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Exeter City debut big screen

By Ollie Heptinstall, local democracy reporter

A giant new electronic screen at Exeter City Football Club’s ground, St James Park, has finally made its debut.

The club was given permission for the 29 x 17-feet (8.64 x 5.12 metre) LED screen by the city council around the start of the season last August, but delays meant fans had to wait until Saturday to see it in action for the first time.

It is situated behind the St James Road away end, nearest the recently built Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand, and will include pre-match videos, team news, the attendance...

2-for-1 ticket offer for Exeter Northcott Theatre shows extended through April

UK Theatre have announced that it is continuing its nationwide Love Your Local Theatre campaign, which offers National Lottery player’s 2-for-1 theatre tickets, until the end of April.

Exeter Northcott Theatre is now offering National Lottery players 2-for-1 tickets to April performances of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice , Jeremiah and Steve Knightley: Songs from the West . This is in addition to the theatre offering this promotion for March shows 40 Years of Phoenix Dance , Elizabeth I: Virgin on the Ridiculous and Footprints .

Love Your Local Theatre is supported by...

Application to build 1,400 new homes at Cranbrook submitted to council

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/11/2022 - 5:09pm

Up to 1,435 new Cranbrook homes, a second neighbourhood centre and a primary school could be built under freshly proposed plans, submitted to the council this week.

An outline planning application, put forward by Persimmon Homes, also includes 10 serviced pitches for gypsies and travellers, the creation of public open space, allotments and land for a cemetery along with a range of other infrastructure to support the proposed development.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has now launched a consultation on the plans which form an important part of the planned expansion...

Exeter church with vision for 100 churches in next 10 years

An Exeter church has released a courageous vision to launch 100 new churches across the South West of England.

Rediscover Church in Northernhay Street, has outlined the vision responding to a need that an ever-increasing number of people are exploring the Christian faith, many for the first time.

This appears to be a nationwide picture. Over the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a 50% surge in online searches for ‘prayer’, as people turned to faith with feelings of hopelessness, anxiety and worry.

And, although in the South West, 96% of people currently do not attend...

Lady Mireille Gillings to open Neuroimaging Centre

Global business leader and philanthropist Lady Mireille Gillings, PhD, will officially open the cutting-edge new imaging centre which bears her name on International Women’s Day (March 8).

The University of Exeter Medical School’s new Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre was funded by part of a £10 million donation from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation. The gift also funded three Mireille Gillings Fellows in Health Innovation , supporting female academics in leadership roles. Two years on, each of the three Fellows appointed is in a senior leadership position....

Foot Anstey's Private Equity team supports August Equity backed Integrity360's latest acquisition

Foot Anstey has advised Integrity360, an August Equity portfolio company, on its acquisition of Caretower, as part of its pan-European expansion plan. The transaction involved the acquisition of Caretower's UK and Bulgarian businesses.

Emma Clayton, Associate, and Matt Stoate, Head of Corporate and Private Equity at Foot Anstey led the multi-disciplinary team from Foot Anstey that advised on the acquisition.

Integrity360, the cybersecurity specialist, is backed by private equity house August Equity, and has offices in Dublin, London and New York. Its team of security...

Stagecoach South West confirms changes to fares

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/10/2022 - 6:42am

Stagecoach South West has confirmed changes to bus fares from 6 March 2022.

The announcement will see prices frozen on app products, saving customers on average 10% compared to the on bus price.

These are the first increases made by Stagecoach South West for nearly three years and reflect the rising costs of running services. Since 2019, costs across the bus industry have risen by around 12%.

Almost all the money received in fares goes towards paying for the day-to-day running of services as well as investing in improvements. The amount of money bus operators...

Students from The University of Exeter advance to the final of Keyloop’s 2022 Dealer Tech Competition

Authored by UnityPR
Posted: Wed, 03/09/2022 - 4:55pm

Team ‘ExeTerminators’ from The University of Exeter received £1,000 along with all 10 additional semi-finalists, and move forward to Keyloop’s grand final

March 2022: Keyloop, the global automotive technology company, has announced the individual university winners of the second annual Keyloop Dealer Tech competition. Over 1,000 students from leading universities registered their interest in the competition.

4 students; Barnaby Gill, Ryan Storey, Oskar Oramus and Isaac Cheng from The University of Exeter formed the team ‘ExeTerminators’. Their idea was to create a web...

Margoux to open in Princesshay

Margoux Restaurant and Wine Bar will open in Princesshay on 25thMarch 2022, the latest addition to the centre’s line-up of eateries.

Margoux is relocating to Princesshay Square, next to Coal Kitchen, offering restaurant dining and adding a new cocktail lounge and a sun-trap terrace overlooking Exeter Cathedral for al fresco dining.

Margoux uses westcountry suppliers for its international menu that includes lunch, dinner and Sunday roast.

Michelle Menezes, Princesshay Centre Manager, says, “We are delighted to welcome Margoux to Princesshay. Its high quality,...

Warehouse operatives crisis: Exeter bears the brunt of skills shortage

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 03/07/2022 - 10:56pm

Exeter is one of the worst hit areas for skills shortages in the transport and logistics industry, new research has shown.

The continued e-commerce boom, and a reduction in EU labour availability, has left many firms struggling to find enough warehouse operatives to fulfill high order volumes – but analysis by Mintsoft shows that some regions are faring worse than others.

According to the research , London tops the list for the highest number of unfilled vacancies at 233, according to live jobs board data compiled on 21 February.

Next was Bristol with 219 roles...

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