Plymouth Half Marathon

Event Date: 
28/04/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Hoe, Plymouth

Plymouth's half marathon, is a traffic-free road race set in the heart of Plymouth. Runners will once again gather on the Hoe to start their 13.1mile journey around Plymouth.

The great course, good reputation and atmosphere ensure that this iconic Plymouth race attracts everyone from local, national and international athletes as well as beginners, club runners and charity runners.

The traffic-free course is open to all abilities and will start and finish at the Hoe.

Please visit for entry and more details, or ring the Plymouth Half...

Comic Relief spirit sweeps through Exeter

Authored by Jessica Newton
Posted: Fri, 03/15/2013 - 3:58pm

Comic Relief marked its 25th year of helping children in Africa and the UK yesterday. Businesses, clubs and schools all over Exeter got involved by doing ‘something funny for money’ in a bid to make this year’s Red Nose Day the best fundraiser yet.

Exeter College were hit by Comic Relief fever early on when they held a ‘bake off’ in their training kitchens between catering students and three of the Exeter Chiefs. Supported by the Rugby Players representative and with Sainsbury’s and Silver Spoon providing the ingredients, the team kick started the Comic Relief season on the 28th...

Award-winning landlord saves village pub from closure

Authored by Katie Sanders
Posted: Tue, 02/12/2013 - 9:15am

Residents from the Mid-Devon village of Clyst Hydon near Cullompton, are celebrating the news that their cherished local pub, the Five Bells Inn , has been saved from closure following a month of strong campaigning.

Paul Parnell, owner and landlord of the hugely successful Jack in the Green pub and restaurant at Rockbeare has acquired the lease to run the Five Bells Inn through an arrangement with Exeter-based property consultants Grenadier Estates . It will reopen in the summer following an extensive refurbishment.

The Grade II listed inn suddenly closed when the owners...

Successful Community Shop Opening

Authored by trevorgardner
Posted: Sat, 02/09/2013 - 6:07pm

Villagers came out in numbers to celebrate the official opening of the new permanent Ide Community Shop and Post Office.

Trevor Gardner (Chairman) said in his opening speech "Ide is an amazing village. The way in which everyone has pulled together has been brilliant, whether raising money, donating time or providing skills and expertise to fit out and decorate the shop."

Ide villagers celebrate new Community Shop

Authored by trevorgardner
Posted: Fri, 02/08/2013 - 12:45pm

Twelve months ago, the villagers of Ide, near Exeter, embarked on the seemingly impossible task of relocating their community shop.

The original shop opened in 2009 on a temporary site within a Portakabin in the village car park. Understandably, the council wanted the car parking spaces back. Eventually, after nearly two years, suitable premises were identified and £175,000 was raised, enabling the premises to be purchased and transformed from an old warehouse into a stylish and spacious new shop and post office.

Local builders and locally sourced timber were used in the...

Exeter Pride is back... and it's set to be bigger than ever

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Sun, 02/03/2013 - 11:35pm

The fifth Exeter Pride, a celebration of Exeter 's LGBT communities, will take place on and around Saturday, 23rd March.

Last year more than 1,500 took part in the Pride Parade down Exeter High Street and more than 2,000 people attended events held at Exeter Phoenix.

This year it is back and will be bigger, better and more colourful.

Save the date and make sure you are free, because you definitely don't want to miss it this year!

Full details of events, times and venues will follow with regular updates on the website and Facebook...

Community Trust asks youngsters, "What's your goal?"

Authored by ECFC - Football in the Community
Posted: Mon, 12/17/2012 - 4:30pm

Exeter City FC Community Trust is launching a programme of in-school workshops to help local youngsters identify their career goals.

This is part of a national programme called ‘What’s Your Goal?’ run by the Football League sponsor, npower, to give students across the country the chance to experience working life in the football industry.

As part of the in-school sessions, run by the Trust, local youngsters will be shown how to complete an application form and encouraged to apply for one of the five sought after four-day work experience placements at the Trust and Exeter...

Exeter City FC and Exeter College launch exciting new diploma

Authored by ECFC - Football in the Community
Posted: Tue, 12/11/2012 - 4:16pm

For some youngsters, their experience of school can put them off the idea of further education after GCSEs altogether - even if they have the ability to progress their academic studies.

Now Exeter City FC is offering an exciting new opportunity for 16 and 17 year olds - male and female - to pursue a Futsal and Education scholarship with the club, allowing youngsters to study a Level 3 BTEC diploma as well as playing futsal.

The club is aiming to encourage youngsters to remain engaged with education by running this fully accredited Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in...

New Junior Futsal course kicks off in Exeter

Authored by JAMIII
Posted: Fri, 12/07/2012 - 6:42pm

A new Junior Futsal course is being launched in Exeter, giving young footballers in the city a chance to hone their football skills in the fast-paced indoor game. Exeter City Football Club is running the new course for children aged 7 – 14 over four weekly sessions in November and December, beginning on Friday 11 th January.

Futsal is a small-sided, indoor game which is growing in popularity both as an excellent way of improving football skills and as a fun, exciting game in its own right.

The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in...

Exeter Police and Community Choir help Hospiscare

Authored by bpassoc
Posted: Thu, 11/29/2012 - 1:22pm

Don’t miss a great start to your Christmas entertainment – in truly traditional style!

Exeter Police and Community Choir are staging their annual Christmas Charity Concert on Sunday, December 9 this year at 3pm.

The choir will once again be supported by the award-winning Sidmouth Town Band for the concert which takes place at St. Peter’s School, Quarry Lane, Exeter, this year In aid of Exeter Hospiscare.

“Many people are only too aware of the comfort provided by the Exeter Hospice in their time of need, and we are delighted to be supporting this very worthy cause...