Council announces even more free holiday activities and meals for this Summer

Children from across Devon aged 5 to 16, who are eligible for benefit-related free school meals, are invited to take up an action-packed Summer holiday this year, as part of Devon County Council’s government-funded Holiday Activities and Food programme.

The programme is to provide free physical activities and healthy, nutritional, hot meals during school holidays, and the council has again joined up with activity providers to arrange the activities across Devon.

During the Easter holidays, more than 5,000 young people eligible for benefit-related free school meals took...

InExeter announces markets programme of events for summer

This summer InExeter is delivering a host of markets within Exeter City. Organised by Markets Manager Lottie Stanley, the markets planned showcase the local talent and bring a hive of activity to the Centre of Exeter.

Brand new for Summer 2022 is the launch of The Exeter Independent Market which will take place on Saturday 30th July on Cathedral Green. Supported by the Cathedral itself, the market will host over sixty stalls and will showcase the best and the brightest the Southwest has to offer.

Lottie Stanley, InExeter Markets Manager says, ‘ There are so many amazing...

Pets in paddling pools! RSPCA centres help animals cool off in the heatwave

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 06/18/2022 - 10:35pm

As temperatures soar, the RSPCA is providing advice to pet-owners on how to keep their animals cool and to make sure they are doing everything possible to keep them safe this summer.

The RSPCA’s animal centres have planned ahead for the heatwave by following the charity’s own advice on caring for animals in hot weather .

The charity is asking owners of all pets1 - from cats and dogs to small furries, horses and farm animals - to follow hot weather advice, and is also calling on animal champions to help look out for wildlife in the hot weather too.

Included in...

Call for volunteers to survey Devon churches for bats this summer

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/22/2022 - 3:44pm

The Bats in Churches project is appealing for volunteers in Devon to come forward and help with the final year of the National Bats in Churches Survey, an ambitious citizen science project to discover more about how and why bats are using churches.

It’s thought at least 60 per cent of pre-16th Century churches in England house bat roosts, but the true figure could be much higher. Bats in Churches, a partnership between heritage and conservation organisations is now calling for intrepid volunteers to search for serotines, peek for pipistrelles, hunt for greater horseshoes and nosy...

Bathing water season begins in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/19/2022 - 12:53pm

The bathing water season started on 15 May with the Environment Agency carrying out regular testing of water quality at designated bathing sites across Devon and Cornwall until the end of September. High standards of water quality at swimming locations are important for everyone’s enjoyment of beaches across the south west. Throughout the bathing season the Environment Agency will issue warnings of any forecasted pollution risk on its Swimfo website. Signs are also put up at these swimming locations to inform bathers about any possible dips in quality as a result of factors like rainfall...

Mojito Beach Bar

Event Date: 
26/05/2022 - 10:00am to 29/08/2022 - 10:00am
Princesshay Shopping Centre

Who’s ready for a cocktail!? 🍹

From 26th May – 29th August, 10am-10pm daily, sit back, relax, and soak up the sun at the pop-up Mojito Beach Bar in Princesshay Square!

Packed to the brim with all the holiday vibes – beach-hut styled umbrellas, cocktails, real sand, palm trees, live music and more, you can find the beach in the heart of Exeter this summer.

Visitors to Princesshay can enjoy a range of refreshing cocktails and mocktails and selection of Princesshay’s restaurants will also be serving up a taste of summer.

Princesshay's Mojito Beach Bar will be...

Big Screen Sports showing at Vue this Spring

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/02/2022 - 7:35am

VUE has announced its latest calendar of sporting events, featuring Europe’s top teams facing off in the UEFA finals.

From Tuesday 3 May, football fans can watch some of England’s biggest teams play for glory across two of world football’s biggest club competitions, as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League screen at Vue in partnership with BT Sport.

The scene has been set for a new European champion in both competitions, as last years Champions League winners and current Club World Cup champions, Chelsea, and last year’s Europa League winners, Sevilla, have been...

Public Health Devon warn of Lyme disease this tick season

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/01/2022 - 6:26pm

Wetter weather earlier in the year followed by warmer, sunnier spells this month in Devon may make pets and people more prone to ticks when walking in woodlands or long vegetation, Public Health Devon warn .

“Ticks thrive in warmer weather and in lush vegetation,” says Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon. “And with warmer weather and people taking to the outdoors for recreation, woodlands and overgrown paths are likely to have ticks living among them.”

There are approximately 1,500 cases of Lyme disease, commonly spread by ticks, in England and Wales each year...

School’s still out at Vue Exeter with more escapes for everyone

FAMILY-FRIENDLY big screen content continues in full force at Vue Exeter this month, with plenty of escapes for everyone available before schools go back.

Ryan Reynolds returns to the big screen in the long-awaited blockbuster, Free Guy , in which ordinary bank worker Guy is faced with the reality that he’s nothing more than a non-playable character within the large, bloody video game world of Free City. Alongside characters played by Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi and Joe Keery, Guy must become the hero the game deserves as an evil programmer in the real world threatens to pull the...

Peter Pan

Event Date: 
05/08/2021 - 7:00pm to 08/08/2021 - 2:00pm
Powderham Castle, Exeter

Peter Pan is back bigger and more raucous than ever! This summer, British Youth Music Theatre brings to the stage a terrifically modern musical adaptation of J.M.Barrie’s classic tale at the beautiful and historic Powderham Castle.

Embark on a journey to Neverland with the boy who never grew up, his trusty sidekick Tinkerbell, his unlikely partners Great White Panther and the Red Indians, and the cunning, cowardly Captain Hook with his motley crew of pirates.

This truly memorable family show by Jimmy Jewell and Nick Stimson combines a fabulous pop-rock score, and...