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Car parking charges set to increase in Exeter

Car parking charges in Exeter are set to rise by 10 per cent from April to support the City Council’s aim of reducing congestion, while helping it to balance its budget.

A report due to be discussed by councillors next week reveals that the council cannot support its aim of reducing congestion in the city centre without “reasonable and regular increases in tariffs”.

A key strategic priority for Exeter is to tackle congestion and accessibility, where sustainable means of travel are safer, cheaper, quicker and more convenient than private car ownership.

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Rock and roll flirting is a fishy first

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:02am

Fish at Living Coasts in Torquay have been observed performing a mating behaviour that zookeepers think has never before been recorded. Animal experts filmed female four-eyed fish (Anableps anableps) rocking from side-to-side; this appeared to attract the male to come and mate.

Rare toads arrive at Devon zoo

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Tue, 11/27/2018 - 10:58am

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park has become the only institution in the UK to keep a rare and special type of South American toad.

The Devon zoo is now home to around 30 harlequin toads, Atelopus spumarius, after adding more individuals from Manchester Museum to its existing group.

Police appeal for witnesses to attempted robbery in Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 11/08/2018 - 4:54pm

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following reports of an attempted robbery in Exeter.

The incident is reported to have happened on Tuesday 30 October between 5.30pm - 5.45pm in the area of Ferndale Road and Sydney Road, St Thomas.

Three young female victims were approached by a male who demanded money from them. The male stated he had a knife however no knife was seen. The male assaulted one of the victims and the walked off empty handed in the direction of Barton Fields.

How to Thrive Amid Disruption with Project Planning

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:26am

Organizations looking for higher levels of efficiency in their project planning and management processes as well as improved quality of deliverables are making the transition to online project planning software platforms. Instead of being hosted on a company server and administered by an in-house IT department, these new toolsets are hosted in the Cloud. This strategy for running your project management software is ideal for anytime, anywhere access, and can immediately cut waste by producing major time savings.

Devon-based thermal engineering specialist, GRE Ltd, achieves highest international quality standard

Authored by Becky Morris
Posted: Wed, 10/24/2018 - 10:34am

Devon-based thermal engineering specialist, GRE Ltd, has succeeded in retaining the highest level of internationally recognised quality management standard, having achieved ISO9001:2015 for the second time.

The certification requires organisations to demonstrate that their quality management system (QMS) enables them to achieve statutory and regulatory requirements, delivering consistent and continued improvement of processes, and leading to high levels of performance, customer and stakeholder satisfaction.

Douglas & Gordon deploy Lightfoot technology to make roads safer in estate agency first

Authored by SarahatAbsolute
Posted: Tue, 07/24/2018 - 4:00pm

Douglas & Gordon has become the UK's first estate agent to deploy Lightfoot's innovative connected car technology in their vehicle fleet to increase efficiency and improve the welfare of their drivers.

Innovative free gardening app launched at Toby’s Garden Festival

Authored by CandideUK
Posted: Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:07am

A unique way to discover the gardening community around you has been launched by Candide, an innovative gardening community app, at Toby’s Garden Festival. Places is the brand new and unique functionality which allows you to locate your nearest gardening centre or public garden wherever you are in the South West. This regional launch comes ahead of a national roll out at BBC Gardeners’ World Live in June.

Zoo’s UK tortoise first

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Thu, 05/03/2018 - 6:23am

The spider tortoise is one of the world’s smallest tortoises – and one of the rarest. Now, Paignton Zoo has become the first in the UK to breed the species.

Paignton Zoo has become the first zoo in the country to breed a tiny tortoise on the edge of extinction. The secret? A fine blend of driving passion and cool-headed science.

British Transport Police crackdown on unwanted sexual behaviour on rail network

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 8:32am

A nationwide campaign launches today, calling on victims of unwanted sexual behaviour to report offences to police, no matter how small.

Every Report Builds a Picture highlights how multiple reports from different people can help BTP ‘build a picture’ of offenders – even if some of those cases don’t make it to court.

This is the second phase of the Report It To Stop It campaign, which was launched in 2015 to tackle under-reporting of sexual offences.

New leadership team for the Exeter and Heart of Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association

Authored by Cameron Hodder
Posted: Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:27am

Alexandra Penn, Head of Sales at Event Exeter, University of Exeter will be taking the helm as chairman for the Exeter and Heart of Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association.

A Commercial Manager with over 15 years’ experience in the industry, and having been with Event Exeter since 2014, Penn brings with her a wealth of knowledge and passion for the  hospitality industry.