Growth of shopping locally is a 'huge opportunity' for businesses

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 07/01/2022 - 3:28am

The results of a consumer survey, which reveals that 88 per cent of local people try to buy Devon-sourced goods whenever possible, presents a ‘huge opportunity’ for local businesses says Devon County Council’s (DCC) Cabinet Member for Economic Recovery.

Councillor Rufus Gilbert, DCC's Cabinet Member for Economic Recovery and Skills, is encouraging Devon’s businesses to ‘grasp the nettle’ and sign up to the Made in Devon scheme , who will be at the Devon County Show this weekend from Thursday 30 June to Saturday July 2.

Made in Devon enables businesses to advertise that...

Darts Farm Win Large Farm Shop of the Year Award

Darts Farm named Large Farm Shop of the Year at Farm Retail Association Awards

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Tue, 03/22/2022 - 11:31pm

Nationally-renowned Darts Farm, based just outside Exeter, is thrilled to have been named ‘Large Farm Shop of the Year’ at the Farm Retail Association Awards held on 1st March. Darts Farm is an innovative, family-run business, which was established in 1971 and has grown from humble beginnings to become the unique shopping experience it is today, with a string of prestigious awards to its name.

Michael Dart, who runs Darts Farm alongside his two brothers, James and Paul, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this latest accolade from the Farm Retail Association Awards,...

Elections are coming – don’t lose your chance to vote

Elections are coming – don’t lose your chance to vote

“Don’t lose your opportunity to vote in this year’s local elections,” people in Exeter are being reminded.

People have until 19 April to make sure they are registered to vote.

It takes just five minutes to apply online but if people are not on the electoral register they won’t be able to vote.

That’s the message from Exeter City Council, who are organising the elections throughout the city.

This year elections will be held in Exeter on Thursday 6 May. These will be for:

  • Exeter City Council (14 seats)
  • Devon County Council (9
  • ...
Revealed Graffiti Incidents and Costs

Exeter City Council spent £113,646 on graffiti removal last year

New study reveals the number of graffiti incidents and graffiti removal costs across the UK, with Exeter having the 13th highest expenditure.

Bridging the Gap, TEDx Youth @ Gandy Street

Speaker applications open for TEDx Youth Gandy Street

Committed to showcasing ideas worth spreading within Exeter's student community, we are hosting Exeter's first ever TEDx Youth event this November. TEDx Youth Gandy Street is an independently organised youth conference arriving virtually in Exeter on November 21st, 2020. We are an event focused on spreading the innovative and pioneering ideas of young people throughout Exeter. Our goal is to ‘bridge the gap’ by creating a sustainable and collaborative future for generations to come.

We are looking for pioneering, insightful and thought-provoking speakers to share their ideas with...

Devon in 'good position' if local outbreak occurs

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 07/09/2020 - 9:37pm

Devon is ‘in a good position’ if a local outbreak occurs, following sustained low numbers of positive COVID-19 cases and steady flow of quality data, says Devon’s Director of Public Health.

Dr Virginia Pearson was answering questions at Devon County Council’s Cabinet meeting on Wednesday (July 8) on the Local Outbreak Management Plan.

The plan is a blueprint which details how any future outbreaks of the virus in Devon would be managed and how its transmission would be contained.

It involves local organisations including the NHS, local authorities, emergency...

Why It's More Important than Ever to Support Small Businesses Right Now

We are in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. Covid-19 has spread all over the world and the UK is now in lockdown to try and slow down community transmission. Non-essential business such as cafes, restaurants, cinemas, and clothing stores have all closed their doors. People are staying at home rather than travelling to visit family and friends.

It’s likely that many small businesses will never recover. Your local pizzeria that employed less than 10 staff and the small boutique hotel you stayed in last summer – these businesses can’t stay closed indefinitely. They have wages...

Free DAB radios for over 70s as BBC Local Radio aims to Make A Difference

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/26/2020 - 8:03pm

BBC Local Radio is teaming up with manufacturers, retailers and a loneliness charity to offer free DAB radios to the most vulnerable people aged over 70.

It comes as millions of people are forced to stay in their homes and isolate from their friends and families because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Radio is a vital source of news, information and companionship in these unprecedented times and BBC Local Radio wants to ensure as many people as possible have access to it.

So it will be giving away DAB digital radios to people nominated by Local Radio listeners. It’...

Axe Vale Lace Group Open Day

Lace Open Day

Event Date: 
16/05/2020 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Colyford Memorial Hall

Axe Vale Lace Group OPEN DAY with supplier Claire’s Lace in attendance to supply all your lace requirements. Everyone welcome to come along and watch members making lace, browse the members exhibition and ask questions between 11am and 4pm at Colyford Memorial Hall, EX24 6QA. Bring your lace pillow and join in or have a go on a practice pillow.

Dining Devon Team Photo: Sue Stoneman, Chris Gower, Lauren Heath

Dining Devon Wins South West England Food Blog of the Year 2019

Dining Devon, a well-established online food blog, has been announced as South West England Food Blog of the Year 2019 by LUXlife Magazine, as part of their 4th annual Food and Drink Awards.

Founded in 2011, as Eating Exeter, the blog rebranded in 2017 due to its widening appeal and growing demand to visit establishments all over Devon to help with exposure for smaller independents as well as part of larger business PR campaigns.

Many featured venues are also just part of the three bloggers increasing appetite for the many tasty places they visit across Devon in their spare...