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Friday, January 29, 2010

Devon Libraries

I got the below email 3 times and counting from Devon Libraries. Still it's a good service!

Devon Libraries has introduced a new service. From now on, you will receive a first reminder by email if anything on loan to you becomes more than 14 days overdue. This means you will be informed sooner than we can do it by post.

If you would prefer to stick with postal reminders instead (as at present), please contact your local library as soon as possible. Please note that we cannot offer both email and postal reminders.

A big advantage of choosing email is that we will soon start sending email reminders just before items on loan to you are due for return, to remind you to return or renew them. We know that, with busy lives, many people forget when their items are due back. We hope this new service will be a big customer improvement and help you save money on overdue charges. If, for any reason, you do not wish to be reminded in advance, please contact your local library as soon as possible.

We apologise if you have already received this email.


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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Exeter Airport Flight Information

Track flights to and from Exeter International Airport (EXT) south Devon's gateway to Europe.



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Exeter International Airport (EXT) is situated 5 miles to the east of Exeter city near Clyst Honiton just off the A30. Exeter International Airport has regular domestic flights to Aberdeen, Alicante, Belfast, Edinburgh, Faro, Geneva, Guernsey/Jersey, Hannover, Isles of Scilly, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle. International destinations include Amsterdam, Dubrovnik, Dublin, Funchal, Larnaca, Nice, Palma, Paris, Malaga and Salzburg.

Exeter International Airport, Exeter, Devon EX5 2BD, UK

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Bristol Airport Flight Tracker

Track flights arriving and departing Bristol Airport, the south west's main gateway to Europe and beyond.



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Overseas destinations in Europe departing from Bristol Airport include Dublin, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Brussels, Sofia, Bastia, Split, Larnaca, Paphos, Prague, Beziers, Bordeaux, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Limoges, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Perpignan, Toulon, Toulouse, Berlin, Bremen, Corfu, Kos, Rhodes, Zante, Amsterdam, Budapest, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Rimini, Rome, Trieste, Turin, Venice, Verona, Riga, Malta, Gdansk, Krakow, Poznan, Rzeszow, Wroclaw, Faro, Lisbon, Madeira, Porto, Cagliari, Bratislava, Alicante, Barcelona, Gerona, Madrid, Malaga, Murcia, Seville, Valencia, Ibiza, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Geneva, Bodrum and Dalaman (Turkey) among others.

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Marble Museum Bovey Tracey

The House of Marbles in Bovey Tracey is a fun day out for kids and their parents alike. The House of Marbles is a working glass and games factory set in an historic pottery factory in a beautiful part of the Devon countryside.

Marble Museum Bovey Tracey

This museum of marbles displays both rare and historic marbles with explanations of how marbles are produced.

Marble Museum Bovey Tracey

The museum's marble run 'Snooki' claims to be the largest marble run in the UK

In the museum's garden there is giant chess, marble rings, a marble fountain and other games.

There are demonstrations of glass-blowing by skilled craftspeople at work and displays on the over 4000-year history of glass-making.

Marble Museum Bovey Tracey

Refreshments are available at the museum's restaurant and cafe.

House of Marbles
The Old Pottery
Pottery Road
Bovey Tracey
Devon
TQ13 9DS
Tel: 01626 835358

Hours

Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm

Access

House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass works at Bovey Tracey are situated between Exeter and Plymouth on the A38. From the Drumbridges roundabout take the A38 towards Bovey Tracey and in the opposite direction to Trago Mills.

By Bus: From Newton Abbot Bus Station catch bus number #39, get off in Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey.


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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Life in the Sun

Is life in the cold getting you down?

It has got some of our colleagues down, as they have headed off to the Middle East for a permanent life in the sun. While it may get a tad too hot in the summer, the weather at present is perfect.

They have been busy while they have been there, creating the best tourist and residents' website in the region, Qatar Visitor.

Now Qatar Visitor and the Visitor websites are offering other people the chance to work in the richest country in the world.

At the Qatar Visitor Jobs Board you can check out the latest Qatar jobs, upload your CV or set up job alerts.

Employers who have recently joined in the boards' short history include Compass International School, The Marriot Hotel, Doha and Brunel Oil and Gas.

You can also keep up to date with the latest Qatar jobs on the board's facebook page, www.facebook.com/qatarjobs, or have a chat with the other 280 odd members. (It's still cosy, although it may not remain so for long!)

See you on the board!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Devon Big Chill

The big chill affecting Devon and the rest of the UK shows no sign of abating just yet.

