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Rare white sparrow discovered by Heligan

A rare bird has been discovered in a Cornish garden. Polgooth resident Barry Hitchens was puzzled by an unusual looking, small, white plumed bird visiting his garden and called experts at the nearby Lost Gardens of Heligan to investigate.

The Heligan team identified the garden...




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Demand for homes in the countryside rise as COVID-19 sparks rural relocation

London firm Urbanist Architecture sees 65 per cent increase in demand for homes in rural areas due to pandemic.

Multidisciplinary architecture and planning firm Urbanist Architecture has reported a surge in enquiries for homes in the countryside, a trend seen as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis, with the practice seeing a 65 per cent increase compared to Q4 of 2019.


5 Deals that you wouldn't want to miss this Christmas

This Christmas we'll all be trying to save as much money as possible, and these five deals will help you cut the cost when buying Christmas presents this year. We've scoured the internet and rounded up a list of the top discounts we could find. Whether you're looking for a discount on homeware or a present for the wife/husband that has everything, this list is for you. You can shop just about...

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Revealed: The most unusual car parks in the UK

Parking a car is usually considered an annoying yet necessary chore. However the UK boasts unique structures, stunning scenery and haunting historical buildings - some of which just happen to be car parks.

hiyacar - the unique car-sharing platform - has teamed up with YourParkingSpace to uncover the most 'out of the ordinary' place to park a car. The top 10 includes the most north-...

Crowdfunder supports FareShare, the Trussell Trust and Oasis with Launch of Anti-Hunger Crowdfunder Campaign has launched a national anti-hunger campaign to support over 50 food bank projects and charities, to help feed the #14millionPeople in the UK who are struggling to afford to eat this winter. Cornerstone national charities include FareShare, the Trussell Trust and Oasis, who are united by the common goal of working to alleviate hunger and build a future where everyone in the...

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Redrow Homes supports Okehampton Christmas Sleigh for the second year in a row

National housebuilder Redrow Homes has sponsored Okehampton Roundtable’s drive-by Christmas Sleigh for the second year running.

The annual and much-loved Christmas Sleigh drive-by will take place throughout December, 7pm-7:30pm weekdays and 4pm-7:30pm at weekends, in Okehampton and the local area.

The Okehampton Roundtable has supported the Okehampton community throughout the...

Professional cleaning services take the stress out of putting on an event

Events take place a time that you want to celebrate, say goodbye, congratulate and so on, so everything must be perfect from the beginning to the end and after. Professional cleaning companies can now offer event cleaning services to ensure that any types of venues are ready for any kind of event that may be taking place. The Before event cleaning process will maintain the flooring, dusting,...

Can you pass the Life In the UK test?

What is the Life in the UK Test?

The Life in the UK test is a requirement for any individual that is looking to apply for British Citizenship or an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). The test was introduced to ensure that applicants have a good understanding of British traditions, laws, beliefs, the political system and the English language.

The test is computer based and it...

SW remains region in the UK with the highest number of horse and vehicle collisions, new statistics reveal

The South West of England reports the highest level of incidents involving horses and vehicles in the UK, with 203 incidents reported to The British Horse Society (BHS) during 2019-2020. The county of Devon reported over half of the overall incidents, with 104 incidents, 1 human fatality and 33 horse fatalities, also making it the county with the highest equine fatality rate in the UK....

The Crown Fuels: Properties featured in The Crown rack up energy bills of up to £2m

The Crown is renowned for providing a dramatic look into the life of The Royals and their family, from behind-the-scenes conversations to the grandeur of their homes. But what may shock consumers this season is the eye-watering amount of energy these historic properties require each year to run.

Buildings expected to feature prominently in season four of The Crown - including Diana’s...

Devon County Show

Devon County Show organisers announce new July dates

The Devon County Agricultural Association is delighted to announce that the 125th Devon County Show will take place on Friday 2nd Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July 2021.

The County Show, that was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will move from its usual mid-May dates for next year only. Mary Quicke, DCAA Chairman said ‘we are absolutely committed to holding our Devon...