Exeter care home resident celebrates 101st birthday

A resident at RMBI Care Co. Cadogan Court, in Exeter, has celebrated her 101st birthday.

Janet Wigmore enjoyed a party at the Home with fellow residents. The staff, determined to ensure that she had a memorable birthday, arranged a celebration at lunchtime with flowers, balloons and a delicious cake.

Janet was born in February 1921, around two years after the end of the First World War, when films were still silent and a loaf of bread cost just 2 pence. She grew up in Grantham, Lincolnshire, where she attended the same school as Margaret Thatcher. In fact, their fathers...

Ashley House Printing Company celebrates 30th birthday

Devon-based commercial printer, Ashley House Printing Company, is celebrating its 30th birthday this year.

Established in Exeter, Devon, in 1986, the firm continues to be a success story led by managing director Rob Otton. With a team of 22 staff, Ashley House serves customers in a range of sectors, including design and advertising agencies, manufacturers, schools, hotels, and visitor attractions. The firm's consistent attention to detail has ensured continued print production excellence for many award-winning clients.

During the last 30 years, the technology in the design...

Cosmic celebrates 20 years in tech

ONE of south west’s leading digital and IT companies celebrated its 20th anniversary in style this week.

Cosmic specialises in website development, training, business consultancy and tech support, and was founded as a social enterprise in 1996, just five years after the birth of the World Wide Web.

Clients, business leaders, charity and education representatives, and members of staff celebrated the achievement, with a day of celebration – and learning.

Julie Hawker, joint CEO of Cosmic, said: ‘Since its launch Cosmic has worked with thousands of organisations,...

Elegant affair for Energy Hair birthday celebration

Guests gathered in all their finery to help Energy Hair owner, Nathan Plumridge, and his talented team at the Topsham salon, celebrate 18 successful years in business.

Having launched in 1997 with his late Father, Nathan reminisced on how the times had changed in terms of hair fashion, and recounted some funny stories from the past.

Held on the lawn at Darts Farm in glorious sunshine, the event was an ultra-swish afternoon of high fashion, glasses of fizz, mellow music and a sumptuous afternoon tea, including a rather impressive array of cakes.

Children were kept...

Birthday honours for Fire Service staff

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 06/12/2016 - 2:32pm

Four serving or retired members of staff and representatives from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Former Station Manager Rob Carlson receives an OBE for Services to Road Safety, Fire Authority Chairman Cllr Mark Healey and former Group Manager Loz Adams receive MBEs and Alan White a BEM. Rob, who lives in Plymouth, was a founding member of The Honest Truth road safety initiative which has been adopted across the UK and Europe. As part of the scheme, approved driving instructors are provided with resources to deliver safety...

Art celebrating Queen's 90th birthday comes to Exeter

A unique piece of artwork celebrating HM The Queen’s 90th birthday will be on show at Castle Fine Art, Exeter on Cathedral Yard from Monday 13th June.

With public celebrations and events taking place throughout the UK from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th June, British artist Nic Joly – who specialises in creating miniature wall sculptures – has produced a new piece in honour of the longest reigning Monarch in British history.

Named ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ the hand-signed, framed wall sculpture is being produced in an edition size of 90 – a nod to HM The Queen’s age. It features...

Birthday celebrations at Digby and Sowton station

Digby & Sowton station’s 21st birthday on Monday 23 May was celebrated in style with a giant birthday cake cut by Cllr Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Economy and Transport in an event at the station, which is on the Exeter – Exmouth “Avocet Line”.

Present to help with the celebrations (and eat the cake) were members of the Avocet Line Rail Users’ Group, including Vice Chair Noel Harrison, Anette Grahns of the Digby Community Association and Richard Burningham, Manager of the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership.

The station is popular with...

Films chart Cranbrook's development

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 05/30/2016 - 11:26am

A trilogy of short films, commissioned by East Devon District Council, charting the development of Cranbrook have been released.

The films capture three of the major milestones reached by the East Devon new town at the second half of last year. The films document the first shop opening, the first all-through school (first secondary school / second primary school) opened and the start of the train service.

Cranbrook is about to approach its fifth birthday, as the town was born when the first turf was cut on 29 June 2011.

There are now over 1,300 homes at Cranbrook...

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Event Date: 
18/06/2016 - 2:15pm
Picnic in the Park, The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration, Simmons Park, Okehampton, EX20 1EP

Get Changed are delighted to present a contemporary dance interpretation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This is part of an 18-month project to commemorate Lewis Carroll’s story of Alice. The audiences can expect to be thoroughly entertained: if you have seen Get Changed perform before, you know you’ll be in for a treat!

A blazing tribute to The Queen

On Thursday evening, April 21, East Devon District Council’s Chairman, Councillor Stuart Hughes, officiating the event, was joined by the leader and deputy leader, Councillors Paul Diviani and Andrew Moulding, to watch a beacon on Sidmouth’s seafront being lit in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday.

Situated on a rock groyne near Fore Street, the beacon – one of a chain of 1,000 beacons, which were lit across the country to mark the occasion – was set ablaze by Charlie Plowden, the council’s Service Lead for Countryside and Leisure, viewed by a large crowd of local...