Round-up of Exeter news

GRECIANS midfielder Ryan Harley hailed the fans as the driving force behind Exeter City s dramatic final day escape from relegation. A bumper crowd turned up to St James s Park to watch Exeter secure a 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town. Harley s late volley

GRECIANS midfielder Ryan Harley hailed the fans as the driving force behind Exeter City's dramatic final day escape from relegation.

A bumper crowd turned up to St James's Park to watch Exeter secure a 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town.

Harley's late volley ensured Paul Tisdale's side will play in League One next season after they came from behind to grab three crucial points.

CITY officials say they are taking every action appropriate as they try to recover record debts.

It was understood that earlier this year, Exeter City Council was owed more than �3.5million at a time when it was making substantial cutbacks in its budget.

The amount owed to the local authority through housing benefit overpayments stands at �1.03million, it has been revealed following a Freedom of Information Act request.

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The council says the figure represents a record level.

EXETER International Airport was unaffected by volcanic ash disruption which forced many European countries to close airspace over the weekend.

A spokesperson said holidaymakers due to travel from the airport were not affected during the weekend and anticipated no impact over the forthcoming days.

The spokesperson, however, urged passengers to monitor their website to check any change to the circumstances.

A number of airports locked down airspace through the weekend as the plume of debris from Iceland's volcano continued to hover over skies.

A SWIMMING pool at the University of Exeter has opened to the public.

The 25m outdoor heated pool on the Streatham campus is open to students and city residents.

The four-lane pool is set in a large grass and patio area. A session costs �2.50 for non-members. Private bookings are also available.

A NUMBER of businesses are among the creditors facing losses following news that Exeter's Northcott has gone into voluntary liquidation.

The theatre had debts of more than �830,000 when it went into administration last February.

It is understood that creditors are likely to receive a dividend of 50p in the pound once the company's assets have been sold.

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