A new initiative is underway trying to make the Exeter the most active city in the South West by 2018.
Sport England will be handing the city council £130,000 later today to help pay for projects that will get people active, and big companies like EDF Energy and Exeter City Council will be targeted to provide workplace activity.
The Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council, David Hall has welcomed today’s announcement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, saying it is very positive news for the county and the country.
The Chancellor insisted new nuclear power stations are essential to make sure the lights stay on as he gave the green light to the initial government guarantee for the first such plant in Britain for 20 years.
The new government guarantee, provided by Infrastructure UK is set to be worth around £2 billion and will pave the way for a final investment decision by energy company EDF Energy.
The planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset has been hit by further delays.
EDF now says the £24 billion facility won't be ready by 2023, a date that's already been put back several times.