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A borough of southwest England northeast of Plymouth. It has been important since Roman times because of its strategic location.


(Placename) a city in SW England, administrative centre of Devon; university (1955). Pop: 106 772 (2001)


(ˈɛk sɪ tər)

a city in Devonshire, in SW England. 105,100.
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CHRIS PYKE and family stayed at Crealy Adventure Park & Resort, Sidmouth Road, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DR as a guest of the owners.
Had Mr Butt, 66, been wearing a seat belt he may have survived the accident in January, an inquest in Exeter, Devon, heard.
The 33-year-old woman suffered a serious neck injury in the incident in Exeter, Devon.
LOUISE, EXETER, DEVON Frizzy hair is one of the worst things to contend with during the winter but it's easy to calm - with minimal effort.
The victim was punched to the floor and kicked in the face during the altercation in Exeter, Devon and Cornwall Police said.
Also shortlisted are the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, in Exeter, Devon, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh and The Watts Gallery, in Surrey.
The dad-of-two, from Exeter, Devon, said: "I rang my boss.
Cudmore was tried and sentenced to death in March 1830, in front of a thousand-strong crowd in Exeter, Devon.
It produces 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year and the Met Office HQ, in Exeter, Devon was named as one of the worst polluters in a new green league table published by the Department of Communities and Local Government.
Police sources say the bomb would have released a giant fireball at the Giraffe restaurant in Exeter, Devon, had it ignited.
Reilly was arrested by police at the scene of the lunchtime explosion in the Giraffe restaurant in the pounds 230m Princesshay shopping complex in Exeter, Devon.
Bowhill; the archaeological study of a building under repair in Exeter, Devon, 1977-95.