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Brits need vitamin D after summer breaks away are cancelled

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 08/12/2020 - 12:44pm

With summer holidays getting cancelled and the hot summer days in the UK feeling a long-distance memory, the NHS are encouraging people to take vitamin D supplements due to lockdown and poor weather.

The NHS has recommended people need to consider taking 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day to keep your bones, hair and muscles healthy.

Have you been feeling lethargic, short of energy, facing mood swings, muscle pains, or seeing a lot of hair loss recently?

A new study by, Scandinavian health and beauty brand, New Nordic , has revealed during lockdown 70% of Brits...

Concerns raised over anti-social behaviour on Dartmoor

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/29/2020 - 6:28pm

As the warm weather continues and lockdown restrictions are eased, Dartmoor Rangers have seen a rise in irresponsible and abusive behaviour as people visit the National Park.

Barbeques and open fires, despite the high fire risk, piles of discarded rubbish including discarded barbeques, parking blocking people’s drives and farm gates, social distancing forgotten, are just a few of the things witnessed.

The Authority today reiterated its appreciation and thanks to the vast majority of people who were doing the right thing, appreciating the special qualities of the National...

Exeter Airport destination, Corfu

Escape to the sun with Exeter Airport

Authored by Jason Clark
Posted: Wed, 02/12/2020 - 9:57am

Holidaymakers longing to escape to the sun have a huge choice of destinations on their doorstep with the launch of Exeter Airport’s annual destination guide.

Fly Exeter 2020 features 36 destinations in 13 countries, with hundreds more worldwide through major hubs including Manchester, Dublin, Paris and Amsterdam.

New for 2020 is the welcome return of the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh, and increased frequency to the Greek islands of Corfu and Zante, and the Antalya region on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, with twice weekly flights.

Countries reached directly from...

Princesshay Summer of Fun - The Circus is coming to Town!

Event Date: 
14/08/2019 - 11:00am to 16/08/2019 - 3:00pm
Princesshay Square

The circus is coming to town!

Join Flotsom the Fool and his team and try your hand at juggling, plate spinning, pedal-go plus much more!

Open 11am – 3pm. Children must be supervised by an adult (over 18)

Joining Flotsam will be Bonkers Balloons. See them walking about Princesshay at 11:30 and 2:00pm, plus their show at 12:30 filled with comedy, circus fun, music, magic and lots and lots of balloons.

Summer dance camp from 29th July 2019 image

Summer of Dance Program Encourages Kids to Stay Active

Authored by DanSci
Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:34am

School holidays may be looming, but that doesn’t mean the learning stops. To help kids stay active throughout the summer, DanSci Dance Studio in Exeter will host a series of interactive dance programmes for kids aged from 18 months to 12 years

“We are very excited for Summer of Dance to begin” says Artistic Director of DanSci Dance Studio, Ava Barron Thomas “First up on the schedule is our raved about annual mixed styles dance Camp.”

Ava says “the dance camp is filled with different dance styles, music, stage craft and fun. Designed for 5-12 year old’s, camp will allow them...

Summer dance camp from 29th July 2019 image

Summer Dance Camp 5-12 yrs 29th July- 23rd Aug 2019

Event Date: 
29/07/2019 - 10:00am to 23/08/2019 - 3:30pm
DanSci Dance Studio

Let your children enjoy a week of dancing fun this Summer Just choose your dates and book instantly online. Childcare sorted and it's fun and healthy way to make friends. £25 per day or £100 per week. £25 Discount for week long bookings!

Visit for more information and to book

Due to new facilities we are able to offer a larger selection of dance styles. Each main session will include technique and a routine. The focus is on learning something new while making friends and having fun.

You can purchase tickets for the number of days you require at £25...

Praia Da Marinha

Great places to visit in the Algarve

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 04/25/2019 - 1:48pm

The Moorish Castle Of Silves

The Silves Castle is a remainder of the period when Silves was the capital of the Algarve. The massive construction is one of the oldest castles in the Algarve that is still erect, and it should come on top of your things to see in this area of Portugal. Since 1919, the Moorish Castle of Silves has been included in the national monuments portfolio due to its historic importance. Very well preserved, this castle used to be part of the defensive system of this citadel during the Almohade period, in the 12th and 13th centuries. Just by the entrance, you'...

Summer celebrations in Princesshay

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:31am

Princesshay has announced a free community event to celebrate summer in the city. The ‘HAY Summer’s Here’ event on Thursday 26th July will feature spectacular street entertainment, live music, a face painter, creative workshops and food samples from the restaurants. The event, which runs from 11am – 4pm, will see three very different exciting street performances roam around Princesshay Square, and free creative workshops for families. Comedy Waiters will be entertaining visitors to Princesshay with their hilarious slap stick comedy, evoking the genius of Morecombe and Wise. Watch out for...

Exeter Library gets up to mischief for the Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:00pm

The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 is set to get off to a mischievous start this July with the ‘Mischief Makers’. The theme of this year’s challenge is inspired by the historic Beano comics, which celebrate their 80th anniversary this year. Exeter Library celebrates the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge on Saturday 14th of July at its city centre location with a packed programme of events. On Saturday the 14th, Sciencedipity will be taking up residence in the children’s library from 9am - 12.30pm. Sciencedipity is a science themed not for profit organisation making science fun for...

Two emergency calls an hour about dogs in hot cars during recent heatwave

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 06/04/2018 - 3:02pm

The RSPCA received more than 300 calls - that’s two calls an hour - last week, during a mini heatwave which swept across England & Wales.

The animal welfare charity received 317 reports of animals in hot environments, the majority of which were dogs that had been left in hot cars, from Monday 28 May to Sunday 3 June - when temperatures hit the mid 20s. Advice is that people should contact the police on 999 if they see a dog in distress in a hot car but on average more than two calls an hour were still made to the charity.

The RSPCA is one of 14 organisations which run...