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Activa Contracts celebrates safer driving with first winner of Lightfoot Sponsored League

Paul Peers of Peel Ports Group, one of the UK’s largest port operators, has become the first winner of Activa Contracts’ latest risk management initiative run in partnership with Lightfoot, which recognises and rewards road safety skills.

The ‘Activa Contracts Lightfoot Drivers’ League’ encourages smoother, safer driving among the many fleets using both Activa contracted company cars and vans, and Lightfoot’s driver behaviour technology.   

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Douglas & Gordon deploy Lightfoot technology to make roads safer in estate agency first

Authored by SarahatAbsolute
Posted: Tue, 07/24/2018 - 4:00pm

Douglas & Gordon has become the UK's first estate agent to deploy Lightfoot's innovative connected car technology in their vehicle fleet to increase efficiency and improve the welfare of their drivers.

Innovative free gardening app launched at Toby’s Garden Festival

Authored by CandideUK
Posted: Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:07am

A unique way to discover the gardening community around you has been launched by Candide, an innovative gardening community app, at Toby’s Garden Festival. Places is the brand new and unique functionality which allows you to locate your nearest gardening centre or public garden wherever you are in the South West. This regional launch comes ahead of a national roll out at BBC Gardeners’ World Live in June.

Zoo’s UK tortoise first

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Thu, 05/03/2018 - 6:23am

The spider tortoise is one of the world’s smallest tortoises – and one of the rarest. Now, Paignton Zoo has become the first in the UK to breed the species.

Paignton Zoo has become the first zoo in the country to breed a tiny tortoise on the edge of extinction. The secret? A fine blend of driving passion and cool-headed science.

British Transport Police crackdown on unwanted sexual behaviour on rail network

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 8:32am

A nationwide campaign launches today, calling on victims of unwanted sexual behaviour to report offences to police, no matter how small.

Every Report Builds a Picture highlights how multiple reports from different people can help BTP ‘build a picture’ of offenders – even if some of those cases don’t make it to court.

This is the second phase of the Report It To Stop It campaign, which was launched in 2015 to tackle under-reporting of sexual offences.

New leadership team for the Exeter and Heart of Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association

Authored by Cameron Hodder
Posted: Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:27am

Alexandra Penn, Head of Sales at Event Exeter, University of Exeter will be taking the helm as chairman for the Exeter and Heart of Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association.

A Commercial Manager with over 15 years’ experience in the industry, and having been with Event Exeter since 2014, Penn brings with her a wealth of knowledge and passion for the  hospitality industry.

BULLSEYE! VIP hospitality packages available for Devon darts fans

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Tue, 02/27/2018 - 5:54pm

** UNIBET Premier League event at Westpoint is CANCELLED due to adverse weather ** 

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There is good news for dedicated Devon darts fans as the newly sponsored UNIBET Premier League is set to roll again in February 2018, hot on the heels of the Christmas Tungsten Fest that is the World Championships. 

With Phil Taylor having retired and a new breed of exciting talent such as Darryl Gurney emerging, there is little doubt that the competition will be as fierce and electric as ever before.

ITV journalist Alex Beresford launches ‘Breaking Into News’ competition

Authored by AdminJh
Posted: Mon, 02/26/2018 - 5:42pm

ITV News and Media Trust have launched ‘Breaking Into News’, a unique initiative that has been successfully running for six years and fronted by ITV’s award-winning news broadcaster Charlene White and Alex Beresford for ITV West Country with the aim to unearth the next generation of diverse broadcast journalist talent from across the UK.

Search is on for the South West’s Best Bridesmaid

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:46pm

The hunt is on for the South West’s Best Bridesmaid with stag and hen experts Red7 leading the search.

Did your Bridesmaid go above and beyond to make your big day the best it could be? Perhaps she created a perfect bridal survival kit or took charge of the wedding to ensure that bridezilla did not surface.

Whatever the reason, if your Bridesmaid brought the essence of #squadgoals, Red7 wants to know!

This £2.3m mansion could be yours by next Christmas for a tenner

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Tue, 12/26/2017 - 8:53pm

You could be living in this stunning £2.3m Devon home by next Christmas - for just a tenner*!

It is just part of a competition prize, worth some £3m in total, which also includes £50,000, all the Stamp Duty paid and funding for a gardener and housekeeper for a year.

The property, near Tiverton, features a sweeping driveway, 10
acres of immaculately landscaped grounds,
three-hole golfing greens, a separate leisure complex with a swimming pool and gym and a
self-contained apartment with its own garden.

Ex burglar reveals how to keep your home safe this Christmas

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:35am

Posting our plans on social media, leaving gift boxes we have bought in outside bins and forgetting to lock doors and windows… the simple mistakes that are inviting burglars into our homes.

As Christmas approaches, homes become filled with expensive gifts and gadgets. This sadly means that the festive season is also the peak time that domestic burglary increases due to opportunistic intruders.