A Perfect Day Festival comes to Exeter!

‘A Perfect Day’ is a new single day outdoor live music event taking place at scenic locations across the UK, featuring some of the best singers and songwriters the country has to offer.

After almost 2 years of staying in, Summertime 2022 looks set to be the season we can return to our friends, to festivals and dancing in the beautiful British Countryside. Established promoters Killimanjaro launch their first of a series of scenic location events, for all ages, that will sit comfortably in the festival season for a blissful day out in the glorious grounds of Powderham Castle in...

Exeter Northcott Theatre launches summer season

Exeter Northcott Theatre is adding more live performances and theatre shows to its already packed programme of plays and comedy, dance and music events this year. Alongside a line-up of big hits including The Rise and Fall of Little Voice , Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World , English Touring Opera’s La Bohème and BalletBoyz’s Deluxe , Exeter’s flagship theatre has announced:

Extraordinary Bodies’ Human

Human (17-18 June) is a hybrid piece of circus, film and music that explores life-changing events from the performer’s lives. Human is audio described,...

Step into spring with the National Trust in Devon

Across Devon, National Trust gardens are filling with colourful spring blooms, and houses are looking tip-top after their intensive winter cleans. There’s loads going on this season with guided tours, exhibitions, and Easter egg hunts. What’s more, every time you experience a National Trust day out, you help care for these special places for future generations.

Buckland Abbey


History of the Abbey through its art

Every Mon, until 18 Apr. 2-3.30pm.

Join a guided tour and discover the history of Buckland...

Exeter eco development set to complete in the summer

A new sustainable housing development in Exeter is on course for completion in the summer.

Housing association LiveWest has joined forces with partnership house building specialist, Lovell, to build 60 affordable homes at Ringswell Avenue.

There will be 35 homes for social rent and 25 for shared ownership, including a mix of two, three and four-bedroom properties.

The first residents are set to move in early summer and the whole development will be completed before the end of August.

It is the first development to meet LiveWest’s new sustainable homes...

"Here are five simple things I would encourage people to do," says Director of Public Health Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 03/16/2022 - 5:31pm

Steve Brown, Devon's Director of Public Health, is urging people to stay at home if they feel unwell, with coronavirus, or symptoms of other illnesses that could be infectious.

His call comes as Devon is seeing a rise again in the number of coronavirus cases, with the latest data showing a 63.4 per cent increase in cases in a seven day period.

"I believe that many people are now left uncertain of what they should be doing; with the legal requirement to self-isolate gone, with free testing for most people about to end, and the onus now on individuals to decide for...

Google to speak to Exeter businesses about the future of customer data

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/15/2022 - 11:19pm

Representatives from Google will be advising businesses on how to ensure they can stay compliant with the changes to data privacy law and be ready for the forthcoming removal of website cookies in 2023.

Hosted by Exeter-based paid media agency Launch, the breakfast event will be held on 19th May at the Hotel du Vin in Exeter (8:30 - 10:30am). Google, and other expert speakers, will provide a vital opportunity for businesses in the region to understand the changes to data capture, as consumers are given more control of their online presence, with financial fines for non-compliance...

ITV’s Ned Boulting returns to Exeter with one-man cycling stage show

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/15/2022 - 10:54pm

Ned Boulting, ITV’s lead Tour de France commentator, will be returning to Exeter’s Corn Exchange on Friday 14th October with his one-man stage show to provide a fresh assault on your cycling senses.

The cunningly entitled “Re-Tour de Ned” is an indispensable theatrical road map for anyone aspiring to wear the yellow jersey on the Champs Elysées: a really very rough guide to the tactics (pedal faster) and challenges (not pedalling fast enough) which will need to be deployed to win the biggest bike race in the world.

Ned’s visit to Exeter is the fifth leg of a 29-date tour...

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...