The Exeter Daily

Great outdoors group gains housebuilder's support

A Dartmoor project that gets youngsters out into the great outdoors is set to get off the ground thanks to a cash influx from a Cornwall housebuilder.

Persimmon Homes Cornwall has backed Clearbrook Wild Child with a £500 donation courtesy of Community Champions, a monthly scheme that ...

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Chiefs charity says 'Thanks A Million'!

A charity set up just six years ago to help promote the local community and the vision of people who and work there is today celebrating raising the sum of £1m.

Put together back in 2011 by three rugby directors and three local businessmen, the Exeter Foundation is a city-based charity ...

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Three more Chiefs players agree new deals

Rob Baxter’s forward planning for next season and beyond is continuing with the news that three more of his Exeter Chiefs squad have today agreed new contracts with the Avive Premiership club.

Just days after confirming that front-row trio Shaun Malton, Ben Moon and Carl Rimmer had all ...

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Antiques taken in East Devon burglary

Police have released images of a number of antiques stolen during a burglary at a property in Colyton.

The incident took place at an unoccupied property in Gullyshoot, Colyton, East Devon, between 1st and 3rd February.

The following distinctive antique pieces stolen.

Silver ...

2017-02-25 20:43 open_in_new
Have your say on new measures to help bats

People are invited to have their say on new measures aimed at giving greater protections to one of the rarest and most threatened species living in Teignbridge.

Teignbridge is encouraging people to comment on a document that looks at preserving bat flyways where different developments are ...

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Devon’s Community Composting groups set for reprieve

Measures aimed at softening the impact of proposed changes to the amount the authority pays community groups to compost, will be recommended to Devon County Council’s Cabinet.

A consultation held last year included proposals to reduce the discretionary community composting credit rate, ...

2017-02-24 19:21 open_in_new
Tesco Extra Exeter Vale and Elvis help coffee club celebrate anniversary

A popular coffee club is to celebrate its sixth anniversary with the King of Rock and Roll, thanks to Tesco Extra Exeter Vale.

Countess Wear Coffee Club, based at the 100 Club, Wear Barton Road, Exeter, has become a key part of the local community.

Tesco Extra Exeter Vale marked ...

2017-02-24 19:21 open_in_new
‘Fatal four’ traffic offences targeted in Exeter and East Devon

On Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th February 2017, officers from the Alliance Road Policing Team (RPT) of Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police took part in an intensive roads policing operation, one of a series dubbed Allied Wolf.

The intention of Allied Wolf is to deter and disrupt ...

2017-02-24 19:21 open_in_new
Local firms and Miss Devon support children to make healthy choices

Reed Hall, Exeter University was the perfect setting for Life Education Wessex's very first fundraising event in Devon to help raise funds to support health, wellbeing and drug prevention education for children in primary schools across the county.

The event was hosted by Travelling Trends ...

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Countryside service announced as Exeter Living Award finalists

East Devon District Council's Countryside team is delighted to announce that it has made it to the finals of the Exeter Living Awards in the Leisure and Tourism category.

The team, which manages ten nature reserves across East Devon, including the flagship site at Seaton Wetlands, is ...

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Share your views on the future of Greater Exeter

People are being invited to share their views about the future of the Greater Exeter area and the key issues that need to be addressed.

The comments received will help to inform a new joint plan that will identify the housing, jobs and infrastructure needs across the four districts in ...

2017-02-23 19:05 open_in_new
Artists invited to submit ideas for Street LAB commissions

Exeter Phoenix and Blind Ditch are offering two £1,000 commissions to develop itinerant new work for new project Street LAB, a micro-festival of live art busking hitting the streets of the city during Art Week Exeter (13 – 21 May 2017).

The festival organisers are looking for ...

2017-02-23 19:05 open_in_new
Shaldon Bridge to be raised annually

Shaldon Bridge is set to be raised once a year to ensure that the recently refurbished structure remains operational and to allow essential maintenance.

Last Friday (February 17) Devon County Council contractors, under the direction of the authority’s Bridges Team, successfully completed ...

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Next generation of construction specialists at Exeter College visit innovative development

The next generation of construction specialists studying at Exeter College had a behind-the-scenes tour of an innovative low energy building project.

Seventeen first-year students studying for their Construction and the Built Environment BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma visited the ...

2017-02-23 14:37 open_in_new
Fourth successive year of growth at Exeter Airport

Exeter Airport has notched up its fourth successive year of growth in 2016 with passenger numbers up to 847,372.

Latest CAA figures show that 25,583 more passengers used Exeter last year, up 3% on the year before. The figures include the airport’s best August in eight years, when more ...

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Wildlife gardening at Cranbrook this weekend

Cranbrook Country Park is hosting a wildlife gardening session this Saturday morning, February 25.

The session will take place between 10am and 12pm; families are invited to take part in building homes for the wildlife in the area.

Children will have the opportunity to create bird ...

2017-02-23 14:37 open_in_new
Plans to close Exeter Bus Station temporarily on hold

EXETER City Council has revealed that it is putting plans to close Exeter Bus Station temporarily on hold.

The council said it needs more time before appointing contractors to create its part of a major new redevelopment at the bus station site.

It had planned to start construction ...

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Citizens Advice Exeter marks national Student Volunteering Week

Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, is using Student Volunteering Week (20 - 26 February) to thank their student volunteers who gave their time to the local charity over the last 12 months.

Citizens Advice student volunteers support people at the charity’s reception, in ...

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New contracts for Chiefs trio

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has spoken of his delight after three of his current squad today put pen to paper on new deals with the Aviva Premiership club.

Props Ben Moon (top right) and Carl Rimmer (main picture), together with hooker Shaun Malton, have all agreed terms to extend ...

2017-02-23 10:13 open_in_new
WARNING over strong winds as Storm Doris hits

Some very strong winds are expected today (Thursday) in association with storm Doris with gusts of 60-70 mph likely, and 70-80 mph on coasts and hills.

Whilst the strongest winds look to be only short-lived, damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption ...

2017-02-23 10:13 open_in_new
East Devon wildlife shortlisted for national countryside award

Farmers in East Devon are being praised for their “stellar effort” in helping the endangered Cirl Bunting to increase its population in Devon tenfold in the past 25 years.

Now, the initiative has been shortlisted for the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards in the Wildlife Success Stories ...

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