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Tips For Planning Your Next Long Weekend

Long weekends feel as though they never come around often enough, and they’re always over too soon. When they do roll around, however, it’s vital to make the most of them and to cross your fingers for some gloriously warm weather. If you’re stuck in a bit of a rut when it comes to the ...

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Exeter College opens new £2.4m gym and dance studio

Exeter College has officially opened its new £2.4 million Gym and Dance Studio – a ‘world class’ space to inspire the next generation. 

The new Gym and Dance Studio features a ‘New York’-style glass fronted Dance Studio – creating an inspirational environment for dance and ...

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Winners announced for Bicton College’s Pride of Devon Awards

The winners of this year’s Bicton College’s Pride of Devon Awards have been announced at a special awards ceremony on Friday 17 May.  Taking place in the prestigious vice presidents’ pavilion at the Devon County Show, the evening saw fourteen previously unsung heroes celebrated ...

2019-05-24 18:54 open_in_new
The best places in the UK for a summer holiday

Planning a summer vacation but thinking of staying in the UK? This can be a great way to save money, and there are many fantastic places all over the UK that are perfect for a summer vacation. While it may not be as glamorous as jetting off somewhere exotic, staying in the UK is much cheaper ...

2019-05-24 11:33 open_in_new
Accessible days out for the whole family

As anyone with a wheelchair knows, planning your day out with the family takes a little extra forward planning. Luckily, there’s some amazing and inspiring places, from museums to wildlife parks, that welcome everyone, ensuring the whole family enjoys a day to remember.

Albert Dock, ...

2019-05-24 11:33 open_in_new
IKEA, Nationwide, Exeter Foodbank

Exeter Foodbank is proud to join companies such as IKEA and Nationwide in becoming an accredited Living Wage* employer.

The Real Living Wage – in contrast to the National Living Wage, which by law must be paid to all employees aged 25 or over – is the only wage rate determined by what ...

2019-05-24 09:27 open_in_new
Barratt in Exeter supports apprenticeships with marketing appointment

Five star housebuilder Barratt Developments has appointed a new marketing apprentice in Exeter as part of expansion plans in the south west.

Finlay McBay has joined the Exeter-based team which looks after Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes in the region.

The 19 year old who lives ...

2019-05-23 18:45 open_in_new
Trust strengthens international conservation links

Staff from a South West conservation charity have been on a 12,000-mile round trip to help secure the future of a strange nocturnal mammal.

Animal experts John Meek (Newquay Zoo Curator) and Owen Taylor (Paignton Zoo Head Keeper of Mammals) and scientist Dr Andrew Bowkett (Wild Planet ...

2019-05-23 18:45 open_in_new
Exeter Bingo Employees Rewarded for Bravery

Two Mecca Bingo Exeter employees have been recognised for their quick thinking and bravery this week at the Exeter Historic Guildhall.

Operations Manager Simon Hampson and Team Leader Jane Densham were at work in the North Street bingo club on 21 July 2018 when they noticed a fire in the ...

2019-05-23 18:45 open_in_new
New appointment bolsters housebuilders’ presence in south west

Barratt Developments, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes is cementing its commitment to creating new homes across the south west, by appointing a new land director.

David Matthews will be based in Exeter and responsible for land acquisition - allowing the five star ...

2019-05-23 10:20 open_in_new
3 Tips to Start Boiler Repair and Cleaning Business

LFolks who want to start their own business should take boiler repair and cleaning business into account. This business is perfect for entrepreneurial mindsets as the profit margin is very high. Also, the work is not very hectic or complex. So, in every aspect, it can be a good option if you are ...

2019-05-23 01:56 open_in_new
Visit The Donkey Sanctuary this May half term, for a week packed full of family fun.

The Donkey Sanctuary has a packed week of fun and activities this May half term, as it continues its Golden Anniversary celebrations.

The Spring Family Dog Show, held on Sunday 26 May, is bound to be popular with families and their canine pals alike. It promises to have something for ...

2019-05-22 17:32 open_in_new
Do You Need Taxi Insurance to Work as a Cab Driver?

There are lots of reasons to envy taxi drivers. Driving a taxi is an incredibly liberating experience, and it is a job that offers flexible hours and potentially excellent pay. Even with the rise of Uber, there are still lots of people looking to get into the role of a traditional taxi driver, ...

2019-05-21 16:20 open_in_new
Have your say about NHS waiting times at Exeter event

Patients can have their say on waiting for NHS treatment as part of new Exeter research which could influence health policy.

Members of the public are invited to take part in a workshop, held as part of a study examining how waiting for medical treatment is connected to people’s anxiety ...

2019-05-21 12:08 open_in_new
On the CILEx Awards shortlist

All three nominations put forward for The Family Law Company have made the shortlist for this year’s CILEx Awards. 

These national awards serve to recognise individuals and firms that provide the highest quality of service and those that show a commitment to encouraging people from ...

2019-05-21 12:08 open_in_new
Donkeys take centre stage at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Donkey Sanctuary has opened its Artisan Garden with a pair of donkeys at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Travelling from their Guardian home at Mudchute Park and Farm on the Isle of Dogs, Skooby and Harley stood calmly, demonstrating ‘Why Donkeys Matter’.

The garden ...

2019-05-20 20:23 open_in_new
Exeter Chamber of Commerce launches new survey on the successes and challenges of Exeter businesses

Exeter Chamber of Commerce has launched a new survey to study the successes and challenges of Exeter businesses. The survey will provide greater insight into the reality of running a business in the Greater Exeter area and celebrate business achievements

Businesses operating in the ...

2019-05-20 13:02 open_in_new
Hospiscare's Twilight Walk: Di & Sammi Rosser's Story

In 2016, Di & Sammi Rosser took part in the Twilight Walk simply because it sounded like a fun event and they felt that Hospiscare was a charity worth supporting. They could never have imagined two years later they would be walking in memory, having placed a photo of their much loved husband ...

2019-05-18 00:02 open_in_new
Lightfoot launches sustainable driving technology at UK’s largest motor show

Devon-based Lightfoot has this week launched its revolutionary connected car and driver rewards platform - widely recognised as the “Fitbit for cars” - to thousands of motorists at the UK’s largest motor show, the London Motor & Tech Show (16-19 May).

Showcasing its cutting-edge ...

2019-05-17 19:50 open_in_new
Lord Mayor thanks Exeter Philharmonic Choir for its fundraising

Members of Exeter Philharmonic Choir, which has recently raised money for the Lord Mayor's charity SSAFA Devon, attended a special reception and cheque presentation at the city’s Guildhall last week.

The event was to thank all the organisations who have contributed to a grand total of ...

2019-05-17 19:50 open_in_new
Make a date to get closer to farming

On Sunday 9th June, farms across the country are opening their gates and inviting the public to come and find out more about farming and what farmers do. LEAF Open Farm Sunday has now been running for 14 years, offering a wonderful opportunity for visitors to get closer to farming and to the ...

2019-05-17 14:35 open_in_new