Charity events return with a bang in support of Devon Air Ambulance

With the cancellation and postponement of so many fundraising events since the start of the pandemic, it’s been a tough couple of years for charities.

Now Devon Air Ambulance is delighted to return to public events with a bang byreleasing tickets for Exeter Round Table’s 38th Fireworks Extravaganza; the charity’s first public scale event since 2018.

The fireworks display, which has been on-hold for a year, is a big support for Devon Air Ambulance’s lifesaving 365-day a year service, attracting visitors from the local area and beyond who are keen to enjoy the spectacle...

Rugby star, podcaster and best-selling author to delivery hilarious and outrageous one-man show

Former England and British and Irish Lions rugby player, number one podcaster and Sunday Times bestselling author James Haskell is taking to the road with his very own one-man show.

The James Haskell Show promises to be a side-splitting funny and ruthlessly honest show and is visiting Exeter Corn Exchange on Sunday November 21.

Tickets are on sale now from www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/james-haskell

One of rugby’s most ferocious flankers and biggest characters, James Haskell has had an extraordinary global experience of the game and has boatloads to say about...

Green Flag awards recognise outstanding outdoor spaces on three campuses

Three University of Exeter campuses have won a coveted Green Flag Award, in recognition of the outstanding quality of their outdoor spaces.

Streatham and St Luke’s campuses in Exeter and the Penryn campus, near Falmouth in Cornwall, are all raising green flags. It comes in a in a record-breaking year for the scheme, which is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces as it marks its Silver Jubilee.

After 18 months that have seen parks and green space play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family...

Children in Exeter to take part in UK Reads Story Box Project

Literacy charity UK Reads holds a special Story Box Project with Exeter Chiefs rugby star and children’s co-author of ‘Bounce Back Jack’, Jack Maunder.

On 20th October 2021, 15 children and their families will join Jack and the UK Reads literacy team at Sandy Park. The sessions will deliver fun and engaging literacy activities that aim to increase enjoyment and confidence of literacy and develop a regular reading routine at home.

UK Reads supports children and families most in need to improve literacy skills through fun interactive experiences. In response to reach...

FORCE Cancer Charity Shop front in Heavitree

Volunteers needed at FORCE charity shop

The FORCE Cancer Charity shop in Heavitree has launched a recruitment drive for new volunteers.

It’s a great chance to join the charity’s dedicated team and help raise funds to support local people affected by cancer.

FORCE has a variety of volunteering roles on offer at the shop - out front or behind the scenes - and you can be flexible with time you have available.

They are particularly keen to for new volunteers to operate the till. Experience is a bonus but not essential. We’ll give you all the training you need.

There is also a need for volunteer van...

Lord-Lieutenant launches tree planting initiative in Devon to mark 2022 Platinum Jubilee

The Devon launch of a national project to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 took place at an Exeter primary school on Tuesday (October 12) with a ceremonial tree planting.

The Queen’s representative in Devon, the Lord-Lieutenant David Fursdon, and the Vice Lord-Lieutenant Lady Arran presented a Pyrus Calleryana Chanticleer, also known as a Chanticleer Pear, to Wynstream Primary School.

The tree was accepted on behalf of the school by Head Teacher Gill Brown and School Governors Peter Vickery and Poppy Daly.

The school is the first in the county (...

Your favourite view in Topsham could win you £200

Authored by LaurenBluck
Posted: Wed, 10/13/2021 - 1:13pm

People in Topsham are being asked to share photographs of their favourite views for a competition.

McCarthy Stone, the leading manager and developer of retirement communities behind the forthcoming Pym Court Retirement Living Plus development in Topsham, is looking to capture some of the architecture and culture that can be found around every corner of the town, so it can be enjoyed by its new and prospective homeowners.

The competition aims to showcase photographs of scenery, wildlife and landscapes taken by amateur photographers and members of the community that...

Holly Jolly Christmas Craft and Gift Market

The Holly Jolly Christmas Craft Fair

Event Date: 
06/11/2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Exeter Corn Exchange

The Holly Jolly Christmas event will be held in Exeter's corn exchange. With over fifty stalls under one roof there is sure to be something for everyone.


Exeter residents enjoy free music lessons

On the weekend of 25th September , people of varying ages and abilities from Exeter got involved with this year’s Learn to Play Day event. Organised by the charity Music for All, people across the UK travelled to music stores and community centres, to take advantage of a range of free music lessons. For the first time, those who could not attend in person were able to join in the fun by learning through tutorials on Music for All’s YouTube channel. These featured the likes of the band Skunk Anansie, David Tench the musical director of The Voice UK, Rob Rolfe of Enter Shikari, Vasko...

It’s not too late to have your Covid-19 vaccine first or second dose

People in Devon are being reminded it’s not too late to get their first or second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Having both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from Covid-19 and the potential long term effects. After the second dose your chances of developing Long Covid halve; according to a study by King’s College London . It also significantly reduces your chances of needing treatment in hospital and the severity of symptoms.

The success of the vaccine programme, delivered by local GPs and NHS organisations, is the main reason...