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Devon couple invent products to stop Seagulls landing on roof tops

A Devon couple have invented two new seagull deterrents which humanely prevent gulls from landing on roof tops. 

The two new products, the Defender® Roof Ridge Bird Spike and the Defender® Chimney Pot Bird Spike, were devised by husband and wife team David and Kursty Jones. The products attach around chimney pots or directly to roof ridges and stop seagulls landing without hurting them.

The growing nuisance value of noisy seagulls is a well-recognised social problem and, until now, opinions have differed on how to handle the problem.




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HRH The Duke of York meets Met Office apprentices

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:40am

HRH The Duke of York met with some of the current Met Office apprentices on Monday (18 February), while visiting Exeter to hold a Pitch@Palace On Tour event, an initiative founded by The Duke in 2014.

The Met Office’s apprenticeship programmes are run with training from a number of providers including Exeter College and the University of Exeter, and are aimed at developing the next generation of data engineers, scientists and technology experts, as well as other business skills needed in the Met Office and industry as a whole.

5 tips to boost your blog’s web presence

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:01am

The most significant part to any blog is the traffic it receives. However, learning how to get traffic and attract people to your site as a beginner blogger can be frustrating and discouraging. If you want your blog to be successful you need an audience who visits it regularly. In this article we give you 5 tips to boost your blog’s web presence. 

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How examining your data could improve your customer relation

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 02/18/2019 - 9:49am

The way businesses interact with their customers is evolving at an increasingly fast pace. With numerous businesses competing for market shares as well as the offering of an increasingly diverse range of products, it is becoming difficult to distinguish oneself. In addition to this, the wants and profile of the traditional customer are also changing. Consumers, with access to the internet, are now more informed than ever. Coupled with a greater selection and diversity of companies, they are recognising the empowerment of their custom and the ability to very easily look elsewhere.

5 Tips and Tricks for Launching an eCommerce Website

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 02/18/2019 - 9:23am

Today, when virtually everyone has his or her own page on the Net, it can even be considered weird when a business does not have a means of selling their goods or services online. Setting up an eCommerce website can be tricky, as there are quite a few pitfalls. Fear not, for even a beginner can build their own page without spending a fortune on it. Here are 5 tips to help you sail through the process. 

1. Use a platform that is best for eCommerce

Exeter continues to benefit from multi-million-pound investment in gas network

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 02/18/2019 - 8:26am

Homes and businesses across Exeter and the surrounding area will continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come after Wales & West Utilities announced a £9.3 million investment in the local gas network during 2019.

The investment will see more than 73km of old metal gas pipes being upgraded to new plastic ones, while more than 5000 houses will also receive new gas supply pipes.

West Country house builder raises over £25,000 for Children's Hospice South West

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Mon, 02/18/2019 - 7:03am

Local independent house builder, Devonshire Homes, has helped fundraise thousands of pounds for the charity that provides vital hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West. 

Having supported Children’s Hospice South West for two years, Devonshire Homes has raised a total of £25,154.96. The funds will help the charity care for more than 500 families, providing respite care and short breaks, as well as emergency, palliative and end-of-life care from its three hospices in North Devon, North Somerset and Cornwall.

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From mid-life crisis to growth for micro-garden centre named one of three “most exceptional” businesses in UK

Authored by Responsible Finance
Posted: Mon, 02/18/2019 - 6:34am

A shop on Colyton is one of just 3 finalists across the UK for the “Growth” award in the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards.

Two new deals for Exeter Chiefs stars

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 02/17/2019 - 10:57am

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby Rob Baxter insists he’s edging ever closer to putting in place his squad for next season after two more of his current stars agreed new contracts with the club.

Having already tied up the futures of a number of his squad in recent weeks, scrum-half Stuart Townsend has committed his future to the club until at the least the summer of 2021 with a new two-year deal, while fellow number nine, Jack Maunder, has also penned a fresh one-year contract with the club.

Doing Business in the Beauty Industry: The Basis of Success

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:51am

Could you imagine modern life without beauty salons, barbershops, boutiques? I think nobody will argue that the beauty industry is one of the most perspective industries because everyone wants to keep himself in shape and look his best. Appearance is the way to success. To look well, it is enough to go to the nearest beauty salon, relax for a moment and get out of there completely new.


Gloucester 24 Chiefs 17

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:38am

Exeter Chiefs could be forgiven for thinking it was a case of deja vu as for the second successive season they were undone right at the death by rivals Gloucester in the Gallagher Premiership.

Whereas last season it was Jason Woodward who pounced in the dying embers, this time round it was Ben Morgan who inflicted the telling blow on Rob Baxter's side.

Morgan's late touchdown was not without controversy, however.