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Polar Adventurer Connects South West businesses and young people

A West Country based Polar Adventurer is inviting businesses to join LiketoBe, the digital networking platform designed to inspire young people by offering them ‘real world’ career advice.

Following the online platform’s successful inception, the initiative is now set to launch, ...

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Exeter locals celebrate IKEA's upcoming opening with the Big Cream Tea Break

Home furnishings retailer, IKEA, yesterday hosted its own unique take on a Devonshire tradition – the cream tea. The event came as part of IKEA’s “Wonderful Everyday Tour”, a series of ten exciting mini-events and installations designed to surprise and delight the people of Exeter and ...

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Exeter Homes Trust unveils plans for remodelling of historic Almshouses

Exeter Homes Trust has unveiled plans for improvement work to the historic Atwill Palmer Almshouses, in Exeter’s New North Road

The 3 180-year-old Victorian buildings contain 24 one-bedroom apartments, arranged over 2 floors. The remodelling work will provide residents with updated and ...

yesterday 14:11 open_in_new
BBC World News editor heads up new media degree 'she'd have signed-up for'

Lisette Johnston, the new Head of School at ScreenSpace is at the forefront of a new industrial revolution.

For her new role at ScreenSpace, (part of MetFilm School a specialist university based at Ealing Studios) involves a brand new degree which she hopes will be a ...

yesterday 11:02 open_in_new
Exeter Food Festival reduces single use plastic

The Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink is introducing new ways to reduce single-use plastic at the 2018 event at Exeter Castle and Northernhay Gardens on the early May bank holiday weekend (Saturday 5th- Monday 7th May).

Visitors to the 2018 Exeter Food Festival will be ...

yesterday 11:02 open_in_new
NICEF gives RD&E new ‘Baby Friendly’ seal of approval

The UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative team have given the RD&E’s Maternity and Neonatal services fresh accreditation after a three-day visit to interview parents and staff and review standards.

Both services have held the accolade for several years and recently invited UNICEF back to ...

2018-04-21 20:05 open_in_new
Slow cooker! RSPCA rescue slow worm stuck in barbecue equipment

If you are planning to dig out the barbeque tools and enjoy the sunshine this weekend you may get more than you bargained for!

A woman had a shock when house sitting for friends after she discovered a slow worm wedged in a BBQ tool.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Paul Adams was ...

2018-04-20 17:50 open_in_new
Children’s hospice charity benefits from wheel deal

Shopping for a friend’s birthday present at Princesshay Shopping Centre in Exeter generated a lovely surprise for the giver – a new vehicle worth nearly £24,000.

Gina, 45, a customer service advisor from Exmouth, paid £2 for the Children’s Hospice South West’s charity draw, with ...

2018-04-20 17:50 open_in_new
Supporting Exeter’s hearts with charity information day

Residents in Exeter and the surrounding areas are invited to Cardiomyopathy UK’s awareness raising Information Day on Saturday 28th April 2018 at the Mercure Exeter Rougemount Hotel. .

The charity is encouraging people to come along and meet expert speakers as well as sharing their own ...

2018-04-20 17:50 open_in_new
Devon nurse shortlisted in UK’s top nursing awards

Today, NHS Blood and Transplant specialist nurse Andrew Broderick from Ottery St Mary has been announced as a finalist in the 2018 RCNi Nurse Awards, the UK’s most prestigious nursing accolades. Following the awards’ highest ever number of nominations in its 31 year history, a panel of ...

2018-04-20 02:05 open_in_new
Devonshire Homes extends support for Children’s Hospice South West

Local independent house builder, Devonshire Homes, has announced that it is extending its support of Children’s Hospice South West for a second year, with the pledge of £1,000 to sponsor Barnstaple-based paediatric nurse, Lorraine Langmead. 

Based at Little Bridge House in Fremington, ...

2018-04-20 01:02 open_in_new
How to take your hobbies and Interests to the next level

A hobby by definition is an activity which is done regularly for pleasure. It is something people turn to when they are stressed or tense, when they need to relax, and it is something they love. Quite often, a hobby turns into a passion, where enthusiasts spend their spare time and their ...

2018-04-20 01:02 open_in_new
Countdown to the Exeter Really Big Quiz 2018

Exeter-based chartered accountancy firm Simpkins Edwards is challenging businesses across Exeter and Devon to take part in its 15th annual Really Big Quiz. Last year, the quiz raised over £7,600 for the Lord Mayor’s charity and plans are well underway to make this year’s event bigger and ...

2018-04-19 17:41 open_in_new
Police warning following East Devon burglaries

Police in East Devon have issued a warning to the public following a number of burglaries in the area.

An investigation is underway following six burglaries in the Sidmouth area since February, all of which have similar methods of entry.

Detective Constable Matt Burnell, said: ...

2018-04-19 16:38 open_in_new
Take on a Tri to support young Deaf lives

Exeter Deaf Academy is delighted to partner with local Devon based Sportiva Events, to support the new Adult and Junior Triathlon events coming to Exmouth on Sunday 20 May.

The event is open to all from 8 years upwards, starting from Exmouth Rugby Club. The adult races include a ...

2018-04-19 14:32 open_in_new
Wartime hospital past of Exeter landmark building commemorated

The First World War hospital past of one of Exeter’s landmark buildings and the contribution of doctors and nurses who worked there will be commemorated.

Reed Hall, then called Streatham Hall, housed injured soldiers between 1917 and 1919. It was one of the city’s seven temporary ...

2018-04-18 17:32 open_in_new
Exeter joins movement for Fair Trade Fashion

Campaigners in Exeter are organising a week of events to raise awareness of the need for a more sustainable and ethical clothes manufacturing industry, as part of a global movement to wipe out human exploitation, waste, and environmental damage.

Fashion Revolution Week takes place from ...

2018-04-18 17:32 open_in_new
Police appeal after burglars break into Exeter home

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Exeter.

The incident happened on Friday 30 March between the hours of 4pm and 8.30pm at a residential property on Blackboy Road.

The offender used a brick to smash a ground floor window and gain access to the property. A ...

2018-04-18 12:17 open_in_new
Hustings for Exeter City Council elections

Candidates from the Labour, Conservative, Green and Liberal Democrat parties will put their case and respond to questions from the audience at a Hustings for the City Council Elections in May.

The Hustings starts at 7pm on Thursday April 19th at Exeter Community Centre, St Davids' Hill and ...

2018-04-17 18:26 open_in_new
Make a difference at Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo is holding two volunteering open days on Sunday 22 and Wednesday 25 April, from 12 noon until 3pm, for anyone who would like to find out more about getting involved at the property.

This is the most exciting time in the history of Castle Drogo since its initial construction. ...

2018-04-17 15:17 open_in_new
£2m funding boost for rural communities to restore historic buildings

A new grant scheme is being piloted this year in five National Parks, offering funding for land managers to restore their historic farm buildings.

The Historic Building Restoration Grant is being piloted in Dartmoor, Lake District, Northumberland, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National ...

2018-04-16 16:11 open_in_new