The Exeter Daily

First production for new theatre group

And it’s a show of firsts, with it being the first major performance in The Venue, the brand new 400-seat theatre at Uffculme School, and a first leading role for talented nine-year-old Eva Green who plays the title character.

The youth theatre group, which was formed earlier this year, ...

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Exeter Data Mill launches

New data made available to businesses and citizens in Exeter could help provide the answers to tackle a number of key challenges facing the city in years to come.

Exeter City Council today (Friday 17 November) launched the Exeter Data Mill, a new open data platform developed in ...

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Three arrested following drugs warrant in Exeter

On Thursday 15th November, police from Exeter CID executed a Misuse of Drugs Acts (MUDA) warrant at the Spice Island Restaurant, on Magdalen Street, Exeter.

Police discovered multiple grows and a substantial amount of what’s believed cannabis; This plus hydroponic equipment has been ...

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Broadclyst gets new night landing site for Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance will now be able to land safely in Broadclyst at night due to a new community landing site at Broadclyst Recreation Field. New landing site lighting, operated remotely by the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services, has been installed at the Recreation Field to facilitate ...

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Exeter Lib Dems announce by-election candidate

Exeter Liberal Democrats have announced their candidate for the forthcoming City Council by-election in Newtown & St Leonards ward.

Vanessa Newcombe, a prominent local campaigner has been chosen to fight the seat.  Vanessa has 7 years experience on both Exeter City Council and Devon ...

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Police and Crime Commissioner backs North Devon Link Road improvements

Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez has given her full backing to Devon County Council’s bid to improve the north Devon link road.

Ms Hernandez, who is joint national PCC lead on road safety alongside Martin Underhill in Dorset, says she is determined to offer whatever support ...

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Exeter College named best in country for second year in a row

Exeter College has, for a second consecutive year, been placed at the top in an annual league table of colleges published by FE Week, a leading publication focused on the further education sector.

The table was compiled using a points based system, with points awarded against a number of ...

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Rising stars in antibiotic resistance research awarded Industrial Fellowships

Two talented young researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School have been awarded prestigious Industrial Innovation Fellowships by the National Environment Research Council (NERC) for their work on antibiotic resistance and our natural environment.

In World Antibiotic Awareness ...

yesterday 17:13 open_in_new
Speaker confirmed at Charity Christmas Lunch

The speaker at this year’s Wooden Spoon and Exeter Foundation Christmas Lunch has been confirmed as Rugby World Cup 2003 winner Martin Corry.

The two charities have joined forces to deliver the festive event for a second year, which takes place at the home of the Exeter Chiefs, Sandy ...

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East Devon’s bathing waters are the cleanest they have ever been

Defra announces 2017 bathing water quality results – East Devon District Council beaches all classed as ‘Excellent’

For the first time, the bathing waters of all East Devon District Council-owned beaches have been classed as 'Excellent' following stringent testing by the Department ...

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Devon County Show’s 12 days of Christmas

The Devon County Show has rewritten the ‘12 days of Christmas’ to create a unique seasonal gift card.

According to Show organisers, ‘On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a day at the Devon County Show!’

Show favourites including heavy horse, leaping lambs, ...

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Laundered cash will be used to compensate rogue trader victims

One of a pair of convicted rogue builders has been ordered to pay back more than £11,000 of his illegal earnings.

John Carroll, 26, of Cricklade, who is serving 38-months in prison for fraud, and Swansea’s John Rice, 21, who has served a 12 week sentence for money laundering had conned ...

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Chiefs duo set to light up Exeter

Exeter Chiefs duo Jack Nowell and Olly Woodburn are to switch on the city’s festive lights tonight.

England & British Lions star Nowell, together with fellow winger Woodburn, will be the star attractions at the event, which is set to draw thousands of residents and visitors to the ...

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Exeter rugby player cautiously welcomes Zimbabwe military move

Exeter-based rugby player Don Armand has cautiously welcomed military action in Zimbabwe which could see an end to 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe's reign.

Don spent his childhood on a 1,000-acre holding near Harare where is father grew flowers but the family was eventually forced to ...

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Exeter University injects £1.1 billion into economy, generating 11,000 South West jobs

The University of Exeter injects more than £1.17bn into the economy and generates almost 11,000 jobs in the South West, a major new study has revealed.

An analysis of the economic impact of Exeter University found that in 2015-16 it injected £540 million (output) into the economy of the ...

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Last chance to see The Poppies: WAVE in Plymouth

The Poppies: WAVE on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Plymouth Naval Memorial, will be dismantled this Sunday evening, so anyone wishing to see it before it leaves the town should arrive at the display by 5.30pm on Sunday November 19 before it is dismantled for its next destination ...

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Give HIV the finger for National HIV Testing Week 2017

The sexual health teams at The Centre in Exeter and Barnstaple, part of Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, are taking part in National HIV Testing Week, which runs from 18-25 November 2017.

The theme for this year’s National HIV Testing Week is ‘Give HIV the finger’, which ...

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Annual Santa abseil for YMCA Exeter returns

YMCA Exeter’s 8th annual Santa Abseil from Princesshay car park returns once again on Saturday 9th December.

Dressed in Santa suits, local people of Exeter, from amateurs to abseiling veterans, will be challenged to take on the 100ft abseil down Princesshay car park to raise funds and ...

2017-11-15 16:07 open_in_new
Clean sweep for 'excellent' Teignbridge beaches

Swimming spots in Teignbridge have all reached ‘excellent’ bathing water quality standards.

Visitors to Teignbridge will be able to enjoy swimming in cleaner water than ever before thanks to huge strides made to improve water quality.

Teignbridge has welcomed the 2017 results of ...

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World Diabetes Day: Exeter researcher recruits trial participants

A Diabetes expert is recruiting hundreds of people with a recent diagnosis of the disease to an ongoing clinical trial.

This World Diabetes Day, Dr Angus Jones is looking for people who were diagnosed with diabetes in the last year to participate in a clinical trial, with the long-term aim ...

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Community consultation launched to help shape how Cranbrook develops over next 15 years

Following last year’s ‘Issues and Options’ consultation, residents of Cranbrook and neighbouring parishes are being encouraged by East Devon District Council to comment on the ‘Preferred Approach’ to how Devon’s newest town will grow and develop, as part of an 8 week community ...

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