Let a firefighter wash your car

Firefighters up and down the country are preparing to roll up their sleeves to take part in the National Car Wash this Saturday, 10 September to raise vital funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Bring your car along and have it washed in return for a donation to The Fire Fighters Charity, the UK’s leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.

George Dawson



The latest in Births

Share your rugby story with Phonic FM

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 6:25am

Exeter’s community radio station, Phonic FM, has commissioned a group of artists to produce four ‘radio portraits’.

These will be creative radio programmes, exploring the city and its communities as Rugby World Cup 2015 arrives in town this autumn.

The artists producing these radio portraits would love to hear from the people of Exeter, to weave their stories into these special radio programmes.

They’d especially like to hear from:

Runners raise thousands for Hospiscare

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:28pm

Three cheers for the amazing Hospiscare London Marathon runners who have raised a staggering £15,047 with more to come!

Ten people took part in the race, including  Liz and Mark Searle, wife and son of Hospiscare founder John Searle and Jon-Paul Hedge, editor of the Express & Echo. Other runners included George Buckley, Sam Downes, Sara Burton, Steve Saunders, Ben Burgoyne, Clare Simpson and Darren Goff.

Jon-Paul said: “It started off well on the first mile and it went down from there. I can’t believe I got overtaken by a man carrying a ladder!

South West Water bills to fall

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 12/13/2014 - 11:44am

South West Water's household customers can look forward to improved services and average bills pegged to 7% below inflation by the end of the decade, following today's Final Determination of the company's 2015-20 business plan by water regulator Ofwat.

As well as keeping bills down, South West Water will spend about £1 billion on improving the region's water and wastewater services. This follows a 7% bill reduction last year and a price freeze this year, to April 2015.

Highlights of the 2015-20 plan include:

Oliver Peter Guest

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2013 - 9:26pm

To Lynne (nee Purrington) and Pete Guest of Tiverton, the precious gift of a son, Oliver Peter, who was born on 29 July 2013, weighing 5lbs 9oz.

A beautiful grandson for Pat and Raymond, Mary and Roy and Vic and Sylvia.

Have you had a special delivery from the stork?

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Fri, 04/05/2013 - 3:58pm

If you have had a recent addition to your family, we would love to hear from you. All you have to do is be registered on the site - it's free and easy to do (click here to find out how) - and then click the 'add story' button on the home page. Include as much detail as you would like and if possible add a photo of your new arrival.