New guide to enjoying countryside dog walks launched for Heath Week

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 07/29/2021 - 10:13pm

A new online film has been launched for East Devon Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust’s Heath Week (this week), designed to help dog owners and walkers enjoy the great British countryside safely this summer.

The first film featuring dog behaviourist Natalie Light, is the first in a series of five bite-size films featuring top tips to be released over the summer. In each film Natalie shares some valuable advice on how to get a better recall, new games to make walks more fun and some great ideas for working on your dog’s behaviour to cope with distractions when out walking....

Step out in spooky Exeter this Halloween!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:31am

On Tuesday (31 October), Exeter’s Red Coat Guides will be running their annual Spooks & Broomsticks tour of the city.

Discover more about the most haunted parts of Exeter, with fascinating, spooky tales suitable for all the family.

Tours start from 6.15pm and will be running regularly until 7pm. They are completely free of charge with no need to book, just turn up at the Richard Hooker statue on Cathedral Green and join a tour. Fancy dress is very welcome!

Normally an annual tradition, these popular Halloween tours were unable to run in 2016 due to the...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:41pm

Your essential guide to what’s on in and around Exeter this weekend (3-5 March)


Roald Dahl’s The Twits Friday & Saturday, Exeter Northcott Theatre “Mr. Twit was a twit. He was born a twit. And, now at the age of sixty, he was a bigger twit than ever.” Mr Twit has a very hairy face. His beard is spiky and smelly. It also contains cornflakes, sardines and even some stilton. Mrs Twit is equally as foul and she hates Mr Twit just as much as Mr Twit hates her. The Twits really are the most spiteful and revolting couple you could ever hope to meet. They spend their...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:03pm

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (27-30 May).


English Touring Opera: Iphigénie en Tauride Friday, 7.30pm, Exeter Northcott Theatre Vampire-like villains and human sacrifice form a bloodthirsty backdrop to what is one of the most refined and perfect of operas, based on a famous story from Greek myth. By a composer who influenced future generations from Mozart to Wagner, this account of the reunion of Iphigenia and her brother in the aftermath of the Trojan War is an eloquent, heart-wrenching masterpiece. Sung in French with English...

Your guide to What's On this weekend (13-15 May 2016)

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (13-15 May).


Travels with My Aunt Friday & Saturday, 7.30pm, Exeter Northcott Theatre Four actors take on over 20 characters in this hilarious mad cap dash around the world with Henry Pulling, a retired suburban bank manager with a penchant for dahlias.

Jonny & the Baptists: The End is Nigh Friday & Saturday, Exeter Bike Shed Theatre Last year, Jonny accidentally told his four-year-old niece climate change would end the world. To stop her crying,...

Exeter launches Official City Guide 2016

The biggest ever guide to Exeter has been published, offering residents and visitors an array of places to visit and stay, in what is fast becoming one of the region’s top city break destinations.

Comprising of 68 pages of essential visitor information, the Exeter City Guide includes pointers on how to make the most of a full day or 48 hours in the city, not to be missed events, details of top attractions in Exeter and the surrounding area, as well as information about cultural venues, shopping tips, exclusive special offer vouchers and inspiring ideas on where to eat out and stay...

Half Term: Cathedral Family Tour

Event Date: 
16/02/2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 15th February 2016 (10.00-11.00 or 14.00-15.00) Tuesday 16th February 2016 (10.00-11.00 or 14.00-15.00)

Come and explore the Cathedral as a family this half-term.

Join our child-friendly tour full of stories, amazing facts, and spooky tales. Find out more about this wonderful building, and discover how and why it was built.

Along the way, see if you can spot: a mermaid, a green man, an elephant, a boy sticking his tongue out, and a clock that may have inspired the nursery rhyme ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’. Afterwards, why not get dressed up and take a Medieval...

Devon firms urged to cut procurement fraud

Businesses in Devon are being urged to do more to reduce the hundreds of millions of pounds lost to fraud in the county each year. With procurement fraud now recognised as the second most frequently reported form of economic crime, analysis of figures from the National Fraud Authority carried out by Devon-based blur Group, reveals that £126m a year is lost to fraud by businesses in the county, including £52.6m to procurement fraud. The scale of the wasteful spend means firms are less profitable, have less money to invest in their business and are at risk of losing out to competitors who...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Your essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend (27-29 November 2015).


Plunge Friday & Saturday, Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter "That's why they call it Café Nero, you know. Because you sit and fiddle with your iPad while the world outside burns." For over 500 years the smell of coffee has seeped into our streets, our lives, our society. Hub for gossip, romance, political tub thumping, dodgy deals, completing a new pitch, book clubs, a moment alone, escaping being alone - if walls could talk. And in one coffee shop in a town just over the horizon...

Coffee morning

Event Date: 
03/10/2015 - 10:00am
St James' Church Hall, Exeter

A coffee morning raising funds for the Exeter GirlGuiding HQ refurbishment of Trefoil Lodge.

Cake, books, draw, 10am-noon.

Each district has been challenged to raise over £250 and the Exeter district is doing the “All Change Please” where each girl/leader has been given a container and asked to fill it with loose change. These pots will returned during the week commencing 28th September.

At the coffee morning the Guides willl make a large Trefoil shape on the floor of the hall.

Trefoil Lodge was purchased by Exeter Division Girlguiding in the 1990’s and was...