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...

Alternative entertainment at Exeter University

Ok, say you don't like all that r'n'b stuff and like to tune into something most likely involving a guitar at some point, well Exeter has something for you too. It may not be London, which features the Electric Ballroom and Slime, but neither is it a desert for those with an inner goth/indie kid.

Information kindly supplied by The Student Room:

The Cavern

A small underground bar/gig venue/daytime cafe between Queen Street and Gandy Street, the Cavern offers a pretty cool atmosphere to have a few drinks and enjoy live bands. Bar prices are...

Banxy workshops for half term at the Northcott

Exeter's Northcott Theatre is offering an exciting half term of workshops with veteran UK hip-hop dance artist Banxy . As one of the original practitioners of the b boy/b girl, street and hip-hop genre, he has taught the core fundamentals of this ever-popular art form to participants for over 20 years.

All his workshops offer participants the chance to learn new and challenging moves, explore their own creativity and engage positively with others whilst learning in a fun and safe environment.

Banxy's workshops are suitable for those aged 7 yrs+ and are...

Devon Heritage Centre officially launched today

Devon County Council’s new ‘Heritage Centre’ was officially opened this morning (22nd October) by Council Chairman Jerry Brook. Brook told the impressive number of people attending the launch, "What is here, this combination of all the records is probably one of the most important facilities open in the county today.

"I tell my children, if you want to know where you are going, you have to know where you've been, and this centre does just that. And what's most important, it is accessible to everyone."

Phil Norrey, Chief Executive of the Devon County...

Exeter Homelessness Charity awarded £16K grant

The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has awarded a £16,000 grant over two years to St Petrock’s homelessness charity based in Exeter.

St Petrock’s helps people who are homeless, or vulnerably housed, lead more settled and fulfilling lives. The charity offers a range of emergency support, accommodation, prevention and educational services aimed to assist individuals back into healthier and more positive lifestyles.

The grant from the Foundation will contribute towards the salary of a project worker. The Foundation is one of the few grant makers...

Volunteering Opportunities Week starts today

If you are looking for a new challenge to keep your days busy, Exeter CVS brings you a wide variety of volunteering opportunities as part of Volunteering Opportunities Week...


SAFE is looking for someone to help them out with admin. If you enjoy inputting data, photocopying and filing, sending e mails or even updating statistics, Karen Bishop would like to hear from you on 07966 874399 Ref 3279


A great chance for anyone wanting health & social care experience, Whizz – Kidz is looking for people to...

£1.1 Million Lottery boost for College Sport in the SW

The students of Exeter College and indeed across the South West can look forward to improved sporting opportunities thanks to new National Lottery funding from Sport England. A total of £17 million of investment will fund ‘College Sport Maker’ roles in Further Education across the country. Within the South West, 11 of these new full time posts have been awarded.

It is understood that participation levels in sport and physical activity drops off in the teenage years with all of the many other demands that appear. The ‘College Sport Maker’ will be tasked with linking the college to...

Trafalgar Day Service celebrates great victory

Every year, since 1973, the Exeter Flotilla has held a Trafalgar Day Service in Exeter Cathedral to celebrate Lord Nelson’s great victory in 1805.

This year on Trafalgar Day, Sunday the 21st October the White Ensign will once again fly over the Cathedral.

The service starts at 11.30 am and will be attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Devon, the Lord Mayor of Exeter and the Deputy Lord Mayor, and Senior Royal Naval and Royal Marine Officers.

In the congregation there will be contingents from HMS Defender , HMS Vivid , the Royal Marines,...

Join in Apple Day fun to keep the autumn blues away

Autumn is all about celebrating the fruits of the harvest before the more severe winter months kick in, but more than that it is an opportunity to get together with friends and family to have fun in the countryside. We have a rich heritage in Devon for combining fun and food and a heartwarming community event. We take a look at just three in the Exeter area well worth a visit.

Quickes Apple Day

Apple Day is an event started in 1990, traditionally in October, by an organisation called Common Ground to be both a celebration and a demonstration of the variety of English apples and...