Devon's Best Churchyard 2020 winner's plaque in the churchyard at Northam

Northam named Devon’s Best Churchyard of 2020

Local countryside and conservation charity Devon CPRE is delighted to announce that St Margaret’s Church at Northam is the Winner of this year’s Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition. At the weekend a sustainable oak plaque and a cheque for £200 was awarded to representatives of the community of volunteers who help maintain this beautifully biodiverse churchyard on the north Devon coast....

Tour of Britain

Devon unveil Sherford to Exeter route for Tour of Britain

Devon County Council and organisers of the Tour of Britain have today (Monday 7 September) announced more details of the Devon stage of the race to mark one year to go until Britain’s biggest professional cycle race returns to the county.

Devon will host Stage Two of the 2021 Tour of Britain on Monday 6 September with a 185 kilometre (115 mile) route between Sherford and Exeter, the...

Plymouth Art Weekender

Trailblazing Plymouth Art Weekender storms ahead for 2020 event

Proving that out of adversity comes creativity, the team behind the trailblazing Plymouth Art Weekender and Visual Arts Plymouth are striding ahead with plans for the 2020 Visual Art Festival. Despite most events nationally and globally being postponed or cancelled, from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th September 2020, venues of all shapes and sizes across Britain’s ‘Ocean City’ will play host to...

Tour of Britain postponed until September 2021

The organisers of the Tour of Britain have announced that this year’s race has been postponed.

Devon County Council had been due to host Stage Two of this year’s race in September with a route that was planned to start in Sherford and finish in Exeter.

However, the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic has prompted Sweetspot Group, which runs the Tour, to confirm that...

Lots of great content planned for this year’s Plymouth History Festival

Plymouth’s popular annual History Festival is going online this year. It will run from Friday 8 to Sunday 31 May with new content published daily on its website and social media channels to highlight the city’s brilliant heritage sector and history.

The festival will provide 24 consecutive days of information and insights.

Highlights will include online exhibitions and tours...

2020 Dartmoor Folk Festival postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

ORGANISERS of the annual Dartmoor Folk Festival have announced that this year's event, which was due to take place over three days at South Zeal in August, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement issued on April 29, the Dartmoor Folk Festival Association said: “It is with much sadness that we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year's Dartmoor...

How to prepare your living room for summer 2020

With all the pandemonium recently, we decided it would be good to look forward to the Summer when hopefully things will be a lot better in the country. Summer is one of the best times of the year and at the moment with holiday cancellations etc., people only have the Summer to look forward to. So today we’re going to discuss how to maximise your enjoyment of the sunshine from your living room...

Paralympic star urges South West swimmers to go for gold

PARALYMPIC swimmer and gold medallist Bethany Firth is calling on people across The South West to take the plunge and sign up for Swimathon 2020.

Bethany is helping to highlight the annual fundraiser which raises money for two charities, Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

The swimming star is urging people of all ages and abilities to take part in the sponsored event. It...

Storm clear-up costs expected to rise

The repair and clear-up bill from Storm Dennis and Storm Ciara is expected to cost at least £200,000, according to early estimates from Devon County Council.

The authority is expecting that figure to rise as the clearance of several landslips continues and further damage is uncovered across the county.

It comes as the Grade Two Listed Austin’s Bridge at Buckfastleigh has had...

Agrifest South West announces 2020 date

The Devon County Agricultural Association is delighted to announce that the 2020 Agrifest South West will take place on Wednesday 11th November at Westpoint, Exeter. The event, which attracts primestock entries from across the region, was cancelled in 2019 and the confirmation that it will run again in 2020 has been well received by the agricultural community. Agrifest South West Chairman,...