Exeter

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Local News

Latest news headlines from around the area


From local newspapers

Racing Rileys take on circuits at Le Mans From Exmouth Journal
A pair of Exmouth vintage car enthusiasts turned back time over the weekend and persuaded 135 people…

Reservoirs are 90 per cent full, says water company From Exmouth Journal
East Devon householders are set for an 18th consecutive summer without water restrictions, despite t…

Residents speak of shock as Exmouth residential home Bystock Court to close From This is Exeter
Residents of an Exmouth residential home for people with learning disabilities are coming to terms t…

Mugger jailed for street attack on stranger From Exmouth Journal
A mugger from Exmouth has been jalied for more than two years after admitting robbing a teenager and…

Two taken to hospital after car hits wall in Newton Abbot From This is Exeter
Two taken to hospital after Newton Abbot collision

Two people were taken to hospital this evenin…


Crews called to camper van fire in Honiton From This is Exeter
Crews were called to a camper van fire in Honiton this afternoon.

Two fire appliances were mobili…


From Devon County Council

Work to start on junction improvements
Work to get underway on £180,000 scheme to tackle congestion and improve safety at the junction of …

Devon schools make music together
Just days after Glastonbury, Devon staged its very own music festival with the 10th Schools’ Music…

Literary cash prize will benefit Pinhoe library
Devon County Councillor Roger Croad has thanked local prize winning author Kevin Brooks for donating…

Youth work in Devon to continue from local hubs
Devon will retain a professional youth work service and eight area-based youth centre hubs if propos…

Statement on death of 12 year old girl in Exeter
A 12 year old Exeter girl died last night (Friday) following a tragic accident outside the Pheonix Y…

Crowds flock to see the refurbished Exeter Library
Hundreds of visitors flocked to see the newly refurbished Exeter Library, which reopened today.

UK’s first public library-based Fab Lab to open in Exeter
The multi-million pound Exeter Library reopens this Thursday, 22 May, following substantial refurbis…

Exeter Library doors are open
Exeter Library has opened its doors to the public, following its multi-million pound refurbishment b…

Children excited by learning at Newtown Primary
Pupils at an Exeter primary enjoy coming to school and say they learn well because their teachers ma…

Bishop commissions new head at city school
The new head of St Peter’s School in Exeter says she wants it to be a beacon of success in the cit…

Council raises the flag for Exeter Pride
Councillors, staff and colleagues from voluntary and public sectors attended a flag flying ceremony …

Streetlights in St Thomas and Exwick to be converted
Around 1,200 streetlights in residential streets in St Thomas and Exwick will be converted to part-n…

All aboard! for World Book Night 23 April
Book lovers in Devon are being invited to celebrate World Book Night at the County Council’s libra…

More than 50% rise in number of commuters cycling in Exeter
The number of cyclists commuting to work in Exeter has risen by over 50% over a ten year period.

Repairs to Topsham’s Goat Walk to begin
Topsham’s iconic public footpath the ‘goat walk’ which was damaged in severe weather during the Fe…

Part-night lighting introduced in Cowick and Alphington
Around 1,000 streetlights in residential streets in Alphington and Cowick will be converted to part-…

Funding boost for low carbon heating
‘More efficient, resilient and cost effective’ is how public sector partners are describing ambitiou…

New Trust will ensure a sustainable future for Devon’s heritage archive
Devon County Council’s Cabinet today approved plans to transfer the county’s heritage services to a …

Local young people and employers to get on board with apprenticeship event
Devon County Council in conjunction with Education Business Partnership South West is hosting an ‘…

Exeter Energy from Waste – delays to steam blowing schedule
Following last week’s steam blowing at the Exeter Energy from Waste plant, which generated signifi…

Consultation on parking in Barnfield area of Exeter
A public consultation is to be held into parking arrangements in the Barnfield area of Exeter on Thu…

Rogue traders found guilty for offences in Plymouth and Exeter
James Doran from Gloucester and Patrick Connors from Hertfordshire pleaded guilty to a variety of of…

