Bathing water season begins in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/19/2022 - 12:53pm

The bathing water season started on 15 May with the Environment Agency carrying out regular testing of water quality at designated bathing sites across Devon and Cornwall until the end of September. High standards of water quality at swimming locations are important for everyone’s enjoyment of beaches across the south west. Throughout the bathing season the Environment Agency will issue warnings of any forecasted pollution risk on its Swimfo website. Signs are also put up at these swimming locations to inform bathers about any possible dips in quality as a result of factors like rainfall...

Exeter Cathedral kicks off Christian Aid Week with a Coffee Morning and Exhibition launch

Local schools were invited to send a message to those in charge with “Letters for Creation” about the impact of climate change on our planet, in an Exhibition at Exeter Cathedral launched with a Christian Aid Week coffee morning on Saturday 14th May.

Hopes, fears and dreams for creation were shared through art and prizes were awarded to the winning entries, commemorating the start of this year’s Christian Aid Week (15-21 May).

From the war in Ukraine forcing millions to flee from their homes to the climate crisis in Zimbabwe causing devastating drought and hunger,...

Beach bar returns to Princesshay for summer

Princesshay will see its pop-up Mojito Beach bar return this summer from 26th May to 29th August in Princesshay Square.

Complete with real sand, thatched umbrellas, cocktails and mocktails, palm trees, live music and table tennis, visitors to Princesshay will find a holiday atmosphere in the heart of Exeter this summer.

New for this year is the addition of a click and collect takeaway food service in partnership with participating restaurants within Princesshay including Coal Kitchen, Lucianos, Margoux, Meat 59, Nandos, Slim Chicken, Wagamama and YO! Sushi. Simply scan...

Exeter care home resident celebrates 103rd birthday

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Tue, 05/17/2022 - 11:13pm

An Exeter care home resident who beat Covid, has celebrated her 103rdbirthday.

Muriel Dunford, who lives at The Old Rectory, contracted the virus in January 2021, but remained asymptomatic.

To mark the occasion, family and friends of Muriel’s attended a tea party at the home.

Rachel Fullard-Bell, Home Administrator at the Old Rectory says: “What an achievement to get to 103! Muriel is an inspiration to us all, especially after seeing off Covid last year. She is loved by everyone here – the staff, residents and visitors. Without a doubt, she always manages to put...

Richard Chappell Dance: UPLIFT

Event Date: 
03/06/2022 - 7:30pm
Exeter Northcott Theatre

Internationally renowned ensemble Richard Chappell Dance returns to Exeter Northcott with UPLIFT a specially curated celebratory programme of transformative dance from some of the brightest young choreographers and performers working today.

The centrepiece of the evening’s programme will be a new version of Richard Chappell Dance’s seminal work Silence Between Waves , a flowing and mesmerising duet inspired by Chappell’s memories and experiences of growing up on the South Devon coast.

Shining a light on some of the dance worlds rising stars from across South West England...

Richard Chappell Dance returns to Exeter Northcott with UPLIFT

This spring Richard Chappell Dance ’s UK tour continues with a new mixed bill, UPLIFT , a specially curated evening of transformative dance from some of the brightest young choreographers and performers from South West England and Wales, at Exeter Northcott on Friday 3 June.

The centre piece of the evening will be a moving extract from Richard Chappell Dance ’s seminal work, Silence Between Waves . Taking inspiration from Richard’s memories and experiences of growing up on the South Devon coast, Silence Between Waves looks at our connection to home, distance and otherness. This...

Charity Boxing Evening - Marines face The Met

Event Date: 
13/10/2022 - 7:00pm
Sandy Park

The evening will feature 8 bouts between some of the finest amateur fighters in the country as the Met Police come up against the best that the British Military has to offer.

You have the chance to be ringside for every punch, as we combine luxury, black tie dining with the thrills and spills of a top-class fight night! Make sure you’re there when the bell rings!

Dress Code: Black Tie

Over 16s Only

Exeter Suite - Individual Space £85

Exeter Suite - Table of 10 - £800


Exeter Cathedral receives a £4.3million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Exeter Cathedral, one of Europe’s greatest medieval cathedrals, is celebrating today after being awarded a £4.3million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for their 2020s Development Appeal.

The project will reimagine the space at Exeter Cathedral, particularly focusing on the East End of the Cathedral, the Pearson Building and a new Cloister. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the new interpretation of the building will enhance the visitor experience and offer greater accessibility for visitors.

Half of this Grade I listed building will be...

Heat network projects awarded funding to reduce waste and create energy

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/17/2022 - 1:18am

Heat networks that will use Energy from Waste to be developed in East Devon and London with support of funding awarded through the Government’s Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP).

Over £250 million of funding has been awarded to heat network schemes under the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) since it opened its doors to applicants in 2018. The total Capex of schemes offered HNIP funding exceeds £826 million highlighting the scale of the opportunity for investment in the sector.

Ken Hunnisett, Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management, said: “Heat...

Mojito Beach Bar

Event Date: 
26/05/2022 - 10:00am to 29/08/2022 - 10:00am
Princesshay Shopping Centre

Who’s ready for a cocktail!? 🍹

From 26th May – 29th August, 10am-10pm daily, sit back, relax, and soak up the sun at the pop-up Mojito Beach Bar in Princesshay Square!

Packed to the brim with all the holiday vibes – beach-hut styled umbrellas, cocktails, real sand, palm trees, live music and more, you can find the beach in the heart of Exeter this summer.

Visitors to Princesshay can enjoy a range of refreshing cocktails and mocktails and selection of Princesshay’s restaurants will also be serving up a taste of summer.

Princesshay's Mojito Beach Bar will be...