19-year-old Zoe celebrates apprenticeship scheme success

Authored by Rockit69
Posted: Mon, 10/22/2012 - 4:48pm

Zoe Elder has been awarded a diploma for the first stage of her Design and Digital Print apprenticeship.

19-year-old Zoe, who has worked for Exeter-based design and print company Peninsular OneSource for 18 months, enrolled on the apprenticeship scheme run by the Alliance Sector Skills Council in Association with Plymouth College Art. As part of the overall course she attends the college on a monthly day release basis. Ronnie Halden, Marketing & Creative Director at Peninsular commented: "Zoe has come on in leaps and bounds over the past 18 months and is now starting to...

Police appeal for information after serious assault in Totnes

Police in Totnes have appealed for information following a serious and unprovoked assault in the town. The incident took place between 2030 hours and midnight on Friday, 12 October at the upper end of the High Street in an area close to Cistern Street. After leaving a nearby pub for a cigarette, a 26-year-old man was alledgedly pushed to the floor and then repeatedly kicked in the face and body. The victim sustained facial and head injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment. It is believed that one of the offenders was wearing a white/grey top and the victim was wearing a...

Gorillas heading to Exeter to celebrate birthday!

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Mon, 10/22/2012 - 1:06pm

The South West’s top zoo is celebrating its 90th birthday with an ambitious plan combining art, conservation and the community.

The Great Gorillas Project will bring a host of life-size model gorillas out into the streets, parks and open spaces of the English Riviera and Exeter. The gorillas, sponsored by businesses and community groups and painted with original designs by local artists, will be displayed in public, creating a unique art trail.

The official launch, which will feature a spectacular arrival courtesy of Greenway Ferry Pleasure Cruises, takes place on Tuesday...

Woman rescued from car stuck in Cockwood Harbour

A woman has been freed from her vehicle, which got stuck in the mud during a rising tides after it went through a dwarf wall and ended up in Cockwood Harbour.

The vehicle hit a wall, flipped over, and landed on its wheels in Cockwood Harbour near Starcross, Exeter, Devon, at about 21:50 BST on Sunday. Fortunately for her and the two other passengers with her in the car, the harbour had no water in it at the time of the accident, but with rising tides time was of the essence for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service.

The roof was cut off to...

University of Exeter Chancellor receives prestigious award

Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE DL, actress, author, politician and much loved University of Exeter Chancellor, has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to children’s television and her championing of arts for children, at an awards ceremony at BAFTA, London, on Saturday 20th October.

The annual Children’s Arts Awards, organised by Action for Children’s Arts (ACA), celebrates artists who have made a lasting contribution through their work to children’s art and welfare in the UK. Baroness Benjamin will be presented with the J.M.Barrie Award, for a body of work that will...

Waitrose partners with FareShare to ease food poverty

Waitrose has announced a major partnership with the food charity FareShare, which will see even more of the supermarket’s surplus food go to help the most vulnerable members of local communities.

FareShare accredited charities will now be able to collect surplus food directly from their local Waitrose branches to help those most in need.

This national announcement builds on Waitrose’s existing partnership with London-based charity Esther Community Enterprises (ECE) who also take surplus food from Waitrose for donation within local communities.

Waitrose has already...

"Green is Working" say Deborah Meaden and leading charities

As energy tariffs hit front page news, TV Dragon Deborah Meaden and around 250 representatives from renewable energy companies, trade associations, environment and development charities, the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) and faith groups lined up outside the Treasury in a united call on David Cameron to step in, green our electricity, and get all parts of his Government to start taking the green economy seriously.

The action took place on the morning Energy Secretary Ed Davey delivered a 'myth busting' speech about the forthcoming Energy Bill at an event hosted...

Police issue advice to ensure a Happy Halloween for all

Devon and Cornwall Police are taking steps to ensure that Halloween is a happy and safe time for everyone, whether young or old by implementing a 'Sorry... no trick or treat this Halloween' campaign.

They wish any families who are going trick or treating this Halloween a spooktastic time and say be safe, but have added a reminder that not everyone wants you to call at their home. The ‘Sorry... no trick or treat this Halloween’ campaign encourages residents who do not want to be bothered by trick-or-treaters to place the poster on the front door or window of their home. Neighbourhood...

Spacex presents first UK solo exhibition of John Court

From 10am to 6pm on 24th November, Spacex will be presenting the first UK performance in over 4 years by Finland-based, London-born artist John Court. Court's performances have captivated audiences worldwide at events such as Guangzhou Live Art Festival in China, ANTI Contemporary Art Festival in Finland (both 2010), the Venice Biennale (2005) and the Liverpool Biennial (2004).

In this performance we will witness the artist bringing together other aspects of his interdisciplinary practice including sculpture and drawing. Court will empty and adapt the largest gallery at...

British Astronomical Association ask for eyewitness account

People across Devon and Cornwall inundated police yesterday and today with calls saying they had experienced an earth tremor. However, enquiry to the British Geological Survey revealed that it was much more likely to be caused by a meteoroid entering the Earth's atmosphere from a meteor shower or passing space junk.

Douglas Rice from the Tiverton & Mid-Devon Astronomy Society told The Exeter Daily, "It is very likely that it was a piece of space matter, possibly left over from a passing comet. If it was a loud bang, it would probably have been about the size of a small...