Crikey Christmas Is Coming

Event Date: 
18/11/2012 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Thistle Hotel, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3SP

Crikey It's Vintage invites you to come and fill up your stockings with vintage, antique and hand-made goodies from 55+ stall holders and have a jolly good time getting into the festive spirit, vintage-style, with only 37 days to go.

Entry fee £2 (under 18s free)

All attendees receive free prize draw ticket to win 2nd March 'Spring Fling' tickets

19 days to go until the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

On 15 November, 37 police and crime commissioners will be elected in England along with four in Wales.

The PCCs, as they will be known, will be tasked with scrutinising their force and holding it to account. They will also set the budget, and hire and fire chief constables. The commissioners will be paid and are supposed to empower local people into having a say on how crime is tackled.

The candidates for Devon and Cornwall are (in alphabetical order)...

BRIAN BLAKE - Liberal Democrats


Winter preparations in place across Devon

Devon County Council is ensuring that communities are well prepared to keep Devon moving during any severe weather over the coming Winter months.

Devon has a network of 265 Snow Warden volunteers across the county – as more than 60% of towns and parishes in Devon have signed up to Devon County Council’s winter self-help Snow Warden initiative. The scheme is also currently being rolled out in Exeter where recognised community groups and residents’ associations who wish to be involved

Devon County Council’s salt stocks are at full capacity with around 25,000...

Dream-A-Way all set for a fundraising frenzy

Shoppers at Pinhoe Sainsbury's on Saturday (27th) will notice a charity bucket collection taking place. Don't just dash by, as they are raising funds for a very worthy cause. The charity in question is Dream-A-Way, whose aim is to assist people living in Devon, Cornwall and the Scilly Isles with physical and learning difficulties.

The Exminster-based charity provides holidays and day trips - whether to fulfill a lifetime dream, experience great opportunities or just have 'time out' from daily routines. People of all ages and from around the South West are helped in every...

Devon recognised for SEND pathfinder work

Representatives from Devon have spent a day talking to central government about how services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) should be delivered in the future.

Invited to an All Party Parliamentary Committee, Devon representatives spent an hour detailing their work to help develop and implement a radical new approach to services for children.

The government’s ambition is to create a system that provides children and young people with individual education, health and care plans from birth to the age of 25 that supports...

‘Next Big Thing Design Award’ launched by Lakeland

Lakeland, the home of creative kitchenware is launching an exciting new design challenge for February’s UK International Spring Fair.

All new product designs and concepts that are submitted to Lakeland will be seen by their selection team.

The inventive, top 12, designers will be given the opportunity to show off their products to the world’s buyers at the International Spring Fair.

The winner of the competition will go on to receive a free day of design mentoring from Seymourpowell, the international design and innovation company and the...

Warm up your bathroom with Moroccan magic

With the hectic schedule of everyday life and the nights drawing in, make your bathroom the ultimate room in which to unwind with some easy updates. Indulge in some luxury with Egyptian cotton towels, available in 32 different colourways so there is a shade to suit every style. Add lanterns and candles, such as the Wax Lyrical Moroccan Spice range, to sideboards or windowsills for a truly tranquil retreat.

“The bathroom should be a place of relaxation; create a moody ambience with Moroccan-inspired lanterns and inject colour with luxurious bath linen, such as Dunelm Mill’...

Young Exeter executives qualify as accountants

Authored by Metis Media
Posted: Tue, 10/23/2012 - 3:23pm

Two young executives from Exeter firm Thomas Westcott Accountants, have qualified as a chartered certified accountants. Philip Cooke, 23 and Laura Kitchin, 22, who have both been with the firm since they were teenagers, have completed their studies and are now Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredited.

Philip, who works in the Exeter office, has been working with Thomas Westcott since he was 18-years-old and said he was delighted to have completed his studies. He said he enjoys he enjoys his role with the firm; meeting new clients and working around...

NFU says decision to delay badger cull was difficult but right

Today’s announcement delaying the two badger cull pilots expected this autumn was exceptionally difficult but on balance is responsible and right said the NFU.

With just weeks left of the autumn, the companies working to deliver this element of the government’s TB eradication policy have agreed with the NFU and government to postpone until next year.

NFU President Peter Kendall said he understood that today’s news would come as devastating blow to farmers who are desperate for a solution to the cycle...

38 Degrees Exeter debate to 'Keep our NHS Public'

Backed up by a strong local petition, 38 Degrees members across the country will be planning on meeting with their Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), including a public meeting at Exeter Central Library on Monday 29th October from 7pm to 8.30pm. They will be asking CCGs to adopt the amendments in their Guide for CCGs . Patients, doctors, nurses, other health workers and all concerned members of the public have been invited to attend the event.

The topic for discussion will cover such issues as c hildren’s health services in Devon, which are to be controversially...