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5 Ways to be a successful immigrant

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:17am

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Plans for proposed development and creation of public open space in St Leonards to be unveiled at public consultation event

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/24/2019 - 3:39pm

Plans to transform Mount Radford Lawn in St Leonards into a boutique housing development with new public open space will be discussed at a public consultation event on Tuesday 7th May at Dean Clarke House, Southernhay East.

UK charity, the Exeter Deaf Academy, has released ownership of Mount Radford Lawn, St Leonards, Exeter, in preparation for a move to its new premises in Exmouth.

Himalayan Trek with volunteering at Kathmandu Hospice

Trek and Volunteer in the Himalayas with Hospiscare in 2020

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Wed, 04/24/2019 - 1:08pm

Keen trekkers and those seeking an exciting challenge will want to put 7 - 18 November 2020 in their diaries and sign up to trek in the Himalayas with Hospiscare. Hospiscare will be holding a presentation evening on 30 July open to all to find out details at Searle House in Exeter at 6pm.

Teignbridge keen to hear from public about new dog control measures

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/24/2019 - 10:08am

Teignbridge District Council are encouraging members of the public to have their say and get involved with a Review Group looking into the new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which came into effect on 1 April 2019.

Lucombe Oak, courtesy of Forestry Commission

The hunt is on to find Devon's favourite tree

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 04/23/2019 - 1:13pm

To mark 100 years of the Forestry Commission, this year’s Devon County Show is implementing several initiatives to celebrate this milestone in the Commission’s rich history, including a hunt to find Devon’s best loved tree.

Sign saying Burrington Estates, Homes of Distinction

Housing estate developer stakes claim to city playing field

Authored by stleonardsnews
Posted: Tue, 04/23/2019 - 1:05pm

Luxury housing estate developer, Burrington Estates, made clear its intention to build on a St Leonard’s playing field on Wednesday.  

Surprising local residents, it placed large signs advertising its “Homes of Distinction” around the field, opposite the main road junctions.

Free footwear check for Healthy Feet Month

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:57am

KEEN and amateur walkers from Devon are being invited to take advantage of a free footwear fitting service being offered as part of a national Healthy Feet Month (April 2019).

Taunton Leisure, which is on Fore Street in Exeter, is supporting the April event, which is run by the College of Podiatry, by offering complimentary boot fittings daily during normal opening hours.

Improve Your Decision-Making to Succeed in Business

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 04/22/2019 - 5:50pm

Running a business – whether running a multi-national corporation or sole trader working at home – can be difficult. There are obstacles, hurdles, pitfalls, and many ways in which  you have to navigate the world around you to succeed. While some things in life don’t come with a manual, running a business comes with many – though getting stuck in the quagmire of advice from books could lead you into more paralysis by analysis. 

If only there was a way to feel stronger in business yourself... Well, luckily, there is. 

New immersive tourism experiences launched on Dartmoor

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 04/22/2019 - 3:30pm

A suite of new experiences aimed at inspiring more international tourists to explore the extraordinary landscapes and culture of Dartmoor National Park have been unveiled at a public event at the Moorland Garden Hotel. They form part of the English National Park Experience Collection – a selection of over 70 immersive visitor experiences across nine National Parks in England funded by VisitEngland’s Discover England Fund.

People in Hospiscare t-shirts scramble through a gorge

Calling all extreme event fans: Wild Tri is on its way!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:16pm

An exciting new event comes to Devon for the first time later this year when Hospiscare hosts Wild Tri, and its big brother, Wild Tri Extreme.

This will be a wild take on a triathlon, and promises to be an exhilarating experience that will challenge hard-core extreme event enthusiasts, as well as novices and those who like their events just a tad less challenging. The event will take place near Okehampton on 14 September, allowing plenty of time for preparation.