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Temporary closure of path near Kings Arms Swing Bridge

Work is nearing completion on the replacement of the Kings Arms Swing Bridge near Exeter Quay.
The new 15-metre span steel structure has now been lifted into place, and to enable the path to be reinstated on either side of the crossing, the paths leading to the pedestrian swing bridge will need to be closed for four days this week.

The path near the bridge will be closed from 7:30am tomorrow (Tuesday 25 June) and is expected to reopen by Saturday morning (29 June).

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Council commits to reopening Riverside pool in 2020 and says the facility will be better than ever 

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:57pm

Councillors have reaffirmed their commitment to reopening the pool at the Riverside Leisure Centre as soon as crucial repair works are completed.

Leading councillors took part in a site visit to see progress on work to repair major structural weaknesses at the building which were discovered following a major fire in 2017.

The on-site team explained how detailed surveys have found significant, major defects in the building which will require the roof structure and pool surround area to be rebuilt.

Teignbridge flies a flag for Armed Forces Day 2019

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:23pm

Teignbridge councillors, staff, dignitaries, service personnel (including cadets and veterans) and pupils from Chudleigh Primary School marked Armed Forces Day with a flag raising ceremony at the council’s Forde House headquarters.  

Teignbridge Chairman Cllr Richard Keeling led the ceremony today at 10am, paying tribute to those who currently serve and have served in the past. 

The Donkey Sanctuary and Barclays celebrate a 50-year partnership

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 06/23/2019 - 10:56pm

The Donkey Sanctuary’s golden anniversary was celebrated last week alongside its 50-year banking partnership with Barclays bank.

Representatives from Barclays visited the charity’s international headquarters in Sidmouth where they presented staff with an engraved Dartington Crystal glass vase. The inscription on the vase read ‘The Donkey Sanctuary - Celebrating 50 years in 2019 - Presented by your proud supporters - Barclays’.

Chagford Library unveils locally inspired mural by nationally renowned artist

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 06/23/2019 - 11:16am

Chagford Library has officially unveiled its unique new mural, thanks to support from its local Friends Group and the talents of a local artist.

The mural, which is inspired by the local surroundings and local characters, was commissioned by the Friends Group and was hand painted by local artist Steve Dooley, who is well-known for his murals and illustrations of author Kenneth Grahame’s classic characters from Wind in the Willows.

Exeter in Bloom with McCarthy and Stone

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 06/22/2019 - 10:45pm

The arrival of summer will be celebrated at McCarthy and Stone’s Pinnoc MewsRetirement Living development in Exeter on Friday 28th June, when local retirees are invited to join homeowners and their guests for a floristry demonstration led by Jacqui Hayward from the British Academy of Floral Art.

Tips For Wearing Earrings

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sat, 06/22/2019 - 1:05pm

Stud earrings can be said to be the most common and popular earrings in everyday life. Because the style is simple and generous, it can be worn almost any occasion with any costume. Especially for women who have pierced ears, stud earrings are their first choice. However, when picking earrings, these aspects must be careful of, otherwise it won’t look good!

Nomads bowlers present a cheque for £1,500 to FORCE Cancer Charity

Nomad bowlers support FORCE

Authored by FORCE Cancer Charity
Posted: Sat, 06/22/2019 - 9:41am

Wendy Limpus of the Nomads Mixed Bowling Association presents a cheque for £1,500 to FORCE Cancer Charity’s community fundraiser Naomi Cole on the green at Exonia Bowling Club in Exeter.

Wendy, from Sidmouth, is this year’s president of the Nomads and chose to support FORCE for very personal reasons.

She explained: “I have had a couple of scares which thankfully proved to be false. However, I have lost two sisters to breast cancer and a brother to another form of cancer. My husband’s brother also died from pancreatic cancer.

Families and Councillors mark the opening of new nature reserve for Exmouth

Families enjoy outdoor fun at unveiling of Exmouth’s Hillcrest Community Nature Reserve

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:45am

On Saturday 15th June, people of all ages enjoyed a day of outdoor activities to mark the opening of Hillcrest Community Nature Reserve.

Cllr Peter Faithful, East Devon’s deputy portfolio holder for the environment, said:

“This special wild space, in the heart of Exmouth, provides an important wildlife corridor through the town. It makes a great place for families to get close to nature.”

Manager for Guardian Homecare, Catherine Porter.

Devonians offered advice on avoiding onset of dementia

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Fri, 06/21/2019 - 3:09pm

EXPERTS at a Devon domiciliary care company are offering people in the county advice on avoiding the onset of dementia this month (June 2019).

Guardian Homecare, which provides home care in Exeter and Torbay, is sharing its tips after Alzheimer’s Research UK revealed one percent of UK adults are unable to name known risk factors for dementia.

swcomms’ company secretary Harry Langley presenting an award at last year’s event

swcomms backs Devon Sports Awards 2019

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 06/21/2019 - 2:28pm

South West Communications Group is backing the Devon Sports Awards for the 6th year in a row as the main sponsor.

Organised by Active Devon, The Exeter Chiefs Foundation and in partnership with Exeter College, the ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the success of local community clubs, individuals, coaches and volunteers.

There are 31 finalists for 10 categories at the Devon Sports Awards due to be held on Thursday 11 July at Sandy Park.

swcomms is also sponsoring the Devon Coach of the Year and Devon Club of the Year.