Council commits to reopening Riverside pool in 2020 and says the facility will be better than ever 

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:57pm

Councillors have reaffirmed their commitment to reopening the pool at the Riverside Leisure Centre as soon as crucial repair works are completed.

Leading councillors took part in a site visit to see progress on work to repair major structural weaknesses at the building which were discovered following a major fire in 2017.

The on-site team explained how detailed surveys have found significant, major defects in the building which will require the roof structure and pool surround area to be rebuilt.

Manager for Guardian Homecare, Catherine Porter.

Devonians offered advice on avoiding onset of dementia

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Fri, 06/21/2019 - 3:09pm

EXPERTS at a Devon domiciliary care company are offering people in the county advice on avoiding the onset of dementia this month (June 2019).

Guardian Homecare, which provides home care in Exeter and Torbay, is sharing its tips after Alzheimer’s Research UK revealed one percent of UK adults are unable to name known risk factors for dementia.

swcomms’ company secretary Harry Langley presenting an award at last year’s event

swcomms backs Devon Sports Awards 2019

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 06/21/2019 - 2:28pm

South West Communications Group is backing the Devon Sports Awards for the 6th year in a row as the main sponsor.

Organised by Active Devon, The Exeter Chiefs Foundation and in partnership with Exeter College, the ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the success of local community clubs, individuals, coaches and volunteers.

There are 31 finalists for 10 categories at the Devon Sports Awards due to be held on Thursday 11 July at Sandy Park.

swcomms is also sponsoring the Devon Coach of the Year and Devon Club of the Year.

D-Day Veteran to take part in Exeter’s Armed Forces Day

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 06/21/2019 - 1:35pm

One of the last surviving D-Day veterans will take part in Armed Forces Day in Exeter tomorrow (Saturday 22 June).

Ninety-six-year-old Bob Reeves will be a VIP guest at the event in the city centre. He will watch from outside Exeter's historic Guildhall as veterans and cadets march down Exeter High Street.

Born and brought up in Exeter, Bob has lived all his life in the city apart from 18 months when he lived in a village just outside.

Go wild in the city as Exeter breaks out in colourful display

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 06/21/2019 - 9:42am

A riot of colour has broken out across the city, with wild flowers coming into bloom as part of the Wild City Project.

The initiative – a collaboration between the City Council and Devon Wildlife Trust – is now in its fourth year and still pleasing locals and visitors alike.

Wild flower seed has been sown alongside roadsides, in parks, on roundabout and in key gateways to the city. Many of the sites now self-generate, meaning they don’t need to be sown every year.

Volunteer to help improve and shape local health services

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/20/2019 - 3:50pm

To coincide with national Volunteers Week, the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) is today calling for interested members of the public to give some of their time to support the NHS locally by putting their names forward to be elected as a Governor.

Franco Manca pledges to help those in need in Exeter with the launch of new pizzeria on Queen Street

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:50am

Franco Manca pledges to help those in need in Exeter with the launch of new pizzeria on Queen Street

Sourdough pizza pioneers, Franco Manca has announced the launch of their very first Exeter pizzeria. Bringing Neapolitan pizza to the city of Exeter, the much-loved pizzeria has also pledged to help local communities by donating to local homeless shelters and food banks, one pizza for every pizza enjoyed by our customers at our newly opened Exeter home.

Professor Andrew Hattersley

£6 million award to expand diabetes research excellence at Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:23pm

A £6 million Government award will enable Exeter’s globally-renowned diabetes research to expand to the next level, enabling even more benefit to patient care.

Trade Roots

Trade Roots

Event Date: 
20/07/2019 - 7:30pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Join the North Devon Folk Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Wren Music leaders Becki Driscoll & Nick Wyke, ona musical journey across the sea. Discover the fascinating history of Bideford’s trade links through songs, music, stories & images that stir the imagination and evoke times past. Trade Roots is inspired by Maggie Curtis’ ceramic trade maps and Maggie will launch her book ‘Trade Maps’ at the event.

Exeter Vegan Market

Event Date: 
20/07/2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exete

Special first anniversary show for popular event, featuring a wide range of plant-based products and great value cafe/

More information: https://www.facebook.com/exeterveganmarket/