Lifestyle

Can Solar Panels Help You Reduce Your Energy Costs in the Cost of Living Crisis

As the ongoing cost of living crisis spirals, many households are seeking ways to reduce their energy bills. One potential solution is the installation of solar panels. The incentives for installing solar panels are not as attractive as they once were, but below we will explore whether solar panels can help you save money on your energy costs during these challenging times.

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Devon Property Featured on Beyond Paradise is Now Up For Sale

A former mill that overlooks the Devon Railway is now up for sale. The property was featured on BBC’s Beyond Paradise and is on the banks of the River Dart. No.3 Staverton Mill is Grade II listed and has been converted by Elmwood Properties. The renovation took place in 2010 and it has been described by the estate agents as being the perfect spot for full-term living, or a holiday home. With...

Exmouth on-call firefighters to hike Jurassic Coast in full kit and breathing apparatus in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity

A team of on-call firefighters are preparing to hike 33 miles across the Jurassic Coast in full fire kit and breathing apparatus, in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity and Devon Mind.

The firefighters, all of whom are based at Exmouth Fire Station in Devon, include Hieth George, Nigel Snowshall, Annie Tinsley, Paul Rickard, Dan Tribble Chris James, Chris Gowing and Toby Taylor. They...

Sidmouth Summer Play Festival looks forward to another fantastic year at The Manor Pavilion Theatre

The Paul Taylor Mills Summer Play Festival is in it's 11th year, running a repertory theatre season with over 60 years of history in Sidmouth.

Sidmouth is proud to host one of the longest running repertory theatre seasons in the country.

In repertory theatre, a company of actors rehearse and perform back to back plays in house for a season, often rehearsing the following...

Elaine Ashworth, shop manager at Flapjackery Tavistock

Free chocolate lollies and a food festival extravaganza as Flapjackery celebrates its fifth birthday

Flapjackery is celebrating the fifth birthday of its Tavistock shop during the first-ever eat: Tavistock, a food and drink festival sponsored by the renowned gluten free flapjack brand, with free chocolate lollies for children.

The festival takes place on Sunday, (April 21st, 2024) from 10am to 4pm along Duke Street and Bedford Square. Flapjackery's shop on Duke Street will be open,...

22 runners dressed as Elmer the Patchwork Elephant complete London Landmarks Half Marathon for dementia research

On Sunday 7 April, Just Jog, a running club from Devon, took on the London Landmarks Half Marathon. Running in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the group ran in costume as beloved book character, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.

Andersen Press, publishing house for Elmer the Patchwork Elephant by David McKee, partnered with Alzheimer’s Research UK in 2023 to release the paperback edition...

Pretty Woman: The Musical comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth

Following a hugely successful run in the West End, the smash hit Pretty Woman: The Musical is on a UK and Ireland tour, which is coming to Theatre Royal Plymouth next week, running from 15 – 20 April 2024 .

This feel-good production will star Amber Davies as Vivian Ward, Ore Oduba as Happy Man/ Mr Thompson , Oliver Savile as Edward Lewis and Natalie Paris as Kit De Luca. They are...

Schools across the south west encouraged to join national film challenge

Calling all budding Spielbergs, aspiring Coppolas, visionary Spike Lees and passionate storytellers in and across the South West!

The Schools 48 Hour Film Challenge UK is back, calling on schools in the region to get involved and compete nationally.

Now in its fourth year and set to be held from Friday 10th May, the challenge brings together students aged 7-18 years to...

Free entry with Rowcroft for the Torbay Half Marathon

Lace up your running shoes and get ready to make a difference at one of the most exciting road running events in the South West of England. The highly anticipated Torbay Half Marathon and 10k is set to make a triumphant return to the running calendar on Sunday 29 September 2024, with Rowcroft Hospice asking people to pound the pavement in support of the hospice. Runners can opt for the half...

Ilfracombe resident writes new crime novel based in Devon, inspired by the mysterious history of Hillsborough Head

Devon resident, Christophe Medler, has had his new book Vengeance for a Fallen Ange l published by The Conrad Press.

Vengeance for a Fallen Angel is a powerful and gritty crime novel set in North Devon in England. A deep dive into immorality so rampant in 1960’s society puts an unusual spin on the classic murder investigation plot, with an insight into the worlds of voodoo and the...

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