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Racing stars team up for A Question of Racing on Haldon Gold Cup day

LOVE Devon, the fundraising arm of the charity Devon Communities Together, and Exeter Racecourse have teamed up to create the first A Question of Racing on Haldon Gold Cup Day, Tuesday November 5.

A star-studded panel includes record-breaking Devon born-and-bred female jockeys Bryony Frost and Lizzie Kelly, Philip Hobbs, David Pipe and Joe Tizzard, who rode the winner of the Gold Cup three times. 

They will face questions from the BBC’s David Fitzgerald, including what happened next, home and away questions, the picture board, one-minute round and the buzzer round. 

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Authored by jenniashford
Posted: Thu, 09/26/2019 - 10:41am

Whilst Exeter Golf and Country Club is no stranger to sporting achievements among staff and members in golf, tennis and squash, the bar has now been raised by swimming instructor, Rebecca Newson.

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Prestigious Cofton Cup IV Fishing Competition won with 109Ib haul

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 09/26/2019 - 9:19am

South Devon’s highly regarded coarse fishing destination, Cofton Holidays, has crowned Jason Morgan from Guildford, Surrey as winner of Cofton Cup IV – The Fishing Competition. 

The multi award-winning holiday park, which is the current holder of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards Holiday Park of the Year title, hosted the competition on its Mamhead Match Lake over 5 days of intensive fishing. The field was narrowed down from 40 in the opening rounds to 15 in the final, with the remainder battling it out for the Plate competition. 

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CITY Community Trust launches new series of running events

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Tue, 09/24/2019 - 11:49am

A fantastic programme of running events – from fun runs to marathons - has been launched by Exeter’s leading health and wellbeing charity, CITY Community Trust.

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Two Tribes so nearly champions

Authored by Jane Blanchard
Posted: Mon, 09/23/2019 - 12:26pm

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Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sun, 09/22/2019 - 11:22am

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Exeter Ladies Waterpolo team play first national league

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 09/21/2019 - 10:55am

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TV Licensing urges Exeter pubs to avoid a Rugby World Cup penalty

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 09/20/2019 - 7:36pm

As the Rugby World cup kicks off in Japan, TV Licensing is advising publicans to avoid a penalty and check they are correctly covered by a TV licence if they plan to show live matches.

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Authored by Mike Page
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Match report: City 2 Port Vale 0

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Wed, 09/18/2019 - 7:43am

Two goals in the last 10 minutes gave Exeter City a deserved three points with a 2-0 win over Port Vale at St James Park.

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