Exeter Chiefs Women, rugby, Maynard School

Oldest girls' school sponsors newly formed Exeter Chiefs Women's team

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 09/29/2020 - 10:17pm

A new and exciting chapter in the history of women’s sport is about to take off with The Maynard School, the oldest girls’ school in the country, collaborating with the newly formed Exeter Chiefs Women’s side.

Set to be part of the elite Premier 15s competition, the Chiefs side - who will come under the guidance of former England internationals Susie Appleby and Amy Garnett - are ready to break new ground and establish themselves as a growing force within the English Women’s game, all with the backing of the region’s premier independent school for girls.

“We pride...

Top tech firms and Covid Heroes revealed as Tech South West Awards shortlists announced

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 09/29/2020 - 2:05pm

Robotic underwater surveys, life-saving technology to accelerate epilepsy diagnosis and a tech platform supplying over 100 million items of PPE are amongst the array of world-leading innovations and initiatives unveiled as finalists in this year's Tech South West Awards.

Leading tech companies and individuals from across the region make it on to the 2020 shortlists.

From Bristol and Bath, the finalists are Rovco, Brian Allen of Rovco, Rocketmakers, Richard Godfrey of Rocketmakers, FluoretiQ, Tumelo, Sparkol, Neighbourly, Mayden Academy, Harry Cobbold of Haio, David Kelly...

Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery set to re-open in October

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 09/28/2020 - 10:32pm

Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) has announced that it is planning to re-open to the general public from Saturday 24 October 2020, Covid-19 restrictions permitting.

The museum closed its doors during March in response to the pandemic, and has remained closed throughout the summer. During this time RAMM has operated with a reduced staff, using the opportunity to undertake some work to improve the accessibility of the building, and, importantly, to make the museum as safe as possible for the return of its visitors.

Having prepared new...

Exeter’s 2020 property Rich List revealed

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 09/24/2020 - 6:29am

The average price of a property on Exeter’s most expensive street is more than £1,200,000, according to new data released today by Zoopla, the UK’s most comprehensive property destination.

The Zoopla Rich List 2020, which reveals the city’s ten most expensive streets, shows that Streatham Rise (EX4) is the most expensive street to buy property in Exeter, with average property prices comfortably topping £1,200,000.

EX4, EX1 and EX2 most expensive

The Zoopla Rich List 2020, the definitive list of the costliest streets in Britain based on average house prices,...

Latest active travel measures welcomed

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 09/24/2020 - 6:24am

The closure of Doctors Walk in Exeter has been welcomed as another boost for walking and cycling in the county.

As part of the latest Emergency Active Travel Fund measures, access to the route is now only permitted for pedestrians and cyclists.

This is reducing traffic for residents on Balls Farm Road, which has been a local aspiration for years, improving pedestrian and cycle access from Ide village to local schools, such as West Exe School, and workplaces in the city. New signs promoting the changes to the route have been installed on Ide Lane, Pocombe bridge and...

Chiefs side to face Northampton Saints

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 09/18/2020 - 2:47pm

Domestic matters will be put on the back burner for a week at least for Exeter Chiefs as they focus their attentions towards Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at home to Northampton Saints (5:30pm).

Having produced a highly impressive return to action since restart – the Devonians have won six of their seven Gallagher Premiership fixtures – Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, is now looking for his in-form side to maintain their quest for honours on the European stage.

Only once before have the Chiefs reached this stage of the competition, on that occasion they...

University of Exeter

Exeter retains position in latest influential league ranking

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:16am

The University of Exeter has retained its position amongst the best universities in the UK, according to the latest influential rankings.

The University maintained its 12th place nationally in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

Exeter was also ranked 2nd in the South West region in the rankings, released today (September 18th2020).

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 provides students and their parents with an invaluable first reference point on the path to finding a university place. It contains full...

Bill and Ted’s Epic Adventure Continues at Vue Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:44pm

One of the most legendary on-screen duos are reuniting after nearly 30 years for the third Bill and Ted film – Bill and Ted Face the Music, now showing at Vue Exeter.

It’s finally happening – Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are returning to their iconic roles of William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. and Theodore "Ted" Logan, as their time-travelling exploits continue. Two would-be rockers from San Dimas, California, now find themselves as family men yet to fulfil their rock and roll destiny. When the middle-aged dads are warned by a visit from the future that time is running out, they...

Homeless, Exeter

Exeter gets major funding boost to tackle homelessness

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 09/17/2020 - 4:10pm

Exeter City Council has secured major government funding to continue to address homelessness in the city.

The government today (Thursday 17 September) announced that Exeter would receive £440,000 from its Next Steps Accommodation Programme as part of a commitment to end rough sleeping.

The Next Steps programme sees £91.5 million given to 274 councils across the UK to help vulnerable people housed during the pandemic.

Working with partners across the city, the funding will allow the Council to continue to support those accommodated during Covid-19


A good time to gas about carbon monoxide safety

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 09/17/2020 - 2:13pm

Sovereign Housing Association is supporting Gas Safety Week this week by reminding residents of having an annual gas supply check by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.

Nationally, one in six homes has an unsafe gas appliance.

A danger of not having your gas appliances checked regularly is that they can leak carbon monoxide (CO). Sometimes known as the ‘silent killer’, you can’t see it, smell it or taste it, but it can be deadly. CO prevents oxygen from being absorbed by the body and can cause death in just minutes. Every year there are around 60 deaths from accidental...