Teignmouth flood alleviation scheme to officially open Friday

The recently completed tidal flood defences designed to protect the back beach and town centre areas of Teignmouth will be officially opened on Friday 2nd November, 2012, at 3pm.

The £4 million flood alleviation scheme will be opened by James Morrish, Chairman of the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, James McMurray, the Mayor of Teignmouth and Newton Abbot MP Anne Marie Morris.

Teignmouth is well defended from the sea following the construction of defences along the town’s seafront in the 1970’s. However, an increased risk of tidal...

World Stroke Day highlights the importance of recognising TIA signs

Thousands of people are at risk of stroke because they fail to recognise the signs of a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA, also known as mini-stroke), according to the findings of a new poll(i) launched today on World Stroke Day (29th October 2012).

A Stroke Association survey of over 183 members of the public in the South West, conducted by ICM Research, revealed that:

  • Over two thirds (68%) of people did not recognise the symptoms of a TIA, with over a quarter (29%) believing they were symptoms of a heart attack.
  • Nearly nine out of ten
  • ...

Exeter College snapshots are cream of the crop

Three college students are anxiously waiting to hear if they have scooped the first prize in a national photography competition set up to capture the start of the college year and organised by the national FE Week newspaper.

The three students – Gloria Munson, 16, from Totnes, Katherine Hardiman, 16, from Crediton and Catherine Turner, 16, from Winkleigh are already celebrating being the cream of the crop having been shortlisted in the last 11 from the overall 300 entries that swamped the FE week offices earlier in the month.

"We wanted to give learners...

Fun activities and days out in and around Exeter

In addition to the activities previously highlighted at The Exeter Daily, click here for details, there are a number of places to take the kiddies this half term.

If your children are creative, then try mask-making at Exmouth Library or for more outdoorsy types there are plenty of fun activities at Pennywell such as miniature pig racing!

Craft activities at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

29th-30th October

Half term craft activities for children aged four and over. Under eights must be supervised by a responsible adult. Booking...

Opportunities Week arrives at Exeter University

Opportunities week arrives at the University of Exeter from 29th October to 2nd November. It’s an exciting and varied programme of activities offered by the Grand Challenges team, disciplines and colleges, the Guild and the University.

First year students will be given tasters of some of the University’s best research, which addresses some of the biggest global challenges of the 21st century; such as water security, child health, ageing, climate change, and international security. In June 2013 the students themselves will participate in these Grand Challenges, and produce...

Zombies storm Princesshay for ghoulish stomp

Following a successful invasion last year , another horde of Zombies invaded Exeter today. Starting in Sidwell Street they rampaged through Princesshay and greeted a Samba band with ghoulish enthusiasm; they then moved on to Cathedral Green through the High Street and eventually gathered at The Phoenix Arts Centre on Gandy Street.

The fun did not stop there, though, as the ghoulish Halloween Zombie Ball continued into the night, with Exeter's Phoenix transformed with visuals and decor to make the zombies feel at home for a night of gruesome shenanigans and Halloween-themed...

Exeter Scientists key to creating one of UK's greenest schools

Scientists at the University of Exeter have been heavily involved in developing a school which is in the national top ten for energy efficiency.

Experts at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Energy and the Environment have been studying the first year of operation of Montgomery Primary School in St Thomas, Exeter.

They say the school uses less than a third of the energy of a typical school, which puts it in the top 10 per cent of schools nationally for energy efficiency.

The Earl of Wessex officially opened the school last week and described it as a ‘fantastic...

Spooky half term deal at Exeter's Tenpin centre

Finding stuff for the kids to do over Halloween can be pretty scary, when all they want to do is dress up like monsters and play practical jokes. It's worth remembering that the more treats you give them, the fewer tricks you can expect in return! So it's the perfect time to treat them to a game of bowling at Tenpin.

The centre is offering a deal of one game of bowling and a burger meal for just £6.99 per junior and £9.99 for adults.

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College graduates celebrate at Exeter Cathedral today

Around 160 Exeter College higher education students took to the streets today (26th October) as they donned their caps and gowns to process through the city for their Graduation Ceremony, held at Exeter Cathedral at 2.30pm.

With the Cathedral providing the spectacular backdrop to the formal ceremony, over 850 guests joined the students of all ages to celebrate their achievements at the spectacular event, including the Lord Mayor, representatives of Exeter College and its Board of Governors, VIPs from Devon schools, colleges, business and community partners and the...

Vote now for Devon's recycling champions

Devon's position as the top recycling county in the UK is being celebrated this month to mark the 10 year anniversary of the Don't Let Devon go to waste campaign.

Devon enjoys a recycling rate of 55% (2010/11) making the county the highest recycler in the UK.

To celebrate its success and to thank the residents of Devon, the Devon Authorities Waste Reduction and Recycling Committee is hosting a special ceremony; The Recycle Devon Thank You awards.

The Committee would like residents to nominate those who they feel deserve a special thank you...