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Posted on: August, 2016
Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez has launched a summer long consultation about a new Police and Crime Plan for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Alison is keen to hear a wide variety of views, particularly concerning: Investment in victim services and steps to make the criminal justice system work...
Posted on: July, 2016
Members of Exeter City Council’s Leisure Complex and Bus Station Programme Board have voted unanimously in favour of proceeding with interim bus station arrangements in the city centre. The decision comes after two additional information events took place in Southernhay and Sidwell Street to display plans and take on board feedback...
Posted on: July, 2016
New figures on BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Exeter and the benefits to the city and surrounding area have been released. Earlier in the year the University of Exeter estimated that the Big Weekend would bring about £3.5 million of benefit to the local economy. Visit South Devon has said...
Posted on: June, 2016
A high-tech Exeter-based business has received a super-fast boost after receiving internet vouchers from Exeter City Council. Vytran, a division of American company Thorlabs inc, who specialise in making equipment for processing optical fibres for a range of industries, are hoping for further growth after receiving a broadband voucher under the...
Posted on: June, 2016
Detailed designs of Exeter's new bus station will go on display to the public next week. People will be able to see the latest designs at an exhibition at Exeter Guildhall on Tuesday 14 June, from 8am until 8pm. Around 650 attended the last exhibition to have their say on plans for a brand new...
Posted on: May, 2016
Global attention will be focussed on Exeter this coming weekend with the high-flying Chiefs travelling to Twickenham for their first ever Premiership final on 'Super Saturday' combined with the electric atmosphere of BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend at nearby Powderham Castle. If the Exeter Chiefs win the final, arrangements are being made...
Posted on: May, 2016
Great Western Railway have announced a £50m investment in Exeter. The Company will be building a state of the art depot to service and maintain their new fleet of Hitachi bio-fuel trains coming into service in 2020.  This will create many new skilled jobs, including an extensive apprenticeship programme in collaboration with...
Posted on: April, 2016
Time is running out for people to register to vote in next month's Exeter City Council elections. Anyone not yet on the electoral register has until next Monday (18 April) to apply. Failure to do so will mean they will not be able to vote.  On Thursday 5 May voters in Exeter will...
Posted on: April, 2016
Exmouth business owners and residents are still split regarding the seafront's transformation, despite East Devon District Council's £18m master plan being revealed almost two years ago. In 2014, the authority's plans to transform the seafront, with a multi-screen cinema, an outdoor water splash zone and adventure golf park all lined up, were revealed. The...
Posted on: April, 2016
On Wednesday 18 May, at 6pm, 40 of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs are offering business advice for free at 20 locations across the UK. One of the events will be held at the University of Exeter where Ajaz Ahmed (CEO at AKQA) and Henry Dimbleby (Co-founder of Leon) will be speaking and offering business...