Curious About Exeter - Quirky heritage walks for the Curious!

Curious About Exeter - Quirky heritage walks for the Curious!

Event Date: 
10/12/2021 - 11:00am to 31/12/2022 - 4:00pm
Exeter City Centre, starting Northernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX4 3RY

Have fun (re-)discovering Exeter, spotting things you’ve never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a safe, fun and affordable way to enjoy some fresh air. Buy in printed booklet or instant download format (to print at home or use directly on up to three mobile devices) from https://www.curiousabout.co.uk/exeter.html and explore in your own time. Use code: Exeter15 for 15% off all Curious About walks.

Curious About Exeter visits not just the obvious places, but some unusual ones too, with hidden treasures to discover. Suitable for all ages, the walks...

Virtual Christmas Carol Service at The Donkey Sanctuary 

The Donkey Sanctuary will once again hold its virtual Carols by Candlelight service from its international headquarters in Sidmouth, Devon this Friday 10 December.

Hosted by celebrant and former BBC Radio Bristol presenter Emma Britton, the event gets underway at 6pm and will be available to watch on The Donkey Sanctuary’s website.

Following on from the award-winning ‘Sanctuary From Your Sofa’ events that brought donkeys ‘virtually’ into people’s homes during lockdown in 2020, the charity’s traditional annual carol service will be broadcast for people to watch from the...

Virgin Media O2 connects Exeter to gigabit broadband

Virgin Media O2 has today added thousands of homes in Exeter to its gigabit network, connecting areas in and round the city to broadband speeds 16 times faster than the local average.

Virgin Media’s next-generation Gig1 broadband service, with average download speeds of 1,130Mbps, is the fastest available from any of the major broadband providers. It is the UK’s largest gigabit provider – more than twice the size of its nearest competitor.

As well as preparing homes for future technologies and applications including metaverse style augmented and virtual reality...

Exeter student aims to combat world hunger with ‘nutritionally complete’ and sustainable food bar

An Economics student is juggling his studies with plans to tackle world hunger by developing a ‘nutritionally complete’ food bar, which has already proved a hit with Exeter’s homelessness charities.

James Frost, a third year student at the University of Exeter Business School, was inspired to create the Phoenix Bar after noticing on Facebook that a friend had pledged to eat the same food for a week as Syrian refugees arriving in the UK.

“From the images posted and my understanding of nutrition I could see that the food wasn’t nutritious at all,” James said.


Exeter teenager who lost mum to brain tumours becomes charity ambassador 

A teenager who lost her mum to a brain tumour when she was just three-years-old has secured a prestigious role as a Young Ambassador for The Brain Tumour Charity.

Alice Godfrey, 19, from Exeter has taken on a coveted position with the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally to champion its work. The organisation also offers vital support to those who have been affected by the disease and Alice hopes her difficult and personal experience with brain tumours will help others.

Alice lost her mum, Kay, in...

Devon gearing up for Storm Barra

Devon is expecting another battering from the latest named storm tomorrow (Tuesday 7 December).

Storm Barra is forecast to bring gale force winds, particularly in coastal areas, from 9am tomorrow until 6pm on Wednesday.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Severe Weather Warning for windy conditions throughout the next couple of days, with winds of up to 80mph in exposed coastal areas and up to 60mph inland.

Devon County Council’s gritting fleet will also be out on most of the county’s main gritting routes overnight tonight as road surface temperatures are set to...

Apple Orchard

Five family businesses who handled the succession process successfully

Exeter is host to some of the UK’s most successful and long-standing family businesses. Businesses like this span the city, whether it’s G Philips & Sons ‘The Farmers Friend’ Ltd, or Devon Contract Waste. They are a lifeline to many employees and customers, and have become a part of the local community.

It is often assumed family businesses are more fragile than other forms of enterprise. Research has shown only about 30 percent of family businesses make it to the second generation .

We often hear in the press of family businesses who have mishandled the succession...

Tilney Smith & Williamson continues expansion of Exeter office with appointment of Financial Planner

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 12/05/2021 - 11:38pm

Tilney Smith & Williamson, the leading wealth management and professional services group, has signalled its intention to continue expanding its Exeter office following the appointment of Neil Sparkes as a Financial Planner. The news comes on the back of the recent appointments of Neil Thornton as a Financial Planner and Will Matthewman as an Investment Manager.

Neil has more than 30 years’ financial services experience and joins from Francis Clark Financial Planning where he worked initially as a Paraplanner and latterly a Financial Planner. Prior to Francis Clark he worked...

New Director of Music for Exeter Cathedral School

Exeter Cathedral School has announced the appointment of Russell Collins as their Director of Music from April 2022.

Russell emerged as the stand-out candidate from an extremely impressive shortlist, and following a rigorous two-day recruitment process (candidates were asked to attend 2 interviews and a pupil panel, complete an administration task, teach a lesson, coach and accompany (sight-reading) a senior pupil, direct a choir and conduct an instrumental ensemble) the selection panel were unanimous in their decision that Mr Collins is the perfect fit for this significant post...

Stephen Wiltshire, Managing Director of Exeter Airport

Exeter Airport appoints Managing Director

Authored by Jason Clark
Posted: Fri, 12/03/2021 - 7:21pm

Exeter Airport has announced the appointment as Stephen Wiltshire as Managing Director.

Stephen, 47, has been Operations Director at Exeter for the last 12 years and before that was operations director at Blackpool Airport for six years.

He started his career as an engineering apprentice with British Aerospace at Filton near Bristol, where he is from originally.

It was during a placement in air traffic control operations as part of his apprenticeship that he got the bug for airports, becoming operations and facilities manager at Filton before moving on to Blackpool...