NHS dental crisis

Being able to regisister with a NHS dentist in Exeter is now a thing of the past with the Barnfield Hill Dentist Surgery being the latest practise to dispense with its NHS patients.

The nearest dentist offering to treat new NHS patients is now in Taunton some 28 miles away.

How on earth are the elderly, infirm and less fortunate members of our community supposed to access this vital care.

Please take the time to contact and complain to the Health Secretary, your MP and your local councillors.


Great ways for brands to significantly boost their follower counts on Instagram

Authored by andrew
Posted: Wed, 10/07/2020 - 7:23am

Instagram is one of the biggest phenomena in social media. Since its launch barely a decade ago, it has set a scorching pace of growth as an increasing number of users fell in love with its visual nature and its rich set of features making it ideal for the smartphone generation. Currently, with over one billion monthly active users, it ranks only after its parent Facebook, and sibling, YouTube. This has made it a very attractive destination for marketers of all hues trying to boost their brand awareness and engagement with their target audiences. The biggest challenge for businesses...

Exeter needs more space for walking and cycling

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/13/2020 - 11:41am

Exeter needs more space for walking and cycling, not cars.

We need a Green Recovery from the covid-19 crisis, including massive investment in walking, cycling and public transport infrastructure. The government’s decision to spend £27 billion on new road building is now clearly out of date - social distancing measures mean that we need more space for people to walk and cycle safely. Cities across the world, including Athens, Paris and Bristol, have recently announced plans to cut traffic, and pedestrianise areas of the city centre. Let’s do this here in Exeter as well. Exeter...

How to Boost Your Instagram Reach: 12 Simple Tactics You Can Use

What is the important thing to maintain, when you are starting a blog on Instagram? Of course, it would be the reach. It defines the number of unique accounts that have watched your post or story. The better is the reach, the faster your profile grows. So how do you get the maximum reach to your posts? See the twelve brilliant and easy tactics below!

Use Instagram Ads

Thanks to the algorithms of showing, running Insta Ads campaigns is one of the easiest methods to get more unique viewers to your posts. These are the kinds of ads you can get:

  • Photographs
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Businesses! Make a Strong Comeback Post-Covid with Digital Marketing

Authored by neha.rathi
Posted: Wed, 06/17/2020 - 9:22am

It is without a doubt, we are in uncertain times. But as a business, it is how we act, when we act and how we prepare for the future that sets us apart from the rest.

“Being Challenged in Business is Inevitable, Being Defeated is Optional”

Keeping up with constant optimization now, means your business won’t have to fight your competitors back in search engine rankings. As they say, it’s never a bad thing to be too careful.

Sure, you don’t know when this will all be over, but on a positive note, we all are aware- this crisis will end and we encourage all...

Libraries phased return from 6th July

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/16/2020 - 11:08am

Due to Covid-19 our library buildings have been closed since the 23rd March 2020 and our mobile library and home library service have been suspended. It has been an extraordinary time and we have rapidly adjusted to the situation.

Our physical libraries may be closed but our staff have been working hard to adapt our service and deliver our library service online. Staff have supported our digital library, created online content, telephoned our most vulnerable customers, attended online training, developed ideas for our future services and welcomed over 4,000 new users to our...

Four Strategies to Deal with Financial Stress

Authored by jweinger
Posted: Wed, 06/03/2020 - 4:15am

Sometimes it can feel like even a vault jam packed with money, riches and cheques wouldn’t be sufficient to cover the cost of life. Just as we reach a point of financial stability, all of a sudden turn against us and throw up all manners of expenses. The car needs repairing, your laptop goes into self-destruct mode and gas prices rise all in the same week. But don’t give up all hope just yet. Below are some ways in which you can be ready for all these nasty surprises and even work in that massage you’ve needed since the nineties.

Make a Flexible Priorities List


Boris Johnson looking unhappy at a press conference, accompanied by Rishi Sunak

Their Best is Not Good Enough

Authored by Dave Exeter
Posted: Sun, 05/03/2020 - 1:33pm

I've seen and heard many comments over the past few weeks in support of our government, and berating those that hold them to account. Comments such as:

"The government can't do right for wrong"

"The media should just let them get on with their job"

"This kind of crisis is unprecedented, there's no textbook"

"They are just doing their best"

Well, their best simply isn't good enough given the fact, that as one of the richest countries in the world, we are also worst affected. You only have to look at similar developed economies such as Germany,...

Moving Online: A tutor’s account of online teaching

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/30/2020 - 6:04pm

The transition from face-to-face tutoring to online has gone about as smoothly as the online tutoring itself has been going. To be perfectly honest this is a bit of an overstatement. In actual fact, the move has been ok. I found a website which allows me to upload documents that we can collaboratively annotate and also video call; no more driving across town at busy times to rush to my next lesson; and obviously now I can teach whilst wearing my pyjama bottoms (or in my case, joggers). Yet there is always a hitch. At least once a week there will be some sort of problem. One of the parents...

Where next - living differently after Coronavirus?

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Sat, 04/11/2020 - 10:16am

'There can be no return to normal because normal was the problem in the first place' (graffiti in Hong Kong)

This COVID-19 pandemic is bringing out the best in people, and the worst in us. I have been actively engaged in community support in my own area, working closely with some very vulnerable people and some hugely generous ones. There is a sense of graciousness and humility usually lacking in our relationships, but it’s around in abundant good will – at least for the moment. Isolated 70-year-old strangers ringing each other daily to check how each is doing; children developing...

Letter to the Editor: Exeter Chiefs' shame

Authored by Davidrich41
Posted: Sun, 03/08/2020 - 7:21pm

Dear Sir

And I thought rugby was a big-hearted game. Not after the report today that newly redundant Flybe staff were turned away at the gates by Exeter Chiefs, despite having won tickets. The circumstance of Flybe’s disappearance were nothing to do with individual staff, who are victims of the airline’s collapse and are surely worried about their future. What an occasion to show a bit of compassion, not to mention fairness – the tickets were fairly won, there should have been no question of invalidating them later, least of all in a humiliating public manner. But no, no Flybe, no...
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