Broadclyst Pupils Celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Platinum Jubilee: Devon pupils take centre stage in news video

Pupils at a Devon Primary School took centre stage in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this week – with a starring role in a children’s news video.

Children from Broadclyst Primary School in Exeter were filmed for a special video in Discovery Education Espresso, the award-winning digital learning service used by thousands of schools across the UK.

Broadclyst pupils were interviewed about their Jubilee celebrations, which included learning about the Queen’s reign using resources from Discovery Education and hosting a huge tea party at the school. Year 5 and 6 pupils...

Guide Dogs celebrates amazing volunteers!

There are around two million people living with sight loss in the UK. Guide Dogs aims to support people with a visual impairment to keep their independence and maintain their lifestyles. There are lots of different services on offer, ranging from our most well-known service, the guide dogs, through to children and young people’s services, technology, and our volunteering services such as My Guide.

To support the running of these services we have many incredible and dedicated volunteers, and Guide dogs was proud to present the Local Volunteer Awards event for the South West region...

Crafty Cakes celebrate 30 years in business

Crafty Cakes in Exeter celebrated their 30th birthday this month and what do you need for any celebration….cake, and that’s just what Crafty Cakes had lots of when they celebrated by hosting a party last weekend.

1988 saw the birth of Adele, Rick Astley hitting the spot with Never Gonna Give You Up, Red Dwarf landing on our TV screens and the start of what was to be a very successful business in Exeter.

“We are proud to have been designing and baking cakes for 30 years, we have seen many businesses come and go but thanks to what we offer we are thriving” said Becky. Becky...

Exminster Hair and Beauty celebrates 10th anniversary

Authored by Adam Joseph
Posted: Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:13pm

Exminster Hair and Beauty is celebrating its first big birthday after 10 years in the heart of the village.

The professional salon began its life in a converted garage, before moving to the centre of Exminster in early 2008.

Now its dedicated team offer a wealth of experience and talent in providing top quality hair and beauty services to all customers.

Jane Tombs, who launched the business in July 1998, said she was delighted by the success of Exminster Hair and Beauty.

“It’s been brilliant. That’s because of our lovely clientele and our fantastic staff. I...

Gold award for family-run holiday park

Oakdown Caravan and Camping Park, based on the East Devon coast, is celebrating after winning gold in the ‘Holiday Park of the Year’ category in the Visit Devon Tourism Awards.

The awards, which are now in their eighth year, celebrate the best of Devon Tourism.

And the announcement comes at the end of a very busy period for Oakdown, which has this year seen the introduction of shepherd’s huts and premier pods, a brand-new reception area and a redesigned coffee shop and restaurant.

Alastair Franks, whose family have owned Oakdown since the 1970s, said: ‘To win gold...

CEDA Charity launch new Mini Bus

Authored by CEDA Exeter
Posted: Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:09am

Members of Devon based disability charity CEDA gathered at the charities base in Exeter to celebrate the arrival of their new accessible minibus. CEDA users, charity supporters, fundraisers and members of the staff team gathered to witness the parents of former CEDA user Greg Hurford cut the ribbon to mark the official launch of the new minibus. CEDA CEO Renata Colley said: “We are all thrilled with the new minibus – it’s going to make enabling our users to access our many services easier and more reliable. It will give us much more freedom.”

The new minibus has been made possible...

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,...

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!

Birthday celebration on Ladies’ Night

Celebrations will be in full swing on Ladies’ Night at Exeter Racecourse this year which beautifully coincides with Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday on Thursday, April 21. Finest outfits are the order of the day as judges walk around the racecourse to select the finalists for the coveted Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gentleman competitions. There will be special footage of Her Majesty The Queen shown on the big screen, a bottle of champagne will be given to the 90th person through the gate and to the person who buys the 90th racecard and owners of horses running in the Many Happy...

Folk Festival thanks compere Tony Beard for 35 years’ service

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 01/09/2016 - 10:47am

TONY Beard, the Wag from Widecombe, recently received a gift from the Dartmoor Folk Festival Association (DFFA), which organises the annual three-day Dartmoor Folk Festival each August.

Tony has been the compere for the Music Hall held on the last night of the festival for the past 35 years.

In recognition of this, the festival association commissioned South Zeal artist Kari McGowan to paint a watercolour to convey thanks and appreciation of everything he has done.

Jason Rice, DFFA chairman, along with Mark Bazeley, artistic director and local musician and...