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 Vegan activists to descend on Exeter with climate street art

This weekend, vegan campaigners are descending on Exeter high street to promote their new ‘Vegan Now’ campaign. The group will be holding an outreach events right on the high street, accompanied by a 3D optical illusion centre-piece.

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Multi award-winning Cofton Holidays, based near Dawlish Warren, has been shortlisted in the 2019 UK Pool and Spa Awards,

Dawlish swimming pool needs public support to win national Pool Award

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Wed, 10/16/2019 - 5:43pm

Multi award-winning Cofton Holidays, based near Dawlish Warren, has been shortlisted in the 2019 UK Pool and Spa Awards, having achieved a 5-star rating earlier this year. 

Castle Drogo garden. Photo: April Braund

Castle Drogo is being taken over by children

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/16/2019 - 11:11am

If you come down to Castle Drogo on Thursday 17 October you’re in for a big surprise- you’ll find children doing jobs and taking on roles that adults usually do.

Takeover Day is when museums, galleries, historic homes, archives and heritage sites across England are taken over by children and young people. Supported by Arts Council England funding, charity Kids in Museums launched Takeover Day in 2010 to help historic institutions give children meaningful roles in their organisations. Last year, over 160 heritage organisations and 5,500 young people took part. 

Cllr Emma Morse pictured at the Night Shelter. Photo: Exeter City Council.

Exeter Night Shelter opens up for winter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:47am

Exeter’s night shelter has opened up for the winter, allowing rough sleepers to come inside on some of the coldest and roughest nights.

In March the City Council announced that it had secured £444,000 from the government to help run a number of new services for people who are rough sleeping including the facility over the coming winter.

Last winter the shelter – dubbed The Junction - supported 193 rough sleepers, providing a total of 3,985 bed nights.

Helen Rushton, Home Director, Green Tree Court

Shining a light on dementia

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 10/16/2019 - 9:18am

Gina Awad of Exeter Dementia Action Alliance and Dr David Kernick have been showing a group of third year Exeter University medical students what it might be like living with dementia, as part of a special study unit.

The students have been learning about the importance of social action to reduce the stigma of dementia and improve the lives of young people living with the disease and their families.

L-R: Stephen Mariadas (SWIOT CEO), Andy Correy (Babcock, Head of Production), Prof Janice Kay (Provost of the University of Exeter)

Partners sign multi-million pound deal for South West Institute of Technology (SWIOT)

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 10/15/2019 - 10:13am

A multimillion pound partnership that will revolutionise digital technology education across the South West has been given the green light.

Partners involved in the South West Institute of Technology (SWIOT), including the University of Exeter, have signed an agreement that will trigger  significant new investment for the region.

The new Institute of Technology will train thousands of students in technical subjects across the South West region, bringing unparalleled new skills development and career opportunities.

 Ben Hodson who has been appointed marketing director at CMOStores.com

Leading online builders' merchant appoints new marketing director to further grow its brand

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Tue, 10/15/2019 - 9:04am

A leading Plymouth-based online builders' merchant, which is fast becoming a disruptor in the construction materials market, has signalled further expansion with the announcement of its latest senior appointment.

CMOStores.com, which recently celebrated 220% growth in just three years with turnover predicted to grow to £50m in 2019, has appointed Ben Hodson, who hails from the South West, as its new marketing director to help take the brand to the next level.

The best autumn wear to compliment your fave Denim

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 10/15/2019 - 6:38am

Denim is a great material for the colder months. Jeans are comfortable, warm, and flexible. Denim jackets are the perfect light outwear choice for early fall and can be worn underneath thicker coats for a layered, chic look. From denim shirts to denim skirts, the fall season is a great time to share your love for all things blue. 

In order to really make your denim pop, however, you are going to want to invest in an autumn wardrobe that pulls everything together, helps you stay warm, and makes you the best dressed on the street. 

L to R - Fiona Longhurst, RVS; Gloria Hunniford; Fab Marcarian, Inspired Villages

Inspired Villages and Gloria Hunniford OBE champion ‘101 Ways to Enjoy Getting Older’

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 9:23pm

On Friday 27 September, Millbrook Village, the retirement village in Exeter, Devon, hosted a special event with veteran broadcaster Gloria Hunniford OBE. 101 Ways to Enjoy Getting Older was an inspiring, interactivediscussion panel event, exploring the many ways to embrace the ageing process, chaired by Gloria Hunniford, who shared her experiences.

The event, free for all was held jointly with Legal & General, partners of Inspired Villages, the developer and operator behind Millbrook Village.

Cllr Bialyk

New purpose-built student accommodation in Exeter should be available to all

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 5:50pm

New purpose-build student accommodation should be available to all members of the community, according to City Council Leader Phil Bialyk.

The council has been talking to developers about its proposals for co-living to create balanced and sustainable communities in the city centre.

Co-living would see room space made available for anyone to rent alongside students in new purpose-built accommodation.

Cllr Bialyk said: “Exeter is a thriving community and we need to keep it that way. We are very happy to talk to anyone who wants to come and invest in Exeter.

 ‘Spooktacular’ Half-Term Tricks and Treats at The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 8:37am

Have a scream this Halloween by exploring the Donkey Trick or Treat Trial and try your hand at Pumpkin Carving at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth.

When: Saturday 19 October - Sunday 3 November (9am – 5pm)

Where: The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

What: Have a scream this Halloween and discover a packed programme of ‘spooktacular’ fun at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth during the October half term.