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Thelma Hulbert gallery

Present Makers 2020 exhibition launches online

Authored by Mary

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) has announced that its next exhibition: Present Makers 2020 will launch online on Saturday 21 November and hopes its doors will reopen again on 2 December.

Present Makers 2020 demonstrates the skill and diversity of contemporary crafts people and designer-makers living in the South West and all of the work is for sale. The exhibitionshowcases creative...

Major boost to cancer services in East Devon

Authored by Mary

Cancer services in East Devon will receive a major boost this month.

Ottery St Mary Hospital will become a new cancer hub for patients and their families.

Specialists from the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital’s oncology department and FORCE, the area’s leading cancer support charity, will be working together within a dedicated unit at the Keegan Road site.

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Barratt Homes deliver leading wildlife conservation and ecology measures at Berry Acres

Authored by Mary

A brand new housing development in South Devon will include a newly renovated home for owls and bats and follows extensive measures to protect a pair of rare cirl buntings at the site.

Construction has begun at Berry Acres , just outside Paignton, where Barratt Homes is building 187 much needed new homes. Steps taken by the five-star builder to protect local wildlife will result in...

Housebuilder extends NHS and armed forces thank you across Devon

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A leading housebuilder in Devon has this week extended its heartfelt thank you to NHS employees who have worked tirelessly to care for people during the Covid-19 pandemic this year.

Barratt Developments, parent company of Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes , launched a new NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme in May offering up to 5% to help NHS staff buy a new home. A similar offer is...

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Divorce on the rise?

Authored by The Family Law Co.

According to the Office of National Statistics there was an 18% rise in divorces in 2019.

Figures just released indicate that both same sex couples and opposite sex couples saw an increase in divorce and/or dissolution.

There were 107,599 opposite-sex divorces in 2019, an increase of 18.4% from 90,871 in 2018 and the highest since 2014. For same-sex divorces the figure...

Good game

Good Game Wins Gold Award and Best in Category in Taste of the West Awards

Authored by Mary

Taste of the West, the South West’s prestigious food, drink and hospitality awards, announced earlier this year their winners for 2020. Good Game was awarded five gold awards for their Organic Culatello, Organic Lomo, Organic Coppa, Salami and Pepperoni. They have also now been awarded Champion Product winners for their Game Salami, after first winning this in 2019 for their Tuscan style...

Online meet-up brings together Devon adults with type 1 diabetes

Authored by Mary

Leading charity Diabetes UK is running regular online sessions for adults in Devon living with type 1 diabetes. Designed to help remove the isolation often felt by people who have the condition, each event is relaxed and informal and welcomes everyone over the age of 18.

#TheBig1, as it is known, originally launched as a one-off face-to-face event in 2018 for older teens and young...

Marco Pierre White reveals Secrets of the Stove

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The UK’s best known chef, who has one of his restaurants in Plymouth, is one of the main draws of a brand new BBC e-learning service that offers never before access to the minds of some of the world’s greatest creative talents.

Fans of Marco Pierre White, whose restaurant is located at the Crown Plaza Hotel on Armada Way, can now enjoy over 30 online lessons where he reveals some of...

North Devon MP makes Green Homes plea

Authored by Mary

Selaine Saxby, MP for North Devon, has urged home energy efficiency businesses and local tradesmen to sign up to a new scheme aimed at making homes carbon-efficient in the area. The Government’s Green Homes Grant scheme launched in October, aiming at providing grants that cover two-thirds of the cost of work carried out in homes that reduce their carbon footprint. The scheme will give...

Urgent call for 500 Plymouth volunteers to take part in a new Covid-19 vaccine study

Authored by Mary

Six thousand UK volunteers will from today (Monday 16 November) be called upon to join another leading phase three Covid-19 vaccine study, as researchers around the world continue to work to secure a range of vaccines to help tackle coronavirus.

The latest study, co-funded by the UK government’s Vaccine Taskforce, will test the safety and effectiveness of a new two-dose regimen for a...