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Daily launches new Lifestyle website

The Exeter Daily is proud to announce the launch of an exciting  new sister site – The Lifestyle Daily.

Packed with celebrity interviews and articles about family life, health, beauty and culture, the site (like the Exeter Daily) is not only free to use, but you can post your own content for free too.

Among the highlights are interviews with Mel B, Professor Green, Paul Merton, Gary Barlow and Billy Connoly, among many others.

Please take a look – and if you like what you see, share it with you friends and contacts.

Marc Astley

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Severe Weather Protocol activated to encourage rough sleepers to come in out of the cold

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 01/17/2020 - 5:20pm

With temperatures set to fall over the weekend, Exeter City Council has activated its Severe Weather Protocol (SWEP) and is making available extra accommodation for rough sleepers to come in out of the cold.

The protocol means that the Council works with its partner agencies Julian House, BCHA and St Petrocks to organise accommodation for anyone rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping during severe weather.

Temperatures tonight and over the weekend are expected to dip to freezing. For this reason, the City Council will be reviewing its SWEP into next week.

Work starts on new Sandy Park Hotel

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 01/17/2020 - 5:14pm

Work has today officially begun on the new multi-million pound Sandy Park Hotel.

The state-of-the-art hotel is the next stage in the development plans of Exeter's award-winning Sandy Park complex, which is home to Gallagher Premiership Rugby club Exeter Chiefs, and the region's premier Conference & Banqueting venue.

In addition to housing 250 bedrooms, the eight-storey hotel situated off Old Rydon Lane will provide leisure facilities on the ground floor, as well as a rooftop cocktail bar and restaurant that boasts picturesque views along the River Exe Estuary.

Devon charity offers free advice to help reduce fuel poverty

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 01/17/2020 - 7:09am

With temperatures set to plummet and bills for the first half of the winter landing on the mat, a Devon charity is urging people to get in touch so they can help those who are vulnerable reduce their energy bills and save money this winter.

Staff and volunteers from Devon Communities Together are available until March 31 to give free advice to people who need assistance with saving energy and money, with one-to-one advice available alongside community-based drop-in sessions such as presentations to groups, clubs and special events organised by community organisations.

National award nomination for Exeter College director

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:58am

Exeter College’s Director of Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement Mike Blakeley has been shortlisted for a national award in the prestigious Tes FE Awards 2020.  

The awards ceremony is a landmark event in the further education sector as exceptional teachers, learners and providers join together to celebrate innovation and excellence in the industry.  

Independent shop keeper Richard Monk outside Saltcity

The salt of the city

Authored by Karin Venema
Posted: Thu, 01/16/2020 - 8:38am

Twenty nine years ago, Richard Monk’s employer went bust. Being a surfer at heart, Rich saw no other option than to take over the surf shop in the Exeter arcade. Three years later, he opened a shop at 134 Fore street with a companion in street clothes. Rich brought in the salt, his partner the city, and ‘Saltcity’ was born. Local reporter Karin Venema went to see the local surf entrepreneur, who has taken many blows over the years but bounces back each time. 

Learn to cook and help save the planet!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 01/15/2020 - 4:47pm

Devon County Council is running a series of free six-week cookery courses to teach residents to cook a range of basic meals while covering the top tips that help reduce food waste at home.

Eight ‘DIY Dinner’ courses will take place in towns across the county during January and February in another example of the council’s commitment to help communities reduce food waste and carbon emissions in support of the Devon Climate Declaration.

Now showing: Cinema for the mind, body and soul

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/14/2020 - 10:52am

A trip to the cinema can actually be good for us and help us step away from the mounting pressure of being online all the time.  

That’s according to new research released today from Vue and University College London, revealing that a few hours behind the big screen can have fascinating benefits on our brain function, social connections, productivity and creativity. 

Raising money - and smiles - with the RD&E Charity

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 01/14/2020 - 9:22am

Patients and staff at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are set to benefit from the RD&E Charity which officially launched yesterday (13 January 2020).

The RD&E Charity exists to raise money for a wide range of activities over and above what the NHS is able to provide, to make a real difference to patients, their families and the amazing staff who treat them.

Top tips on how to buy a new car

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 01/14/2020 - 9:09am

Last year it was reported that the sale of new cars had slipped to a new low. This was the lowest number of sales for new cars in the UK for seven years. However, despite the numbers slipping, cars continue to sell and new ones are constantly hitting the market.

Drivers urged to drive with caution due to high winds

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/13/2020 - 4:58pm

People across Devon are being urged to take extra care when travelling this evening and tomorrow with high winds and rain expected in some parts of Devon. (Monday and Tuesday 13/14 January).

High winds are forecast until midnight tonight and tomorrow. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the remainder of today and from 12 noon Tuesday 14 January until 12 midnight.

Dunsford Road by Exonia Park in Exeter is currently closed due to a large fallen tree.