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Police appeal after woman sexually assaulted on train in Exeter

British Transport Police have released a CCTV image following a report of a sexual assault on a train between Digby and Sowton and Exmouth railway station.

The incident happened between 5.45pm and 6.10pm on Friday 27 December. 

A man is reported to have boarded a train at Digby and ...

yesterday 18:23 open_in_new
Severe Weather Protocol activated to encourage rough sleepers to come in out of the cold

With temperatures set to fall over the weekend, Exeter City Council has activated its Severe Weather Protocol (SWEP) and is making available extra accommodation for rough sleepers to come in out of the cold.

The protocol means that the Council works with its partner agencies Julian House, ...

2020-01-17 20:14 open_in_new
Work starts on new Sandy Park Hotel

Work has today officially begun on the new multi-million pound Sandy Park Hotel.

The state-of-the-art hotel is the next stage in the development plans of Exeter's award-winning Sandy Park complex, which is home to Gallagher Premiership Rugby club Exeter Chiefs, and the region's premier ...

2020-01-17 18:08 open_in_new
Devon charity offers free advice to help reduce fuel poverty

With temperatures set to plummet, a Devon charity is urging people to get in touch so that they can help those who are vulnerable reduce their energy bills and save money this winter.

Staff and volunteers from Devon Communities Together areavailable to give free advice to people who need ...

2020-01-17 04:29 open_in_new
National award nomination for Exeter College director

Exeter College’s Director of Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement Mike Blakeley has been shortlisted for a national award in the prestigious Tes FE Awards 2020.  

The awards ceremony is a landmark event in the further education sector as exceptional teachers, learners and ...

2020-01-16 03:17 open_in_new
The salt of the city

Twenty nine years ago, Richard Monk’s employer went bust. Being a surfer at heart, Rich saw no other option than to take over the surf shop in the Exeter arcade. Three years later, he opened a shop at 134 Fore street with a companion in street clothes. Rich brought in the salt, his partner ...

2020-01-16 03:17 open_in_new
Top tips on how to buy a new car

Last year it was reported that the sale of new cars had slipped to a new low. This was the lowest number of sales for new cars in the UK for seven years. However, despite the numbers slipping, cars continue to sell and new ones are constantly hitting the market.

2020 is no exception. ...

2020-01-15 04:05 open_in_new
Learn to cook and help save the planet!

Devon County Council is running a series of free six-week cookery courses to teach residents to cook a range of basic meals while covering the top tips that help reduce food waste at home.

Eight ‘DIY Dinner’ courses will take place in towns across the county during January and February ...

2020-01-14 19:41 open_in_new
Raising money - and smiles - with the RD&E Charity

Patients and staff at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are set to benefit from the RD&E Charity which officially launched yesterday (13 January 2020). The RD&E Charity exists to raise money for a wide range of activities over and above what the NHS is able to provide, ...

2020-01-14 00:47 open_in_new
4 Best Career Choices If You’re an Introvert

If you don’t like spending time with people and feel much more comfortable in your own room, that probably means you’re an introvert. A lot of the time, introverts function better on their own, without peer pressure and constant forced chatting with colleagues. Futile conversations and ...

2020-01-14 00:47 open_in_new
Now showing: Cinema for the mind, body and soul

A trip to the cinema can actually be good for us and help us step away from the mounting pressure of being online all the time.  

That’s according to new research released today from Vue and University College London, revealing that a few hours behind the big screen can have ...

2020-01-14 00:47 open_in_new
Drivers urged to drive with caution due to high winds

People across Devon are being urged to take extra care when travelling this evening and tomorrow with high winds and rain expected in some parts of Devon. (Monday and Tuesday 13/14 January).

High winds are forecast until midnight tonight and tomorrow. The Met Office has issued a yellow ...

2020-01-13 19:32 open_in_new
Ladysmith Junior School chosen as Community Fund finalist

RGB Building Supplies has selected Exeter’s Ladysmith Junior School as a finalist in their latest Well Built Community Fund, and it’s now down to a public vote to see if it’s chosen to receive £1,000, to spend at an RGB branch.

The school has been gifted a Plymouth City Bus, which ...

2020-01-13 01:41 open_in_new
Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan FAQ web pages updated and project’s next steps outlined

East Devon District Council has updated and extended the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page of the Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan (BMP) section on the East Devon website to incorporate a number of recent developments within the scheme, which it was felt would be beneficial to the ...

2020-01-13 01:41 open_in_new
The top biggest parenting trends for 2020 and the top five worries mums and dads have about their children

The UK’s leading online platform for parents and childcarers has revealed the top parenting trends for 2020, along with the biggest worries for UK parents going into the new year.

A survey of more than 5,000 parents and guardians of 0 to 16 year-olds has found that limitations on ...

2020-01-12 23:35 open_in_new
Overnight closures planned for Bridge Road

Bridge Road in Exeter will be closed overnight next week (w/c Monday 13 January) while repairs are carried out to the Swing Bridge.

The repairs will aim to resolve a mechanical issue that has developed with the Swing Bridge and has increased the time it takes to open and close the ...

2020-01-12 02:35 open_in_new
How to Sell a Car Fast

Is your car on its last leg? Are you looking to treat yourself with a vehicle upgrade in 2020? Adding an extra member to your family and need a third row?

Regardless of the reason for needing a new vehicle, you'll first need to sell your old one. Not only will this give you extra cash to ...

2020-01-10 22:14 open_in_new
2020: Kick Start a Decade of Mindfulness and Self-Care

Modern day society is increasingly fast-paced, chaotic and pressurized. Often, we neglect to give ourselves the time we need to relax and unwind. In general, we’re just not as kind to ourselves as we should be. Making more time for ourselves it vital, and if that’s something that you’re ...

2020-01-10 16:59 open_in_new
University and Hospiscare to recycle Christmas trees

The University of Exeter and Hospiscare will team up to recycle Christmas trees and support terminally ill people and their families.

Hospiscare’s vans will collect trees from Exeter, Exminster and Cranbrook between 11-17 January, in exchange for a £10 donation.

Trees will then be ...

2020-01-10 01:14 open_in_new
Top tips on getting the best deal on a used car

Used vehicles are smart to buy. A vehicle that is less than five years old is very easy to find on the used car market. Buy one, and you have modern amenities and safety features while avoiding a lot of the massive depreciation new cars contend with. Though buying a used vehicle is the smart, ...

2020-01-10 00:11 open_in_new
Passenger numbers increase on enhanced bus service

The CONNexIONS service updated and replaced the service 56 in October 2018. Between then and October last year, the service has been used by over 220,000 passengers. That’s up from almost 165,000 on service 56 in the previous year – an increase of over 33%.

Stagecoach South West, Devon ...

2020-01-09 02:08 open_in_new