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Hotel du Vin ‘music in the lounge’ launch creates that ‘Friday feeling…’

Exeter professionals and residents from Southernhay and Magdalen Road kick-started the weekend in style with an evening of great food, live music and social networking  at a special event hosted by Hotel du Vin, to launch its new series of ‘Live music in the Lounge’.  

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Showcasing the future of green energy in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/24/2017 - 9:13am

A team of local experts made up of renewables company Beco Energy, Exeter City Council and protective film specialists, Packexe, have recently collaborated to produce a showcase for the future of green energy in Exeter.

The exciting project is part of a wider initiative to encourage business based on Marsh Barton and Sowton Industrial Estate to ‘go green’ and improve the local environment through renewable technologies.

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Ladies Do Lympstone - again!

Authored by Jane Blanchard
Posted: Thu, 07/06/2017 - 7:47am

Last time, it was hard hats and high viz jackets all round as Ladies Do Lunch enjoyed an exclusive preview of Lympstone Manor, celebrity chef Michael Caines’ new country house hotel. 

Four months on,  the dress code was definitely summer for the Ladies’ first lunch there since it officially opened. 

They were welcomed by Ladies Do Lunch hostess and founder, Sally Sedgman. 

Jim Dart crowned omelette champ

Authored by KirkHills
Posted: Sun, 05/28/2017 - 12:32pm

Friday evening (28th April) saw the 3rd Kirk Hills Omelette Challenge take place at Exeter Castle as part of the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink.

12 business people from in and around Exeter were invited to rise to the challenge and endeavour to make the fastest omelette in the South West.

Exeter School hosts British Shooting Target Sprint

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:27pm

The South West qualifying event for the National Series 2017 is open to all, aged 11+, and organised by ex-British Pistol Shooter Georgina ‘Gorgs’ Geikie who represented Great Britain in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Gorgs grew up on the edge of Dartmoor and, inspired by the success of local heroes Kate Allenby and Steph Cook at the Sydney Olympics, initially took up modern pentathlon. She made the English Commonwealth Games Team in Melbourne 2006, winning bronze medals in 2006 and 2010 as well as competing at the London Olympics.

Princesshay launches spring fashion in style

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:16am

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Ladies Do Lympstone

Authored by Jane Blanchard
Posted: Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:02pm

Exeter’s Ladies Do Lunch enjoyed an exclusive tour of Lympstone Manor before it opened its doors to the public. 

Celebrity chef and owner Michael Caines proudly gave the ladies a tour of the hotel, giving an insight into the meticulous planning and preparation that has gone into what will undoubtedly be one of the UK”s top hotels.

Thompson Jenner’s annual Budget breakfast briefing success

Authored by ThompsonJenner
Posted: Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:31am

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First BierKeller Exeter party

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:30am

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Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 5:37pm

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Authored by News Desk
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