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Exeter University students learn sea safety skills Students from Exeter University presented Exmouth RNLI with £150 after learning about water safety. Exmouth RNLI lifeguards highlighted dangers at sea and in the water with students from Exeter University’s Wilderness Medicine Society; a group that promotes medical care knowledge and skills needed in difficult or emergency conditions. Students were challenged to take part in sea-safety related exercises in wet weather. Stefan Hudson, president of the society, said: “It was a very worthwhile and interesting visit and the various exercises we took part in were very enlightening. “It made us all aware of…

Exmouth Marina staff, residents and the RNLI back new sailor sea safety signs New signs championing sea safety at Exmouth Marina are a tribute from a RNLI volunteer to an avid sailor. Dave Littlefield, Exmouth RNLI community safety officer, funded four signs in memory of his parents-in-law to highlight sea safety and the RNLI’s Respect the Water campaign. The new signs, on the marina swing bridge, were backed by Exmouth Marina staff and residents; they carry the RNLI logo, remind sailors to wear a lifejacket, kill cord and suitable clothing. Dave said: “I wanted to give local boat users a…

Man taken to hospital after car hits trees and lamp post A teenager was cut from a car and taken to hospital after a vehicle hit trees and a lamp post in Exmouth in the early hours of the morning. Police were called to Southern Road, near Marine Way, at around 2.30am on Monday, May 27, after a VW Golf left the road on the A376. Devon and Cornwall Police said a 19-year-old Exmouth man suffering serious injuries was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Firefighters from Exmouth cut the man free and he was taken to hospital…

Watch The Royal Ballet perform Romeo and Juliet for free A live performance of The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet will be beamed direct to Exmouth from the Royal Opera House in June. The ballet is a free event live-streamed from London’s Royal Opera House to the big screen at Exmouth’s Queen’s Drive space; live performances of Carmen and the Mozart opera, Marriage of Figaro, will be shown in July. Tickets to the free-to-enter shows are available to book online. The live-streamed shows are part of a new season of top line-up entertainment and fun for all the family, from…

Family-friendly 5k run with coloured bubbles will raise funds for Exmouth-based suicide bereavement support charity Pete’s Dragons A foam-filled 5k fun run where participants are bombarded by colourful bubbles is coming to Exeter for the first time. Bubble Rush will bring its frothy, family-friendly festivities to Exeter Racecourse on Saturday, June 29, and fundraisers can boost a fantastic cause. Exmouth-based Pete’s Dragons, which helps hundreds of suicide bereaved families across Devon, will benefit from sponsorship cash netted by those who brave the bubbles. We encourage everyone who wants to have a fabulous family, work or group day out and experience…

Independent Ben Ingham, who represents Woodbury and Lympstone, is the new EDDC leader, while long-serving Sidmouth and Sidford member Stuart Hughes takes the role of chairman The Independent new leader of East Devon District Council (EDDC) has vowed it will ‘listen carefully to residents and communities’ after voters ended 45 years of Tory rule.   An election shake-up this month saw the Conservatives lose control of the authority for the first time since 1974. Newly-elected members met for the first time this evening, with appointments made to key roles. We will listen carefully to residents and communities to bring about change…

Exmouth Pride 2019 returns to Manor Gardens in June and promises to be the ‘biggest and best’ festival yet. A celebration of diversity promises to be the biggest and best Exmouth Pride yet when the free festival returns in June. Exmouth Pride, organised by the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and others) community, is a free-to-enter celebration of diversity; a day of live music, LGBT+ themed workshops and information, food, drink stalls, a licensed bar and host of entertainment for all the family; children’s area, face painting, and a bouncy castle. The event, in Exmouth’s Manor Gardens, on Saturday, June…

Exmouth’s new seafront Watersports Centre is on target to open in the summer of 2020 Exmouth’s new seafront Watersports Centre, restaurant and café is set to be ready by next summer. East Devon District Council and Grenadier Estates in mid-March signed the agreement for the new Queen’s Drive Watersports Centre on Exmouth seafront. The developer has agreed has agreed a target to complete construction by summer 2020. Councillor Ian Thomas, leader of East Devon District Council, said: “I am pleased Grenadier Estates and the council have now completed our agreement on the Watersports Centre and Grenadier is committed to make…

Artist Anna Fitzgerald will paint a nature-inspired mural on the new Exmouth seafront Watersports Centre Creative young artists from Exmouth have inspired a new wildlife mural to be showcased once the new seafront Watersports Centre opens. Artist Anna Fitzgerald teamed up with youngsters from The Beacon Primary School, Withycombe Raleigh Church of England Primary School, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Littleham C of E Primary School, and Exmouth Community College to create striking images of local wildlife, birds, and the local environment. Anna, of Gussiford Lane, Exmouth, will use pupils’ ideas to paint a nature-inspired mural at the Queen’s Drive…

Pete’s Dragons CEO Alison Jordan ‘honoured’ by Venus Awards recognition for work helping suicide bereaved families An Exmouth charity founder has been named Devon and Cornwall’s Inspirational Woman of the Year in the 2019 Venus Awards. Alison Jordan says she is ‘extremely proud’ to have won the accolade for her work helping suicide bereaved families with Pete’s Dragons. Mum-of-four Alison was also a finalist in the Influential Woman of the Year category. She said: “To be seen as inspirational for working in a field which for so long has been taboo shows a real shift in terms of community acceptance…

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