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New partnership to help Bay’s underwater rainforest

Two local names with international reputations are joining forces to help a very special - but largely unknown - species. Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo and aquarium, is linking up with Valeport, the Totnes-based underwater measuring instrumentation specialists.

The focus of their...




Outstanding initial air test results for Exeter City Council Passivhaus housing development

Authored by Glen King

The first in a series of initial air tests at one of Exeter City Council's developments of Passivhaus homes has delivered outstanding results of 0.19 air changes per hour (depressurisation) and 0.2 air changes per hour (pressurisation) at five0Pa.

The development of six houses near Newport Road, Exeter, which will be known as ‘Reed Walk’ is being built by independent contractor, C...

C G Fry & Son holds Easter open weekend to launch new development in Chickerell, Dorset

Authored by Glen King

Independent developer C G Fry & Son Ltd., based near Dorchester, announces the release of its new ‘Grey’s Field’ development, located in desirable Chickerell. The local builders are launching the latest Dorset site, at an open weekend being held over Easter from the sales office at their Chesil Gate development which is also in Chickerell DT3 4DL.

The award-winning company is...

New home – new baby for ‘Help to Buy’ couple at C G Fry & Son Duchy of Cornwall development

Authored by Glen King

Husband and wife, Warren and Gemma Wilkins, are expecting a new arrival at their C G Fry & Son home, purchased under the ‘Help to Buy’ (HTB) scheme at Tregunnel Hill in Newquay, Cornwall. The couple who already have two children, Sebastian aged eight, and Oscar four, are expecting their third child imminently.

Warren Wilkins said: “When Gemma and I first moved into our new C G Fry...

Local MP officially opens new WESC Foundation social enterprise charity shop in Sidmouth

Authored by Glen King

The Rt. Hon. Hugo Swire MP for East Devon, carried out a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new social enterprise charity shop for WESC Foundation – The Specialist Centre for Visual Impairment, in Sidmouth.This is the fourth social enterprise for the charity with other outlets based in Heavitree, Honiton and Exmouth, each run by professional retail manager/trainers and assisted by...

Two men sentenced for courier fraud

Authored by News Desk

Two men were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 10 March) for defrauding vulnerable people out of over £88,000.

Rahim Choudhury and Abdul Shafee, both 19, of Quaker Street, London, were sentenced to 38 months and 15 months in prison, respectively.

In early January 2015, Rahim Choudhury (pictured right) pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud offences where...

WESC Foundation benefits from collection at Exeter chiefs winning premiership match

Authored by Glen King

More than 40 staff, supporters and learners at WESC Foundation collected £1439 at Sandy Park on Saturday, when Exeter Chiefs played against London Welsh, winning 74/19 to storm into second place in the Premiership.

WESC Foundation was founded in 1838 and is based on the Topsham Road in Exeter. The charity is dedicated to sharing knowledge, expertise and technologies through effective...

The Beauty Salon at THD holds skincare launch event

Authored by Glen King

Senior therapists Rachael Reid & Amanda Spivey, based at THD Hair & Beauty in Topsham, held a ladies-evening at the salon to launch the premium Swiss product range, ‘Arbonne’. Rachael and Amanda originally met as Lecturers of Beauty Therapy at Exeter College and in addition to their education and training skills; they jointly have extensive knowledge and experience of working in Salons...

St. John's Chambers lends a helping hand to the young people of Bristol

Authored by Glen King

Four Barristers at St. John’s Chambers are donating their time and expertise to ‘The Bright Outlook’ project to help the young people of Bristol to change their lives.

St. John’s, based in Victoria Street, Bristol, is a premier set in the South West with 80 members including, seven Queens Counsel. Adrian Maxwell, a member of St. John’s Regulatory & Disciplinary team; Ben Handy –...

Global company expands to newly refurbished premises in Exeter

Authored by Glen King

BPA Quality, a global company with offices in the UK and the USA, has opened a new European HQ in Exeter. The company, a leading provider of Customer Contact Quality Monitoring, works with global organisations from a variety of sectors including transport, technology and telecommunications.

The UK operation previously consisted of a two separate offices and the company was keen to...

C G Fry & Son hands-over The Seaside Boarding House refurbishment

Authored by Glen King

Dorset-based independent builder C G Fry & Son Ltd., handed-over the completed internal refurbishment of the ‘The Seaside Boarding House’ in Burton Bradstock, located on the cliffs overlooking Chesil Beach and the stunning Jurassic Coast.

The exciting new venture is the brain-child of business partners, Mary-Lou Sturridge and Tony Mackintosh, the duo who set up the legendary...