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Food waste collections about to start as phased roll-out gets underway

The long-awaited roll-out of food waste collections in Exeter is about to begin, the City Council has announced.

The roll-out will begin with 1,300 households in Alphington having the weekly service added to their waste and recycling collections – starting on 4 November - before the initiative is introduced gradually across the whole of the city. Other areas will be added to the roll-out as and when vehicles, drivers and containers are available and this will be dependent on the supply chain which is currently an issue across the UK.

Although the City Council encourages...

Digital Skills and Support for Devon Businesses

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 10/20/2021 - 9:57pm

With thanks to funding from regional and local authorities, there is now a real wealth of free, high quality digital training, advice and support for businesses and charities based in Devon.

Organisations can benefit from up to 12 hours of digital training and support right now, which can include digital training workshops and one-to-one advice. A team of Digital Business Advisors can review your website and explain how to get more visitors and boost sales; show you how to reach new markets with digital marketing; and, advise you on the best software to improve your productivity...

National award for Exeter accountant

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/20/2021 - 12:26pm

Keran Fletcher, an assistant accountant at Bristol Street Motors Renault Exeter, has been recognised for his exemplary performance with a national award.

He received the Masters Respect Award – awarded to the colleague who consistently demonstrates outstanding levels of respect in their role.

Keran was nominated by general manager at Bristol Street Motors Renault Exeter Daniel Mann who stated that “Keran is a role model employee. Not only is he currently undergoing his Vertu Motors training programme to become an accountant, but he has also taken on the role of health...

Christmas Shopping Fayre 26-28 November Westpoint Exeter

Christmas Shopping Fayre

Event Date: 
26/11/2021 - 9:00am to 28/11/2021 - 4:00pm
Westpoint, Exeter

3 fun-packed days of festive shopping, all under one roof! Let’s celebrate - it’s back! This year’s Christmas Shopping Fayre takes place from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th November at Westpoint, Exeter. It’s the 25th Fayre so it’s actually a double celebration!

You'll enjoy browsing around hundreds of stalls displaying thousands of new lines and amazing seasonal offers! There will be a diverse mix of exhibitors, from importers, manufacturers and wholesalers with exciting new ranges, to dozens of talented local craftspeople. Whoever you’re shopping for, including yourself!, there’s...

Circular fashion hub opens on Paris Street

Princesshay has teamed up with local homelessness charity, St Petrock’s to launch Petrock’s Place. The outlet on Paris Street will take and sell donated clothes, take in donations for survival equipment and run regular workshops to enable people to breathe new life into clothing and textiles that may otherwise have been thrown away. All profits from the shop will go directly to help the clients of St Petrock’s. In addition, the space will provide a safe, caring environment for the most vulnerable people to learn new skills. The Crown Estate and Nuveen, joint owners of Princesshay, has...

Princesshay announces three new store openings

Princesshay is welcoming three new brands into the centre before Christmas; gift retailer Menkind, stationery and organisers retailer Calendar Club and leading watch and jewellery repair specialists In Time.

Perfectly timed for Christmas shopping, the new Menkind store, opening in Princesshay between Lush and Hotel Chocolat, will stock gifts for everyone, ranging from stocking fillers to unusual presents and high tech gadgets.

Calendar Club is also set to join the centre's line-up in the coming weeks offering a huge range of organisers, calendars, diaries and planners as...

FORCE Autumn Storm cyclists enjoying a refreshment break

FORCE Autumn Storm ride a big hit

FORCE Cancer Charity relaunched its popular series of cycle rides with a 55-mile Autumn Storm event.

It is the first mass participation cycle event FORCE has been able to stage for two years due to COVID.

The charity’s big summer bike ride – The Nello – went virtual for 2020 and 2021.

But 325 cyclists signed up to ride together at the weekend – with health and safety protocols firmly in place – to raise vital funds for FORCE.

The event started and finished at Tedburn St Mary Football Club and followed a route around the West Devon countryside via...

ECS sets sail for success

ECS is celebrating success on the seas this week as Rosalila, a Year 8 pupil and Cathedral Chorister, set sail for the British Youth Sailing Regional Junior Championships at Weymouth last month.

Rosalila swapped the Choir Stalls for the water as she competed in the South West RS 20” Feva class, sailing as part of the South West Regional Squad. When she returned to dry land, Rosalila said: “I am delighted to have been selected for the regional sailing squad. I love learning the skills of sailing – how to understand the wind and tides and the art and technical side too. It can be...

Exeter Business

The 5 businesses headquartered in Exeter that you need to hear about

Exeter has become a lucrative location for those looking to start up or headquarter their business in recent years. Nearby to major air and rail terminals, linking the town to London and beyond, Exeter is home to huge holdings companies that collectively have tens of millions of pounds under management. This trend is only set to grow, so we thought we’d share with you some of the companies that have set up shop in Exeter, contributing jobs and investment into the local area.

Pennon Group

Who would have thought that Exeter would be home to one of the country's most...

Confused about booster jabs and flu vaccines? Here’s what you need to know

People in Devon are reminded to get their COVID and flu vaccinations to give themselves the best possible protection against these deadly illnesses this winter.

The COVID jab does not protect against flu so it is vital to have both vaccinations to reduce your chances of becoming unwell and needing hospital treatment. Getting vaccinated helps you and the NHS, which is already facing extreme pressures in the run up to the very busy winter season.

Each winter, on average, 11,000 people in England die from flu and new government research suggests that adults in England are...