Devon County Council marks Commonwealth Day
Devon County Council joined celebrations to mark Commonwealth Day with a ceremony at County Hall, Ex…

Devon Delivers case study: blur Group
‘Exeter has the right ingredients to become Europe’s San Franscisco’ says CEO of innovative global t…

Low energy affordable housing scheme comes to Exeter
Housing providers and local authorities from Brittany and the South West gather in Exeter to learn h…

New head for St Peter’s School, Exeter
St Peters School in Exeter welcomes their new headteacher

Take heed, not speed – motorists ignoring warnings on county’s roads
We continue to work closely with the Environment Agency, District Councils and the Police to help ma…

Council urges care on Devon’s coasts
Devon authorities are urging people to take care over the next few days as high winds, high tides an…

Preparations due to start on Bridge Road widening
Preparatory work is due to start in January on a scheme to widen Bridge Road in order to tackle queu…

Men found guilty of misleading consumers
Two managers of an Exeter-based company have been convicted of misleading consumers following a tria…

Breaking down barriers at Exeter youth centre
Young people from their local youth centre, the Knight Club on Beacon Lane host a Christmas dinner f…

Libraries help the Devon economy
Business leaders have heard how a new enterprise support service, based in the redeveloped Exeter Ce…

Exeter dubbed The ‘Silcon Valley’ of the South West as blur Group comes to Science Park
News that the Global technology firm blur Group has now taken residence in their new offices in Exet…

Operator sought for new Exeter Central Station’s cycle hub
We are looking for an operator to run the new Exeter Central Station cycle hub business, which opens…

Teignmouth couple wins wedding
A couple from Teignmouth has won a free marriage ceremony and reception after visiting the launch of…

Much more than just a library
Exeter Central Library will reopen next year as one of a growing number of ‘Devon Centres’, offering…

Improved X9 bus service
Our Local Sustainable Transport Funding has enabled the X9 bus service to be extended with additiona…

Children discover the best of Devon’s farm produce at Farm Wise Devon
Children from Devon’s primary and special schools will be shown how good food and drink is produced …

New interactive information points installed in Exeter city centre
Exeter City Centre now has two new interactive information displays to provide visitors with live de…

Views sought on part-night lighting plans for Exeter
Residents in Exeter are being invited to have their say on proposals for part-night street lighting …

Council sets out its strategy for library provision in Exeter
Councillors will hear Devon County Council’s vision for Exeter’s libraries next week in a report…

Exeter primary school shortlisted for national award
An Exeter primary school has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for its work with a d…

Join Car Club and cut down on congestion as well as costs
Devon County Council is encouraging businesses and individuals to sign up to a car club to help cut …

Council encourages people to get fit and save money
Hot on the heals of a recent public health report that cited ‘increasing the number of people at a h…

Paving improvements in Exeter High Street
Essential improvement work is to be carried out on pavements in Exeter High Street next month. The 1…

Travel Devon roadshows helping tackle congestion
More than 120 of the free roadshows, organised by Devon County Council, have been held in Exeter, Ex…

Youth Panel 24-Hour Famine raise money for St Petrock’s Homeless charity
Members of Exeter Youth Squad have taken part in a sponsored 24-hour famine to raise money for Exet…

Green light for cultural quarter improvement plans
Exeter Highways and Traffic Orders Committee (HATOC) approved the scheme, which will provide a more …

Popular bus service extended to operate seven days a week
In response to public demand, bus service B now runs seven days a week as Sunday and Bank Holiday se…

High quality teaching and exemplary attitudes to learning at successful city school
Pupils at a successful Exeter primary school make rapid progress because of top quality teaching and…

Outdoor education centre Haven Banks officially handed over
The multi-million outdoor education centre, Haven Banks in Exeter has officially been handed over to…

Pupils get active on their journey to school
Devon County Council and Sustrans are working in partnership to encourage schoolchildren to walk and…

