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Donkey Sanctuary Gift Shop scoops top Devon award 

The Donkey Sanctuary’s on-site Gift Shop has won the Best Devon Attraction Retail Shop of the Year award.

The venue at the Sidmouth sanctuary has been named as the overall Devon winner for its best range, choice, appropriateness, local sourcing, display and pricing in the Devon’s Top Attractions’ 2023 awards.

The Gift Shop, in the heart of the Sidmouth sanctuary, is stacked...

Decision to be made on preferred location of a new community near Exeter

A report on proposals for a second new community to the east of Exeter will be considered by East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Strategic Planning Committee on Tuesday, 5 December.

Members of the committee will discuss residents’ feedback from the Draft Local Plan consultation, that closed in January 2023, and consultants’ continued assessments of the suitability of the three...

Financial boost for Newton Abbot Museum

A local housebuilder in Newton Abbot has committed £2,000 to the local museum in a show of commitment to the town.

Persimmon Homes South West made the donation as part of its Community Champions scheme which seeks to leave a positive and lasting legacy in the areas in which it builds. In attendance at the cheque presentation, which was held at the Museum, was Mayor David Corney-...

Aerial view of Exmouth Seafront

Permanent repairs to Exmouth’s seawall planned for January

From January 2024, for approximately two months, engineers will fully secure the sections of Exmouth’s seawall damaged by recent storms.

Although it may appear quiet on site, the new wall is being designed, and contractors will carry out trial holes and investigate the state of the current wall in the week commencing 11 December. East Devon District Council (EDDC) aims to refine the...

Tiverton builders merchant hits bullseye with fundraising month for CHSW

The Tiverton branch of RGB Building Supplies is inviting customers to be part of a charity darts competition taking place between Friday 1st December and Wednesday 20th December in aid of Children's Hospice South West.

In return for a donation of £1 to the charity, participants will be given three darts to throw to achieve as high a score as possible. At the end of the event, the...

School children visit Devonshire Homes construction site in Bideford

Bideford school children get a lesson in safety and home building at The Grange

Year Six pupils from St Mary's C of E Primary School became VIP visitors for the day at a popular new build homes development, as part of a school project.

West Country housebuilder Devonshire Homes hosted 60 children from the local primary school to its popular Bideford development, The Grange. Launched in 2022, The Grange is a collection of two, three, four and five bedroom homes...

Drake Circus Reveals Full Festive Activities

Drake Circus and The Barcode has announced a calendar of festive fun at the centre throughout November and December.

Festive shoppers will be treated to a special Christmas drawing session hosted by The Snow Princess on Thursday (30th November).

The North Pole Postal Service, with Nena the reindeer and her steward Pickle, will roam the centre on the evening of Thursday 7th...

Stephanie Austin

Devon murder mystery author to sign copies of her latest thriller at Otter Garden Centre

A talented Devon author will be at Otter Garden Centre in Ottery St Mary to sign copies of her exciting new mystery novel, A Devon Midwinter Murder .

It's the seventh book in Stephanie Austin’s Devon Mysteries series, which is set in Ashburton and features ‘domestic goddess’ and amateur sleuth, Juno Browne.

The series, which includes Dead in Devon and The Dartmoor Murders, was...

Owens Coffee Unveils Perfect Waves Café

Devon-based coffee roaster expands offering, with a new café experience

Devon-based coffee roaster, Owens Coffee , is proud to announce the opening of Perfect Waves Café, a stylish new coffee shop within The Roastery at Ivybridge. This expansion marks a significant enhancement to the original takeaway, now providing a warm and inviting indoor space for up to 25 customers.


The Box unveils 2024 exhibition programme

The Box, Plymouth’s award-winning museum, art gallery and archive, has revealed an ambitious exhibition programme for 2024. It includes collaborations with some of the country’s most high-profile museums and galleries, and exhibitions that explore timely issues such as the role of museums in relation to empire and the ongoing challenge of the climate crisis.

In spring 2024, The Box...

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