Consultation on Clyst Valley Trail proposals

Ambitious proposals for a Clyst Valley Trail route between West Clyst and Topsham are the subject of a public consultation which has launched today (Monday 9 May).

Devon County Council and East Devon District Council are in the early stages of designing the multi-use route, which will connect Exeter with nearby towns and villages in East Devon.

People have until Friday 10 June to comment on the proposals by completing the online consultation survey .

This attractive 8-mile (13 km) route, which passes through picturesque parkland and river valleys, will be...

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Award-winning indie brewery raising funds for Ukraine

Independent lager brewery, Utopian Brewing, is raising funds for Ukraine by making donations from the sales of its two best-selling lagers.

The young, Devon-based brewery – which recently scooped two regional gold awards at the SIBA BeerX Independent Beer Awards– created its ‘Stand with Ukraine’ fundraiser after the Russia-Ukraine conflict began.

The brewery, which uses 100% British ingredients and sustainable practices to produce its great-tasting interpretations of classic lager-styles, has so far donated £950 via the Humanity and Inclusion Fund as part of its ongoing...

Buckfast Abbey hosts special musical preview event to launch new CD

On Sunday 15th May, South Devon’s Buckfast Abbey will host a launch event for a new CD which features the complete organ music of Father Sebastian Wolff – a former respected Organist at Buckfast Abbey.

The event has been organised to celebrate Wolff’s significant contribution to the world of organ music in the twentieth century, and will take the form of a 30-minute concert recital and presentation of the CD in the Abbey Church, followed by a drinks reception with Fr Sebastian in the Abbey’s newly refurbished Schiller Hall.

Fr Sebastian Wolff has been a monk at Buckfast...

Police appeal after fatal collision in Crediton

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Posted: Fri, 05/06/2022 - 2:49pm

Police investigating a fatal road traffic collision in Crediton are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Officers were called to reports of a collision involving a car and a motorcycle on the A377 near Downes Mill, Crediton, at around 9.10pm, on Thursday 5 May.

The motorcycle rider, a man in his 40s, was seriously injured and was taken to hospital where he later died of his injuries.

The rider’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by a specialist trained police officer.

Police officers from the roads policing team, supported...

Michelmores' female partnership level exceeds 40% with the promotion of four new partners

UK law firm Michelmores has announced its latest round of promotions which includes four of its female Senior Associates to Partner level. The promotions bring the Firm's partnership to 72 and increase its proportion of female partners to over 40%.

Commenting on this year's promotions, Tim Richards, Managing Partner said:

"Congratulations to our new Partners for this milestone achievement in their legal careers. In 2018 we set ourselves a target for our partnership to be at least 30% female, and I am delighted to say that we are now far beyond that, at over 40%....

New Exeter builders merchant spreads the joy

A leading builders merchant has marked the opening of a new branch in Exeter by supporting a south west charity and hosting a special darts event.

As part of its ongoing expansion around the UK, Selco Builders Warehouse has cut the ribbon on a new branch on Filmer Way in Marsh Barton, its 73rd in the UK.

To mark the opening, Selco made a £1,000 donation to Jay’s Aim – a south west charity which provides support to community groups looking to purchase defibrillators - as well as pledging a further £2,000 to its nominated charity Cancer Research UK.

Jay’s Aim was...

New Westbank Trustee James Wood  (photo courtesy of Stewarts Law)

Lawyer James Wood joins Westbank’s Board of Trustees to further the charity’s commercial interests

Devon-wide health and well-being charity Westbank Community Health and Care is delighted to welcome personal injury lawyer James Wood as its newest Trustee. His appointment was confirmed by the board on Wednesday (27th April).

James, who’s a paraplegic following a motorcycle accident as a young man, lives in Exeter and is a former Managing Director of a unique legal service called Aspire Law. Set up as a joint venture between Aspire Charity and a leading UK law firm, it made significant gains in the personal injury market under James’ stewardship - resulting in a lucrative extra...

Keep calm and step away from that baby bird

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Posted: Wed, 05/04/2022 - 8:21pm

The RSPB is reminding the public that most baby birds found on the ground, don’t need rescuing – it’s part of the natural fledging process.

Morwenna Alldis, spokesperson for the RSPB said: “At this time of year we get hundreds of calls from well-meaning members of the public about the seemingly helpless baby birds they’ve discovered on the ground. And with the past two years of lockdown spurring us to pay closer attention to our gardens and greenspaces, our now expert nature eyes may spot even more chicks than usual. But most of the time it’s important that we resist the urge to...

Stephen Beville: Angels and Saints piano recital

Event Date: 
22/05/2022 - 3:30pm
St Margarets Church, Topsham

After his successful recital 'Musical Paintings' in 2019, internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Stephen Beville ( ) returns to St Margarets Church Topsham for this afternoon matinee recital on Sunday 22nd May.

The programme will explore both pastoral and religious themes, including the premiere of Beville's new work 'Portrait of the Angel Raphael'.


J.S Bach - Preludes and Fugues in E and F, Book II (Well Tempered Klavier)

Beethoven - Sonata in D, Op 28 'Pastoral'

interval (refreshments available)*


Ibiza Orchestra Experience comes to Exeter

After the incredible excitement around the event coming to a number of cities around the UK, Ibiza Orchestra Experience will bring its unique entertainment to Exeter Castle on Friday 16th September 2022!

Friday 16th September will see the fantastic Ibiza Orchestra Experience feature a full live 26-piece orchestra and a soundtrack that will transport listeners through three decades of iconic White Isle classics. The orchestra night will also feature other warm up and closing acts to be announced SOON!

Tom Cullen, Marketing Manager for Ibiza Orchestra Experience said: “We’...