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Exeter second best city for cyclists according to new survey

Exeter has been declared the second best city for cyclists, a new study has revealed.

Exeter scored good points for good air quality, cycling and walking statistics according to the survey by law firm True Solicitors.

Exeter was pipped into first place by Lancaster but fared much better than big cities London and Manchester, who came bottom of the rankings.

According to the study, 21% of the Exeter’s population regularly cycled more than once a week in 2018. Both Lancaster and Exeter were one of six locations in England selected to promote cycling as a mode of...

Remains of Roman defences discovered under Exeter’s Bus Station site

Archaeologists working on the redevelopment of Exeter’s bus station have uncovered the remains of a Roman fort.

The find has been described by an archaeology expert as “very important and completely unexpected.”

The discovery was made by the Exeter Office of Cotswold Archaeology who are working with Kier Construction to record remains of the city’s Roman history ahead of the construction of a new bus station and leisure complex.

The archaeology work will not impact on the construction timetable.

The finds, which include coins and local pottery made in the...

Style In Exeter

Event Date: 
18/09/2018 - 11:00am to 23/09/2018 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Princesshay, Exeter

Shoppers across Exeter will be treated to a week of fabulous fashion and instore events as Style in Exeter returns for its third year from Tuesday 18th until Sunday 23th September. Hosted by InExeter, the event, which takes place across the whole city, is a celebration of Exeter’s diverse retail offering with many independent shops taking part alongside High Street brand names and department stores.

A wide range of retailers including Debenhams, All Saints, Frocks in Swingtime, John Lewis, Jojo Maman Bebe, Polkadot Gallery, The White Company, White Stuff and River Island will...

Ryan Loft joins City on loan until end of the season

Exeter City have signed forward Ryan Loft for Tottenham Hotspur. Ryan was born in Gravesend and played for both Dartford and Ebbsfleet United before linking up with Spurs Academy. He made his Football League debut for Stevenage after joining them on loan in January 2017. In total he made nine appearances for the Hertfordshire side in League Two last season in addition to playing 11 times for Spurs’ under-23 team where he scored in home matches against Liverpool and Reading. The season before Ryan netted 13 goals in 22 appearances for Tottenham’s under-18s team.

Experience sights of ancient Roman Exeter using virtual reality

People can step back in time and experience what it would have been like to live in Roman Exeter thanks to virtual reality.

The city’s rich history – and the treasures at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery – are now part of the hugely popular and addictive Minecraft game.

A new map shows what Exeter’s Roman fortress could have looked like and is available to download for free while playing Minecraft. This joins another map, also inspired by RAMM’s collections, designed to represent 18th-century Exeter when the city walls still stood.

Minecraft is...

Lightfoot joins Exeter City Futures network and launches further local beta devices to tackle congestion in the city

Lightfoot, the world’s first connected car technology and platform for rewarding better drivers, is adding a further 100 drivers to the next phase of their Exeter pilot.

The chosen individuals were selected to be given Lightfoot devices worth £100 each as part of a local beta recruitment programme that ran earlier this year.

The recipients of the devices will also be helping the region by enabling City Science to analyse congestion and traffic data generated (with names and vehicle details removed) with the aim of improving Exeter’s transport networks for everyone.

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Danny Seaborne signs for City

Danny Seaborne has rejoined Exeter City.

The defender, who helped the Grecians achieve back-to-back promotions from the Conference to League One between 2007 and 2009, has been without a club since leaving Scottish Premier League side Hamilton Academicals in the summer.

The 30-year-old Barnstaple-born player is a popular figure with the St James Park faifthul as he is a product of the club’s youth academy and went on to captain the side in one of their finest moments as they achieved promotion back to the Football League in 2008 with a Conference play-off final victory over...

Exeter City's U23 Premier League Cup fixture announced

The dates for Exeter City’s under-23 Premier League Cup matches have been set with their first home game coming against Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday, December 4. Championship sides Sunderland and Hull City will also visit the park in the group stage of the competition. Hull with visit on Monday, January 22, while Sunderland will play at the Park on Sunday, February 11, with a 2pm kick-off. The full fixture list for the group stage of the competition is as follows, with the top two teams in the group qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition. AWAY: Monday, October 23 (...

Archaeologists unearth Roman remains in the heart of Exeter city centre

One of the largest archaeological excavations since Princesshay is currently being undertaken in Mary Arches Street, in advance of a new student development.

AC Archaeology is carrying out the dig on behalf of the developer. The work has to be carried out as part of a planning condition to record the remains and finds before destruction by the development.

The site is just inside the walled Roman and medieval city, behind the city wall, which runs the other side of Bartholomew Street, and is within the corner of the earlier Roman legionary fortress.

As one of four...

Exeter City heritage project ends with packed film premiere

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/07/2017 - 10:57am

The year long Heritage Lottery Fund supported History of St James Park project came to an end with a packed film premiere at Exeter City’s stadium on 27 April.

The 51 minute movie documents each of the decades since football was first played on the ground in 1894. Contributors include historians, club officials, former players, fans and first team manager Paul Tisdale.

The film has now been uploaded onto the Club’s heritage website - The Grecian Archive -and can be seen at: http://grecianarchive.exeter.ac.uk/exhibits/show/history_sjp_hlf/item/2825

The heritage...

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