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Di and Sammi Rosser on the Twilight Walk

Hospiscare's Twilight Walk: Di & Sammi Rosser's Story

In 2016, Di & Sammi Rosser took part in the Twilight Walk simply because it sounded like a fun event and they felt that Hospiscare was a charity worth supporting. They could never have imagined two years later they would be walking in memory, having placed a photo of their much loved husband and dad Jeff on their memory star and displaying it, with so many others, within the special memory tent at The Maer, Exmouth.

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Spare a thought for Christmas workers

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 11:53pm

As many workplaces prepare to shut down for the Christmas break and thoughts turn to family and friends, mince pies and presents under the tree, the South West TUC is today (Tuesday) urging everyone to spare a thought for the tens of thousands of people who will be working this Christmas Day.

TUC analysis of official statistics shows that the number of people who work on 25 December rose by 78 per cent between 2004 and 2010 (the most recent year for which figures are available).

Here comes the rain (for the South West) again!

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 5:44pm

As the people of Exeter gather to speak directly to staff from local authorities and agencies such as the Environment Agency and Devon County Council to raise any concerns they may have with regards to flooding (4.30-7pm on 18th Dec), Devon is due yet another amber warning from the Met Office.

CCTV footage released to help find missing Tiverton man

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 4:55pm

Update: Police enquires have established that Robin Prescott got off a train at Liskeard at around 9.50am on Thursday 13th December. 

Police are appealing to the public to inform them if they have seen the missing man in Cornwall, to contact them on 101 quoting police reference 0758 131212.

 

Additional funding announced for Devon's roads

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 4:42pm

Devon County Council has welcomed an announcement of extra Government support for Devon’s highway network.

The Department for Transport has today announced a £215 million nationwide investment to renew, repair and extend the life of roads across the country.

3D printing is everywhere around us

Authored by katehird
Posted: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 4:20pm

3D printing is everywhere. Watching television just this week I saw Will-i-am’s new music video Scream and Shout ft Britney Spears, which includes a section of the 3D printing in action, building a human face before the viewers’ eyes. With the media picking up on this exciting new method it is clear 3D printing is bursting onto the scene and is becoming ever more popular.

Final phase for single ambulance service approach

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 3:42pm

Plans to create a single ambulance service for the South West are nearing completion with a recommendation to approve the process now with the Secretary of State for Health.

Exeter leads English Riviera in Great Gorilla race!

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 3:22pm

When it comes to giant gorillas, Exeter is beating Torbay.

The Great Gorillas Project, marking Paignton Zoo’s 90th birthday, is stimulating rivalry between Exeter and Torbay – and right now, Exeter is on top.

Paignton Zoo has more than 20 corporate sponsors for its striking Great Gorillas sculptures and has had submissions from artists across the country eager to paint the 3D giants – but organisers report that both businesses and artists in Torbay have been slow to sign up.

New Police Inspector is appointed for Exeter

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 12:38pm

Andrew Webber has been appointed as the Inspector to lead the neighbourhood policing teams in Exeter. He brings with him considerable operational, partnership and strategic experience, together with a close knowledge of the area.

Stagecoach diversions due to serious collision

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 11:51am

Update: Stagecoach Service 1 and K/T RED Park & Ride will now return to their normal routes after Pinhoe Road was reopened following a previous accident, but due to build up of traffic will be subject to delays.

Due the accident on Pinhoe Road and its subsequent closure Stagecoach is reporting that the following services are operating on diversion:

Woman in her late 70s knocked down on Pinhoe Road

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 11:35am

Update: Pinhoe Road has now reopened after an earlier accident.