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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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Advice to plan your journey as more snow forecast

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/30/2019 - 6:22pm

People are being urged to think carefully about their journey home from work tomorrow following forecasts of further snow. 

A countywide freeze is expected tonight (Wednesday 30 January), with road surface temperatures in some areas set to plunge below -4C. 

Anyone travelling is reminded to take extra care as roads and paths could be icy overnight and tomorrow morning. The Met Office is forecasting another band of wintry showers to hit the county from around lunchtime tomorrow.

Severe Weather Protocol activated to encourage rough sleepers to come in out of the cold

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 01/30/2019 - 3:20pm

With temperatures falling and snow showers hitting the county, Exeter City Council has activated its Severe Weather Protocol (SWEP) and is making available extra accommodation for rough sleepers to come in out of the cold.

The protocol allows the Council to work with its partner agencies Julian House, BCHA and St Petrocks to organise accommodation for anyone rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping during severe weather.

Excitement builds over new Exeter skate park

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:57am

Last year, Exeter City Council put in a formalplanning permission for a brand-new skate park. Designed to replace the old Arena Park skate park, the site was chosen by pro skaters in the area. Work began in June 2018 and it opened in October 2018, drawing in a vast array of skaters from across the region. 

Here, we’ll look at the new park and why it’s caused so much excitement. 

Plenty of obstacles to suit all abilities

Jenny Bell and Liz Chilcott

Antiques bonanza from Millers at The Anchor

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:28am

Chilcotts Auctioneers is to sell a variety of antiques and other items of interest from the clearance of waterside hotel, Millers at The Anchor in Porlock Weir.

The Honiton based auctioneers were invited to collect the items by Somerset hoteliers Nigel and Anne Way, who recently purchased the leasehold of the three-storey building with the intention of creating a health and wellbeing hotel.

World renowned snowdrop collection bursts into life

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/30/2019 - 7:59am

Excited snowdrop enthusiasts are travelling across the UK to an exquisite corner of Devon to see one of the best collections of snowdrops in the world burst into fragrance and colour.

The world renowned Matt Bishop Snowdrop Collection, one of the most diverse collections of named and naturalised snowdrops in the UK, is in full bloom at The Garden House, one of the finest gardens in England.  

Row for the Ocean finish Atlantic Challenge (Photo, Ben Duffy)

Devon's rowers finish Atlantic challenge to build plastic-free legacy

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Tue, 01/29/2019 - 2:08pm

Row for the Ocean has completed the world's toughest row to raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution for South West charity Surfers Against Sewage. 

The four-woman team, three of whom belong to Exeter Rowing Club, were the first all-female crew to reach the finish line of the 2018/19 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

With 3,000 miles behind them, the ocean adventurers arrived in Antigua after 43 days, 2 hours and 20 minutes at sea. 

Resume don'ts: Here's what not to put on a resume so you can score the job

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:54am

You’ve found your dream job.

It’s what you love to do, the hours are great, and the industry is sustainable. You’re ready to have a career that’s more stable—both financially and emotionally. No more coming home stressed and hesitant to go back the next day.

The only thing is, your resume isn’t up to par. In fact, you can’t remember the last time you updated it.

Is it true that the house always win or there is a chance to win at online casinos?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 01/29/2019 - 9:34am

Gambling is a dangerous business as the whole idea is that you are risking something valuable that you have on an outcome that is fundamentally unpredictable. 

Be prepared for risk of snow, says County Council

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/28/2019 - 5:56pm

Devon County Council is urging people to be prepared for the possibility of snow this week.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning of snow and ice conditions for tomorrow (Tuesday 29 January), which could have the potential to cause travel disruption.

Although any snow is not expected to be widespread, the current forecast is that higher ground, such as Dartmoor and Exmoor, could face up to 5cm of snow. Haldon and Telegraph Hills may see a small amount of snow, some of which could affect tomorrow evening’s rush hour.

New aquarium lighting at Living Coasts

Dim the lights, I’m feeling fishy…

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Mon, 01/28/2019 - 11:11am

A stunning state-of-the-art lighting system has been installed at Living Coasts – for the fish.

The sophisticated new system in the aquarium of Torquay’s coastal zoo means that fish can experience natural dawns and dusks. Staff hope this will lead to more of what comes naturally…

One of the zoo’s aquarists, Sam Worthington, explained: “Now, each tank can have its own settings. We can do gradual sunrises and sunsets with different colour temperatures, going from a soft pink dawn to a bright middle of the day and back down to dusk.