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Communities to benefit from almost £3m investment in flood risk management

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/15/2019 - 6:55am

Almost £3 million will be invested in greater flood protection next year as part of Devon County Council’s Flood Risk Management Action Plan.

Councillors have (Wednesday 13 March) approved plans to target essential flood improvements in high-risk areas across Devon and increase the resilience of several communities.

Many of the schemes detailed in the plan are already underway or due to start in 2019, including surface water improvements in Sidmouth, Exeter and Ivybridge as well as major flood management construction work in Modbury. 

How to optimise your business’ online presence

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 03/15/2019 - 6:22am

Today, the way in which you portray yourself online is a direct reflection of the services that you provide and, ultimately, the way you do business. It is incredibly important, then, that your online presence is optimised.

In order to perform this all-important task, you have to choose what you upload to the internet carefully. You have to be willing to accept helpfrom those who know what it takes to transform a business’s online fortunes, too. Below are some points on how you can optimiseyour business’ online presence. 

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City-wide campaign to tackle air pollution launched in Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 03/14/2019 - 3:46pm

Exeter City Futures - an independent Community Interest Company that is bringing local government, citizens and the private sector together to tackle Exeter's biggest challenges - have announced a new 12-month campaign, ‘Everyone’s Exeter’, to tackle air pollution in the city following the launch of the 12 Goals for Exeter.

The announcement comes following recent research that found that air pollution is killing more people every year than smoking.

Activa Contracts celebrates safer driving with first winner of Lightfoot Sponsored League

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 03/14/2019 - 9:40am

Paul Peers of Peel Ports Group, one of the UK’s largest port operators, has become the first winner of Activa Contracts’ latest risk management initiative run in partnership with Lightfoot, which recognises and rewards road safety skills.

The ‘Activa Contracts Lightfoot Drivers’ League’ encourages smoother, safer driving among the many fleets using both Activa contracted company cars and vans, and Lightfoot’s driver behaviour technology.   

Oracle database certifications: Quick guide from PrepAway

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:33am

Working on database programs has always been the most interesting job in the IT world. A database could be determined as the collection of data like text, numbers, video etc. If you want to prove the world that you have solid skills related to the database, there is no better option for you than pursue Oracle Database certification.

Examining the role of personal loans in the Fintech industry

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:08am

The market for digital, app-based financial services continues to grow at an incredible pace, and that growth rate will continue to soar in 2019. There are already hundreds of new fintech start-ups entering the marketing with their own solutions, including digital banks, personal loans, and other financial services.

Exeter recognised for ambition and vision to create a great place for the future

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:28pm

The Greater Exeter area has been recognised as one of five places in England that has the vision and ambition to create great places for the future.

Greater Exeter was today (Wednesday 13 March) named as part of the Future Place programme.  This initiative is intended to unlock placemaking potential through quality in design, future thinking and knowledge sharing. 

Support Chiefs Foundation at builders merchant breakfast

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:09pm

The Exeter branch of RGB Building Supplies is holding charity breakfast morning on Monday 18th March to raise money for the Exeter Chiefs Foundation. 

Between 8am and noon, RGB is inviting tradespeople and members of the community to join them for a bacon roll and hot drink in return for a donation to the charity. 

New woodworking space opens in Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 03/12/2019 - 1:37pm

A new community woodworking facility, The Woodspace UK, has opened this week in Marsh Barton, Exeter, with a mission to provide flexible and affordable access to a professional workshop space, with equipment to support small businesses, freelancers and hobby woodworkers.  

Why do you have to invest in stocks?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 03/12/2019 - 9:47am

There are important things that seem obvious yet many people don’t take them seriously. If such fundamental things are taken seriously, then the living standard of many people across the globe would change drastically. One such thing is investing. You don’t have to be a billionaire to invest. With the little amount you have in your hands, there is always something you can invest in and become successful.