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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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Exeter Phoenix chosen as Community Fund finalist

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:09am

RGB Building Supplies has selected Exeter Phoenix as a finalist in its Well Built Community Fund and it’s now down to a public vote to see if it’s chosen to receive £1,000 worth of building materials. 

The arts centre is a multi-art form venue providing the community with access to contemporary visual arts, digital, film music and theatre. As well as housing a number of creative organisations, the centre provides a space for local people to hold classes, and offers advice, support and guidance to artists, and those who aim to be professional artists.

Final stretch for Newton St Cyres gas works 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/07/2019 - 7:41am

Wales & West Utilities’ team of gas engineers are busy working to complete the final section of the company’s gas pipe investment scheme in the Newton St Cyres area of Exeter.

The company, which has been working in the area since July last year, has been working to upgrade old metal gas pipes to new plastic ones and is into the final month of works. Work will finish on 13 May and the upgraded pipes will keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses and make sure the gas network is fit for the future.

‘Rhythm of life Choir’ - Now seeking NEW MEMBERS!

Authored by The Rhythm of life Choir
Posted: Mon, 05/06/2019 - 9:00pm

Popular, funky, and energetic Rock/Pop Choir the ‘Rhythm of Life’ Choir are SEEKING NEW MEMBERS to join in the fun!

No audition or previous experience required. All you need is a bucket load of enthusiasm and a love of singing! 

So if you fancy TRYING SOMETHING NEW, join our choir today and book in for your FREE TASTER SESSION! 

Contact Jax : 07891813474 / jax.gibbins@gmail.com 

*Must be 18+ 

Devon General’s centenary bus is unveiled

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/06/2019 - 6:24pm

In celebration of 100 years, since the Devon General Omnibus & Touring Company Ltd started operations in Exeter, Stagecoach South West has designed a special commemorative livery for one of their buses. 

The unique bus livery, which depicts 100 year history of the Devon General, was unveiled this morning at a special launch event at Oldway Mansion, Torquay, with representatives from the Devon General Society, Stagecoach South West and Torbay Council in attendance.

Pride of Devon accolade for Great Trees in the Clyst Valley

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/06/2019 - 10:08am

Great Trees in the Clyst Valley will receive the Pride of Devon Environmental prize at the Devon County Show awards ceremony on 17th May.

The Bicton College Pride of Devon awards, presented by Radio Exe, called for nominations for unsung and behind the scene heroes from across Devon.  The Great Trees in the Clyst Valley project scooped the Environmental Award, which is provided in association with Coastal Recycling. 

Commute or drive yourself to work: Which is more practical?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 05/06/2019 - 9:45am

Thanks to the one who discovered the wheel, you can get to work in 30 minutes or less at a distance that you would have spent hours, if not the whole day walking. Vehicles provide a great deal of convenience while allowing us to save time. When it comes to the business world, they enhance efficiency and increase productivity. Whether you’re employed in a particular company or you run your own business in town, most of us have two main options. You can either drive yourself to work if you own a car or commute using public means such as taking the train, boarding the bus, or taking a cab.

Dementia activity centre launches innovative service supporting families and individuals dealing with the disease

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/06/2019 - 7:14am

Established in 2017, The Ness Dementia Centre in Teignmouth is a dementia community hub based on the Dutch dementia meeting centre model. It is one of the first centres in the UK to use this model and is helping Devon lead the way in dementia community care.

The model recognizes the need to involve not only the family, and the individual but the whole community in helping that individual to remain in their own home for as long as possible.

Revealed, the average time for choosing an engagement ring is only 14 minutes!

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 05/06/2019 - 6:26am

How long would you spend agonising over a big purchase such as an engagement ring? According to new data from Jewellery retailer; Diamonds Factory; it could be shorter than you think! 

Their research has revealed that the average customers purchase time on their site is just 14 minutes! According to the data, the older the customer, the quicker the purchase time...

16-24 are taking on average 20 minutes to complete their purchase

Devon County Show to debut exclusive score by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 05/04/2019 - 11:22am

A musical score, written by Baron Andrew Lloyd Webber, is to make its debut at this year’s Devon County Show (16-18 May), in celebration of the Pony Club’s 90th year.

Over 60 Pony Club jockeys and their four-legged friends will take part in a Pageant in the main arena at 4.15pm on Saturday 18th May, the final day of the Devon County Show.  It will conclude with a spectacular ride to this piece of music composed exclusively in celebration of the Pony Club’s milestone anniversary by the musical legend himself.    

Elections staff thanked for dealing with challenges on the day

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sat, 05/04/2019 - 7:18am

Exeter City Council’s Chief Executive and Growth Director has thanked all staff who played a part in Thursday's local elections in the city.

Karime Hassan praised all those involved – some 500 people - in organising the elections, in the lead-up, during the day itself and at the count on the night.

“It is a massive undertaking and I can’t thank everyone enough for their efforts. This is local democracy at work and without the dedication of scores of City Council staff and many others, it just wouldn’t happen,” he said.