Local roofer ordered to pay £2k compensation
An Exeter roofer has been ordered to pay £2000 compensation after carrying out work described by an…

Exeter primary leads the way for faith schools
St Nicholas Catholic Primary in Exeter is leading the way for Roman Catholic schools in the region b…

Funding for vital road links in Devon
Devon County Council awarded £4.7 million Pinch Point Funding towards two vital road schemes which …

Streetlighting: consultation on carbon savings programme for Exeter gets underway
Devon County Council is inviting local county councillors, Exeter city councillors and the Police to…

Information sessions for potential foster carers in Exeter and Barnstaple
A series of information sessions for anyone interested in fostering is planned for next month, as De…

Devon welcomes funding for new railway station
Devon applauds Government support from New Station Funding for proposed Newcourt railway station

Devon schools in national initiative to develop dementia-friendly communities
Seven Devon schools are taking part in a pioneering initiative to help develop dementia-friendly com…

Local crime writer Simon Hall to visit Exeter Central Library
Exeter Central Library will welcome local author and BBC reporter Simon Hall next week. He will be a…

Lease agreement approved for Central Station forecourt enhancement
£660,000 scheme to upgrade Exeter Central Station forecourt expected to start in August after lease…

Exeter residents invited to speak at open forum
Exeter residents are invited to put forward questions to Members of the joint County and City Counci…

‘Can do’ atmosphere at city school aids rapid improvements
Pupils at an Exeter primary are helped to learn by the collaborative ‘can do’ atmosphere through…

MISSING: Authorities concerned for teenager, last seen in Exeter 8 days ago
Police and Devon County Council are concerned for a teenage boy, last seen in Exeter on the Wednesd…

Essential repairs to Exeter High Street completed ahead of schedule
Work to address Exeter High Street subsidence problems have completed two weeks ahead of schedule. …

Junction improvements in Exeter near completion
Safety improvements at the junctions of Heavitree Road, Denmark Road and Russell Street in Exeter ar…

Special Event marks National Apprenticeship Week 11-15 March
Devon County Council is calling on small and medium sized businesses to think about the benefits of …

Sewer repairs reveal medieval snapshot of Exeter
Recent roadworks in Exeter’s Holloway Street may have been an inconvenience to the daily commute, bu…

Appeal for Crashpad hosts to help homeless youngsters
Exeter homeless charity Nightstop is appealing for hosts for a new emergency housing scheme followin…

Challenging sewer repair completed
Repairs to a collapsed sewer close to a buried medieval bridge in Exeter have been completed.

New flood defence scheme for Exeter gets Government funding boost
Government annouonces extra cash for Exeter flood defence scheme which will protect more than 2,000 …

Exeter Board awards Citizens Advice Bureau £15,000
The money will be used to provide additional specialist advice and information services following th…

Safety improvements at pedestrian crossing in Exeter
Safety to be improved for pedestrians and cyclists with upgrade of crossing at the junction of Heavi…

Further investment in bus services
Devon County Council funding extension of cross-city bus service B


Devon Work Hubs network goes from strength to strength
The Devon Work Hub ‘Family’ continues to expand with centres at Totnes, Tavistock, Cullompton and Ex…

Start of urgent roadworks in Exeter brought forward
Consent for repairs to ancient monument beneath Holloway Street fast-tracked to enable South West Wa…

Junction 29 – an important piece of the jigsaw for Devon’s economy
Transport Minister Norman Baker to officially open Junction 29 of the M5 and tour new Energy Centre …

Roads improving but caution advised as some areas remain impassable
Road conditions are improving the Council says, although some roads do remain impassable

Exeter residents of properties at risk of flooding offered shelter at County Hall
High water levels on the Exe this morning (Sunday 23 December) will put eighteen properties at risk …

New train stations will bring economic benefit and ease traffic congestion in the city
Councillors have approved layout plans for two new railway stations for Exeter. The plans will now…

Inspired pupils enjoy learning and achieve well at fast-improving city school
Children at St Thomas Primary School have shown sustained improvement over the last few years as te…

