Poppies with passion

If your man is the kind whose idea of buying flowers for Valentine’s resembles an embarrassed grab and run raid and whose legs start to tremble at the thought of choosing jewellery then why not give him a steer by pointing out this stunning collection from The Royal British Legion.

Combining both flowers and jewellery makes this collection perfect for Valentine’s. Designed exclusively for The Poppy Shop and featuring a stylish combination of hand set ruby red coloured glass stones and a filigree pattern in a heart shape, both the necklace and keyring are finished in a silver tone...

CLIC Sargent calls for locals to ‘band together’ for cancer campaign.

Event Date: 
04/02/2017 - 9:45am
Exeter Castle

In the build up to World Cancer Day on February 4th, CLIC Sargent are encouraging locals to raise vital funds and awareness for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.

When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health.

Cancer affects every part of life, for the young person and their families – relationships, confidence, money, school, and work. CLIC Sargent care teams will fight tirelessly to minimize the damage it causes.

Currently in Exeter there are 24 young people...

Feeding the Darkness by Journeyman Theatre

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 01/22/2017 - 12:16pm

Journeyman Theatre (Dave and Lynn Morris) specialise in solo and two-handed plays

In FEEDING THE DARKNESS, they present a hard hitting performance dealing with state sanctioned torture by the UK and other governments and the failure to respect the UN Convention Against Torture (1965)

Using a variety of styles ranging from monologues to poetry, the company highlights the existence of torture and challenges the audience to face this issue head on and to confront society’s ignorance and avoidance of this sensitive and disturbing subject.

The impact upon all parties to...

Do you live in a vermin hotspot?

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/03/2017 - 6:08am

Every year we hear growing reports of the amount of vermin spreading across the country - from giant rats to swarms of wasps. In recent years (2013 and 2014), the British Pest Control Association has carried out studies to find the most vermin filled locations in the UK. This is based on the number of call-outs compared to the population of the area.

No matter what preventative measures we take, if you want to avoid becoming infested by vermin, then making sure you have effective rat traps might be a better option than waiting until it is too late.

Types of vermin – We...

Wickes launches Kit for Kids

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:19am

Wickes has announced the launch of Kit for Kids, a community based initiative providing members of the public the opportunity to win free Mitre team kits.

Through its partnership with the EFL, Wickes believes support begins at home, so in turn it wants to support to all the local communities that are passionate about football.

Wickes has teamed up with Mitre & the EFL to support grassroots football and offer the ultimate kit giveaway for junior sides, with 72 sets of brand new Mitre kit to give out to the lucky winners and their football team. Along with the Mitre Kit,...

SW businesses risk getting stuck in 'productivity slow lane'

South West businesses are failing to take crucial steps to boost their productivity, according to a new report from Lloyds Banking Group and the Manufacturing Technologies Association. The report, Understanding the Puzzle, canvasses the views of more than 1,500 businesses across the UK, highlighting a widespread concern about productivity levels in the UK economy and echoing worries that have been raised by Government and industry bodies. It raises an urgent need for investment in order to prevent UK productivity levels falling far behind other countries. The report found 62 per cent of...

The Smallpeice Trust puts tomorrow’s tech in hands of Exeter’s young people

The Smallpeice Trust is giving school students from across Exeter the chance to experience university life and try their hand at Artificial Intelligence with the launch of the first phase of its exciting new STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) based engineering courses for 2017. For 50 years The Smallpeice Trust has given young people everything that they need to explore their passion for engineering, making big ideas a reality through its hands on engineering experience courses. Available to young people in year 9 students will have the opportunity to learn about developing...

Households at risk of surge in burglaries after clocks go back

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/01/2016 - 2:07pm

As the clocks go back and the evenings become darker earlier, homeowners all across the UK are being warned to heighten the security of their houses. Last year the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW)* reported that there were an estimated 785,000 incidents of domestic burglary in the UK and most were on vulnerable and compromised properties. New research* of 2,000 UK adults was conducted to uncover how security conscious people are in the UK, with shocking results. Over half (54%) of UK adults do not have security systems or burglar alarms installed in their homes 74 per cent of...

The Contented Little Husband by Tess Read

Authored by Newshound
Posted: Mon, 10/24/2016 - 10:08pm

A tongue-in-cheek guide for helping women train their husbands!

Odd socks lying around the house, unmade bed, loo seat always left up? Fear not – The Contented Little Husband is here to help you and the lovely boy in your life live happier and more fulfilled lives, no longer surrounded by piles of his dirty washing.

The Contented Little Husband by Exeter author Tess Read, is a tongue-in- cheek guide packed with countless ideas for looking after your darling chap, such as how to create a man shed, or man drawer if budgets are tight.

The book includes such useful...

SW businesses need to upgrade data protection post-Brexit

For businesses in the South West that trade with the EU, the EU data protection legislation changes coming into effect in May 2018 are still likely to apply despite Brexit. That’s following the UK Information Commissioner’s view that regardless of Britain’s approach to Brexit, the new European legislation (the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR) will apply to UK businesses. EY is already seeing increased interest from clients as they look at their current approach to data protection and privacy and determine what they need to do at a minimum to comply with the deadline of March...