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    • Strike Action Disruption to services in the South West - Here are the Timetables for Monday 18th Oct...

      Due to forthcoming proposed Industrial Action on the 18th October 2021 in the Exeter, Torbay and North Devon areas of our network, we regret to inform customers that bus  services will be subject to severe disruption and temporary timetables. In addition to this we will also not be able operate some of our services.

    • Disruption to Stagecoach bus services on Monday 18 October

      If you have an appointment at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) on Monday 18 October, please plan your travel in light of the proposed Industrial Action which that will affect Stagecoach bus services in the area that day. Staff at the RD&E are making alternative arrangements to get to work on Monday 18 October and we are asking our patients to do the same.

    • Teignbridge A382 Improvements - The third phase of works will facilitate major development in the area

      Councillors have approved outline plans for road widening, upgrading junctions, new roundabouts and upgrades for pedestrians and cyclists. The road will support a large amount of housing and employment planned for the area. The scheme, expected to cost around £45 million and funded largely by central government, could start in 2024 and take three years to complete.

    • 'Jogle9ers' raise over £36,000 cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End

      Nine men from Devon have cycled from John O’Groats to Lands End over nine days, raising over £36,000 for four charities, including the RD&E Charity. Spencer Lane, one of the cyclists, wanted to support the RD&E’s stoma nurses to thank them for the care he received after his stoma surgery in December 2020. Spencer was joined by Andrew Thomson, Brendan Spokes, Sam Meadham, Sam Richardson, Mike Darch, Adam Rutter, Jevon Astley-Jones, and Rory Honeychurch to form the team known as the 'Jogle9ers'.

    • Devon’s recycling rate remains one of the highest in the country, despite a slight fall in the overall figure with East Devon Topping the Table

      Waste performance statistics, listed in a report at a meeting of district councillors, revealed Devon’s overall rate had dipped to 55.3 per cent in 2020/21, down on the record 56.6 per cent the previous year. But East Devon was again the highest performing Devon authority, recycling 60 per cent of its waste. Although that is down half a percentage point on last year’s record figure, it is still expected to rank amongst the best performers nationally.

    • Council appeals for help as care worker shortage gets worse

      In Devon, a county known for having one of the highest proportions of older people among its population, the need for more care workers is beyond urgent. The county needs around 2,000 additional care workers right now to fill growing numbers of vacancies.  And demand for care is rising.It’s leaving care providers everywhere struggling desperately to find enough staff to provide care to vulnerable people. Many are having to turn down requests to help new people, and juggling rotas and home visits while doing the very best they can to care for their vulnerable clients.

    • Exmouth's New Skate Park is Ready to be used

      After £365,000 of fantastic improvements, turning it into what is effectively an Olympic standard training facility, our skate park in Exmouth is ready to use again! You can go and try it out now. The design was agreed in consultation with a group of local skate park users. The official opening event is booked for Saturday October 30th from 12-4pm and will include an informal competition and professional demo riders.

    • Exmouth RNLI will be hosting the biggest fireworks display in Exmouth this year!

      The life saving charity are pleased to announce their Fireworks Display 2021 at the Imperial Recreation Ground, Exmouth, EX8 1DG on the evening of Friday 5 November to raise funds for Exmouth RNLI. Gates open at 5.30pm, last entry 7.15pm. Display 7.30pm. £5.00 per person & Children under five FREE ! Volunteer Crew members on the evening will be circulating with a bucket collection for the Exmouth RNLI.


    Sport News

    • Exeter Chiefs to Stop Away-Day Travel

      It is with regret that Exeter Rugby Club are ceasing running away-day travel for supporters to games in the Gallagher Premiership, Heineken Champions Cup and Premiership Rugby Cup. The decision has been reached due to a distinct lack of uptake where travel has been offered and provided this season.

    • Local Sport this Saturday

      With all local rugby enjoying a rest weekend it leaves local football to provide the action this Saturday. After last week's club record 11-0 Western League victory over Brislington, Exmouth Town welcome them to Southern Road this Saturday with the visitors hoping for much improved performance this time out.

    • Local Sport - Exmouth Town FC Have their Best Result in their History on Saturday

      Exmouth Town returned to winning ways in Bristol on Saturday with a display of clinical finishing and their best result in their history. They were 4 up at half time and scored 7 more in the second half and completed the demolition! Exmouth Towns scorers were Denny 3 , Harris 2 High 2 Steer 2 , Slater and an own goal from Brislington.

    • In Local Sport This Weekend...

      Here are the Fixtures in Local Football and Rugby for this weekend...


    Devon News

    • Reminder issued to take part in Heavitree and Whipton consultation

      There is just under a week left to have your say in the latest public consultation on improving streets in Heavitree and Whipton in Exeter. Almost 800 people have so far taken part in Devon County Council’s “Local Streets” consultation for Heavitree and Whipton which continues until midnight on Thursday 7 October

    • Council fuel supplies

      Councils in Devon say they haven’t experienced issues with fuel supplies and that services are operating as normal. The country has been hit by days of queues at petrol stations and some forecourts running out of fuel. The crisis began after fears a lorry driver shortage would hit supplies, triggering a surge in demand.

    • Private renting drop

      Leading Devon councillors say it’s “terrifying” that almost three-quarters of privately owned properties that were rented out just two years ago in the county are no longer available for tenants.

    • Bus staff may strike

      Stagecoach bus staff are reportedly to go on strike next month. The strike could last for one day and industrial action is said to have been called as a request for more pay.

    • Heart of the South West Better Business for All wins national award

      The Heart of the South West Better Business for All partnership (Hot SW BBFA) has won the Better Business for All award at the Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) Regulatory Excellence Awards ceremony. Better Business For All is a partnership of the region’s local authorities – including Devon County Council – business groups, regulators and trading standards services.


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    What's On

    • Karaoke

      Karaoke at The Clinton Arms Every Saturday from 8pm with Dave Commer

      at The Cliton Arms
    • Exmouth Town v Brislington

      Gates open at 1330 for the 3 pm kick off . The clubhouse and kitchen open at 1330 . The supporters club shop will open at 2 pm . Admission . Adults £7 , Concessions ( O65 / U18 ) £5 U16 / Armed forces / Nhs all free with ID. Cash only at the turnstiles please

      at Exmouth Town Fc
    • Plastic Free Exmouth beach clean

      Plastic Free Exmouth hold a weekly beach clean on Sunday mornings. We meet at the marina or Orcombe point at 8.30am and clean along the beach towards Hangtime at the Sideshore development where you can enjoy a discounted drink as a thank you for helping us. One of the team will be able to give you the code. All you will need is a pair or gloves (gardening gloves work well), a picker if you have one & a reusable bag. We look forward to seeing you.

      at Exmouth Beach