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Frances and her family - from left to right Jake, Kerry, Frances, Carla and Dan

Candles on the Canal: Family, Live Music and a Time to Remember…

Candles on the Canal is a new event hosted by local charity Hospiscare. Its purpose is to bring hundreds of local people together for a relaxed and uplifting evening in memory of loved ones who have died, taking place on Saturday 21 September from 4:30pm. Everyone is welcome regardless of who they are remembering, how long ago their loved ones died or whether they were looked after by Hospiscare.




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Exeter organisations come together to promote Clean Air Day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2019 - 7:16am

Exeter organisations are coming together in Princesshay on Clean Air Day (20 June) to promote simple steps everyone can take to help tackle air pollution and the impact it has on our health.

Air pollution affects health from before the very first breath to the very last and transport is by far the largest contributor*. With Devon County Council declaring a climate emergency and Exeter City Council soon to follow, it’s never been more important for all of us to commit to making sustainable changes to how we travel.

Northern giant petrels by Richard Sherley

Climate change benefits for giant petrels

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/17/2019 - 3:39pm

Giant petrels will be “temporary” winners from the effects of climate change in the Antarctic region – but males and females will benefit in very different ways, a new study shows.

The study, by experts from the University of Exeter and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), is one the first to analyse how different sexes of the same species could be affected by changing conditions through global warming.

Jewellery taken in Honiton burglary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:17pm

Police are appealing for information after items of jewellery were stolen from a house in Hale Lane, Honiton.

Offenders forced a ground floor window to get inside the property sometime between 10am and 1.35pm on Friday 31 May. 

Numerous items of jewellery were taken from the property including a silver Pandora necklace with diamonds, a silver Armani watch, a gold cross diamond necklace, a silver link bracelet, a black and white diamond necklace and a gold and silver ladies watch.

Families for Children wins £1,000 Movement for Good award

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:43am

Families for Children has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public. 

Families for Children was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer. 

L-R: Andy Seaman (Energy Manager, University of Exeter), Mark Hodgson (MD, Co Cars) and Joel Smith (Sustainability Officer, University of Exeter).

Co Cars and University of Exeter announce sustainable, hire-by-the-hour car scheme

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:12am

The University of Exeter is the latest organisation to sign up to Co Cars’ business offer, giving staff access to hire-by-the-hour low emission cars, helping to reduce the number of cars on the University’s campuses.

Two brand new Toyota Yaris Hybrids are now available from the University’s Streatham Campus and a third will be available from College Road, St Luke’s later in the summer. The cars can be booked for business travel by University staff 24/7 either online or by smartphone and are also available for all Co Cars members to book and use.

Smyths Toys Superstore opening in Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:41am

On Saturday 22nd June children living in and around the area of Exeter are in for a real treat with a brand new Smyths Toys Superstore right on their doorstep, the perfect place to visit for endless hours of entertainment! 

New book honours soldiers who took part in D-Day landings

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/17/2019 - 8:27am

Relatives of D-Day veterans enjoyed a party to celebrate the launch of a new book which tells the individual stories of those who took part. 

D-Day Spearhead Brigade has been written by author Christopher Jary - who is also a Trustee at the Keep Museum in Dorchester - the museum of the Devonshire and Dorset regiments. 

At the book launch in Dorchester were several relatives of men who landed with the Dorsets or Devons on D-Day.  

Devon Freemasons give £26,000 support to local charities and organisations

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 06/16/2019 - 9:44am

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from all around Devon meet to support local organisations and charities who are require financial assistance, amongst those included are Schools, Youth Centres and locally based charities including Hospices, Hospital Services and Cancer Charities.

Joy as endangered butterfly returns to North Devon after restoration work on rare grassland

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sun, 06/16/2019 - 9:37am

One of the UK’s most threatened butterflies, the Marsh Fritillary, has recently been found at a National Trust site at Brownsham, near Hartland in North Devon.  Brownsham is home to one of Britain’s rarest grassland habitats, culm grassland, which is one of the butterfly’s preferred habitats.

Cadogan Court residents Peter Lawrey and Ted Forward prove age is no barrier to exercise at Motortone, a gym for older adults.

Exeter care home residents prove age is no barrier to exercise

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 06/16/2019 - 9:37am

Residents at RMBI Home Cadogan Court in Exeter began their new weekly fitness regime this week, pumping iron at a local gym.

Four game individuals, aged between 81 and 98, became the first care home residents to try out Motortone, a new gym specially designed for older adults, which is part of Exeter Sports Academy.

The fab four laughed and joked through their induction and first session using electrically powered gym machines which allow you to passively or actively exercise.