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Exeter student hailed as “the next Spielberg” 

A University of Exeter student is already making a big impact in the film industry as the UK’s youngest feature film director, with an acclaimed film critic labelling him as “the next Steven Spielberg.”

At 18 years-old, second year history student, Elliott Hasler, is currently the ...

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Paramedics remind people to #choosewell this Bank Holiday

Paramedics at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) are reminding people to use the service wisely this August bank holiday as the ambulance service is expected to be very busy. 

The Trust is expecting more than 10,690 incidents over the bank holiday four-day ...

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Exeter College hosts Celebration of Vocational Learners

Exeter College’s vocational students joined together to celebrate their achievements in a garden party held at the college’s Hele Road campus.

Vocational and technical qualifications offer a more practical and applied style of study and are offered by a range of awarding bodies but ...

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Closure of Esplanade in September will allow vital flood defence work to take place in Exmouth

Exmouth's £12 million tidal defence scheme continues to make good progress

Construction of the new £12 million tidal defence scheme at Exmouth is on track to significantly reduce flooding to 1,800 properties in the Devon town.

In September there will be more activity along the sea ...

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Tips on how to ensure you’re shopping safely online

The worldwide web has entirely revolutionised the way that we shopped. Once upon a time, we had to venture out for food and fashion alike, but these times are no more. Nowadays you can virtually stroll up and down the aisles of your local Tesco and browse, or look at the local high street ...

2019-08-22 18:50 open_in_new
Residents invited to find out more ahead of new Dawlish sea wall work restarting

Residents are invited to a drop-in session in Dawlish, Devon, to update them ahead of work restarting on the new sea wall which will help protect the town and the railway from extreme weather and rising sea levels for generations to come.

Network Rail will restart work on 9 September on ...

2019-08-22 02:02 open_in_new
Zoo plans Duchess memorial

The matriarch of Paignton Zoo died at the age of 49. Born in 1970, she came to Paignton Zoo in 1977 and for many years lived with female Asian elephant Gay. Duchess collapsed in her enclosure on Sunday 14th July and had to be put to sleep.

Zoo spokesperson Phil Knowling said: “The ...

2019-08-22 02:02 open_in_new
How to plan your life after retirement

Life after retirement isn’t something that everyone thinks about. However, it would be a natural response for those who are closer to retirement to think about it more often. There are serious decisions that you’re going to have to make such as how much you’re going to live on every month ...

2019-08-21 17:38 open_in_new
Popular moorland path gets £20,000 funding boost

The Nun's Cross Path repair scheme has been given a £20,000 boost thanks to a generous contribution by the British Mountaineering Council's (BMC) Access and Conservation Trust.

Dartmoor National Park secured the funds through the BMC's Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign to ...

2019-08-21 12:23 open_in_new
Litter picking gear available to community groups and individuals

Communities and individuals are being offered the opportunity to tidy up their neighbourhoods using litter-pickers, gloves and equipment supplied by the Tidy Exeter Group.

The City Council secured the funding from the government and supplied the group with money to buy the equipment and ...

2019-08-21 02:56 open_in_new
Drivers put on bay watch as Devon park goes mobile  

Stunning views of a beachside holiday park in Devon can now being glimpsed from highways and by-ways across Britain, thanks to an unusual publicity drive which has just got into gear.

Ladram Bay Holiday Park near Budleigh Salterton in East Devon has transformed a 43-foot long lorry into a ...

2019-08-21 02:56 open_in_new
Co Bikes are coming back to Exeter this month

Co Bikes, the UK’s first electric on-street bike hire scheme, has announced it is returning to Exeter this month with just under new 100 bikes rolling out to 14 stations located around the city.

From 23 August, in order to test the new bikes, updated app and bike station infrastructure, ...

2019-08-21 02:56 open_in_new
Estuary town shows its community spirit on special weekend

One of the area’s liveliest towns is set to show exactly why it’s such a great community in a special weekend next month.

Topsham, the estuary town on the edge of Exeter, is holding their first Join The Club! Long Weekend with events on September 5th, 7th and 8th.

Topsham – ...

2019-08-20 18:32 open_in_new
Cranbrook plan submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination

East Devon District Council has submitted the Cranbrook Plan, including supporting evidence and consultation responses, to the Secretary of State for examination.

The Cranbrook Plan will sit alongside the East Devon Local Plan and will shape the future development of the town at Cranbrook. ...

2019-08-20 03:50 open_in_new
Sci-Fi extravaganza returns for Torbay Children’s Week

All things Sci-Fi will be celebrated on Saturday 24 August, as Sci-fi day returns to Paignton Green.

The day will showcase an impressive range of cars and costumes from popular films including Transformers, Batman, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Disney Pixar’s Cars and many ...

2019-08-19 16:17 open_in_new
Community charity launches new trading arm LOVE Devon

LOVE Devon has been officially launched as the new trading arm of the independent community development charity Devon Communities Together following a successful two-year campaign. 

LOVE Devon was set up in 2017 to raise awareness of the work of Devon Communities Together which makes a ...

2019-08-19 01:35 open_in_new
Two weeks to go until the 20th annual Michelmores 5k Charity Run

On Thursday 5 September, the Michelmores 5k Charity Run will take place on Exeter's Cathedral Green, with over 1000 runners taking part to raise money for a great cause.

The 5k Charity Run is the South West's largest corporate running event and has raised over £300,000 for local charities ...

2019-08-19 01:35 open_in_new
How to find the top online payday loans

In life, accidents, emergencies, and rainy days are bound to happen. You may find yourself in a situation where you need money in a pinch.

There are always unexpected emergencies that come up in life and it’s good to know you have a lifeline if you need it.

This is where a payday ...

2019-08-18 18:14 open_in_new
Budget-friendly borrowing: How installment loans can help when money is tight

Nearly one-third of British workers report living paycheck to paycheck.

Does this sound familiar to you? Would one emergency totally derail your finances and leave you without enough money to pay your bills and care for your family?

If you're in the middle of a financial emergency ...

2019-08-16 02:11 open_in_new
New survey reveals the positive impact cycling has on a child's mental wellbeing

Cycling as a family helps to improve children’s mental health, say parents in south west England.

Over half (54%) of parents in the region say family bike rides improve their child’s self-confidence, increases alertness and relieves stress, according to a survey by The Bikeability ...

2019-08-16 02:11 open_in_new
Budget-friendly borrowing: How installment loans can help when money is tight Tight

Nearly one-third of British workers report living paycheck to paycheck.

Does this sound familiar to you? Would one emergency totally derail your finances and leave you without enough money to pay your bills and care for your family?

If you're in the middle of a financial emergency ...

2019-08-16 01:08 open_in_new