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Staycations start with Stagecoach South West

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 07/28/2020 - 2:17pm

If you’re planning a staycation this Summer or just heading out along the glorious Devon coast, then there is no better way to see the sights, than from the top deck of the Stagecoach Big Beach Bus, starting again from 26th July 2020.

Feel the refreshing breeze from across the English Channel while you take in a fantastic scenic route from Exmouth to Sandy Bay, in what has been described as a ‘not-to-be-missed experience’. A real treat for the whole family, this unique view of the East Devon coast line will be a memorable trip in your Devon holiday.

Buses connect the...

East Devon to reopen remaining gardens in line with new Government measures on exercise during the pandemic

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 05/12/2020 - 10:18pm

The seven remaining East Devon District Council gardens which have been closed since the coronavirus lockdown will reopen from tomorrow. (Wednesday May 13)

The decision has been reviewed following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday where new measures for exercise were introduced. Although the gardens will reopen, the council is reiterating that the strict social distancing measures must be followed by everyone.

Last month, the council reopened the majority of the district’s large or easy to access park sites after they were closed due to the lockdown measures...

South West General Practice patients recruited to COVID-19 clinical trial

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/29/2020 - 9:03pm

Patients from across the South West Peninsula (Cornwall, Devon and Somerset) are being enrolled into the firstclinical trial of potential COVID-19 treatments to take place in GP practices.

The nationally coordinated PRINCIPLE (Platform Randomised trial of INterventions against COVID-19 in older pePLE) trial, led by the University of Oxford, has seen the first participants recruited regionally and many more sites are opening to deliver the trial. There are currently thirteen General Practices in the region with the site open for recruitment and a further 61 that have expressed an...

Freemasons keep the blood bikes on the move

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:05pm

At a dinner and dance which in masonic circles is known as a ladies night was held just before the coronavirus stopped us all meeting up in public, Per Mare Per Terram Lodge, the Royal Marine Lodge that meets in Exmouth raised £500 in aid of the Devonshire Blood Bikes, also called the Devon Freewheelers.

The Families and friends were entertained in the Sergeant’s Mess at the Royal Marine Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, a building full of Royal Marine history and historical artefacts, somewhere normally inaccessible to non-military personnel, all those present agreed that...

Hospiscare Twilight Walk participants

Join Hospiscare at Twilight 2020!

Authored by SofyR
Posted: Wed, 03/11/2020 - 11:31pm

Saturday 4 July 2020 will be a BIG day in Exmouth for local charity Hospiscare.

This much-loved event returns to Exmouth in the summer with two brand new routes and a new venue.

This women’s walking event offers a scenic 6.5 mile walk or a more challenging 13.1 mile route, both of which take in stunning views along Exmouth seafront and the picturesque estuary. Participants will be entertained along the way and rewarded with a glass of pink fizz at the finish.

Tutus, beach hats and flower leis are encouraged as this year’s theme is beach party with Twilight’s iconic...

Rock2Recovery gets a boost from homebuilders’ Community Fund

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 02/18/2020 - 6:53am

An Exmouth-based charity which supports veterans and the serving military is the latest recipient of a charity donation from Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes.

Rock2Recovery has received £1,000 from the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes Community Fund – with the generous donation being used to provide help and support to veterans, serving personnel and their families when they are at their most vulnerable.

The scheme forms part of the five-star housebuilders pledge to strengthen its ties with the areas in which it is building new homes, and has fast become established...

Trainee accountant Sarah Balsdon and Partner Ruskin Wilson

Thompson Jenner trainee accountant wins national accountancy exam with top score

Authored by ThompsonJenner
Posted: Mon, 02/03/2020 - 10:55am

Congratulations go to Sarah Balsdon, one of our Exmouth based trainee accountants, who came joint first in the country in her latest ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales) Professional Level ACA qualification exam ‘Tax Compliance’ with a remarkable pass mark of 96%!

Competition for the annual award was fierce and Sarah, who is in her 2nd year of training to become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, was up against students from accounting firms of all sizes and from all corners of the country, including the top national accounting firms.


East Devon councillors celebrate newly refurbished Redgates play area in Exmouth

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 01/21/2020 - 9:51am

Exmouth’s Redgates play area has been given a new lease of life following £100,000 worth of improvements and children from the town are loving it!

East Devon District Councillors today (16 January 2020) celebrated the opening of the newly refurbished Redgates play area in Exmouth, which has been given a new lease of life following £100,000 worth of improvements.

East Devon District Council has funded the new equipment from its capital budget to replace the old play equipment which had been there for more than 30 years.

Marpool Primary School and the Get Up and Go...

Police appeal after woman sexually assaulted on train in Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sat, 01/18/2020 - 5:51pm

British Transport Police have released a CCTV image following a report of a sexual assault on a train between Digby and Sowton and Exmouth railway station.

The incident happened between 5.45pm and 6.10pm on Friday 27 December.

A man is reported to have boarded a train at Digby and Sowton station before standing behind a woman and touching her inappropriately.

Officers would like to speak to the man in the image who may have information that could help their investigation.

Anyone who knows him is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50...

Passenger numbers increase on enhanced bus service

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 01/09/2020 - 10:08am

The CONNexIONS service updated and replaced the service 56 in October 2018. Between then and October last year, the service has been used by over 220,000 passengers. That’s up from almost 165,000 on service 56 in the previous year – an increase of over 33%.

Stagecoach South West, Devon County Council and East Devon District Council have worked in partnership to establish the CONNexIONS service.

Funding from Devon County Council and East Devon District Council, via the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone, has helped improve the route between Exeter St David’s, the City...