Round-up of Exeter news

CAR journeys to and from Exeter Airport could be reduced if plans being discussed by its newly-formed transport forum are given the green light. The airport s masterplan objectives, which include reducing vehicle trips to the airport and encouraging emplo

CAR journeys to and from Exeter Airport could be reduced if plans being discussed by its newly-formed transport forum are given the green light.

The airport's masterplan objectives, which include reducing vehicle trips to the airport and encouraging employees to use public transport, were on the agenda at a meeting attended by 16 representatives from areas of local government.

EXETER has been named the seventh safest place in the UK for motor thefts.

Figures published last week by Endsleigh, an insurance company, showed the reduction in car crime.


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Stuart Wartalski, Endsleigh spokesperson, said: "This is great news for the residents of Exeter and the local police should be applauded for their success."

STAFF from Exeter City's football in the community team will be running a coaching school in Exmouth during half term.

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The team will visit Exmouth Community College in the week beginning on Monday, February 15.

For more information, email Jamie.vittles@exetercityfc.co.uk or call 01392 255611.

FIGURES from the Exeter-based Met Office have found Devon suffered from one of the coldest January's on record.

Some of the temperatures included minus 13.6C being recorded at Exeter airport and an unofficial reading on Dartmoor reaching minus 18C.

The figures revealed last month was the coldest since 1987 and the eighth coldest since its records began in 1914.

AIRLINE operator Flybe says it has weathered the recession well despite reporting a significant drop in profits.

The Exeter-based airline said its passenger numbers rose by 300,000 to 7.3 million in the 12 months to the end of March last year.

THE number of public toilets in Exeter may be dramatically cut.

A report going to a city council scrutiny committee proposes reducing the city's 26 public toilets by 10 to 16. The closure would save the council �60,000 a year.

Councillor Kevin Mitchell, lead councilor for environment and leisure, said: "Exeter currently provides more public toilets than many towns and cities in the UK.

"Any cuts would still leave the city with a good network of public conveniences.

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