The Exeter Daily

Calling Exeter to Walk All Over Cancer

WHAT started out as a challenge to get moving, lose weight and spend more time off the sofa, led to a month of self-discovery and 10,000 steps in 10 different parts of the country for Devon worker Andrea East.

Andrea from Exeter is now urging people to step up to Cancer Research UK’s ...

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Take nothing for granted says Tis

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale has told his players to take nothing for granted when they take on Blackpool in the League Two play-off final on Sunday.

The Grecians secured a spot in the final by scoring a 95th-minute winner against Carlisle United at St James Park on Thursday, May 18, ...

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Further overnight closure of Bridge Road

Bridge Road in Exeter is due to be closed overnight on Monday 5 June for ongoing improvement work.

The road will be closed from 8:30pm and will re-open by 5:30am the following day.

The diversion route will be signed via Topsham Road, Alphington Road, Marsh Barton and the A379 and ...

2017-05-26 22:43 open_in_new
Heavitree paddling pools closed as safety precaution

The City Council has apologised to users of its paddling pools in Heavitree after having to close them to carry out essential maintenance work.

The paddling pools in Heavitree Pleasure Ground have had to close after reports of a number of children slipping on the newly painted ...

2017-05-26 22:43 open_in_new
Playtech to launch new live casino studio

A while ago, PlayTech, which prides itself for being the top casino software provider in the world, announced that it would be launching its newest and largest live casino studio. The new facility is located at the center of Riga, which is also the capital of Latvia.

However, it is also ...

2017-05-25 18:07 open_in_new
Exeter University student's bid for Miss England crown

Vivienne Riley, a Masters student at Exeter University, is hoping to shine when she takes part in the Miss England semi-finals of the 4th June, at Kelham Hall in Newark.

Vivienne, who is also works as an assistant manager hopes to dispel some of the stereotypes and myths surrounding beauty ...

2017-05-25 14:49 open_in_new
#2 minute litter pick returns to Dartmoor

Join Dartmoor Rangers Ella Briens and Andrea Roberts on the Dartmoor version of the successful global litter campaign #2 minute beach clean.

Bude resident, Martin Dorey, started #2 minute beach clean after becoming frustrated by the amount of litter on our beautiful south west beaches. His ...

2017-05-25 00:31 open_in_new
French orchestra to perform in Exeter and Crediton

An orchestra from Crediton’s twin town in Normandy will be performing in Devon for the first time this weekend.

The 42-strong Avranches Orchestra, featuring musicians aged from 11 to 68, will be playing at the Mint Methodist Church in Exeter on Friday (7.30pm).

The concert will ...

2017-05-25 00:31 open_in_new
Public urged to be alert but not alarmed

Devon and Cornwall Police have asked the public to be alert but not alarmed in the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack.

Deputy Chief Constable James Vaughan said: “As part of the ongoing investigations into the terrorist incident in Manchester on Monday night; the Prime Minister ...

2017-05-25 00:31 open_in_new
Exeter University student's bid for Miss England

Vivienne Riley, a Masters student at Exeter University, is hoping to shine when she takes part in the Miss England semi-finals of the 4th June, at Kelham Hall in Newark.

Vivienne, who is also works as an assistant manager hopes to dispel some of the stereotypes and myths surrounding beauty ...

2017-05-25 00:31 open_in_new
Play area revamped with help from the Exeter Foundation

A play area on the outskirts of Exeter has been refurbished with help from the Exeter Foundation.

£5,000 was donated towards upgrading the children’s play area in Exton, with new equipment including a multi-play unit and swings. The existing play area was becoming unsafe and the ...

2017-05-24 14:37 open_in_new
Plans in place for victory parades should Exeter teams triumph

Exeter is gearing up for a weekend of sporting celebration as two of its teams prepare for Finals at Twickenham and Wembley.

Exeter City Council has thrown its support behind the Chiefs and the Grecians and has put in place plans for open-top bus parades and civic receptions next week ...

2017-05-24 10:13 open_in_new
Fifty plus and feeling fit? Join the MCS beach clean!

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the UK's leading marine charity, is looking to hook up people over 50 with their first ever MCS beach clean.

The charity is running a clean up for over 50's at Exmouth Beach on Sunday June 4th. It's specifically aimed at people who were born in 1967 ...

2017-05-24 10:13 open_in_new
Blooming brilliant result for Exeter florist

Tina Parkes of the Academy of Floral Art near Exeter has triumphed at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, winning a prestigious Gold medal in the RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year competition.

As a British, Dutch and US Master Florist and now with an RHS Chelsea Gold medal to her credit, Tina is ...

2017-05-23 14:17 open_in_new
Teignbridge retains Blue Flag and Seaside Awards

Teignbridge’s beaches have once again been recognised for being among the best in the UK following the annual Blue Flag and Seaside Awards, run by Keep Britain Tidy.

Dawlish Warren has been awarded Blue Flag status for the 19th year running and Teignmouth Town Beach, Coryton Cove at ...

2017-05-23 09:53 open_in_new
New to the world of VPN? Some fascinating facts to get you going!

Everyone is talking about VPNs- whether you use them for work, pleasure, or privacy- VPNs are at the forefront of our browsing experiences. But how much do you really know about them? With so much information flitting around about them, and many people being downright confused about what they ...

2017-05-23 09:53 open_in_new
Olympic star launches SW Youth Games

Olympic medallist Heather Fell has fired the starter pistol in the race to compete at the 2017 South West Youth Games.

The former international Modern Pentathlete, who won silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics joined around 50 youngsters at the Teignbridge Hockey Trials at South Dartmoor ...

2017-05-22 21:47 open_in_new
A right Royal 122nd Devon County Show

Devon came out in force for the 122nd Devon County Show which ended yesterday (Saturday). Crowds flocked to Westpoint showground near Exeter to be part of the county’s largest annual event. Among the visitors was HRH The Countess of Wessex who gave this year’s Devon County Show a ...

2017-05-22 10:47 open_in_new
Exeter University academics help to create hay fever map of Britain

A hay fever map of Britain – with the first ever guide to the location of plants in the UK that can trigger the allergy - has been produced to help sufferers cope, and warn them which ‘hotspots’ to avoid.

Academics at the University of Exeter’s Medical School have produced new, ...

2017-05-20 09:17 open_in_new
Wellbeing Reading win for Cranbrook Library

Residents of Cranbrook can now borrow a range of new books that support adult mental wellbeing from the town’s library, all of which have been paid for by the Cranbrook Healthy Town scheme.

The thirty new ‘Reading Well Books’ have been bought by Cranbrook Healthy Town and are part of ...

2017-05-20 09:17 open_in_new
The Lady Boys of Bangkok to perform in Exeter

Hotter, cheekier and funnier than ever, touring cabaret show The Lady Boys of Bangkok bring their lavish new production Who Runs the World! to Exeter next month.

Elections and referendums may come and go, but in the stakes for the best party night out in town, there’s no doubt where the ...

2017-05-19 23:21 open_in_new