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Woman swims to help find cure for brain tumours

A Devon woman is taking on a month-long swim challenge to raise money for Brain Tumour Research in memory of her husband.

Susan Shrubsole, 65, from Torrington is swimming 5k throughout August. It’s after her late-husband David Shrubsole died 12 months after being diagnosed with a glioblastoma (GBM), he was 56.

The craft shop owner said: “I’ve always wanted to do something in...

The Warrior Women Walk invites you to conquer and connect and help support women affected by domestic abuse and violence

Local women’s charity Trevi is calling all COURAGEOUS, STRONG women who are ready to SMASH IT and complete their 10K Warrior Women Walk this October.

This year, Trevi launches its very first Warrior Women Walk. Join them on Sunday, 16 October, as they urge local women to come together and step out in support of those affected by domestic violence and abuse and show us that they can...

Drake Circus helps young people kickstart their retail career with free training programme

Drake Circus is calling for young people in Plymouth to take the first step in their retail careers by registering for its free training programme, Bright Lights Starting Out in Retail.

The two-week online programme starts on Monday 15th August and aims to give young people in Plymouth access to high quality training, including support with interviews and CV writing, as well as mental...

Money for Proper Job in Devon from SPAR Community Cashback scheme

SPAR donates £5,000 to Devon resource centre

Appleby Westward, which owns or manages all SPAR stores in the South West, has announced its successful Community Cashback recipients, who have been recognised for their exceptional contributions to their local communities. One of the recipients is Proper Job, a resource centre in Chagford, Devon, which received a grant of £5,000.

Proper Job is a not-for-profit resource centre,...

900 homes and businesses get Mobile Boost

Mobile phone signal has been the only thing that hasn’t been perfect for Nathan and Lizzie Figg since they moved to Nethway Farm in South Devon three years ago. The holiday cottage business at Kingswear, near Dartmouth, is located in a valley that makes their mobile signal hit and miss. When they heard about Connecting Devon and Somerset’s Mobile Boost programme, they signed up and had a Cel-...

New Energy Partnership appoints Foot Anstey to support battery energy storage and renewable energy projects

Foot Anstey has been appointed by Warrington-based New Energy Partnership (NEP), a highly experienced team developing battery energy storage and other renewable energy projects in the UK, as a key partner to provide expert legal advice and help enable NEP to progress its pipeline of work.

NEP's stated mission is to use its all-equity investment commitment to deliver more than 2GW of...

Campaign launched to raise £350k for Honiton community building

Honiton Community Spaces have launched a major campaign to raise £325,000 to revitalise a much-loved Honiton community building.

Big plans for the town’s Community Use Building [CUB] have now been revealed – with a dream to transform the site so it can host up to 400 people each week.

Volunteers have now issued a plea to residents to support their fundraising drive, to fix...

Revisiting The Pirates of Devon

When you think of pirates, Cornwall springs to mind. The Pirates of Penzance, all those smuggling coves and rich folklore add up to make Cornwall a land of piracy and intrigue, but the truth is Devon has got much the same history. It might not be quite as well known, but our smugglers and pirates here in Devon should be just as famous. Pirates have become very popular over the last few years...

Devon housebuilder donates £500 to local LGBTQ+ social enterprise

Housebuilder Allison Homes South West has donated £500 to Proud2Be in Devon, where it is building homes across the region.

Proud2Be is a grassroots social enterprise that supports all members of the LGBTQ+ community to lead empowered, fulfilled and authentic lives. Set up in 2011, Proud2Be facilitates various groups and events, hosts interactive workshops for organisations and...

Intriguing new exhibition by Turner Prize nominee opens in Devon

Ingrid Pollard Three Drops of Blood has opened to wide acclaim at Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG)

An intriguing new exhibition by Ingrid Pollard, renowned artist and 2022 Turner Prize nominee, has opened at THG in Devon. This exhibition of new work features photography, print, mixed media, text and found objects.

Ingrid Pollard Three Drops of Blood is the culmination of Pollard...

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