Higher standards and better progress for pupils at city school
Enthusiastic children at St David’s Church of England Primary school love their lessons and are ma…

More investment in schools as pupil numbers rise in Devon
Devon County Council’s Cabinet is meeting to discuss five separate schemes totalling £6.9 million…

Hard-hitting presentation about dangerous driving comes to Exeter 16 October
Learn 2 Live informs Devon students and parents of the potential dangers on the county’s roads cau…

Views sought on proposals for new city railway stations
Businesses and residents in Exeter are being asked for their views on proposals for two new railway …

Governors to decide on West Exe future
West Exe Technology College will not be forced to convert to a sponsored academy

Rifford Road Community Home reopens after refurbishment
Rifford Road Community Home has officially reopened. The home, in Heavitree Exeter, has been closed …

Meet three of the county’s Olympian and Paralympian athletes this weekend
Devonians will have the chance to meet three of the county’s Olympian and Paralympian athletes at …

City residents invited to take part in pioneering new joint committee to improve community services
Residents in Exeter will get the opportunity to suggest ways to improve services for their community…

Snow Warden scheme extends to Exeter
The Council’s snow warden scheme is extending to Exeter. Community groups and residents’ associat…

PHOTO GALLERY Exe Bridges Mural
River Exe Bridges given a make-over by top graffiti artist, Jeff Evans

Graffiti mural lifts the River Exe Bridges in Exeter
Graffiti artists give new lease of life to Exe Bridges in Exeter

First look at what Exeter Central Library could look like following £4.1m revamp
A first chance to see what the city’s flagship library could look like as a series of artist’s imp…

Major investment by Devon County Council in Exeter education
Devon County Council is investing another £3.5 million in the education service for the Exeter area…

Scomis announces new partnership agreement with national provider of ICT
Twenty-five year old Scomis signs deal with national ICT specialists

Plans progress for new extra care housing schemes across Devon
Devon County and District Councils are working with development partners on the first phase of a pro…

Schools commemorate Exeter Blitz with impressive art exhibition
Schools across Devon contributed to the Exeter Blitz exhibition which commemorated the 70th annivers…

Special Cathedral service to celebrate Diamond Jubilee
The service is part of the nationwide celebrations taking place throughout the year to give thanks f…

Consultation reveals support for Exhibition Way proposals
Feedback from consultation will now help inform proposals for link road scheme

Footpath and cycleway closed during junction upgrade
Route for pedestrians and cyclists closed and diverted through improvement works at Junction 29 of t…

London Inn Square Improvements Progress
Temporary closure of York Road as part of ongoing work on new road layout

Volunteers sought to encourage hobbies and interests
Devon County Council is looking for volunteers to work with its care home residents to encourage hob…

Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to visit Exeter next week
The Royal visit will first take in Princesshay, before the official opening of University of Exeter’…

Children’s centre worker receives coveted national award
An Exeter children’s centre worker has been awarded a prestigious national prize for her achievement…

Montgomery Primary becomes England’s first zero-carbon school
Exeter’s newest and Greenest school has been formally certified as England’s first zero-carbon s…

Free taster sessions offered on Growth Club scheme
Devon’s recently launched Growth Club Programme which helps small businesses realise their full pote…

Devon County Councillor wins Age UK National Award
Councillor Olwen Foggin has won the Age UK Pride of Place Award 2012.

Turf cutting marks start of work on the Exeter Energy from Waste facility
Building work officially gets underway on the new Energy for Waste facility this week, Tuesday 28 Fe…

New leadership team pledges swift improvement
A new leadership team is in place at an Exeter primary with a vision of creating an outstanding scho…

Discover Exeter’s heritage at free local history open day
The Westcountry Studies Library in Exeter is holding its annual Local History Open Day next week

Work begins on world class outdoor education centre for Exeter
The new centre at Haven Banks will provide a contemporary hub for outdoor adventure activities for y…


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