Lidl to hold public consultation day for new store in Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 01/22/2020 - 5:42pm

Lidl GB has announced that it will be holding a public consultation day to outline plans for its new store on Pinhoe Road/Venny Bridge, Exeter.

The public are invited to attend the event, which will take place on Wednesday 5th February from 4.30pm – 6.30pm at Pinhoe Jubilee Club, 4 Main Road, Exeter, EX4 8HS. Lidl’s dedicated property team will be on hand to outline the supermarket’s plans for a new store and answer any questions from the local community.

Veg out in Exeter with the ultimate Veganuary menu

Authored by Millie Carrington
Posted: Sat, 01/18/2020 - 2:29pm

Indulge your vegan side with a BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Kebab


New chef rings the changes at Ottery's Volunteer Inn

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:38am

A talented young chef has joined the team at The Volunteer Inn in Broad Street, Ottery St Mary.

At just 23, Gemma Youlden has already made her mark on the range of meals available, with diners singing her praises.

Very much a local, Gemma grew up in Alphington and attended The King’s School before leaving in 2012 to pursue a career in catering.

Thousands of meals donated by Exeter Tesco shoppers this Christmas

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 01/01/2020 - 8:37am

Thousands of meals have been donated to food banks and groups feeding people, thanks to the generosity of Tesco’s Exeter shoppers, figures released today reveal.

Exeter shoppers donated 5,322 meals as part of the overall total of 2.5 million meals donated to charities the Trussell Trust and FareShare by shoppers during last month’s Tesco Food Collection, with Tesco topping up the value of all the donations by an additional 20%.

Malnutrition in Devon’s elderly can be prevented with carers’ help.

Malnutrition in Devon’s elderly can be prevented with carers’ help

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Mon, 12/23/2019 - 12:20pm

CARERS working for a homecare provider in south Devon are helping prevent the county’s elderly from starving (December 2019).

Guardian Homecare says there is a common misconception that people naturally lose weight as they get older.

Catherine Porter, Manager for the care provider, which operates in the Exeter area, says: “Malnutrition is more likely to occur as a result of an illness, loneliness and loss of mobility. It can be exacerbated due to local shop closures, cuts to meals on wheels services or lunch clubs, as well as poor health, immobility and even bereavement.

Exeter Church sends out 250 hampers to people in need

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 12/23/2019 - 11:48am

Low income families across Devon have been receiving food hampers this past weekend, thanks to a church in Exeter. 

Rediscover Church based in Northernhay Street, put together 250 hampers, thanks to generous donations from its own congregation members and partner charities including Fairshare. 

Food waste report endorsed by Cabinet

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 12/20/2019 - 9:34am

An action plan to help reduce the amount of food waste in Devon was endorsed by Devon County Council's ruling Cabinet. 

It follows a Food Waste Spotlight Review being commissioned by Devon County Council’s Corporate, Infrastructure and Regulatory Services Scrutiny Commitee earlier this year.

Representatives from food charities, councils and anaerobic digestion plants attended the review to discuss why food is wasted, how to reduce it and ways to improve its collection.

Mussel in on seafood at Living Coasts

Mussel in on seafood at Living Coasts

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Mon, 09/30/2019 - 12:39pm

England’s Seafood Coast is hosting England’s Seafood FEAST – and Torquay’s coastal zoo has a seat at the table.

Of course, seafood is always on the menu at Living Coasts – the penguins, seals and others all love fish. Penguins eat sprats, for example, seals eat mackerel. Guests, meanwhile, can try a local delicacy – mussels.

Salcombe Brewery Co's Iland Street Porter named champion beer 

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Wed, 09/25/2019 - 1:52pm

Salcombe Brewery Co gained a new accolade for its award-winning Island Street Porter last week when it was named Champion Beer by Taste of The West, at their award ceremony in Exeter.

River Cottage’s Steven Lamb to compere top class cookery demonstrations

Honiton's Gate to Plate event, celebrating East Devon’s finest food and craft producers, returns

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/24/2019 - 11:11am

Honiton’s Gate to Plate event is making a welcome return to the town on Saturday 10 August.

Featuring around 50 fine food, drink and craft producers, there will also be cookery demonstrations by some of the area's top chefs and food experts who will be presenting their work in an on-street show kitchen.

The free event will continue the town’s wonderful and long established market tradition, which dates back to the 13th Century when Honiton was granted a Royal Charter to hold a market.