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More Otters are back

Moor Otters are set to return to Dartmoor National Park next summer – and this time, they’ve got company.

Dartmoor National Park is delighted to announce that the hugely successful Moor Otters arts trail is coming back in 2020.

From May to October visitors can expect to see over 80 sculptures, each individually designed and decorated by artists and local talent, dotted across Dartmoor and surrounding areas.

This time, the otters will each be accompanied by their cub and there’ll be some special surprises and competitions too.

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Sancho's to host Exeter’s second annual Slow Fashion Show

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 08/31/2019 - 9:52am

The second annual Slow Fashion Show is taking place in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 21st September.

The Slow Fashion Show is an event hosted by Sancho's with the support of In Exeter. We are hosting the event to showcase the independent brands and businesses in the city and acknowledge the growing awareness of sustainable lifestyle in the city.

The catwalk will feature an inclusive range of models, challenging the industry norm of a narrow view of beauty.

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Help to Buy makes the difference for home buyers in Devon

Authored by Property News
Posted: Sat, 08/31/2019 - 9:18am

More than 5,500 homebuyers in Devon have used the government’s Help to Buy scheme with the vast majority being first time buyers.

Latest government figures reveal that 5,633 buyers in Devon have used the scheme since it was launched in April 2013.

The figures reveal first time buyers accounted for 84 per cent of sales and local housebuilder Barratt Homes says the scheme has been a real game changer for many people.

Power your skateboard with these electric kits

Authored by David Humphrey
Posted: Fri, 08/30/2019 - 10:08am

Electric skateboards can be expensive, so why not consider building your own with one of the many kits to power your skateboard available on the market? If you’ve got a bit of time and technical knowledge, then this could be a great way to make something fast, long-lasting, and fully customized to suit your needs, preferences, and aesthetic tastes. 

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Exeter Science Park businesses soar with support from global number one incubator

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 08/29/2019 - 10:32am

Award-winning business support provider, SETsquared Exeter has helped to raise significant investment for its growing client base in Exeter as part of the World-leading SETsquared Partnership.

Exeter Science Park Centre first opened its doors to research and development businesses in 2015. Since its inception, with support from SETsquared Exeter, the bespoke incubation and acceleration facility for high-tech, high-growth businesses has grown from an empty building to its current state of 90 per cent occupancy, with plans underway for a fourth grow-on building.

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Local blogger makes history by becoming the first person to win Miss Devon over two consecutive years

Authored by claraccouture123
Posted: Thu, 08/29/2019 - 10:23am

Exeter-based blogger, Clara George, has won the Miss Devon title for the second year running and will go on to compete in the Miss Great Britain 75th anniversary final in February next year. This is the first time since the pageant was founded that the same person has won the Miss Devon title for two consecutive years.

Alison Squire and Karen Mcanally collecting their GCSE results

“I’m really proud of what I've done” - GCSE success for Exeter adults

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Wed, 08/28/2019 - 2:11pm

As thousands of teenagers picked up their GCSE results last week, few would have spared a thought for adults nervously arriving to collect their own results after a year of hard work.  

That was exactly the case for a number Exeter College’s GCSE students as they arrived at the college on Thursday to see if their hard work had paid off. 

Alison Squire, 41, previously struggled in school and decided to study at Exeter College as a personal confidence-builder as her son starts to prepare for his exams in the coming years. 

People asked to back new project enhancing Exeter’s wildflowers

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 08/28/2019 - 11:45am

People are being asked to help increase Exeter's wildflowers by backing a project that seeks to brighten up the city even more.

Devon Wildlife Trust has launched a Crowdfunder scheme to create more wildflower meadows across the county.

In Exeter the Trust are joining up with the City Council to further enhance the displays of wildflowers that have been bursting with colour on roadside verges, roundabouts and open spaces.

10 tips on how to organise your dream folk wedding

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 08/28/2019 - 7:47am

Are you dreaming of a wedding that’s personal, casual, and fits your laid-back lifestyle? One that isn’t stiff, fancy, or costs an arm and a leg? If so, a folk wedding might be just the ticket for you and your spouse-to-be. 

Police hunt man who 'touched himself inappropriately' in front of women on Devon train

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 08/27/2019 - 7:37pm

British Transport Police are investigating two acts of indecency where a man touched himself inappropriately on Devon trains are looking to identify him in connection. 

Cadogan Court residents Peter Lawry (left) and Ted Forward (right) lark about with the Home’s Activities Coordinator Luan Phillips.

Exeter care home residents inspired by the Great British Bake Off

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 08/27/2019 - 3:29pm

As the nation eagerly awaits the start of the Great British Bake Off 2019 this week, residents at RMBI Home Cadogan Court in Exeter have enjoyed a culinary competition of their own. 

With the support of the Home’s three chefs, the residents, all in their 80s and 90s, tried their hands at making traditional Cornish pasties.