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Stagecoach SW bus services to move to new timetable

Authored by Mary

At these unprecedented times, Stagecoach South West are working hard to maintain services across the region to keep their communities connected and ensure key workers can travel.

From Monday 30 March the bus operator will be reducing their frequency in line with customer demand and changing travel patterns.

For most routes this means a Sunday timetable with additional early...

Reading offers serenity in hard times

Authored by News Desk

Despite devastating natural disasters or deadly viruses and often because of them, dedicated authors keep on writing and producing books for their readers' pleasure.

Former Exeter College student Fay Knowles (nee Johanson) has just released "Deadly Deceit In Paradise", Book Two in her Buchanan Mystery Romance Series (her sixth published book). The first in the series is "Dangerous...

Recycling centres restricted to essential use only

Authored by News Desk

Residents should only visit recycling centres if absolutely necessary.

Those with small amounts of waste which are suitable to be placed in the kerbside collection, those over 70, those who are self isolating (vulnerable or displaying symptoms of COVID 19) should not visit the sites from today (Monday 23 March) until further notice.

The new measures follow thousands of...

Temporary changes to on-street parking enforcement

Authored by Mary

In order to help residents parking outside their homes while working from home or self-isolating during the Coronavirus outbreak, the County Council’s parking enforcement teams will reduce enforcement on certain roads – although double yellow lines will still be enforced.

Changes to routine patrols will enable officers to concentrate their efforts on keeping key routes running...

Revel in the Britpop era at Exeter Racecourse’s musical season finale

The 90s are in the limelight at Exeter’s season finale on Thursday, April 23. Grab those crop tops, chokers, Doc Martens, black leather jackets, big hooped earrings and scrunchies for a trip down memory lane. From grunge rock through to girl groups, the tunes will be spinning at Exeter Racecourse after its six races which will have you cheering before heading to the dance floor for some Spice Girls, Oasis, Pulp and Blur. Playing those iconic tunes of the Britpop era are the Britpop Boys, a group of musicians who have played with the likes of Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene and Sleeper. The...

Get into the groove at Exeter’s 80s music night on Friday, April 17

Head to Exeter Racecourse on Friday, April 17 for an unforgettable evening of great music, loud colours, extreme fashion and even better racing when the track heads back to the 1980s for its music night. A seven-race card will have the crowds cheering, then it's on to the dance floor for some dancing to iconic tunes which defined the decade. Wanna dance with somebody? Then make it an after-work date, spike up your hair, pull on your shoulder pads, and dance like nobody’s watching to Whitney Houston, Madonna, New Order, Prince, David Bowie and more. Pre-booked tickets are available from...

Exeter school voted as Community Fund winner

Authored by Devon news

Exeter’s Ladysmith Junior School has been voted as the latest winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund and now has £1,000 to spend on tools and building materials at RGB Exeter.

The school received the most votes following a public poll where it was up against Sidmouth Amateur Radio Society and the UK Wild Otter Trust in Umberleigh.

Ladysmith Junior School has...

Council to resurface Budleigh car park with innovative plastic waste material

Authored by Mary

Rolle Mews Car Park, Budleigh Salterton is being resurfaced by East Devon District Council this week using an innovative new material.

Instead of conventional asphalt, an alternative type of surface incorporating non-recyclable plastic waste, in place of a portion of bituminous binder material, will be used.

This product, which is produced by MacRebur, has several advantages...

Free advice for couples with fertility issues

Authored by Mary

Prospective patients are travelling to Bristol from as far as Plymouth, Cardiff and Birmingham to attend free advice clinics for people who are having problems getting pregnant, the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM) reports.

The clinic, which has the highest success rate in the South West for IVF, is now holding free advice clinics every fortnight.

With around...

Recycle Devon wants Devon residents to join the ‘Donation Generation’

Authored by Mary

Devon residents are being invited to join the Donation Generation by pledging to reuse and repair clothing as much as possible and reduce the estimated 10,000 items of clothing thrown away in the UK every five minutes.

Every pledge made will be entered in a prize draw on 2 March 2020, to win one of 10 Upcycling and Repair kits.

The kits consist of handy items to help repair...

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