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Win family tickets and meet the stars in our Cirque Berserk! competition

After sell-out London West End runs and two sensational summers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cirque Berserk! the UK’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular is back with a full nationwide tour.

And you could win a Meet-the-Stars Family Ticket to see the show free at the performance of your choice (subject to availability) at Exeter Northcott Theatre from 3rd to 8th March.

Mary Youlden



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Exeter jail to receive X-ray scanner

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:11am

HMP Exeter will be among 16 of the most challenging prisons to receive tough new security measures – a major part of the Government’s crackdown on crime behind bars.

Innovative new X-ray body scanners, developed specifically for the Prison Service, will produce instant images from inside the human body and can reveal internally concealed contraband, including drugs, mobile phones and weapons.

The Great Big Brick clear-out

The Great Big Brick clear-out

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:07am

If you're having trouble making room for all your kids' new toys after Christmas, then Paignton Zoo can help.

The Devon zoo is hosting the Great Big Brick Safari from 28th March to 1st September. And before that it’s holding a great big brick amnesty, when people can donate unwanted plastic building bricks.

Stagecoach South West route consultation – here's what it means for you

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/23/2020 - 9:55pm

As part of Stagecoach South West`s commitment to their customers and stakeholders, they have produced a second Consultation Plan, following the successful launch of last year’s 2019 plan. The Route Consultation Plan for 2020 sets out aims for the coming year as well as offering an opportunity for the public to actively participate in the bus route planning process for Stagecoach routes in the South West region.

How to Get More Bass in Your Car?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 01/23/2020 - 4:13pm

Music is often an essential aspect to any traveling experience. People have varying preferences for the type and quality of music they listen to on the road. While some prefer a cool driving system within ordinarily acceptable bass levels, some enjoy deep bass or even treble. For them to achieve these experiences, they invest heavily in superior sound systems.

LGBTQ+ X-Plore youth groups transfer of governance

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/23/2020 - 1:53pm

ON January 1, 2020 X-Plore Youth Group, which has run dedicated youth groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer plus (LGBT+) young people in Devon for 18 years, transferred the running and governance of the charity to Space (formerly Devon Youth Service).

Space Youth Workers have operated the current groups in Exeter and Barnstaple, for the last few years, so there will be no change to how the groups are run.

The website, social media and email addresses also remain the same.

5 ways to earn some extra cash in the New Year

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:28am

January is doing what it does best; dragging on while draining the bank. It feels as if six months have passed since your last pay day in December and that another six more will pass until your next one at the end of January, doesn’t it? Don’t worry if this is what it feels like, you are not alone! Many Brits are suffering the very same plight after a festive season of living it up and over-indulgence, but that does not mean that you have to just accept it and struggle on. 

Stagecoach appoints new Managing Director of South West bus operations

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Thu, 01/23/2020 - 8:44am

Stagecoach has announced a new managing director for its bus operations in the South West of England.

Mike Watson has been confirmed as the new Stagecoach South West Managing Director after taking the role on an interim basis in November.

How will 5G affect your area?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 01/23/2020 - 7:01am

5G has just made its grand appearance after many months of waiting. According to The Guardian, there are many cities across the UK already boasting the latest 5G coverage. For weeks (and months), we have heard about the 5G and how it is going to transform, not only your internet speeds, but your entire life. Now that it’s here, you might want to know how it is going to affect your area.

Lidl to hold public consultation day for new store in Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 01/22/2020 - 5:42pm

Lidl GB has announced that it will be holding a public consultation day to outline plans for its new store on Pinhoe Road/Venny Bridge, Exeter.

The public are invited to attend the event, which will take place on Wednesday 5th February from 4.30pm – 6.30pm at Pinhoe Jubilee Club, 4 Main Road, Exeter, EX4 8HS. Lidl’s dedicated property team will be on hand to outline the supermarket’s plans for a new store and answer any questions from the local community.

The top things to do in Exeter

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 01/22/2020 - 3:30pm

Would you consider Exeter a tourist destination? If you live here, perhaps not, but you should know the city well enough to know we’ve got some great sights and attractions to offer anyone heading into the area.