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Cofton Holidays to feature on Channel 5's Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday

South Devon’s multi award-winning holiday park, Cofton Holidays, is set to hit the nation’s TV screens this March when it features in Channel 5’s Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday. 

Following the success of its house-swapping documentary series, Rich House, Poor House, Channel 5’s new reality show will follow two families with very different household incomes as they swap holidays.  

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World-class musician Nitin Sawhney to star in ‘Creative Dialogues’ event

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/24/2020 - 1:24pm

One of the most important musicians of his generation will give a fascinating new insight into his influential and innovative work, during a special event at the University of Exeter.

Ivor Novello award-winner Nitin Sawhney CBE will be the star attraction at the forthcoming ‘Creative Dialogues’ event at the University, on March 3rd.

Exeter set for 2,500 jobs boost as developers buy historic park

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:16am

A luxury residential and commercial developer has bought an historic estate to kick-start a major project - and a huge 2,500 jobs boost for the city.

Burrington Estates today announced the purchase of Winslade Park, in Clyst St Mary, which is set in 86 acres of parkland on the outskirts of Exeter.

The acquisition, which includes an 18th century Grade II-listed manor house, is the first step towards plans to provide 150 new homes and 125,000 ft of commercial office space at the heart of a new purpose-built community.

The role of air cargo efforts fundamental in humanitarian crisis

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:24am

Even aside from the ongoing challenges posed by climate change and extreme weather events, there’s gathering evidence that the world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the formation of the UN back in October 1945.

Road accidents on the decline but Devon continues to see the most in the South West

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:01am

Statistics recently published by the Department for Transport reveal that the South West is one of England’s safest regions for road users, while Devon continues to see the most traffic accidents in the area.

Stagecoach apprentices are fit for the future

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Sun, 02/23/2020 - 1:29pm

Stagecoach South West reflects on the great success of their bus driver apprenticeship as national apprenticeship week draws to a close.

With 36 apprentices currently on the bus driver apprenticeship programme as well as a number of engineering apprentices at its four locations across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay, the South West are leading the way with some stand out apprentices already in 2020.

Four simple steps to wellness

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 02/23/2020 - 9:58am

However you define wellness, one thing you can’t deny is our growing obsession with it, in any capacity; which is always a good thing in our humble opinion.

Wellness is a broad spectrum, it’s suggestive and ultimately down to the individual. Your personal journey to wellness will vary to someone else’s. Wellness also doesn’t have to be so over-thought and is really about the smaller scale things in life, we often tend to lose going through the motions.

4 Ways to Rid Your Pet of Fleas

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sat, 02/22/2020 - 4:08pm

If you are a pet owner, you know how much concern fleas are for your pet and your household. Getting rid of this nuisance can be trickier than it seems. One of the hardest things about dealing with infestations on your pet is that it causes your dog or cat a great deal of irritation, and resolving it fast is a priority.

Things to do in Exeter this Spring

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sat, 02/22/2020 - 3:57pm

Exeter is one of the best cities to visit in the South West. Its distinct charm draws people from across the country every year, and it has a mix of heritage sites, fun attractions and shopping opportunities to enjoy. It’s not the biggest city in the UK in comparison to other popular locations of Bristol and Plymouth. However, it’s packed with things to do and sights to see for people of all ages. 

Spring is the perfect time to visit the city, and as the Easter break is also coming up, you’ll find a host of events waiting to be explored. 

First steps taken in bid to become a Net Zero Carbon city

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sat, 02/22/2020 - 12:53pm

People have been giving their feedback on Exeter's bid to become a Net Zero Carbon city by 2030.

The first community engagement event has taken place in the city. A steady flow of people attended the inaugural drop-in session at The Beacon Community Centre in Beacon Lane.

Families and individuals turned up to discuss the Blueprint for a Net Zero Exeter, and identify the everyday challenges and barriers that must be overcome.

Arts organisation Encounters are hosting a series of community drop-in events across the city during February and March.

Do You Need a Degree to Be an Insurance Agent?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:31am

People are constantly looking to grow in their careers and one place that can offer that in abundance is the insurance industry. Known for being profitable, becoming an insurance agent is highly-sought after for its boundless opportunities. With that said, surely joining the industry must have a few restrictions and requirements. But is having a degree a requirement, or can you become an agent without having one.