Citizens Advice: Your Helping Hand for Eighty Years
Oct28

Citizens Advice: Your Helping Hand for Eighty Years

One Magazine’s Bruce Hetherington spent a morning with Citizens Advice Exeter learning about the dual role the charity plays in making lives better. With 280 branches around the country Citizens Advice is uniquely placed to know where the major socio-economic fault lines lie in our society. The charity was launched eighty years ago, the day after WWII was declared, to help people with evacuations, blankets and food rationing. Eighty...

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River Coly Circular Walk
Oct28

River Coly Circular Walk

This East Devon route has everything you could want from a countryside walk – riverside relaxation, enchanting woodland, far-stretching hilltop views and quaint thatched cottages. Starts/Finishes: Just across the northernmost bridge out of Colyton via King Street (GR: SY244942) Distance: 2.5 miles approx.. Time: 2 – 2.5 hours Difficulty: Strenuous due to one long climb up to Ox HIll Terrain: Muddy riverside path, bridleway,...

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15 Minutes with… Cathy Saunders, Home Library Service
Sep25

15 Minutes with… Cathy Saunders, Home Library Service

One Magazine’s Jake Tucker finds out more about the volunteer-run service reuniting Devon’s libraries with those who are confined to their home. The Home Library Service is a partnership between Devon Libraries and the Royal Voluntary Service, managed by Cathy Saunders with a team of volunteers and funded by Libraries Unlimited. There are many heart-warming stories of how the Home Library Service has brought the joy of reading back to...

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Mutter’s Moor Circular Walk
Sep24

Mutter’s Moor Circular Walk

Walk along the ancient tracks on East Devon’s Pebblebed Heaths and discover an area that was once densely populated during the Stone Age. Starts/Finishes: Mutter’s Moor Car Park, Peak Hill (GR: SY109872) Distance: 3 miles Time: 1.5 – 2 hours Difficulty: Moderate/strenuous (one short but fairly steep climb near golf course) Terrain: Hard-packed stone bridleway Parking: Plenty of free parking Dog-friendly: Yes High above the quaint...

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Go Here: EXCAPE
Aug21

Go Here: EXCAPE

One Magazine’s Esther Baker and family escape from the ordinary at Exmouth’s first escape room experience. My son and two of his friends had spent weeks working hard to get through their exams. With 12 weeks of summer holiday laid out in front of them, how could we keep their brains sharp and avoid stagnation?! Escape Rooms had always intrigued me. Both my son & I are lovers of puzzles, logic problems, detective programmes and...

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Tools, Sheds and Dads
Aug21

Tools, Sheds and Dads

One Magazine’s Bruce Hetherington recently spent some time in the company of a happy band of tool restorers discussing just what it is that makes old tools magical. My earliest memories of my Dad involve him in his shed with his tools. He never threw anything away, from used screws to bits of old washing machine, everything found a place in a jar on one of dozens of shelves, and his tools were all meticulously cared for and arranged...

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