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HRH The Duke of York meets Met Office apprentices

HRH The Duke of York met with some of the current Met Office apprentices on Monday (18 February), while visiting Exeter to hold a Pitch@Palace On Tour event, an initiative founded by The Duke in 2014.

The Met Office’s apprenticeship programmes are run with training from a number of providers including Exeter College and the University of Exeter, and are aimed at developing the next generation of data engineers, scientists and technology experts, as well as other business skills needed in the Met Office and industry as a whole.

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MP unveils memorial to M5 accident victims

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Sun, 11/04/2012 - 6:39pm
A memorial was today unveiled in tribute to the seven people killed in one of Britain's worst motorway accidents. Families of the dead gathered along with survivors and emergency workers on the anniverary of the crash on the M5 near Taunton. A memorial of a split tree was officially unveiled in woodland at Hankridge, close to where the accident happened. Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne officially unveiled the memorial and it was dedicated by the Archdeacon of Taunton, the Rev John Reed.

Exeter-based charity appeals for help after fire

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Fri, 11/02/2012 - 3:32pm
CEO of Surf Life Saving GB, Esther Pearson, is in shock after the fire at the charity's Head Office at 19 Southernhay this morning.  Here she talks to The Exeter Daily about the challenges that lay ahead to prevent their vital work from suffering. 

Exeter Swim school make a splash for Exmouth RNLI

Authored by Anonymous
Posted: Fri, 11/02/2012 - 1:04pm

Splash Swim school hosted a gala style mini-Olympics on 19 October, raising £145 for Exmouth RNLI. Splash Swim school teachers and parents volunteered their time to host a competitive event at Middlemoor giving children from as young as four, the opportunity to compete in swimming races.

£1.1 million pedestrian bridge nears completion

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Fri, 11/02/2012 - 11:37am
The last section of the £1.1 million Town Quay Bridge, linking Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton, was lifted into place this week. The new 90-metre long steel cable-stay bridge is being developed by Devon County Council and charity Sustrans, as part of the charity’s work in developing new everyday walking and cycling links in communities across the UK, with funding from the Big Lottery. Finishing works are continuing on the bridge, and parapets incorporating lighting, are still to be installed.  Approaches for the cycle way are also to be completed.

Military Wives Choir to come to Princesshay for album signing and pamper day

Authored by Princesshay Shopping Centre
Posted: Fri, 11/02/2012 - 10:56am
The Military Wives Choir will grace Princesshay shopping centre for the national release of their new album, ‘Stronger Together’, on Monday (November 5). Twenty of the wives will spend the day pampering themselves around the centre before an album signing and performance between 2 – 2.30pm. Throughout the day, the wives will visit a whole host of shops and indulge themselves in all sorts of treatments including hand pampering at Molton Brown and relaxation treatments at The Cove Beauty with some of the ladies having their hair cut and styles at SAKS hair salon.

Six crews tackle fire at city centre office building

Authored by Newshound
Posted: Fri, 11/02/2012 - 8:47am
An investigation was this afternoon underway after a blaze at a three-storey office building in Exeter's Southernhay. The alarm was raised at 7.30am by a passers by who spotted smoke billowing from the property. Initially two appliances from Danes Castle and Middlemoor together with an aerial platform were sent to tackle the incident. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus forced their way into the building which was well alight. At 7.49am they requested a further two appliances, which came from Danes Castle and Topsham, together with support appliances from Exmouth.

Have fun but stay safe for Ottery Tar Barrels event

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:23pm
The annual Ottery Tar Barrels event is due to take place on Monday 5th November and is likely to attract thousands of visitors to the town. Police are working closely with other agencies, including fire and ambulance services to monitor the event.   The Tar Barrels Committee is reminding visitors to be mindful of their own safety and follow the advice given by marshals on the night.  

Teenager dies after collision between Porsche and van

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:14pm
An eighteen year old man from Axminster has died after a car crash last night at Musbury. He was driving a black Porsche on the A358 when it was in collision with a van. Emergency services attended but he died at the scene... the driver and passenger of the van escaped serious injury. Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

Express & Echo & SunGift illuminate Exeter this Christmas

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Thu, 11/01/2012 - 12:43pm
The Express & Echo has announced that it is to team up with Marsh Barton-based Sungift Solar to shed some much-needed festive illuminations on Exeter's High Street this Christmas.  Following the announcement in summer that there would be no main Christmas lights display for the city, many were questioning whether a knight in shining armour would step in like last year, when South West Communications and Exeter Chiefs Chairman Tony Rowe funded the High Streets lights.   

Curtain up: World premiere of Powder and Paint is a hit

Authored by Powder and Paint
Posted: Thu, 11/01/2012 - 12:10pm
The world premiere of a musical which chronicles the life of Helena Rubinstein through two thousand of her letters and telegrams has wowed crowds in a Mid Devon town. The dramatic and emotional life story of the founder of modern make-up was brought to life by Crediton’s amateur dramatic society at its gala performance last night (Wednesday) and will run every night until Saturday.