Enjoy free activities at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre Open Day

Newton Abbot Leisure Centre is opening its doors for a day of free activities on Saturday 23 March, with lots of healthy fun and action on offer for all ages.

Come along between 12pm to 3pm when the whole family can try a variety of free activities. There will be 30 minute adult and junior taster sessions on offer, including exercise classes, gym tours, swimming pool flume fun and a free crèche.

David Banks



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Red Roses visit Sandy Park ahead of record-breaking Italy clash

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:13am

England Women’s Marlie Packer and Lagi Tuima have visited Sandy Park ahead of round four of the Women’s Six Nations where England will take on Italy on Saturday, March 9 (12.05pm).

With over 9,700 tickets currently sold, the upcoming game will be a record breaker in terms of number of tickets sold to a Red Roses’ home fixture outside of a Women’s Rugby World Cup.

City 0 Tranmere Rovers 1

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 03/03/2019 - 12:22pm

James Norwood’s deflected volley in the first-half was enough for Tranmere Rovers to overcome Exeter City at St James Park, despite a spirited fightback from the Grecians in the second half.

Boss Matt Taylor made two changes from the side that conceded late in Tuesday night’s draw in Lincoln City, with Lee Holmes and Randell Williams returning to the starting XI over Aaron Martin and Ryan Bowman.

Sale Sharks 14 Exeter Chiefs 20

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 03/03/2019 - 11:30am

Make no mistake, this was a brutal battle.

Fighting it out in the quest for valuable league points, by the time these two Premiership heavyweights wake-up tomorrow, the blood may have been vanished, but the scars of battle will still be clearly evident.

In the end, it was Exeter Chiefs who delivered the telling blows, maintaining their three-point lead at the top of the Gallagher Premiership by flooring rivals Sale Sharks for a second time this season.

Chiefs side to face Sale Sharks

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 03/01/2019 - 6:42pm

Rob Hunter says Exeter Chiefs will need to be at their best as they look to preserve their lead at the top of the Gallagher Premiership.

Tomorrow, the Devonians tackle Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium (3pm) in a fixture forwards coach Hunter insists is ‘one of the hardest’ in the division.

With just eight rounds of the regular season remaining, the jostling for positions at either end of the Premiership table is intensifying by the week.

Lincoln City 1 City 1

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Wed, 02/27/2019 - 9:00am

Exeter City were denied all three points away at league leaders Lincoln City by an injury-time equaliser from the hosts.

The Grecians put in a superb display and led for the majority of the match as Matt Jay got is second goal in as many games, but a long throw into the box, in the sixth minute of stoppage time, allowed John Akinde to fire a shot towards the bottom corner that took a memorable victory away from City with seconds of the match remaining. 

Cheltenham Festival: 4 days of horsing around

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 02/25/2019 - 6:34am

Held from 12-15 March 2019, the Cheltenham Festival is the second biggest horse racing event in the UK. A total of 28 races, of varying grades, will take place over four days at the Cheltenham Racecourse during this time. Attended primarily by British and Irish-trained horses, the festival is an occasion of merriment with lots of money changing hands. 

Plymouth and Bristol cricket projects join together for West Country Festival

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 02/24/2019 - 5:51pm

West Country clashes on the sporting field have a long and legendary history but there was a match up with a difference this week where youngsters from the Lord’s Taverners Wicketz projects in Plymouth and Bristol came together for a day of competition and life skills workshops.

The festival at the Devon Cricket Centre in Exeter on Tuesday saw 40 children aged 8-12 from the two projects unite to celebrate all that is good about playing cricket together.

Grecians back to winning ways

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 02/24/2019 - 12:17pm

Exeter City returned to winning ways with an excellent 2-1 win over Crewe Alexandra away from home in Sky Bet League Two.

The Grecians went ahead through Jake Taylor's deflected effort early on before Chris Porter headed home just after half-time.

But Matt Jay netted his first league goal of the season when he popped up with an excellent curled effort to give the Grecians all three points.

Manager Matt Taylor made two changes to the side that began the narrow defeat against Bury last time out as Jay and Kane Wilson came into the starting line-up in Cheshire.

Chiefs side to face Newcastle Falcons

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:22pm

Rob Baxter hopes a return to home comforts tomorrow will help provide him and his Exeter Chiefs with the perfect foundation from which to attack visiting Newcastle Falcons in the Gallagher Premiership (2:30pm).

Defeat away to Gloucester a week ago saw the Devonians surrender top spot in the division, albeit on points difference to defending champions Saracens, but Baxter believes being back on familiar surroundings can ensure normal service is resumed at the first attempt.

Exeter among UK racecourses to have meetings cancelled after equine flu outbreak

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 02/20/2019 - 4:28pm

Exeter Racecourse is one of a number of venues to have scheduled horse racing meetings cancelled following an outbreak of equine flu.

Upon discovering positive cases of the highly contagious virus in horses trained by Cheshire handler Donald McCain and Newmarket trainer Simon Crisford, the sport's governing body, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), called a temporary halt to competition.