EXETER RACEDAY PREVIEW: Paul Nicholls holds strong hand with Greaneteen and Hitman as he bids to win Betway Haldon Gold Cup for an eighth time

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Mon, 11/01/2021 - 12:06pm

Paul Nicholls is hopeful that Greaneteen can warm up for next month’s Grade One Betfair Tingle Creek at Sandown Park with a good run in the Grade Two Betway Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter tomorrow ( Tuesday 2nd November ).

The seven year old really came of age as a chaser last season, winning the Haldon Gold Cup on his reappearance and signing off with a magnificent victory in the Grade One bet365 Celebration Chase at Sandown in April, when taking the scalp of the two-time Champion Chase winner Altior.

Nicholls revealed today that he views the Betway Haldon Gold Cup as a...

Women in Investment Awards recognition for Charlotte

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 10/31/2021 - 10:17pm

A caring manager at Francis Clark Financial Planning (FCFP) has been shortlisted at the Women in Investment Awards after going the extra mile to support colleagues during the pandemic.

Charlotte Taylor-St Ruth is a finalist in the Team Leader of the Year category for small to medium firms at the prestigious event, organised by Investment Week in association with HSBC Asset Management.

Exeter-based Charlotte joined FCFP as head of client care in 2019 and is responsible for leading a team of 15 people based across seven offices, from Poole to Truro. Judges were impressed...

Former Exeter student leads COP26 debate for young environmentalists 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/29/2021 - 11:14pm

A former Exeter student is set to chair a UK-wide virtual debate that will give young environmentalists a chance to discuss the big issues being raised by world leaders at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

Bek Trehern (27), who graduated with a degree and masters in Zoology from the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus, will host the COP26 Youth Debate on November 3 on behalf of environmental education charity the Field Studies Council (FSC).

The event, which will coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference (October 31 to November 12) is expected to...

Aldi is donating food to charities in Devon over Christmas - here's how to apply

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 10/29/2021 - 10:16pm

Aldi is embracing the time for giving by encouraging local charities, community groups and food banks in Devon to register now to receive surplus food donations this Christmas.

As part of Aldi’s pledge to donate 10 million meals this year to families across the UK facing hunger, the supermarket has committed to donate more meals than ever to good causes over the festive period.

Christmas provides an opportunity for even more organisations to benefit from Aldi’s successful partnership with Neighbourly. The community engagement platform links businesses to food banks and...

Advice to take extra care on Devon's roads following latest weather warning

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/29/2021 - 9:42pm

More heavy rain is forecast for Devon this evening and throughout the weekend, and road users are being urged to take extra care on the county’s roads.

Yellow Severe Weather Warnings have been issued by the Met Office for further persistent downpours tonight and over the weekend.

Heavy rain is forecast from 9pm tonight until 9am tomorrow morning with the possibility of up to 35mm in some places before it clears. The same is expected from 9pm on Saturday evening until 3pm on Sunday afternoon.

It follows last night’s rain which caused surface water flooding on the...

Exeter scientists cycling to Glasgow for COP26

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 10/28/2021 - 10:32pm

Two University of Exeter scientists are cycling to Glasgow for the COP26 UN climate change conference.

Professors Angela Gallego-Sala and Stephen Sitch set off from Bristol on Tuesday and aim to arrive in Glasgow the following week on Tuesday morning (2 November).

The conference, which begins on Monday, will be attended by many world leaders and is seen as a key moment in tackling the climate crisis.

Professor Gallego-Sala, whose expertise includes the importance of peatlands in storing carbon, said: “A climate emergency and a global pandemic are asking us to re...

University of Exeter Student Wins Start Up Prize in National Engineering Competition

Twenty-three-year-old James Tetlow, a Mechanical Engineering student from the University of Exeter, has been awarded a top prize in the annual Engineers in Business Competition which pits teams of university engineering student innovators against each other to win seed funding to progress their business idea.

James won £1,500 for his venture, Zama Digital, a machine monitoring solution for the manufacturing. James pitched against nine other teams of student and graduate innovators in the national final to win runner-up prize in the ‘Start Up’ category.

The competition is...

Avoid Halloween ‘sight-mare’ from novelty contact lenses

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 10/27/2021 - 12:37pm

WANNABE witches, warlocks, black cats and devils in Devon are being urged to avoid using spooky novelty contact lenses that could harm their eyes this Halloween.

An increasingly popular trend at this time of year is for people to wear coloured novelty contact lenses – but not knowing how to wear or care for them can also result in numerous eye conditions.

This includes red eye, infections and scratches, as well as more serious complications that can, in severe cases, lead to sight loss.

Giles Edmonds, Specsavers clinical services director, says: ‘Halloween...

Disney On Ice, Moana, Maui

Disney On Ice is back

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Wed, 10/27/2021 - 11:04am

After tickets were snapped up fast by excited families across the UK, Disney On Ice has added Exeter to its upcoming tour.

Disney On Ice presents Find Your Hero will now be at the Westpoint Arena from the 11th – 14th November 2021.

Audiences will discover what it truly means to be a hero as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and friends from around the Disney Kingdom come together to take families on a journey through timeless tales when Disney On Ice presents Find Your Hero skates into the UK.

Featuring more than 50 Disney characters this production includes something...

South West Law Firm praised for client service in independent legal guide

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/27/2021 - 10:06am

One of the South West’s leading law firms has been praised for its expertise, experience and high level of client service in the latest edition of an independent guide to the legal profession.

Employee-owned law firm, Stephens Scown LLP, has confirmed its position as a regional heavyweight with another strong performance in the Chambers & Partners’ UK 2022 guide. The firm has ranked in 16 sections of the prestigious guide, with three teams and six of the firm’s lawyers receiving the highest Band 1 ranking, and several clients citing client service as one of Stephens Scown’s...