Rebecca heads South West to develop new charity role

Authored by Newshound
Posted: Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:45pm

Development Officer appointment set to reach out to people in rural communities National charity The British Polio Fellowship has announced the appointment of a new Development Officer for the South West of England region. Rebecca Colpus joins the charity with over 20 years’ experience in the third sector with a brief to expand and develop on the charity’s existing services in the region and reach out to those members in rural communities. Rebecca’s selection comes on the heels of the appointment of Tara Anderson in Scotland and both job roles underscore The British Polio Fellowship’s...

ESSERY (nee Endacott) Betty (Gwendolen Bessie Grace)

From Goodrington formerly of North Devon passed away peacefully on Tuesday 30th September 2014 aged 98. Beloved wife of the late Charles Henry Essery much loved mother of Pamela, John and Angela and dear Grandma to John Janice Bryan, Jane, Lee and Gary, proud and loving Great Grandma to all her Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchild.

Funeral service at Torbay Crematorium on Monday 20 October at 11.15am.

Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Goodrington Methodist Church/ RNIB by retiring collection or c/o M. Sillifant & Sons, 19-20 Holloway Street,...

Teignbridge District Council 'goes mobile'

Council services are now available in the palm of your hand after the launch of a new mobile website by Teignbridge District Council.

With a growing percentage of people choosing to access the council's website using their smartphone, Teignbridge designed a new mobile version to make it easier and quicker to find services.

Teignbridge’s website attracts an average of 150,000 hits a month and 37,000 and those who are coming to our site through their mobiles are increasing at a rate of 1.5-2% per month. At the current rate, the amount of people using...

Journalists to enjoy Devon heaven

A Visit Devon led tour of the county sets off next week - 16 September to 18 September - bringing five national journalists to the region who will visit a selection of Arts & Crafts businesses.

The three day trip will begin in Kenton near Exeter, with a visit to Powderham Castle where the group will have lunch with Lady Devon before visiting the Powderham blacksmith.

They'll then head to Bovey Tracey to meet local llamas at Spin A Yarn, specialists in locally produced organic wool and fleece, before heading to the English Riviera and a tour of the new Abbey Sands...

University wins funding bid to streamline Health & Safety initiative for SMEs

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:51am

The University of Exeter Business School in partnership with Devon Local Authorities & RH Environmental Ltd (a private sector supplier of online services) has secured £20,000 in funding from the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) to create and streamline deliver the Safer Workplace Better Business (SWBB) initiative.

Designed to reduce the burden of health and safety compliance on small businesses, the SWBB project aims to provide information to business entities of all sizes on EU, national and local regulations covering a wide range of statutory regulations - Environment...

Survey reveals Devon is struggling to stay safe in the sun

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:03pm

New survey results1released today by LEO Pharma as part of the Know Your SkinTM campaign warn that Devon residents might have a dangerous lack of knowledge when it comes to keeping safe in the sun, and that they could be ignoring potential markers for an increased risk of skin cancer.

The figures suggest that 9 out of 10 people in Devon spend time gardening but, of those, nearly half say they never or rarely apply SPF 30+ sun cream when doing so. One in three say that this is because they don’t think it is necessary to and nearly a third because they don’t spend enough time...

From footballers to soldiers, and back again

Monday saw the 100th anniversary of the most horrific episode in human history: the start of World War One. The outbreak of war saw millions of people enlist to serve their country across Europe; including 15 first team Exeter City footballers, who made up around 2,000 professional footballers to enlist during the war.

In 1914, Buenos Aires's emerging football community sent an invitation to the FA for an English team to travel there to play local sides.

The Grecians embarked on an historic tour of South America, which saw them play in Argentina and Brazil, in the...

Conman uses 'fake life' to steal hundreds from Devon women

A conman who duped Exeter and Devon women for money by infiltrating their lives, has pleaded guilty to seven charges of fraud and theft between July and December last year.

Timothy Giles, 46, an unemployed former toilet cleaner, concocted a kaleidoscope of lies, claiming to be an airline pilot, a fire fighter, and a policeman to lure women into trusting him.

The charges he faced included ‘dishonestly making a false representation, namely pretending to be a qualified airline pilot, intending to make a money gain.’

Prosecutor Lindsey Baker said:”The allegation is that...

Grown up garden Thursdays

Staff and volunteers at Arlington Court would like to invite any adults enjoying their summer holidays in North Devon to their garden demonstrations each Thursday in August.

With the summer holidays in full flow and lots of holiday makers in the area, August is traditionally the time of year set aside for families and children.

However, to give those without children a respite from busy roads and packed beaches, Arlington aims to become a peaceful refuge for those attempting to escape the crowds.

Kate Christmas, Visitor Services Officer at Arlington Court said: “...

The Great Summer Cookery Workshops - Family Sunday Brunch-Bread Baking Workshops

Event Date: 
31/08/2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ

Family Sunday Brunch-Bread Baking Workshops - part of an action packed week of cookery workshops for all age groups, cooking abilities and interests run by Devon’s Fun Kitchen cooking school. The 'Great Summer Cookery Workshops' range from Kids Fun Kitchen to specialist master classes including macaroons and chocolate! The huge, bunting decorated marquee will be set up in the grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter. Organisers are expecting a huge demand for such a unique cookery experience. To register for a place please visit