Bewitching tricks and spooky treats at Exeter care home

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 11/05/2021 - 12:34pm

Barchester’s Cumberland Grange care home, in Exeter, was a den of ghoulish activity as the home’s spooky Halloween afternoon party got in to full swing.

Residents and staff got in to the spirit of things by enjoying some music from local performers ‘Sounds Easy’ and enjoyed a delicious buffet.

General Manager, Haley Reeve-Larson said: “Our staff and residents love any excuse for a party! The home looks fantastic with all the decorations and our head chef did us proud with lots of spooky treats – we’ve all had a brilliant time.”

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Father Christmas comes to Princesshay

Father Christmas is coming to Princesshay in his own Christmas lodge for the first three weekends in December, raising money for Princesshay’s Charity of the Year, Families for Children. Making himself at home in a sparkling Christmas lodge on Bedford Street, Father Christmas will be meeting families and talking to children about his preparations for the big day. Inside the lodge, children can write and post a Christmas wish list letter to the North Pole free of charge. For an extra special experience, families can pay £8 per child to meet Father Christmas and receive a beautiful gift box...

Exeter Muddy Dog Challenge raises over £50 for Battersea

Over 350 animal lovers and their dogs came together at Escot House in Exeter last weekend (30 October) to take part in Battersea’s Muddy Dog Challenge.

Battersea’s Muddy Dog Challenge is one of the UK’s biggest obstacle courses members of the public can take part in with their dog. After events were postponed last year, the Muddy Dog Challenge in Exeter was able to take place for the first time in two years with participants tackling obstacles including the ‘Canine Crawl’, ‘Muddy Mayhem’ and ‘Ball Pit Splash’.

Battersea’s Senior Challenge Events Officer, Jasmine Monk,...

When the Saints Go Marching In

An Exeter skittles team has claimed the first big win of the season in the Serious About Events winter skittles series.

The Saints team who play out of St Thomas Social Club, had the shortest journey to the tournament held in Torquay. Thirty two teams converged on the Derwent Hotel, having travelled from as far away as Wales, London, Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire for the first competition since Covid put a stop to skittles for 18 months.

The Saints won in fine style with an impressive 437 points, leaving their nearest rivals, the Ugandan Yankers and Norwood...

Taylor Wimpey donates £100 to Pinhoe Guides

The 1st Pinhoe Guides have received a £100 donation from Taylor Wimpey Exeter to help celebrate two gold award achievements - the highest award that can be achieved in this section.

Two Rangers, who have earned their gold awards while working with the Pinhoe Guides, were honoured during the presentation evening which saw the Guides and Rangers come together to celebrate.

Taylor Wimpey’s donation also allowed organisers to welcome Animals 2U South West to the event, which provided live animal encounters and educational talks throughout the evening.


University of Exeter at crucial COP26 climate talks

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/02/2021 - 1:43pm

The University of Exeter will be represented at the crucial COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow.

Staff and students from the University will take part in a variety of events, including the launch of a major report on carbon emissions to discussions with policymakers and business leaders.

Events involving Exeter's experts range from a discussion with the energy industry to a poetry project that highlights links between the climate crisis and human health.

The conference, which began on Monday, will be attended by many world leaders and is seen as a key...

Three years of Exe Estuary wildlife refuges are working

The two wildlife refuges were set-up three years ago to ask all visitors to avoid these areas at certain times of the year: all year round off Dawlish Warren and between 15th September and 31st December at Exmouth Duckpond.

The results of a three-year monitoring programme have revealed that the wildlife refuges are working and show that people have mostly complied with requests to stay out of the areas.

The results showed that the wildlife refuges significantly reduce disturbance to protected bird species on the Exe Estuary. In addition, the results indicate that the...

IoD appoints Steve Hill as South West chair

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Steve Hill to lead its South West region.

Steve was formerly vice-chair and succeeds Muir Macdonald, following the completion of Muir’s three-year term as chair.

Steve will be the voice for South West directors, ensuring they are represented within the IoD’s influential lobbying voice. He will forge connections between directors through a calendar of regional events and professional development training.

Steve was managing director of SEA, which delivers products and services to the defence and transport markets....

South West law firm sets ambitious net zero target for 2025

Employee-owned law firm, Stephens Scown LLP, is leading the charge against climate change by setting an ambitious target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2025 – well ahead of the Government’s target for businesses to reach net zero by 2050 and indeed ahead of most UK organisations.

The announcement comes ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, which will bring parties together from across the world to accelerate action against climate change. It also comes hot on the heels of the Stephens Scown publishing its third annual Giving Back report, which can be viewed here ....

Three people standing outside Winslade House and Winslade Manor

New nursery to open at Winslade Park

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Mon, 11/01/2021 - 12:35pm

Echoes Childcare will be opening at Exeter’s stunning new Winslade Park in early 2022.

Families in the local community as well as parents working at Winslade Park now have the chance to secure places at the brand new nursery facilities set in beautiful parkland.

Echoes will be located in an impressive 2892 sq ft premises in Winslade House which has been taken on a long-term lease. The building is ready to be transformed into a purpose-designed light-filled nursery and will include onsite kitchen facilities for the preparation of nutritious meals, individual playrooms, a...