FORCE Cancer Charity Shop front in Heavitree

Volunteers needed at FORCE charity shop

The FORCE Cancer Charity shop in Heavitree has launched a recruitment drive for new volunteers.

It’s a great chance to join the charity’s dedicated team and help raise funds to support local people affected by cancer.

FORCE has a variety of volunteering roles on offer at the shop - out front or behind the scenes - and you can be flexible with time you have available.

They are particularly keen to for new volunteers to operate the till. Experience is a bonus but not essential. We’ll give you all the training you need.

There is also a need for volunteer van...

New partnership between Places for People and ilke Homes to create 165 new homes at Exmouth Junction, Exeter

A new development of 165 homes is being proposed as Places for People and ilke Homes announce they have entered into their second site partnership to deliver new homes on vacant land at the former Exmouth Junction, Exeter.

ilke Homes and Places for People have submitted a planning application for new homes to Exeter City Council and are working together to set a new standard for development in the city and provide affordable homes in this prime location. The homes, which will be constructed largely using modern methods of construction, will provide much-needed affordable homes...

Your favourite view in Topsham could win you £200

Authored by LaurenBluck
Posted: Wed, 10/13/2021 - 1:13pm

People in Topsham are being asked to share photographs of their favourite views for a competition.

McCarthy Stone, the leading manager and developer of retirement communities behind the forthcoming Pym Court Retirement Living Plus development in Topsham, is looking to capture some of the architecture and culture that can be found around every corner of the town, so it can be enjoyed by its new and prospective homeowners.

The competition aims to showcase photographs of scenery, wildlife and landscapes taken by amateur photographers and members of the community that...

It’s not too late to have your Covid-19 vaccine first or second dose

People in Devon are being reminded it’s not too late to get their first or second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Having both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from Covid-19 and the potential long term effects. After the second dose your chances of developing Long Covid halve; according to a study by King’s College London . It also significantly reduces your chances of needing treatment in hospital and the severity of symptoms.

The success of the vaccine programme, delivered by local GPs and NHS organisations, is the main reason...

Mamas & Papas arrives in Exeter this week

The UK’s leading nursery brand, Mamas & Papas, is set to open a concession in NEXT at The Exebridge Centre later this week, bringing its range of travel systems, nursery furniture and children’s clothing to new and expectant parents in Exeter.

Mamas & Papas will celebrate the arrival of the 1,650 sq ft concession on Thursday 14th October by offering free goodie bags to the first 50 customers.

As well as offering a carefully curated range of products, the concession will provide in-store services such as personal shopping appointments, car seat consultations and...

Hobbycraft launch kids' half term craft workshops

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 10/11/2021 - 10:28pm

Hobbycraft has launched a series of Paint Your Own Ceramic workshops for kids of all ages and painting abilities.

The workshop will be led by one of Hobbycraft’s in-store craft experts, with all money going to its charity partner, Together for Short Lives. The charity helps every child and family living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition get the very best care and support they can, so they can make the most of every moment together.

The 30-minute workshops are available in Hobbycraft stores across the UK between Monday 11th October and Sunday 31st October...

Former Exeter City Council leader Pete Edwards dies

Former Exeter City Council Leader Pete Edwards has died in hospital following a short illness, the City Council has announced.

He served the city of Exeter as a councillor for 30 years, from 1984 to 1988 in the then Barton ward and then from 1995 to 2019 in the Mincinglake and Whipton ward.

He was Leader of the Council from 2011 until his retirement in 2019. Previously he had served as Lead Councillor for Housing under the leadership of Cllr Roy Slack. He was also Lead Councillor for Environmental Health and Leisure for a short period.

During his time as Leader...

Elysium Healthcare make a conversion with Exeter Chiefs

Elysium Healthcare, a young and dynamic independent provider of Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education and Private Patient services, has secured key sponsorship of the Exeter Chiefs for the 2021-2022 season.

The partnership reflects the joint missions of the Chiefs and Elysium in providing Mental Health support to people living in the Exeter area, with Elysium recently launching two new services in Exeter and the Chiefs offering Mental Health Awareness sessions to local schools in the past.

Promoted to the Premiership...

Devon’s health and care system under extreme pressure

Devon’s health and social care system is under extreme pressure due to high demand for services, sustained demand for Covid beds, pressure on staffing and the need for social care exceeding the available capacity.

Pressures are being seen across the system, in mental health care, primary care (GPs) and adult social care as well as our acute hospital trusts.

Dr Paul Johnson, Chair of NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We really need you to support us. Please ask yourself whether you have a genuine life-threatening emergency before attending an Emergency...

Dog lovers asked to ‘Paws for a Picnic’ this half term

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 10/07/2021 - 3:17pm

The number of homes with animal family members is at an all-time high and many people are craving new opportunities to get involved with their local community, so Humanimal Trust is calling on dog lovers to ‘Paws for a Picnic’ this half term.

Mental health issues and loneliness are just two of the many challenges faced by people across all age groups during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For some, this was the first time they had experienced such problems whilst for others, existing issues were exacerbated during periods of lockdown and self-isolation.