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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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Second Sunday Volunteering: Helping the butterflies of Haytor Down

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:40am

Brighten up a dull February by join Assistant Ranger Stuart and Conservation Apprentice Leo as they carry out habitat management for the beautiful Pearl Bordered and Small Pearl Bordered Butterfly on Haytor Down.

The Pearl Bordered is a particularly fussy client in its demand for a ‘well-balanced’ bracken environment, requiring bracken for wind shelter and warmth, whilst simultaneously requiring clearer patches to facilitate the growth of dog violets – its main food and egg laying plant. 

Can you help plant 2,200 trees for a greener future in East Devon?

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/07/2019 - 9:54am

Volunteers are needed to plant 2,200 new trees in East Devon.

The trees will be planted at Mosshayne Farm on Friday 15th February and Saturday 16th February. If you can lend a hand, please contact Jon Freeman by emailing jfreeman@eastdevon.gov.uk.

How Tarot Card reading affects people's feelings

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 02/07/2019 - 8:48am

Tarot card reading is an exercise that should be undertaken with a lot of discretion and discernment. The attention you dedicate to it will help you understand what each card stands for. A good interpretation of tarot cards will provide you with a guide about your future. There is a way tarot card reading affects people’s feelings.

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The most common money management mistakes - and how to avoid them

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:48am

Mistakes in money management are more common than you may expect. In fact, several people struggle to plan their finances across the UK. A third of us even fear that we’ll be unable to clear our debts fully.

So, what can we do to minimise the risk of overspending? One solution is to learn from our errors – and identify ways to avoid them. 

Mistake: Not Seeking Expert Advice 

Exeter City to take stand against homophobia for 10th year

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 02/05/2019 - 9:26am

EXETER City Football Club will be saying “no to homophobia” at its home game with Bury (Saturday, February 16; kick off 3pm).

Fans looking to wager on this match are heading to betbrain.co.uk as their preferred online sports book.

It is 10 years ago that the international initiative was founded and the 10th time that a designated Football v Homophobia (FvH) match has been held by Exeter City.

5 gift ideas for women that combine the traditional and modern

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 02/05/2019 - 8:11am

With our help, you can buy a gift for the women in your life that will not disappoint. The favourite traditional gifts come from four main categories of jewellery, clothing, beauty, culture and experiential gifts. Whether you are choosing a gift for Valentines Day, your wedding anniversary, Christmas, Chanukah or any other occasion we have some ideas that add a modern touch for the modern woman who cherishes traditions.

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Why It’s never too late to change career

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 02/05/2019 - 6:30am

The decisions you make when you’re at school about what you want to do with your life are always subject to change. Even people who seem to have the clearest ideas or a calling to a specific career can find their interests and abilities taking them in new directions. No matter what age you are, you always have a chance to change your life for the better, and being older shouldn’t prevent you from achieving your goals.

New play equipment for Exeter parks

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 02/04/2019 - 4:36pm

Youngsters in Exeter are set to get an unexpected bonus of new play park equipment, Exeter City Council has announced.

Through careful financial management, the City Council has managed to secure an additional £70,000 worth of swings, see-saws, carousels and climbing frames.

The play equipment will be installed at 11 sites across the city over the coming months. The fun gear will suit a range of ages from toddlers through to young teens.

Co-cars and Exeter College announce exciting new partnership

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 02/04/2019 - 3:16pm

Co-cars, the South West’s hire-by-the-hour car club, and Exeter College, the city’s multi-award winning further education college, have announced an innovative new partnership to give Exeter-based college staff access to their own dedicated Co-car.

Starting from February 2019, a brand new Toyota Yaris Hybrid will be available at the college’s Hele Road campus for staff to hire-by-the-hour. Whilst many businesses already take advantage of Co-cars’ network of great value, low emission cars, this is the first time an organisation has had a car exclusively allocated for their use.

Two Short Nights Film Festival invites submissions

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/04/2019 - 2:49pm

Two Short Nights Film Festival is one of the biggest dates in the city’s creative diary.

Organised by Exeter Phoenix, the festival celebrates regional, national and international short films, and the people who make them.

Filmmakers and film lovers alike can enjoy selected screenings, workshops, talks and creative sessions with industry professionals.

2019 will be the festival’s 18th year of bringing world-class cinema to the South West, and take over Exeter Phoenix from 27th – 29th November.