Castle Drogo will be open for Christmas for the first time since a major conservation project began seven years ago to make the building watertight.
Although the building work now has the end in sight, there is still much work to be done to restore the castle’s grounds and interiors back into the Drewe’s family home, which is likely to continue into 2020. However, the building is now watertight, meaning that Christmas can return to the castle once again.
Through its Well Built Community Fund, RGB Building Supplies has already donated £5,000 for groups, charities and schools to spend at its branches this year. It has one last giveaway for 2019 and is calling for nominations for the chance to win £1,000 to purchase building materials or tools.
RGB's Community Fund aims to help groups complete much-needed projects that they would not otherwise be able to.
Comedy star Joel Dommett is familiar with challenges after his memorable runners-up spot in the 2016 ‘I’m a Celebrity….Get Me Out of Here’. His most recent challenge saw him go head-to-head with fellow former campmates Dean Gaffney and Rosemary Shrager, not in the jungle but on a Catchphrase celebrity special last weekend.
Joel’s unique humour and quick wit sparkled again as he won £11,200 for charity Brain Tumour Support, a charity that runs support groups in Exeter and Plymouth (see below).
Directed by Polly Whitfield Performed by Philip Robinson
Title And Deed, an astonishing piece of contemporary drama: laugh out loud funny, powerfully poignant. A monologue on mortality, home, family, love, language, and a tuba. “Oh would some Power the gift give us, to see ourselves as others see us” Robert Burns In this play a man who is “not from here” wanders on-stage and speaks directly to us, talking about what divides and unites us. We are not him, but is he, in some mirror-like way, us?
The first Comedy at the Park of 2020 will be on Friday 7th February. The line-up is yet to be announced, however the Comedy Surgery are sure to come up with four brilliant comics. Tickets are available for £10, or £15 including hot food on the evening. Early bird tickets are available until Friday 20th December. To book, please visit https://tickethub.sandypark.co.uk/selection/event/date?productId=1013386...
Councillors have given the go ahead for a "park and change" site to be built on the outskirts of Exeter.
Devon County Council’s Cabinet approved the construction of the £2.2 million scheme to the east of Exeter Science Park on Wednesday (11 December).
The site aims to relieve traffic congestion on the A30 Honiton Road and Moor Lane roundabout, enabling drivers to park on the edge of the city and then switch to sustainable forms of transport - bus, bicycle or car share – for their journey into the city.