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The smart home and the need for better broadband

Steve Garrood, Chief Commercial Officer at Jurassic Fibre, shares his thoughts on how ultrafast connectivity is supporting digital lifestyles in the South West...

Our reliance on high-speed broadband connectivity is showing no sign of letting up as digital lifestyles increasingly become the norm.

And even though lockdown restrictions have eased, our consumption of data...

Jurassic Fibre connects Greendale mass vaccination centre in ultrafast turnaround

Jurassic Fibre recently completed its installation for the new COVID-19 mass vaccination centre at Greendale Business Park.

The Exeter-based internet service provider worked closely with Greendale to provide its full fibre broadband to the site at short notice.

Greendale approached Jurassic Fibre at the beginning of April to say that the business park would be hosting the new...

RBL seeks new Poppy Appeal organisers in Devon

The Royal British Legion is seeking new volunteers for this year’s Poppy Appeal in Exeter, Exmouth, Okehampton, Barnstaple, Sidmouth, Chudleigh and Kingsbridge as the RBL celebrates its centenary in 2021, they have approached the Devon Freemasons for help but will still require more manpower. Last year, the RBL lost millions of pounds in donations after face-to-face collections were cancelled...

Devon preparing to welcome The Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain will be making a welcome return to Devon in September with a gruelling 115-mile route awaiting some of the world's top cyclists.

Devon will host Stage Two of the 2021 Tour of Britain on Monday 6 September, starting in the new town of Sherford and finishing in Exeter.

The route takes in a number of communities on its way from the South Hams and across...

Centenarian takes on bowling challenge for Devon Air Ambulance

100 Year old Burrington resident Gordon Short and his family have been regular supporters of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) over the years and have been personally affected by the life-saving service. Family members have organised numerous charity golf days, donated diamond wedding anniversary gifts and most recently gave £1000 in celebration of Gordon’s 100th birthday, now this amazing...

People in Devon urged to save ED for emergencies - the local NHS is under severe pressure

People in Devon are being urged to only go to their local emergency department in immediately life-threatening cases.

The NHS in Devon is under severe pressure at present due to several factors, meaning GP surgeries, hospitals, community health services, mental health services and social care are all extremely busy.

High numbers of emergency attendances, combined with the...

Lord Mayor reminisces on his Grandfather’s link with Pitman Training as he opens new training centre in Exeter

This weekend Pitman Training opened its doors to jobseekers across Devon and Cornwall. Launched by local businesswoman Susan De Mey, the new centre aims to help people improve their career prospects, gain promotions or get back to work.

Pitman Training is the leading British training provider and has delivered vocational training since 1837. However, the newest centre in Exeter is...

Brand new Exmouth foodie destination, Mickeys Beach Bar & Restaurant, will be open 5 days rather tha

Staffing crisis for hospitality - Mickeys Beach Bar & Restaurant to close 2 days a week temporarily

Brand new Exmouth foodie destination, Mickeys Beach Bar & Restaurant, will be open 5 days rather than 7 at the start of July temporarily to maintain the highest standards of operation within the restaurant, whilst ensuring staff are well looked after. The restaurant will be closed on two Mondays and Tuesdays in July (Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th and Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th July),...

Launch of Veitch ‘plant hunters’ Devon guide

East Devon District Council launched a new, free publication called “The ‘plant hunters’ guide to the Devon Veitch Legacy” at the Devon County Show on Friday. A handbook for finding native, international, ancient and exotic trees in Devon, particularly in East Devon. The publication is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The book was launched from the St Bridget Nurseries...

Travel advice ahead of Devon County Show 

Drivers planning to use the M5 near Exeter are advised to plan their journeys ahead of this weekend’s three-day Devon County Show at the Westpoint Showground.

The show, to be held on 2/3/4 July, is expected to attract up to 80,000 people over the three days at the Clyst St Mary venue near Exeter, with increased traffic anticipated on the M5 north and south of junctions 29 and 30, the...

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