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 ‘Spooktacular’ Half-Term Tricks and Treats at The Donkey Sanctuary

Have a scream this Halloween by exploring the Donkey Trick or Treat Trial and try your hand at Pumpkin Carving at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth.

When: Saturday 19 October - Sunday 3 November (9am – 5pm)

Where: The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

What: Have ...

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Sea change for women in water sports

The Teignmouth-based company and the regional variation of the UK’s viral #ThisGirlCan campaign are encouraging more women on the water by offering ladies-only half price taster sessions in sailing. 

According to Sport England, there are 62% more men than women taking part in regular ...

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County Council Reuse Officer wins national award for 'outstanding contribution to recycling

Devon County Council’s Reuse Project Officer Catherine Causley has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to recycling at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

Catherine was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Recycling Award 2019 at the recent annual Local Authority ...

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Electric car charge points to be installed in East Devon car parks

A two-year £1.3m joint project to install at least 25 electric vehicle charge points for public use in car parks across Devon begins in October 2019

Once complete the Devon Low-carbon Energy & Transport Technology Innovator (DELETTI) programme will prevent more than 300 tonnes of ...

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HD Mirror Cam

Buying the HD mirror cam has become mandatory in the times of rising road crimes and safety issues. They help in keeping track of an unpleasant event that has happened recently. Furthermore, if you are a traveler and tend to keep a record of each and every adventure of yours then HD mirror ...

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Love playing the lottery? These are the local causes that benefit

More than 32 million UK adults play the lottery every week. That’s an incredible 70 percent of the adult population. There’s plenty said about the popularity of casino games and sports betting in the online age, but the lottery remains far and away the most popular form of ...

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Volunteers needed in Exeter for Christmas food collection

Leading charities the Trussell Trust and FareShare are appealing to people in Exeter to volunteer to help in the UK’s biggest food collection for people in need.

From 21-23 November, the two charities will be collecting food in Exeter’s Tesco stores during the annual Tesco Food ...

2019-10-12 01:20 open_in_new
RD&E nurse receives prestigious award in recognition of major contributions to patients

A cancer nurse at the RD&E has received one of the country’s top nursing awards for her contributions in improving patient care.

Tina Grose, Lead Cancer Nurse at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, has received a prestigious Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Silver Award by ...

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Budleigh Salterton's new £150k skate park to be officially opened

On 25 October 2019, from 12pm, East Devon District Council will be hosting the official opening of its new £150,000 concrete skate park in Lime Kiln car park in Budleigh Salterton.

The event will be managed by the council’s skate park designer and contractor, Maverick Industries Ltd. ...

2019-10-11 17:59 open_in_new
Dr Nigel Acheson becomes new patron of FORCE

Dr Nigel Acheson is the new Patron of Exeter-based FORCE Cancer Charity.

He becomes only its fourth patron after former diplomat Sir Anthony Parsons, FORCE co-founder Chris Rowland and Martin Cooper, the former Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust Medical Director who died last ...

2019-10-11 02:14 open_in_new
Devon County Council becomes first SW council to sign the local authority declaration on healthy weight

Devon County Council has become the first council in the South West to sign a Local Government Declaration to promote healthy weight across the county through improved food and drink provision.

Devon County Council Cabinet member for Public Health, Roger Croad, signed the declaration in ...

2019-10-11 02:14 open_in_new
On the wing: in celebration of the feather

Paignton Zoo bird keeper Lisa Jones freely admits that she has an interest that borders on obsession. She’s fascinated by feathers.

“During the summer months, lots of birds at Paignton Zoo start to moult… I think feathers are among the natural world’s most incredible adaptations. ...

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Exeter gets ready for Great West Run this weekend

More than 2,500 runners are preparing to pound the streets of Exeter this weekend, for the city’s 35th Great West Run and Activate events.

Amongst the participants are those running for charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, FORCE, Children’s Hospice South West and Hospiscare. ...

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Public voting opens for new reading scheme for children in Devon

Libraries Unlimited, the charity that runs Devon and Torbay’s libraries, has plans to develop an engaging new reading initiative for the county’s youngsters, and they need your help.

Libraries Unlimited has been named as one of three finalists in the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant ...

2019-10-11 02:14 open_in_new
Flamingos tickled pink by revamped exhibit 

Flamingos at the Oakland Zoo are at their flamboyant best thanks to scientists at the University of Exeter.

Keepers at the Oakland Zoo in California wanted to know more about the activity of their flamingos because they seemed quiet and didn’t appear to be venturing into their pool very ...

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Shaun the Sheep is on the run this Halloween at Haldon Forest Park

Join Haldon Forest Park this Halloween for a Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Run!

To celebrate Aardman’s new film A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, in cinemas 18 October, Shaun the Sheep welcomes all the family to enjoy this spooktacular 3km glow run on 30 October.

The route ...

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Exeter care home residents lost in music for BBC Music Day

Residents at RMBI Care Co. Home Cadogan Court in Exeter have been lost in music as part of BBC Music Day.

The residents, in their 80s and 90s, enjoyed a lively dance party organised by staff at the Home at the start of the week. Some got up and danced, while others just tapped their ...

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‘Great West’ can lead world in tackling climate change

The ‘Great West’ can lead the world in efforts to tackle climate change.

That is the view of climate change researchers who say the region is now home to more expertise in this field than anywhere on the planet.

The GW4 Alliance of top universities – Bath, Bristol, Cardiff ...

2019-10-10 03:08 open_in_new
Exeter church believes God wants to heal you

Those in need of healing across Devon are invited to a special two day event where you have an opportunity to be prayed for. 

Rediscover Church, based in Northernhay Street, Exeter, is hosting ‘Nothing is Impossible’ on Friday 11thand Saturday 12th October, 7.30pm nightly, where ...

2019-10-10 03:08 open_in_new
Ann Cleeves to become Patron of the Crediton Community Bookshop

The Crediton Community Bookshop is delighted to announce that bestselling crime writer Ann Cleeves is to become their patron.

The Crediton Community Bookshop was conceived in 2012 and launched the following year. At its heart the innovative project is not only a place to buy books but an ...

2019-10-10 02:05 open_in_new
Exeter gets ready for Great West Run this weekend

More than 2,500 runners are preparing to pound the streets of Exeter this weekend, for the city’s 35th Great West Run and Activate events.

Amongst the participants are those running for charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, FORCE, Children’s Hospice South West and Hospiscare. ...

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