It's great news that the government has recognised the threat that flooding has on the people of Exeter and unlocked the necessary funding to enable this crucial project to take place.
The City Council and County Council had already committed a total of £6 million towards the scheme but this latest announcement allows these essential flood defences to be put in place sooner rather than later."
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Thousands of rugby fans made the journey to Twickenham today to see the Exeter Chiefs take on Saracens.
Thousands of music lovers have been at Powderham Castle just outside Exeter for the first day of the Big Weekend festival.
Crowds at Exeter's premiership final against saracens this afternoon paid tribute to an Army Captain who died during the London Marathon.