Easter Egg Hunt with Monkerton Community Primary School

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/25/2022 - 6:14pm

Barchester’s Cumberland Grange care home in Exeter invited Monkerton Community Primary School over for an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden. Cumberland Grange is very lucky to have such a great sized garden, making it perfect for Easter Egg Hunts!

Staff and residents hid 80 colourful eggs around the garden for the reception children to find, and they found every single one! One of Cumberland Grange’s residents Maureen said how much of a privilege it was to be a part of such a lovely day. Maureen took on the task of handing out the Easter Eggs to the children at the end.


Hop along to Redrow's big red egg hunt this bank holiday weekend

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/14/2022 - 1:28am

A local home builder is hosting an egg-citing – and weather-proof – Easter egg hunt for families across the South West patch over the bank holiday weekend (April 15-18).

Chocolate lovers must find the hidden ‘red egg’ inside one of the Redrow show homes or show home gardens in the South West to be in with a chance of winning £200 worth of luxury chocolate.

Everyone who successfully locates the red egg will win an Easter egg on the day, while those who snap a “shell-fie” with it, and upload it to social media, will be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 voucher from...

Free holiday time activities and meals this Easter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/11/2022 - 4:37pm

Hundreds of children across Devon aged 5 to 16, who are eligible for benefit-related free school meals, begin an action-packed Easter holiday this week, as part of Devon County Council's government-funded Holiday Activities and Food programme.

The programme is to provide free activities and healthy meals during school holidays, and the council has joined up with activity providers to arrange the activities across Devon.

And with a very wide range of activities on offer, organisers say that that young people are in for a treat this Easter.

Activities include a...

Boo to a Goose Theatre bring Shipwreck Sam to Devon libraries this Easter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/11/2022 - 3:26pm

Exeter Living Award winners Boo To A Goose Theatre, start a tour of Devon libraries this Easter with their latest show: Shipwreck Sam - Return to Dead Ghost Island.

Expect pirates, puppetry, sea shanties and hornpipes as the audience are trained up as the ship’s crew. Bonny Betty, named after her grandma’s ship, takes on terrible naughty pirate, Big Bill Bucketbelly, in a race to recover her grandma’s buried treasure (with the children’s help of course).

This interactive adventure, full of of fun and participation, will be coming to a library or venue near you between...

Golden egg in eggbox

The hunt is on for golden eggs!

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Thu, 03/31/2022 - 9:29am

Anyone looking for an alternative option to chocolate to give as a gift at Easter could be in with the chance of finding a surprise golden egg – made from recycled wax!

Exeter eco-business The Recycled Candle Company is adding a golden egg to six boxes of its limited edition colourful egg-shaped Easter candles. Those who discover the eggs will receive a voucher for £50 to spend online or at the shop in Gandy Street.

Richard Hills-Ingyon says “It’s our take on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a bit of the goose that lays golden eggs thrown in.

“We thought it...

Getting the help you need this Easter weekend

With Easter fast approaching, Devon’s NHS leaders are calling on people to take preventative measures ahead of the bank holidays and after as lockdown restrictions start to ease and ‘staycations’ start.

The long Easter weekend traditionally puts extra pressure on health services when most GP practices are closed and more people are outdoors enjoying everything Devon has to offer.

Most GP practices will be closed for Easter for four days from Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April, with normal opening hours resuming on Tuesday.

Each Easter sees many patients calling...

Italian Easter traditions to try at home

Italian Easter traditions to try at home

Travelling to Italy may be off the cards until at least mid-May, but you can bring a bit of the Bel Paese home this spring with these Italian Easter traditions. We spoke to Annalisa from Castello di Radda about how the festival is celebrated in Tuscany, where tradition is always interwoven with good food and great wine.

Like most of Italy, Tuscany is predominantly Catholic — and Easter is one of the most important festivals of the year. People across the region come together to celebrate the resurrection with these unique traditions.

The Blessed Easter eggs

Easter and...

Fire service asks public to avoid disposable BBQs this holiday

Fire service asks public to avoid disposable BBQs this holiday

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/01/2021 - 3:43pm

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is asking the public to think twice about using disposable BBQs this holiday.

Wayne Rawlins, area manager for risk at Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue says:

“Every year we see so many preventable fires caused by disposable BBQs. They are a not only a fire risk when they’re being used, but also pose a risk when being disposed of, causing bin fires, and further damage to the environment to vegetation that has caught alight. They’re not really disposable at all.

“Last spring we attended an incident in Kingswear, Devon,...

Tourists asked to stay away until April 12 by East Devon

Tourists asked to stay away until April 12 by East Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 03/31/2021 - 11:03pm

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is busily preparing for the next stages in the Governments’ pandemic roadmap aimed at easing the country towards a less restrictive way of life in the coming months.

From Monday, 29 March people have been able to:

  • Meet outside in groups of up to six people and up to two households including in private gardens.
  • Use outdoor sports courts, areas and pools, including skatepark.

In the meanwhile the council will be working with the police and other partners to ensure second homeowners and overnight campers or...

Virtual donkey day out on Easter Sunday

Virtual donkey day out on Easter Sunday

This Easter Sunday (4 April), animal lovers will once again be able to catch up with the four-legged residents of The Donkey Sanctuary as its award-winning Sanctuary From Your Sofa event returns for another virtual day out with the charity’s donkeys.

Viewers will be able to tune in from 10am to watch a series of live broadcasts from The Donkey Sanctuary headquarters in Sidmouth, as well as a host of pre-recorded videos from its regional sanctuaries around the UK.

The Easter Sunday event, which also coincides with International Carrot Day, follows a series of successful...