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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. It is hoped that the plan, which was submitted on 2 August 2019, will be examined during the autumn of this year and, if found sound, could be adopted early in 2020.

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Community charity launches new trading arm LOVE Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 7:44pm

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. 

Two weeks to go until the 20th annual Michelmores 5k Charity Run

Authored by Michelmores LLP
Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 9:20am

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 over its 20-year history.

For 2019, local businesses and individuals will come together to fundraise for The Amber Foundation, Michelmores' Charity of the Year.

Stagecoach South West are again sponsoring Sci-Fi Day in Paignton on Saturday 24 August.

Sci-Fi extravaganza returns for Torbay Children’s Week

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 9:03am

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 more.

Visitors can expect to come across Darth Vader, Star Wars Storm Troopers, Iron Man, RoboCop, Batman, Spiderman, Captain Jack Sparrow and chimps from Planet of the Apes, provided by look-alikes company UK Garrison.

How to find the top online payday loans

Authored by David Humphrey
Posted: Fri, 08/16/2019 - 8:34am

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 loan can be a huge help The application process is quick and you can typically have access to the funds you need in no time.

Check out the guide to payday loans below for everything you need to know about how to find the top online payday loans available.

New survey reveals the positive impact cycling has on a child's mental wellbeing

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 08/16/2019 - 8:03am

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 Trust, the national charity for Bikeability.

Principal John Laramy celebrates with Exeter College students

Exeter College Celebrates Another Year of Excellent Academic Results

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:13pm

Exeter College is celebrating another year of exceptional academic results, following the best International Baccalaureate results in the college’s history earlier this summer. Today’s A Level results are also setting new records, with students achieving an overall pass rate of 99.7%, well above the national average of 97.6%.  

The success is particularly notable as this is the first year that all A Level results have rested solely on a final exam at the end of two years of academic study, rather than a combination of results achieved over two years. 

Charlie Fleury and Rosie Alterman. Photo: Chris Mole.

RD&E doctors set to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:51am

Two Emergency Medicine doctors at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are swapping their scrubs for the sea as they attempt to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, in aid of Devon Air Ambulance.

Charlie Fleury and Rosie Alterman, who make up the ‘EmergenSea Girls’, are planning to take part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December 2020. The pair are both hoping to break the female pair world record for the race, as well as using the row as an opportunity to study the physiology and psychology behind women participating in ultra-endurance sports.

Stagecoach SW offers passengers more chances to travel further for less this summer

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 8:07am

Stagecoach South West has announced it is continuing the trial of the Exeter plus boundary extension until the end of August.

Extending the Exeter plus boundary, beyond the city, offers a reduction to the cost of bus journeys for passengers travelling to/from Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth and Sidford.

A trial of the extension started on Sunday 14 July and was due to finish on Sunday 11 August, however, in order to give members of the public more opportunity to use the service, the trial has been extended for an additional three weeks, until Saturday 31 August. 

Budget-friendly borrowing: How installment loans can help when money is tight

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 6:29am

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 right now, or if you just want to be prepared should one occur, taking out an installment loan is one of the best options for you to consider.

Week full of carnival fun in Seaton

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/14/2019 - 8:30pm

The first illuminated carnival in the East Devon circuit will be transforming the streets of Seaton on Saturday 31August.

In existence for over 50 years, the traditional street procession through the town centre will follow a week of events, shows and activities. 

The multitude of events during the week will include a classic car show, car treasure hunt, murder mystery, dog show, children’s golf, bingo and the crowning of the royal carnival party plus many other activities suitable for the whole family.