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Exeter Golf & Country Club

Business Network South West Summer Lunch Event

Authored by Glen King

Over 50 members of the local business community enjoyed wine and a two-course lunch at Exeter Golf & Country Club hosted by the Business Network (SW). A pre-event seminar was hosted by Ian Dunstan and Jim Taylor of Cobalt Communications titled ‘The Internet of Things’. An after lunch presentation was given by Jon Beake MioD, the SaBRE and Employer Engagement Director of Wessex Reserve...

Thieves steal safe from top chef's restaurant

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A safe has been stolen during a burglary at celebrity chef Gary Rhodes' Plymouth restaurant, Rhodes @the Dome on The Hoe.

Police report that thieves got into the building between midnight and 7a.m. on Monday 18 March 2013 and forcibly removed the digital safe which contained an undisclosed sum of money.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything...