Exeter Christmas Hamper Project urgently seeks premises for its launch

An Exeter Church which is looking to pack hundreds of Christmas Hampers for people in need across the city, is urgently seeking a premises to make the project a reality.

Rediscover Church in Northernhay Street, Exeter, has, for the last 6 years, put together Hampers packed full of food to give out to individuals, families and couples across Exeter. Those recipients have often included those who are struggling with finances at the moment, particularly during the festive time when there can be many strains on bank accounts, causing much stress, anxiety and worry.


BGF exits investment in high-growth tech business, Lightfoot

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Posted: Tue, 10/26/2021 - 10:09pm

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor, has announced a successful exit from Lightfoot, a fast growth business that creates connected vehicle technology.

The Exeter-headquartered company has been acquired by Volpi Capital in a deal that has delivered a 3.1x MM return for BGF and an IRR of 51%.

Lightfoot’s highly differentiated AI technology has disrupted the UK fleet telematics sector. Likened to the ‘fitbit for cars and vans’, the platform provides drivers with real-time feedback on how they are driving and incentivises smooth and efficient performance with...

Celebrate Diwali with fireworks, food, and dancing at the University of Exeter

Everyone is invited to celebrate Diwali with fireworks, food, and dancing at a special event at the University of Exeter.

Students from the Asian Society and Hindu Society have planned fun and vibrant activities for all ages to enjoy on Sunday, November 14.

Festival of Light celebrations, at the University of Exeter’s Streatham campus, starts with a Puja at 2:30pm, led by a Hindu Chaplain in the Forum building. After then people can enjoy food and activity stalls before dance performances begin at 5:30pm.

The parade to the fireworks will start at 6:15, and they...

For Your Freedom & Ours

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Posted: Mon, 10/25/2021 - 9:43pm

307 Squadron Project invites you to Exeter’s Guildhall for the special event For Your Freedom & Ours.

It will take place on 15 November 2021, to remember the Polish 307 Squadron.

The 307 night-fighter squadron was part of the RAF, who defended the South West of England during WW2.

It prevented Exeter from being totally destroyed during the blitz on the city in 1942.This year also marks the 80th anniversary of the Polish squadron arriving in Exeter.

For Your Freedom & Ours includes: The story of the Polish 307 Squadron.

The History of Exeter...

Vistry Partnerships appoints new South West Managing Director

Leading regeneration business Vistry Partnerships has announced the appointment of Peter Sadler as its new Managing Director for the South West region.

Peter has worked in the industry for more than 27 years and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from his previous roles within the industry, having formerly held positions in land, production, commercial and sales before taking on the role as Managing Director for Kier Living South West.

Starting his career at the age of 16, joining a Youth Training Scheme with Cornwall Council, Peter soon transitioned...

NHS opens online Covid-19 vaccination bookings for 12-15-year-olds

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Posted: Fri, 10/22/2021 - 11:46pm

Parents can now book covid-19 vaccinations online for their 12-15 year old children with appointments available as soon as this weekend, the NHS has announced.

People will be able to go online and check the National Booking Service to see if their local site has appointments to vaccinate children and young people, as the NHS covid-19 vaccination programme continues at pace.

The booking service will provide an additional option for parents to book a vaccine for their child, alongside the schools programme which has already vaccinated nearly half a million young people and...

Phat classes for fat people in Exeter

A new fitness class for plus-size people has secured funding to run a low cost pilot in Exeter.

Phat Health was set up to help people who are told to lose weight and get more active but don't feel comfortable in mainstream gyms and fitness classes. Jess Crew PHAT Programme Organiser said, "many gyms and fitness classes say that everyone is welcome but in reality they just don't cater for larger bodies."

Maresa Bossano, Wellbeing Exeter Community Physical Active Organiser commented, "We are very excited to be supporting this community project. People in Exeter have been...

Princesshay announces return of Christmas snow domes and bar

Princesshay has announced that it’s Christmas bar with private snow domes, giant Christmas tree, Bratwurst BBQ and wooden chalets will return for Christmas 2021.

From Friday 12th November, a festive themed, open-air Snow House bar, snow dome pods and outdoor seating will take centre stage at Princesshay. The bar will be serving a range of favourite festive tipples and visitors will be treated to a choice of Christmas eats from crepes and churros, cheese and fudge to traditional German Bratwurst from the nearby extended market stalls situated on Bedford Street and Eastgate....

Retirees take part in skydive and hot air balloon ride as Inspired Villages makes wishes come true

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Posted: Thu, 10/21/2021 - 10:52pm

Later living operator Inspired Villages, which owns Millbrook retirement village, in Exeter, has been helping to grant ‘wishes’ for residents including arranging a skydive, hot air balloon ride and a private tour of the Tate St Ives.

The wishes are being granted as part of the company’s ‘Retired? No, Inspired’ campaign helping residents achieve long-held dreams. The campaign aims to highlight that those later years can be the best of your life as you finally have the freedom from work and family commitments to do things you may have been putting off for years.

With the...

Exeter care home residents explore the secrets of Haldon Forest

Residents at RMBI Care Co. Home Cadogan Court, in Exeter, were delighted to be able to enjoy a day trip to Haldon Forest Park, following the current guidance from the government. Since this summer, care home residents have been able to participate in low-risk, out-of-home activities without having to self-isolate on their return to the care homes.

The residents chose Haldon Forest as they wanted to make the most of the warm sunny weather, so the Home’s staff safely arranged the trip for them. They all travelled via the Home’s mini bus to the woodlands, just 15 minutes from...