RSPB - Build Your Own Wildlife Garden this Half-Term

Event Date: 
22/10/2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
SPB Bowling Green Marsh, Bowling Green Rd, Topsham EX3 0BG

Saturday 22 October 11.00am - 3.00pm Price: Free for RSPB Child Members, £3 per Non-Member Child

If you could design your very own wildlife garden, what would it look like? Would it have a pond? Would it have flowers? Would it even have a bug hotel?

Well, come on down to Bowling Green Marsh hide this half-term, get stuck into the mud and build your very own mini garden with us! Go searching around our brand new wildlife garden for inspiration and learn from our friendly volunteers how easy it is to give nature a home.

No Booking Needed

Shakespeare like you've never seen before!

Authored by Newshound
Posted: Mon, 10/10/2016 - 6:24pm

A group of deaf actors in Exeter will be given the chance to perform Shakespeare in a fresh way, thanks to a donation from the region’s leading housebuilder.

PaddleBoat Theatre Company has formed a relationship with the Royal Academy for Deaf Education in Exeter. PaddleBoat has now received a £1,000 grant from Persimmon Homes South West to help offer new performance opportunities to students at the Deaf Academy. Artists from PaddleBoat will work alongside students from the Academy to devise a sign language, non-verbal piece inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Katy Dash, Artistic...

Special offer for cyclists visiting Powderham Castle

To celebrate Britain’s recent success at the Rio Olympics and to welcome the Tour of Britain to Devon, Powderham is offering 50% off the full entrance price to everyone visiting the castle and grounds by bicycle in the week of the Tour of Britain, 4 – 11 September.

The Devon stage will be on Friday 9 September, the sixth stage of the tour. The leg will begin in Sidmouth and finish at Haytor on Dartmoor. Whilst considered one of the most beautiful stages of the tour, it is also the most gruelling covering a distance of 93 miles and 3,100 metres of climbs.

The Tour of Britain...

MEAT59 finalist in Britain’s Best Burger competition

Authored by Newshound
Posted: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:42pm

MEAT59, Torquay has been named as a finalist in Britain’s Best Burger competition, sponsored by Hellmann’s. Thanks to its perfectly charred patties and great range of homemade accompaniments, MEAT59 is one of six finalists who represent the best burgers on offer in Britain. Each finalist is now in the running to be named the winner of Britain’s Best Burger, announced later this month. The five other finalists, whose burgers came out on top in their region having been assessed on strict criteria including originality, quality of ingredients and customer feedback, are:

- Burger...

Customer service and tyre choice a winning combination!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:07am

Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) handpick all their quality used refuse vehicles and put each one through a rigorous 72-point check to correct all defects. They pride themselves on offering outstanding customer care, combined with the best vehicle solution to suit their customer need.

The RVS engineering team has over 50 years combined experience in building and maintaining refuse vehicles, to the highest standards. They can perform any vehicle modification, however complex, and extend the life of refuse vehicles to provide many more years of optimum service. Working alongside them...

Schools invited to apply for enterprise grant

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/13/2016 - 8:06am

Schools have the chance to receive a share of Devon County Council’s latest round of Enterprise in Schools Grant funding.

State funded primary schools and special schools in the Devon County Council area are being invited to apply for the funding which aims to support new education projects that encourage enterprise and innovation for pupils and staff. Projects should also establish connections with the local business community.

Grants of between £2,000 and £4,000 are available through a competitive bidding process and online applications must be received by 12 noon on...


Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 10:40pm

Suddenly but peacefully at home on 23rd February aged 83 years.

Devoted husband of Margaret and much loved father of Nicola. A loyal friend to many and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral service on Thursday 10 March at Exeter and Devon Crematorium, 12.15pm, St Peter’s Chapel.

Family flowers only please but donations if desired to Hospiscare by retiring collection or c/o M. Sillifant & Sons. Family Funeral Directors, 19-20 Holloway Street, Exeter. EX2 4JD or online at

MORAN Joan of Heavitree

Mrs Joan Moran died peacefully on Tuesday 2nd February at home with her family at her bedside. She was much loved and her loss is deeply felt.

On Wednesday 10th February at 6pm, Joan’s body will be received into the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Heavitree, Exeter, followed by Ash Wednesday Mass, 7pm.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday 11th February at midday, at the Blessed Sacrament with a burial at the Higher Cemetery.

All are warmly invited to the services and reception.

Family flowers only please, but donations in Joan’s memory are welcome to...

BLUNT Violet May

On 19th January 2016 peacefully at Highlands Borders Care Home aged 86 years.

Much loved mother to Sarah, Barbara and Nick and grandma to Ellie.

Recently moved from Kingsgate, Exeter.

Funeral service on Monday 8th February at East Devon Crematorium, 12.15pm.

Family flowers only please, but donations if desired for Guide Dogs for the Blind or Greenfingers by retiring collection or c/o M. Sillifant & Sons, Funeral Directors, 19–20 Holloway Street, Exeter EX2 4JD.

MILFORD Marlene Peggy (Nee Dart)

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:25am

On 2nd February 2016 passed away peacefully in hospital after a short illness aged 71 years of Exeter.

Beloved wife of Paul, much loved mum of Kevin, Katrina, Karen and Grace, mother-in-law of Sharon, Michael and John, loving Grandmother and Great-grandmother.

Funeral Service Monday 15th February Exeter Crematorium 12.15pm St. Peter's Chapel.

Family flowers only, donations if desired to Hospiscare by retiring collection or c/o M. Sillifant & Sons, Funeral Directors, 19-20 Holloway Street, Exeter EX2 4JD or online at