Judi social media revolution grows

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:42am

A social media revolution is growing over the decision by BBC Radio Devon boss Mark Grinnell to axe the Judi Spiers show.

Hundreds of people have taken to Twitter and Facebook to express their anger and dismay.

A Facebook post announcing Judi’s last show this morning had received more than 100 comments in just over an hour meanwhile, a statement made online by Mr Grinnell yesterday has attracted a whopping 550 responses.

A campaign set up on both twitter and facebook called Bring Back Judi has almost 1,000 followers.

Judi Spiers show controversially axed

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:00pm

Popular BBC Radio Devon presenter Judi Spiers has been contoversially dropped by station bosses.

The broadcasting stalwart announced the news to shocked listeners on her regular morning slot today.

She told her audience that after 15 years in the job, this week would be her last.

A friend of Judi’s told the Daily the broadcaster was ‘saddened but wanted to continue until the bitter end for her listeners and team.

This is the latest controversial decision believed to have ben taken by managing editor Mark Grinnell.

Don't panic Captain Grinnell!

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Wed, 06/24/2015 - 5:01pm

Picture the scene…

As a management team you’ve had months to plan the departure of one of your radio station’s biggest stars.

Not only that she has served you for 15 years.

Not only that, you are the BBC.

Smooth, slick, organised, disciplined, measured, understanding conciliatory.

All the things you’d expect. Except that didn’t happen!

Instead there was, in the words of one insider, “pandemonium”.

Broadclyst Fun Day and Family Dog Show

Event Date: 
27/06/2015 - 11:00am
Broadclyst Playing Fields, Exeter

Broadclyst Fun Day and Family Dog Show

A great day out for the whole family. Among the attractions will be children’s races, games, animal handling, magic shows,  barbecue, bouncy castle, Fast and Furious Ferrets,  face painting, hog roast, beer tent and lots, lots more!

11am-5pm, free admission


Dunsford Summer Show 2015

Event Date: 
04/07/2015 - 12:00am
near Steps bridge on the B3212

Dunsford Show
Saturday 4th July 2015.

A village show at its best!

Has Radio Devon lost the plot?

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:05am

What on earth is going on at BBC Radio Devon?

In January, breakfast show presenter Matt Woodley’s services were dispensed with and now it emerges station stalwart Judi Spiers has been given the boot.

The moves obviously make sense to station bosses but, to the outsider, it appears to be sheer madness.

Judi’s show was incredibly popular with listeners – testament to that the huge volume of calls, emails and texts she received every day.

She was also one of the few presenters to spare time to host events and put her name to charity efforts.

Plymouth Business Show 2015 innovates business networking

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 06/03/2015 - 10:27am

Innovative local digital startup Krowdthink and the Plymouth and Devon Chamber are partnering to make the networking opportunity at the Plymouth Business Show on Wednesday 17 June at Plymouth Pavilions, a fantastically enhanced digital experience for exhibitors and visitors.

The Krowd app is a new form of social network service for connecting people in places. 

Devon rallies behind its County Show

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/30/2015 - 4:45pm

The people and businesses of Devon are rallying behind their County Show following the cancellation of the third day last year.

Advance ticket sales are up on last year, there will be a vast array of trade stands and livestock exhibitors will be coming out in force.

The 120th Devon County Show will be held on May 21-23 at Westpoint, Exeter, and promises to be the biggest event in the county’s year.

Paws for Thought family dog show

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:09pm

Hounds First Sighthound Rescue will be holding a Family Dog Show at Westpoint in Exeter on Saturday (25 April 2015) from 10am-5pm. Showing is from11am. 

The charity has been chosen as one of a small number of charities to hold an event after entering a competition to mark Westpoint’s 25th anniversary.

Paws for Thought is an event for the whole family. Entry to the event will be free, but there will be donation buckets on the gate. 

Come Dine with Me contestants wanted

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:41pm

The Channel 4 hit show Come Dine With Me is back for a new daytime series.

Over five days five strangers, from all walks of life, take turns to host the perfect dinner party for each other.

At the end of the week the best host wins a £1,000 cash prize.

Show producers are looking for people over 18 from the Exeter or surrounding area, with a passion for cooking who want to demonstrate their skills.

Shoot dates are 13-17 April 2015.