Devon Big Chill

Schools in the south west region remain shut and road conditions show little sign of improving after fresh snow and more sub-zero temperatures. Disruption is as bad as February 2009, when the south west experienced similar wintery conditions.

Devon Big Chill

The freezing conditions are playing havoc with the Devon economy as markets are closed and shoppers are wary to venture outside.

Devon Big Chill

These photographs were taken in the village of Chudleigh, south west of Exeter.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Freezing Britain: Devon

The freezing weather conditions continue over most of the UK including Devon.

Devon Winter Weather

Schools are closed and road conditions are hazardous in the West Country. Temperatures could reach minus 12 degrees Centigrade in Exeter tonight, minus 5 degrees Centigrade in Bristol and minus 4 degrees Centigrade in Bath. Minus 19 degrees Centigrade was recorded in the Devon village of Lapford, which if confirmed, would be the lowest temperature ever-recorded in the county.

Devon Winter Weather

The Bristol ferry boat company suspended its services after Bristol harbour froze over yesterday.
Drivers are being warned to take extreme care while driving.

Devon Winter Weather



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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Devon Toadstools & Mushrooms

Does anyone know the name of this mushroom?

Mushrooms

Could it be the Marasmius Oreades (Fairy Ring Mushroom) or the Armillaria gallica (Bulbous Honey Fungus) or even the poisonous Lachrymaria velutina (Weeping Widow).

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

St Mary Church Ottery St Mary

The Church of St Mary of Ottery is Ottery St Mary's main attraction. The church is located on top of Cornhill overlooking the town below.

Ottery St Mary

The church was purchased and re-built in the 1340s by Bishop Grandisson of Exeter, who modeled it after nearby Exeter Cathedral. The weathercock on one of the twin towers is said to be the oldest surviving in Europe. The ornate interior, restored in 1977, has fine fan-vaulting, some grotesque decoration and an ancient astronomical clock dating back to the 14th century.

Ottery St Mary

The grand church has played host to two English kings, Henry VI and Henry VII and the father of the poet, Samuel Coleridge, was vicar here in the late 18th century. A brass plaque commemorates the life of Sir Ernest Satow (1843-1929), 19th century British statesman and Japan scholar who is buried in the northeast corner of the churchyard.

Satow's old residence Beaumont House on the Ridgeway has been converted into flats.

Ottery St Mary

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Anchor Inn Beer

The large Anchor Inn pub and hotel is the nearest pub to the sea in Beer.

The pub is known for its fine seafood lunches at a reasonable price.

Anchor Inn, Beer

Accommodation consists of 8 en-suite bedrooms all with colour TV, direct dial phone, and tea and coffee making facilities. There is a wonderful beer garden with great sea views, ideal for summer days.

Anchor Inn
Fore Street
Beer
Nr Seaton
Devon
EX12 3ET

Tel: +44 (0)1297 203 86

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport is the main airport serving the south west of the UK. The airport has flights to a large and growing number of destinations both in the UK and overseas.

Bristol Airport

UK destinations include: Belfast, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay, Plymouth, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey.

Bristol Airport

Overseas destinations in Europe include Dublin, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Brussels, Sofia, Bastia, Split, Larnaca, Paphos, Prague, Beziers, Bordeaux, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Limoges, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Perpignan, Toulon, Toulouse, Berlin, Bremen, Corfu, Kos, Rhodes, Zante, Amsterdam, Budapest, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Rimini, Rome, Trieste, Turin, Venice, Verona, Riga, Malta, Gdansk, Krakow, Poznan, Rzeszow, Wroclaw, Faro, Lisbon, Madeira, Porto, Cagliari, Bratislava, Alicante, Barcelona, Gerona, Madrid, Malaga, Murcia, Seville, Valencia, Ibiza, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Geneva, Bodrum and Dalaman (Turkey) among others.

Bristol Airport

Other destinations include Cancun, Sharm El Sheikh, Banjul (Gambia), Marrakech, New York and Sanford (Orlando) among others.

Airport parking (around 28 GBP per day) is available along with car hire. From Bristol Railway Station (Temple Meads), Bristol Bus Station and Clifton, the Bristol International Flyer express bus connects to Bristol International Airport. The journey time to Bristol city centre is around 30 minutes, with services operating daily between 02.30am and 00.45am. There is also a direct bus from Weston-Super-Mare.

By car the airport is located on the A38, 8 miles south of Bristol city centre. From the M5 coming from the north leave the motorway at junction 18; coming from the south on the M5 leave the motorway at junction 22.

Bristol Airport
Winford
Bristol, BS48 3DY
United Kingdom
0870 121 2747



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Friday, January 1, 2010