country. 

The community drop-in events follow on from Transport ...

2019-02-18 20:17 open_in_new
East Devon MP visits The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary welcomed the Rt Hon Sir Hugo Swire to its international headquarters in Sidmouth last week, where he met the charity’s chief executive officer Mike Baker and was given a tour of the sanctuary.

The Member of Parliament for East Devon was given a brief history of the ...

2019-02-18 01:24 open_in_new
Devon pet sanctuary warns of damage caused to unsocialised dogs

A Devon animal charity is taking in an alarming number of dogs that have never set foot outside a garden.

Some of the dogs rescued by Woodside Animal Welfare Sanctuary at Elfordleigh in the South Hams have not seen a lead, let alone walked to a park or the woods.

By the time they are ...

2019-02-17 22:15 open_in_new
Grayling announces new Dawlish sea wall as part of £2 billion investment in SW

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has today (15 February 2019) announced further funding of up to £80 million in the south-west to deliver a new sea wall at Dawlish, providing better protection for the railway and homes behind it.

Upgrades to the sea wall will increase its height by 2.5 ...

2019-02-15 19:50 open_in_new
CPRE Devon announces ministerial visit to address growing concerns over new housing developments in the county

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has announced that the Minister for Housing and Planning, Kit Malthouse MP, will be coming to Exeter next month to address growing concerns amongst local people about the scale and appropriateness of new homes developments across the ...

2019-02-15 00:56 open_in_new
Exeter wins significant cash boost to explore ways of regenerating land around St David's Station

A vision to regenerate land around Exeter’s St David’s Station has won a significant boost today with the government injecting thousands of pounds into the initiative. The news comes a week after the area was featured in the Council's bold new vision to create 12,000 homes in the city over ...

2019-02-14 22:50 open_in_new
Charity helping suicide bereaved families in Devon to expand after police and county council back Crowdfunder bid

A charity helping suicide bereaved families can reach even more people in Devon after a successful Crowdfunder campaign was supported by police and the county council.

Pete’s Dragons has smashed a £3,000 target as it bids to extend into Plymouth and South Devon – where its much-needed ...

2019-02-14 17:35 open_in_new
More than a quarter of us still enjoy a weekly roast dinner, according to David Wilson Homes survey

It’s traditionally a time of the week when the whole family can sit down together and enjoy good food and plenty of conversation. But how many of us still enjoy a Sunday roast dinner?

Five star housebuilder David Wilson Homes, which is bringing new homes to Exeter ...

2019-02-14 12:20 open_in_new