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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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Leader-elect to push for Exeter to declare a Climate Emergency

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:52pm

The Leader-elect of Exeter City Council has said he intends to push for Exeter to declare a Climate Emergency.

Cllr Phil Bialyk, who is set to become Exeter City Council’s new Leader tomorrow night (Tuesday 14 May) at the City’s Annual Council meeting, said he will raise the matter at the next available meeting.

It comes as Chief Executives and Directors from nearly 20 public and private sector organisations across Devon came together to pledge their commitment to tackle climate change. The organisations are all part of a new Devon Climate Emergency Response Group.

The gardens at Holcombe Rogus

Hospiscare’s Open Gardens shows off Devon’s hidden treasures

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:22am

This year will once again see Hospiscare teaming up with local residents who are gladly opening their gardens in support of what is now a favourite staple in the charity’s calendar. This year, Hospiscare Open Gardens is entering its fifteenth year and to date has raised the awe inspiring amount of £227,000.

Starting out safely in forex – what you need to know

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 9:49am

Today, more and more people are taking up forex trading. It can be a great way to make a bit of extra money and some people do very well at it but there are also risks and it’s vital to know what you’re doing. This quick, easy-reference guide makes understanding forex simple and will help you decide whether or not it’s for you. It will set you on the road to finding out more so that if you want to take up this kind of trading, you can keep the risks involved to a minimum.

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Council to start improvement works to Maer Road Car Park in Exmouth

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/12/2019 - 10:45pm

East Devon District Council is to commence improvement works, including resurfacing and construction of a new entrance, at Maer Road car park in Exmouth. Work will begin on Monday 13 May 2019 and is expected to last approximately six weeks.  

The car park will remain open while work takes place, with only a small area initially closed for the construction of the new entrance and for the contractor’s compound. During the resurfacing part of the works, a larger area of the car park will be closed. However, parking will be available throughout the project.  

Customer Dr Emma Grieg with Taunton Leisure, Senior Sales Assistant Matt Lidbetter.

Chance to put best foot forward for Walking Month

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Sun, 05/12/2019 - 2:49pm

A FAMILY-RUN Devon clothing, footwear and outdoor leisure equipment retailer is this month hoping to encourage more people to get out walking in the county as part of National Walking Month (May 2019).

Taunton Leisure, which is on Fore Street in Exeter, is offering free advice on footwear, rucksacks and other walking essentials as well as tips for some of the best walks in the area.

Work to lay pipe for Phase 3 of Feniton flood alleviation scheme on track for October 2019

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/12/2019 - 2:28pm

East Devon District Council is implementing a scheme to reduce the risk of flooding to over 70 homes in the village of Feniton, which involves a system of channels and culverts to divert flood water around the village and away from the homes at risk. The first two phases of the scheme, consisting of new channels and improvements downstream of the village are complete, with Phase 3 currently being progressed and Phase 4 due to be constructed in 2020.

Resurfacing due to start on Lea Road in Tiverton

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/12/2019 - 2:11pm

Essential resurfacing will start on Lea Road in Tiverton on Monday (13 May) and is expected to take around two weeks to complete.

The road will be temporarily closed during the daytime, from 9am to 3:30pm, in order to carry out the work, but the road will re-open each evening and at the weekend.

No work will be carried out on site on Thursday 16 May, Thursday 23 May and Monday 27 May, and the road will be open to traffic on these days.

7 Online Shopping Secrets Revealed!

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 05/12/2019 - 10:48am

Thanks to the rapid growth of the ecommerce landscape, it is now easy to buy virtually everything online. While online shopping used to be reserved for items like clothing and gadgets, more retailers now sell everyday needs than ever before. The move, in part, is due to Amazon adding more products to its catalogue.

We’re so used to shopping online that it is now the preferred way of shopping. Fewer people visit offline retailers these days. We are more than happy to trade offline shopping with the convenience of online shopping.

Get crafty with Kirstie Allsopp at Devon County Show

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 05/11/2019 - 10:12am

Devon’s Queen of Craft Kirstie Allsopp is looking forward to a showstopping craft line-up at Devon County Show at Westpoint next week.  

Kirstie - presenter of the series Kirstie’s Homemade Home, which tracked the restoration of her home in north Devon - is to visit the show on Saturday 18th where she’ll be joining visitors in a cornucopia of crafting activities including making birdboxes and fashioning woodland animals from leaves.

Pauline Beare and Peg Wiseman

This year’s Women Can challenge could be the last

Authored by FORCE Cancer Charity
Posted: Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:47am

The countdown is on to the UK’s only marathon challenge series exclusively for women – and it looks like being the last one ever.

The Women Can Challenges on Sunday May 26 offer full, half and quarter marathon options, all mainly off-road and taking in the spectacular East Devon countryside and coastline.

Organisers Pauline Beare and Peg Wiseman are retiring after the event and founder Jo Earlam has stepped down after two years at the helm.