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It feels like I’ve been campaigning for social and ecological justice nearly all my adult life. I have tried to criticise what I consider to be wrong and attempted to live alternative possibilities.

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England World Cup Rap

Authored by atob_92
Posted: Thu, 06/14/2018 - 8:31am

From early days our playing ways were purely practical

No intent to reinvent or cement something maturely tactical

Allardyce and others like him are surely too didactical

And people are surprised when England’s tournament time is anticlimactical

We had the nightmare of Nice against an immutable Iceland

So might there be a cease to the FA’s usual silence?

Guus Hiddink on a 2-year plan was clearly warranted

If they did it that super man would have been sincerely restorative

Who on Earth Am I?

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Tue, 05/29/2018 - 7:37pm

The matter of self-awareness and who we believe we are is probably the most critical, and yet frequently ignored of our lives.   Generally speaking we do not think much about our identity and for most of the time are content to go with the social labels and titles ascribed to us – neighbour, friend, parent, child, sibling, relative, colleague, and so on.

We rarely give a second thought to our roles other than the obvious, and how we relate to the wider community around us is usually determined by these narrow functions.

Getting Back to Nature for the Ultimate Stress Buster

Authored by DevonPRNews
Posted: Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:39pm

The positive and restorative powers that the great outdoors can have on physical and mental health are well known, and as the West Country weather finally takes a turn for the better, it is a perfect time to venture outside, get back to nature and embrace the multitude of benefits it brings. 

Search for former Girl Guide captain and gymnastics teacher

Authored by Linda Edwards Dimmick
Posted: Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:42pm

Hello Exeter, I am making my final (probably) trip to the UK this June, after emigrating to Canada in 1955. 

As I go down memory lane, I would very much like to be able to make a tribute to Jean M. Churchley, my mentor, beloved Guide Captain for five years at Southampton Girls Grammar School, also gymnasics (physical eucation) teacher at the same school. 

At 82 years old, our memories often go back to our school days and think of those who had a great influence in our lives. 

Community, Culture and Crisis

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:10am

If someone says they don’t think the environment is important, I suggest they hold their breath for 5 minutes, or go a day without water, or a week with no food. We may take breathing, drinking and eating for granted, but these are the three activities which link us more closely to the Earth than any others. Yet we do not appreciate their preciousness – or at least not until they are gone.

Moving in Sitcom... A must watch!

Authored by KP
Posted: Mon, 03/12/2018 - 9:55am

If you're looking for something to watch that's a quick episode, easy to follow, fun characters and a good storyline then this is the show for you.
'Moving In' is a local webseries made around Exeter and includes alot of local, upcoming talent.

This Web-series is 2 episodes in and is in production to be making more episodes quickly and with more funding.

Creating a successful blog

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:22am

Blogging has become a prevalent part of modern society, and there are hundreds of blogs out there for a range of purposes. Starting a blog allows you to fully express yourself online: you can write about your personal experiences and convey your unique opinions through your writing. Blogging can also be a great way to expand or promote your business. However, it is important to find ways to make your blog stand out from the rest, in order to gain a wider audience reception.

Green Activism

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Mon, 01/29/2018 - 3:42pm

I’ve been an environmental activator and activist for over 40 years and have passionately campaigned on many issues including climate change, transport, food and energy.

With others, I set up a student Eco-action recycling scheme in London as long ago as the early 1970s, and became absorbed in the political discussions around ‘Small is Beautiful’, ‘Enough is Enough’, the Brandt and Brundtland reports, and more. Reading Silent Spring propelled thousands of us to think and act as if the planet was precious and that future generations mattered.

Football: It’s a family affair!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:22am

By Lee Alexander, Coventry & Exeter supporter.

I fell in love with football at an early age; standing on a wooden stool, supported by my Dad, watching Coventry City at home in the “covered end” at Highfield Road, or away on the asphalt banks of Fellows Park, Walsall.

It was a family thing; not just my family but being part of the football club “family”.

Show consideration and compassion to those with dementia this Christmas

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 12/16/2017 - 8:57pm

Christmas can be overwhelming for many of us, with the hectic period of shopping, cooking and family gatherings putting a strain on relationships. But when someone in your family has dementia, it brings different challenges that are very easy to overlook writes Gina Awad.

Understanding dementia is crucial for the person living with it, but very often families and care partners learn by default. As a Dementia Campaigner, I would like to share some insights to help you and your family enjoy the festive season.