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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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Support for Moor Lane roundabout improvements

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 05/16/2019 - 1:51pm

A £2.2 million scheme to ease congestion at Moor Lane roundabout in Exeter has received the backing of Devon County Council’s Cabinet.

Cabinet members have approved construction of the improvements on one of the main accesses into the city.

The roundabout provides connections to the M5, A30 and new developments to the east of Exeter, and traffic is regularly queued on the approach roads to the roundabout during peak times of the day.

Work nearing completion on realigning Exmouth’s Queen’s Drive and new car park

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:41pm

The first phase of Exmouth’s Queen’s Drive development – a new road and car park - is nearing completion, paving the way for the building of the new water sports centre. 

To put the finishing touch to the current works, residents and visitors to Exmouth are being alerted to road closures along Queen’s Drive later this month (May) as contractors create a kerb line across the old road to link into the new road.

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Radio Two is the station of choice for nesting birds

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:46am

Nursery workers at Otter Garden Centres in Ottery St Mary were surprised to discover a family of great tits nesting inside a speaker.

The speaker is there so staff can listen to the radio while tending to the plants but this year it has had a second function, as home to the great tits.

Nursery Manager, Kevin Clarke said: “We’ve found birds nesting on the site before, including robins in a storage box and wrens that were nesting in a hanging basket.

Richard Smith of Dartmoor Brewery and Elaine Cook of Devon Communities Together

‘Legend’ary new partnership for Devon Communities Together and Dartmoor Brewery

Authored by marketing@devonrcc.org.uk
Posted: Thu, 05/16/2019 - 8:31am

Independent charity Devon Communities Together has announced a new partnership with Dartmoor Brewery, which will see the two Devon organisations working together to raise money to support communities throughout the county.

What is a bridging loan and how much does it cost?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 05/16/2019 - 8:20am

What is a Bridging Loan? Bridging loan is a short-term loan which is usually taken for a short period. Normally bridging loan is taken when an individual or business is in need of quick money. Depending on the need, bridging loans are termed as a first charge or second charge. First charge loan is when the bridging loan is the only loan outstanding on the borrower’s property. Whereas the second charge loan is when the borrower has another loan on his/her property.

Children from Trinity C of E Primary School are pictured with (L-R) Senior Mace Sergeant John Davies; Dominic Goodhew, CITY Community Trust PL Primary Stars coach; and the new Lord Mayor of Exeter Cllr Peter Holland

Youngsters help CITY Community Trust celebrate selection as the Lord Mayor’s charity

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Thu, 05/16/2019 - 7:21am

Children from Exeter’s Trinity C of E Primary School helped the area’s leading health and wellbeing charity, CITY Community Trust, celebrate this week.

The charity, which provides activities to people of all ages focused on health, education and wellbeing, has been named as the new Lord Mayor of Exeter’s charity for 2019-2020.

Dawlish Warren

Teignbridge beaches flying the flag amongst the best in the UK

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 05/15/2019 - 5:26pm

For the first time Teignmouth has received the prestigious Blue Flag award and joins Dawlish Warren, celebrating its own 21st consecutive year, in being recognised as amongst the best beaches in the UK.

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy today also announced that Coryton Cove in Dawlish, Dawlish Town and Shaldon's Ness Cove have retained their Seaside Awards. The independently assessed seal of approval is awarded to beaches which achieve very high quality standards excellent cleanliness, safe access and appropriate signage.

Overnight closures for improvement work to A382 Ford Street, Moretonhampstead

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/15/2019 - 3:55pm

Overnight road closures are needed to carry out essential resurfacing work on the A382 Ford Street, Moretonhampstead later this month.

Circumstance and weather permitting the work will take place over 5 nights from Monday 20 to Friday 25 May 2019.

Manager for Guardian Homecare, Catherine Porter.

Free advice for Dementia Action Week 2019

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Wed, 05/15/2019 - 1:47pm

EXETER residents who would like more information on Dementia or have any questions regarding care can drop into a care provider’s offices in the south Devon area next week (May 20-26, 2019) for free advice.

Guardian Homecare, which cares for people in Exeter and Torbay, is supporting Dementia Action Week from May 20-26 and will have expert staff on hand on May 22 and 23 to answer any questions people may have.

Gina Awad delivering a recent Dementia Friends session and sharing the work of EDAA at Wonford Community Centre

Dementia Action across the city

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:40pm

Monday 20th May 2019 will see Dementia Action week begin. 

Across the UK communities will be coming together to raise awareness and take action for dementia.

With over 850,000 people living with a dementia diagnosis in the country and no cure yet it is vital we continue to consider how as a society we can collectively collaborate and make a difference for those living with the condition and their families.