Sign saying Burrington Estates, Homes of Distinction

Housing estate developer stakes claim to city playing field

Authored by stleonardsnews
Posted: Tue, 04/23/2019 - 1:05pm

Luxury housing estate developer, Burrington Estates, made clear its intention to build on a St Leonard’s playing field on Wednesday.  

Surprising local residents, it placed large signs advertising its “Homes of Distinction” around the field, opposite the main road junctions.

Capoeira Libertacao

Organisers unveil latest event at Exeter Festival

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sat, 04/20/2019 - 10:03am

Organisers have unveiled the latest event taking place at this summer’s Exeter Festival.

The Exeter Festival Funday in the Park is to feature a day of entertainment and activity for all the family in Northernhay Gardens.

Taking place on Sunday, 7 July, and sponsored by Princesshay, the focus will be on fun, dance, sport, leisure and activities.

The day kicks off with a screening of Mary Poppins Returns at 10am. People can buy tickets online and this will be the only ticketed event of the day.

Choose well this Easter as ambulance demand increases

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 04/19/2019 - 8:10am

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is urging members of the public to choose appropriately this Easter Bank Holiday as demand for the ambulance service is expected to increase.

Alternative healthcare options for less serious conditions include; visiting your local pharmacy, visiting a minor injuries unit or NHS walk-in centre, or calling NHS111. You can also find a whole host of information and advice online at

Bookings open now for Honiton Events Week

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:54am

Local community invited to book their places on free crafts/fitness/wellbeing/community events and activities run by East Devon and Honiton Town Council, culminating in a big screen film  

2018 Devon's Best Churchyard winners - St Andrew's in South Tawton

CPRE Devon launches Devon’s Best Churchyard competition 2019

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:57am

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England is seeking Devon’s Best Churchyard of 2019 and is inviting churches of all denominations to enter the competition, now in its 2nd year.

Devon’s churchyards form part of the county’s rich and varied landscape. They are much more than burial grounds. They are unique and special places. Green havens of sanctuary for people and wildlife. Some little changed over the centuries.

CEDA member and Lisa Hudson of Exeter Northcott Theatre

The Possible Arts Festival, Exeter

Authored by Gillian Taylor
Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:10am

A mini festival of arts & disability at Exeter venues, 22-27 April

Venues across Exeter will feature the work of disabled artists during The Possible Arts Festival.

Organised by CEDA(Community Equality Disability Action) in partnership with Exeter venues, the mini festival includes an exhibition, theatre performance and drop-in workshops for disabled and non-disabled participants.

Emergency services unite to tackle #unacceptable abuse on staff

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 04/16/2019 - 7:34pm

Emergency services from across the South West are working together to highlight the unacceptable rise of violence and abuse towards their 999 Emergency Control hub staff, with the continuation of the #Unacceptable campaign.

With Easter being one of the busiest times of the year for emergency staff, the services are expecting a sharp increase in incident calls over the holiday period with many extra visitors to the region.

100 years of bus travel in Devon celebrated with Devon General staff reunion

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/16/2019 - 7:25am

The Devon General Society and Stagecoach South West are teaming up to commemorate 100 years of bus travel in the region.

The Devon General Omnibus and Touring Company started bus operations in South and East Devon in 1919, with the first route between Exeter and Torquay still going strong today.  To commerate a century of bus travel, and celebrate this landmark anniversary, the Devon General Society and Stagecoach are delivering a programme of exciting local events.

Hospiscare Open Gardens 2019

Event Date: 
01/05/2019 - 12:00pm to 31/08/2019 - 4:00pm

Once again, passionate gardeners around Exeter, Mid and East Devon are opening their gardens for Hospiscare from May through to August. Pick up your Open Gardens booklet today from Hospiscare shops and other outlets, and start planning which wonderful plots you might visit. There is often the chance to enjoy delicious tea and cakes to compliment your visit too. To find out more please visit - or call 01392 688020

Children of Eden

Stage by Stage Celebrates 25 Years in Style!

Authored by Stage by Stage
Posted: Sun, 04/14/2019 - 5:53pm

For 25 years Stage by Stage theatre arts school has been presenting large-scale shows at such city venues as the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter Corn Exchange and Exeter Northcott, as well as further afield across the county and even at the Edinburgh Festival.