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Choose well this Easter as ambulance demand increases

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is urging members of the public to choose appropriately this Easter Bank Holiday as demand for the ambulance service is expected to increase.

Alternative healthcare options for less serious conditions include; visiting your local pharmacy, visiting a minor injuries unit or NHS walk-in centre, or calling NHS111. You can also find a whole host of information and advice online at http://www.nhs.uk

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Men's Walk participants in Hospiscare t-shirts enjoy a pizza en route

Hospiscare Men’s Walk raises £67,000 with money still rolling in!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 2:27pm

Instead of snow, it was high winds and rain that tested the ever growing band of men who took part in Hospiscare’s Men’s Walk this year. Just under 1000 resilient men signed up for the challenge, making it Hospiscare’s most successful Men’s Walk to date.

Bookings open now for Honiton Events Week

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:54am

Local community invited to book their places on free crafts/fitness/wellbeing/community events and activities run by East Devon and Honiton Town Council, culminating in a big screen film  

Give community space a makeover with help from Community Fund

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:32am

Since its launch in 2014, RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund has supported 28 charities, schools, projects and community groups by donating £1,000 worth of building materials every other month. The builders merchant is delighted to be bringing it back for another year and is inviting groups from the Exeter area to get in contact. 

2018 Devon's Best Churchyard winners - St Andrew's in South Tawton

CPRE Devon launches Devon’s Best Churchyard competition 2019

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:57am

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England is seeking Devon’s Best Churchyard of 2019 and is inviting churches of all denominations to enter the competition, now in its 2nd year.

Devon’s churchyards form part of the county’s rich and varied landscape. They are much more than burial grounds. They are unique and special places. Green havens of sanctuary for people and wildlife. Some little changed over the centuries.

Flybe gears up for a busy Easter at Exeter Airport

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:14am

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is gearing up for a busy six-day Easter holiday period (Thursday 18th April – Tuesday 23rd April 2019 inc) from Exeter Airport when it will operate a total of 188 flights across 17 UK regional and European routes.

Stagecoach stages Easter 'egg-stravaganza' in Torbay

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 - 4:24pm

On Friday 12th April Stagecoach South West held an ‘Egg-stravaganza’ event in Torbay to launch their egg-citing Easter competition and celebrate the return of the ‘Golden Hop’ service this Easter.

Stagecoach South West re-launches Night Bus in Torbay

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 - 2:18pm

This spring, Stagecoach South West is reintroducing a late-night bus service for Torbay residents.

The N12 will operate every 30 minutes, between Newton Abbot, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, from the late evening of Friday and Saturday nights until around 0430 the following day.

The service will launch on the evening of Good Friday, 19th April, just as the busy Easter holidays begin, and is expected to be popular with both local residents and visitors, wishing to leave the car at home and enjoy a night out in the Torbay area. 

Financial Meltdown: 8 bad credit problems and how to deal with them

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:15pm

Do you feel like you're the only person in the world with bad credit? You're not alone. Nearly a third of Americans have bad credit

The truth is, there are a lot of factors that contribute to bad credit scores — maybe you lost a job or had a medical emergency. These things are entirely out of your control, and yet, for many Americans, you still have to deal with the consequences of bad credit.

CEDA member and Lisa Hudson of Exeter Northcott Theatre

The Possible Arts Festival, Exeter

Authored by Gillian Taylor
Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:10am

A mini festival of arts & disability at Exeter venues, 22-27 April

Venues across Exeter will feature the work of disabled artists during The Possible Arts Festival.

Organised by CEDA(Community Equality Disability Action) in partnership with Exeter venues, the mini festival includes an exhibition, theatre performance and drop-in workshops for disabled and non-disabled participants.

Stroke patients benefit from new garden at the RD&E

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 - 9:43am

Patients on the Acute Stroke Unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are now able to relax in a new, upgraded garden. 

Work began on the garden in Autumn 2018 on the Acute Stroke Unit, otherwise known as Clyst Ward, to convert the area from a space that was not easily accessible or beneficial to the recovery of patients, into an area which improves overall wellbeing and that patients can enjoy. The garden is now easily accessible from the ward with a wide range of brightly coloured plants in raised flower beds for patients, staff and visitors to enjoy.