Raphael Ravenscroft

The wild, creative and free thinking musician, Raphael Ravenscroft of "Baker Street" fame passed away Sunday 19th October 2014 aged 60 years.

Funeral service on Saturday 15th November at St. Thomas Parish Church at 11.00am.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired for British Heart Foundation by retiring collection or may be sent to LeRoy Funerals,10 Alphington Road Exeter EX2 8HHTel:01392 255535

HEARD Walter John

Peacefully but unexpected on 23rd October 2014 at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Walter aged 90 years.

Beloved husband to Nancy, Ioving dad to Ernest and Linda, and much loved grandad to Stephanie.

Funeral service at Crediton Congregational Church on Monday 10th November at 1.00pm, followed by interment at Crediton Cemetery.

Family flowers only please. Donations, lf desired, for Crediton Congregational Church and Devon Air Ambulance may be sent to LeRoy Funerals 94-95 High Street, Crediton EX17 3LB.

Asian elephant spotted at nature reserve…

On a sunny morning in early autumn, a group of Sri Lankan and Indian families were invited by Hikmat Devon to the Axe Estuary Wetlands.

Led by Tim Dafforn (Team Leader – People) and Meg Knowles (Education Ranger) from the East Devon District Council Countryside team, the tour started with a treasure trail, where each person collected items from nature – leaves, berries, flowers, even a bird feather.

From this exercise, the group discovered the rich colours and textures of autumn. Next stop was the bird hide, where everyone viewed different species of birds in the marshes...

Canine Candidate, Wilberforce, Is Runner Up Westminster Dog Of The Year

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 10/26/2014 - 10:59am

Wilberforce, a seven year old Labrador Retriever, belonging to Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiton, just missed out on a place on the podium in the 22nd annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition.

The competition, organised by the Kennel Club and Dogs Trust, took place on Thursday (23rd October), in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster. Wilberforce showed dogged determination as he battled it out amongst 21 paw-litical opponents. The MPs entering the competition campaigned hard, canvassing for votes from the public before meeting the expert judges to boast about their dog’s...


Peacefully on 4th October 2014 at the R.D. & E. Hospital surrounded by her family, May aged 95 years formerly of Kingsgate.

Cherished wife of the late Jack, beloved mum of Margaret and Ray, grandma to Alister, Sarah, Graeme and Katy, great-grandma to Tahlia and Amara.

Funeral service at the Exeter & Devon Crematorium on Friday 17th October at 12.00 noon, St. Paul's Chapel.

Family flowers only please, donations for Dementia UK may be given by retiring collection or sent to LeRoy Funerals 10 Alphington Road Exeter EX2 8HH

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...