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Appeal to trace woman charged with possessing knife at Exeter rail station

Can you help British Transport Police officers trace wanted woman Nicole McGregor? 

The 29-year-old of The Lindfield, Coventry, failed to appear at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on 2 July after being charged with possession of an offensive weapon and fare evasion. 

The charges relate to an offence at Exeter St David’s station on 22 April. Another man was arrested in connection to this incident and has since been handed a custodial sentence. 

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£10 million funding for pioneering new Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste announced

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:35am

A £10 million investment will fund a pioneering new collaborative research centre, designed to solve some of the most pressing global environmental challenges of our time.

Research England has announced the funding for The Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW) – a joint venture between the University of Exeter and South West Water. 

The Centre, which will be based on the University’s Streatham Campus, will conduct world-leading research into the provision of safe and resilient water services in the UK and overseas.

Steps Involved in Making an Online Cab Reservation

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:39am

When you travel to a different place, you prefer taking public transportation. You're on a tight budget, and you want to limit your expenses. It might not be a comfortable choice, but it's practical. There's an alternative to public transportation, which is more convenient. It's reserving your cab before the trip. In doing so, you won't have any problem on the day of your trip. You can visit all the places you want, and not experience any delays. You might have to pay a bit more, but considering the comfort it provides, it's not a terrible deal.

Positive signs for wildlife thanks to Exe estuary refuge areas

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/10/2019 - 11:46am

The results of bird surveys on the Exe estuary show early indications that wildlife refuges are helping to minimise disturbance

Footprint Ecology have been contracted to carry out surveys over three years at various locations around the Exe estuary. Monitoring bird behaviour and disturbance, these surveysare designed to show the effects of people and their activities on this important wildlife habitat.

Three Ways to Start Improving Your Credit Score

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 07/09/2019 - 9:35am

If you keep finding yourself being denied credit cards or loans and are struggling to be approved for financing or a mortgage, then you may need to do something about raising your credit score. Building your credit score, particularly if it has been damaged in the past, is not a quick or simple process, but there are several things that you can do starting from today in order to improve what potential lenders see when you apply for any kind of credit. Here are the best things to do if you want to improve your credit score. 

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Young people fight the drainage problems of the future

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 07/09/2019 - 9:12am

It took seven weeks for The Sidmouth fatberg to be cleared after its discovery in December last year.

Zoo's TB restrictions lifted

Zoo's TB restrictions lifted

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Mon, 07/08/2019 - 12:47pm

The TB restrictions at Paignton Zoo have been lifted. The conservation charity has been constrained since August 2017, when a single case of TB was discovered.

A crucial final test has come back all clear. Head of Veterinary Services Ghislaine Sayers said: “We’ve been through a lot. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to care for animals during this difficult time and to help get us clear!”

Summer of Independents campaign launched at indie showcase

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 07/05/2019 - 11:21am

Crafters, makers, bakers, barbers and bar tenders gathered together to showcase their one-of-a-kind products and services at the InExeter independent showcase in St Stephens Church on 27 June.  Celebrating the launch of InExeter’s Summer of Independents campaign, which will champion Exeter’s vibrant independent scene, the event shone a light on a handful on the brilliant indie businesses in the city. 

How To Change Your Life Around

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 07/05/2019 - 9:05am

Life can be seriously challenging, and sometimes that means that we can go down the wrong path. When that happens, it can be hard to turn around and go back the other way, especially if it means admitting we were wrong. However, it is never too late to change your life around if you need to, and here are some ways you can do it and live your life better. 

Think About Your Health 

£20,000 reward offered to solve Brixham murder

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 07/04/2019 - 7:38pm

A combined £20K reward is being offered through Crimestoppers charity to find those behind the fatal attack of a man in Brixham

A reward of up to £20,000 is being offered through Crimestoppers charity for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for the death of a man who was attacked in Brixham, Devon. 

Alfred’s Monument at Athelney – whilst here Alfred’s forces beat the Vikings near Lynmouth.

What Alfred the Great did for us? 

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 07/04/2019 - 1:04pm

-Philip St Lawrence writes about how Alfred helped him rediscover DEVON