Deadline looms for applications to Social Enterprise Fund

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:43am

Time is ticking for South West social ventures to apply to a £600,000 investment and support programme which has been launched by Dartington Trust, Plymouth University and South West Investment Group.

Just days remain for social entrepreneurs to get on to the cutting edge Seedbed programme, which will provide the expertise and finance to help social ventures grow, create sustainable jobs and contribute to the local economy and community.

Last month dozens of potential applicants attended a series of taster events held across the region, where they got to meet the team and...

Community involvement making the difference to recruiting nurses in Axminster

153 prospective employees have attended two recruitment days at Axminster and Seaton hospitals in February as work continues to re-open the inpatient beds at Axminster community hospital.

Members of the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the League of Friends in Axminster and Seaton have been working together to recruit full time and part time nurses to safely re-open 16 beds in Axminster, the equivalent of 11 extra nurses are needed and this new way of working is bringing us closer to our target. The beds at Axminster have been temporarily closed in January due to concerns...

MAJOR Richard

Passed peacefully away at Exeter Hospiscare on 20th February 2015. aged 66 years.

A much loved Husband to Anne. Father to Christopher. Grandfather to Kayne and Oscar and Brother of Julia and Alan.

Richard was born in 1948 and was an altar server at St Ives Parish Church and Sergeant at Mace for 20 years.

He was a proud supporter of Cornish Rugby and a member of Mousehole Male Voice Choir before moving to Starcross, Devon.

The Funeral Service is to be held at St Paul's Church, Starcross (EX6 8QB) on Monday 9th March at 11.30am followed by committal at The...

SWAIN Daisy (nee Berry)

Peacefully on 16th February 2015 at The Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Daisy aged 82 years.

Beloved wife of the late Bill, loving mother to Eric and Roy, daughter-in-law to Stella, much loved nannie to Adrian, Kay and Chris, great-nannie to Isobel, Jake and Evelyn. Funeral service at the Exeter & Devon Crematorium on Friday 6th March at 3.15pm St. Paul's Chapel.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Arthritis Care may be sent to: LeRoy Funerals 10 Alphington Road Exeter EX2 8HH

JAMES Suzanne Aileen Helen

On 28th January 2015, Suzanne, formerly of Earl Richards Road North, Exeter.

Daughter of the late John and Jennie James.

Funeral service to be held at Alphington Parish Church on Monday 23rd March at 11.15am followed by cremation at the Exeter & Devon Crematorium.

No flowers by request please.

Donations for Hospiscare may be given by retiring collection or sent to LeRoy Funerals 10 Alphington Road Exeter EX2 8HH

Why Not? What If?

Event Date: 
28/02/2015 - 7:00pm
Studio 36, St Leonard's, Exeter

Studio 36 in the unlikely setting of an artist’s studio in St Leonards, Exeter, will host a lively tongue in cheek performance by skilful musicians, song writers, poets, & artists of various kinds challenging authoritarian notices on Saturday 28 February.

Do Not Do This! Watch Out for That! No guns, drugs, biking, ball games, jumping from bridges, dogs, parrots or balloons. Look out too for lethal electrics, biting donkeys, vertical drops, heavy seas and submerged objects!

These notices which have inspired the ‘ Why Not? What If?’ event have poured in from family and...

DARKE Barry Leslie

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:05am

Passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, on Sunday 15th February 2015, aged 72 years of Exeter, formerly of Springwell Nursery.

Much loved husband of Ann and loved by all his family.

Funeral service Monday 2nd March Exeter Crematorium 11.30am (St Peters Chapel).

Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Hospiscare by retiring collection or c/o M. Sillifant & Sons, Funeral Directors, 19-20 Holloway Street, Exeter. EX2 4JD. Tel: 01392 272688.

Children's centre to build iIgloo out of recycled milk containers

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:14pm

Receiving a delivery of milk bottles at a children’s centre might not seem unusual, but Whipton Children’s Centre has received 500 plastic milk containers and not a dash of milk!

However, they weren’t disappointed because they had asked recycling company SITA UK, which collects unwanted materials from households on behalf of East Devon District Council, to provide the empty containers so that they can build an igloo for the children.

Leanne Cooper and Sue Skinner who work at the Children’s Centre for All2gether which is for children aged 2-4 years are now going to spend...

WAGNER Anthony John

On 12 February 2015 passed away unexpectedly in the RD&E Hospital aged 69 years of Exminster.

Beloved husband of Diana, loving Dad of Trudi.

Funeral Service Monday 23rd February Exeter Crematorium 1.15pm St. Peter's Chapel.

No flowers please, donations if desired to Cancer Research UK or British Heart Foundation by retiring collection or c/o M. Sillifant & Sons, Funeral Directors, 19-20 Holloway Street, Exeter. EX2 4JD


On 1st February 2015, peacefully in hospital aged 83 years.

Beloved husband of the late Betty and a dearly loved dad of Melanie and the late David.

Funeral Service Wednesday 11th February Exeter Crematorium 12 noon (St Paul's Chapel).

M. Sillifant & Sons, Funeral Directors, 19-20 Holloway Street, Exeter. EX2 4JD. Tel: 01392 272688.