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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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Nurse and patient at the Kings House Day Hospice

Local fundraising group needs extra hands to help raise vital funds for end of life services in Crediton

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:33am

We are a friendly, social group who raise money to support the Hospice services that are provided in Crediton and the surrounding communities.

We enjoy organising fun, local events in the town and are proud to say we raise thousands of pounds each year to help support the local nurses who care for people in our community in their homes when they have been given a terminal diagnosis and need expert end of life care.

M Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon

Devon residents recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/12/2019 - 3:44pm

Twenty one Devon residents have been honoured in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List this year.

The honours list recognises the extraordinary achievements of a wide range of people across the UK, for their efforts to improve the social mobility of those from underprivileged backgrounds.  That could be through providing care, education or innovative business and employment support.

More than a thousand people received an award this year, including 920 candidates selected at BEM, MBE and OBE level.

In Devon, the list, published this weekend, includes:

Kat McHale. Photo: Matt Round.

TEDxExeter 2019 talks launch online

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 06/12/2019 - 2:18pm

Organisers of TEDxExeter, the South West's leading ideas festival, have announced that talks from its 2019 event have been launched for online viewing at www.tedxexeter.com

The eighth TEDxExeter Ideas Festival took place on Friday April 5th 2019 at the Northcott Theatre. The talks were livestreamed to audiences across the city, as well as by communities in all corners of the world including Australia, New Zealand, India, Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Somalia, the USA, Mexico and Venezuela.

Chris Broadbent - Planet Earth Games CEO.

World's biggest Plogathon set for Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:02am

Planet Earth Games and Plastic Free Exeter have agreed a partnership to deliver a ‘Plogathon’ – which organisers believe could be the biggest plogging event in the world. 

Plogging refers to the activity of picking up litter whilst jogging - a Swedish derived term, from "plocka" (to pick up) and "jogga" (to jog). From its beginnings in Sweden in 2016, plogging now represents an increasingly global movement, evidenced by the representation of over 40 countries in the official online “Plogga” group.

Bags of Help for the Exmouth coast

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/12/2019 - 6:55am

Voting is under way as coastal community projects in Exmouth vie for a share of a Tesco funding pot of almost £300,000.

Tesco is inviting local shoppers to cast their votes for Marine Conservation Society, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution or Surfers Against Sewage to receive funding of up to £4,000 through a special round of its Bags of Help scheme.  

Bags of Help, run in partnership with Groundwork, sees funding awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. 

The type of equipment going into Pinhoe Station Road Play Area

Station Road play area set for £110k makeover

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 06/11/2019 - 5:49pm

Work has started on the £110k refurbishment of a play area in Exeter.

The facility at Pinhoe Station Road is being rebuilt by Exeter City Council after locals were asked what sort of play equipment they would like to see introduced.

Work is hoped to be completed by the summer holidays but is weather dependent.

Watch Wimbledon matches on Princesshay’s Big Screen

Authored by ellenhowe
Posted: Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:34am

Princesshay is bringing Wimbledon to Exeter with live outdoor screenings of matches on the giant screen. The screen will be in Princesshay Square for the duration of the legendary two-week tournament (Monday 1st July – Sunday 14th July 2019).

Princesshay is also providing deckchairs, bean bags and a temporary lawn for visiting tennis fans watching the matches free of charge.

Recycle Devon launches new recycling and environment Scout badge 

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/11/2019 - 9:54am

A brand new recycling badge is being launched today for all Devon Scouts. 

The new badge has been launched by Recycle Devon and aims to encourage Beavers, Cubs and Scouts across Devon to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

The scouts will work through a variety of challenges and activities to earn the colourful badge.

There are approximately 8,500 girls and boys between the ages of six and 24 who belong to Scout groups in Devon. 

Comparison sites make life so much easier

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 06/11/2019 - 9:20am

There are many ways in which the world wide web has made our lives simpler, from finding great deals on holidays to ordering groceries that can be delivered at a later date. More and more of us are using the internet to save time and effort, and this surely has to be a trend that will continue to strengthen.

Builders merchant launches its 30th Community Fund 

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 06/11/2019 - 7:55am

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to be launching its 30th Well Built Community Fund and is giving the chance for charities, colleges, and community groups that help young people learn a trade the chance to receive £1,000 to spend at an RGB branch.

With the construction industry facing a skills shortage, RGB is celebrating the landmark giveaway by helping those that support future tradespeople. Whether that’s by enabling a college to update their tools, or a community protect to purchasematerials to help young people learn a trade.