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New swing bridge installed on popular cycle and walking route

Riverside users in Exeter are enjoying a new cycle and foot bridge on a popular route into the city.

The new King’s Arms swing bridge linking Haven Banks to the Kings Arms Isthmus – land that includes footpaths and cycle paths beside the Trews Weir Flood Relief Channel – has been installed and is now open to use.

The old bridge, which was first installed in 1972, had deteriorated over time and become rotten in places.

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Devon weaver selected for international exhibition

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 9:49am

The work of a local tapestry artist has been selected for a prestigious international exhibition in London and Nottingham.

Tapestry weaver Christine Sawyer from Exeter has had ‘Split Detail’ selected for Heallreaf 2019 where there are 40 exhibitors from all over the world. The exhibition runs from September 7 to 21 at Surface Gallery, Nottingham and then from October 15 to 26 at Espacio Gallery, London. 

What to do during a difficult time in your life: A guide

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 07/15/2019 - 1:19pm

When you are having a difficult time, it can be easy to close yourself off from the rest of the world. You might want to do nothing except stay in your room, as you let anxiety or negativity take over your emotions. However, this is the worst possible thing that you could do.

Top Tips For Finding Your First Vehicle

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 07/15/2019 - 8:14am

Everyone remembers their first ever car as this is the vehicle which gave you an incredible amount of freedom. Usually, this will not be an attractive or impressive automobile, but it will always bring back great memories. It is an exciting process finding your first vehicle, but you need to make sure that you find one which is right for your particular needs and within your budget. This can be tricky, especially when you are entering the market for the first time so these tips are here to help you in your search to find exactly what you’re looking for and for an affordable price.

Award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden arrives at The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/15/2019 - 7:01am

The Donkey Sanctuary’s 50th anniversary celebrations continues as its multi-award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden has been re-built back at the charity’s international headquarters in Sidmouth, Devon. The garden will open to visitors from Monday 15 July and like the Sanctuary, will be free of charge for people to visit.

The Top 4 Reasons to Buy an Electric Scooter

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Sun, 07/14/2019 - 8:56am

According to the Online Bike Museum, the Autoped was the first mass-produced motorized scooter in the United States. Many reports claim that this motorized scooter, created in 1918, reached speeds of 35 miles per hour. However, the museum mentioned that upon reaching 20 miles per hour, it became quite unsteady.

3 Things You Should Do in the Aftermath of a Personal Injury

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sat, 07/13/2019 - 3:24pm

The aftermath of personal injury can be incredibly daunting. After suffering such trauma, it’s easy to feel confused, overwhelmed, lost, and even alone. Fear not, however, as there is always support out there, you just have to reach out for it and then accept it when it is offered.

Such support can be found in the advice laid out below. Read on to find three things you should do in the aftermath of personal injury should such a plight ever befall you.

Seek medical assistance

Installation to celebrate the Apollo 11 moon landing

Authored by sbelshaw
Posted: Sat, 07/13/2019 - 2:18pm

Exeter sound artist, Simon Belshaw, has created an ainstallation that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. It will be installed in St Thomas Library from Tuesday 16th July for a period of two weeks.

The piece uses Neil Armstrong's famous "That's one small step for man one giant lepa for mankind" speech that he made as he stepped onto the surface of the moon for the first time. The work is encased in a display box similar tothe type you woyuld find in a museum.

The piece was funded using Kickstarter and has been built over the past couple of weeks.

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Deployment Clasp

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Sat, 07/13/2019 - 6:56am

The tang buckle is the most common type of clasp used by watches like Omega. While a replacement for this buckle is cheaper and it gives that classic feel, there are also disadvantages to it, such as the difficulty of use and adding to the wear and tear of the strap. A deployment clasp is another option to use. If the tang buckle of your Omega requires replacement, you can get an Omega deployment clasp.

Exeter Fringe Festival to take place this summer bringing over 100 performances to the city

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sat, 07/13/2019 - 1:16am

In July 2019, the inaugural Exeter Fringe Festival will take place with over 100 performances at Exeter Phoenix and Barnfield Theatre across 10 days from 26 July to 4 August. There are 6 performance spaces featuring a wide range of fringe theatre, family theatre, comedy, music and dance. The inaugural Exeter Fringe Festival has been organised by Elaine Faulkner and Alex Jackson.

Striking new riverside sculptures to provide habitat for insects

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 07/12/2019 - 1:31pm

Striking new wooden sculptures inspired by the insect world have started to land on the banks of the River Exe in Exeter.

The sculptures have been made from Cornish oak by local sculptor James Bond, who grew up close to the River Exe.

Situated in Exeter’s Riverside Valley Park, they have been funded by the Coastal Recycling Fund and local developer contributions.