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Devon teenager wins internationally acclaimed photography competition

Authored by Mary

A teenager from Pennymoor near Tiverton, in Devon has won an international photography competition for a photo he took of a swan.

17-year-old Adam Lake took the photo while he was volunteering with the rangers along the Grand Western Canal in Tiverton.

His photo went up against 15,000 others taken all around the world for the Young Bird Photographer of the Year competition....

Kitley House Hotel named Hidden Gem 2019 in international LUX awards

Authored by sharon goble

Kitley House Hotel & Restaurant, near Plymouth, has been awarded the accolade of 'Hidden Gem of the Year' by LUX Life Magazine in this year’s prestigious Hotel & Spa Awards, which recognise the best of the best in the luxury hospitality industry worldwide.

LUX Life Magazine features those who work tirelessly to provide the best guest services and create peaceful and...

Kitley House Hotel wins Best Event Venue in national awards

Authored by sharon goble

Kitley House Hotel & Restaurant at Yealmpton, near Plymouth, is delighted to have won a national accolade in the Best Venue category of this year’s Event Entertainment Awards - weeks after celebrating its first anniversary under new ownership.

Presented by, the Awards recognise the best in the event entertainment industry across the UK.

Kitley went...

CPRE Devon launches Devon’s Best Churchyard competition 2019

Authored by sharon goble

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England is seeking Devon’s Best Churchyard of 2019 and is inviting churches of all denominations to enter the competition, now in its 2nd year.

Devon’s churchyards form part of the county’s rich and varied landscape. They are much more than burial grounds. They are unique and special places. Green havens of sanctuary for people and...

Kitley’s cuisine goes from strength to strength with the award of an AA Rosette

Authored by sharon goble

Kitley House Hotel in South Devon has been awarded One AA Rosette in recognition of the high standard of its food. The award comes hot on the heels of the appointment of a new Head Chef, Ben Davies, and a revamped menu focused on high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients.

Only about 10% of UK restaurants are of a standard worthy of One Rosette and above. The award signifies a...

Over £1,000 prize money available for Sustainable Design Awards

Authored by News Desk

On September 22nd September, Exeter based ethical retailer Sancho’s and InExeter will be shining a spotlight on sustainable design by hosting Exeter’s first ever Slow Fashion Show at Exeter Cathedral.

Slow fashion is the antidote to fast fashion that, as an industry, is having a highly negative impact on the world and the people in it.

Sancho’s owner and Creative Director,...

Plymouth foster carers celebrated at special award ceremony

Authored by News Desk

Foster carers from across Plymouth have been praised for their invaluable service to children and young people at a special celebration ceremony.

The Celebration in Excellence event, which was held at Devonport Guildhall, celebrated the outstanding continued commitment and dedication of carers.

The Council paid tribute to the contribution all carers make towards the lives of...

New Exhibition - Jerwood Prize Winners

Authored by DevonGuild

Launched in 2010, Jerwood Makers Open is an exhibition generated by a call-out from a London-based Charitable Trust. Jerwood asks for proposals from UK creatives who want to make new, radical craftwork in the first years of their career but often don't have the means.

Five artists: Sam Bakewell, Juli Bolaños-Durman, Jessica Harrison, Marcin Rusak and Laura Youngson Coll, were...

Developer at Plymouth’s Sponge UK sets gold standard with top award

Authored by Mary

Sponge UK’s Jason Butler has been named Learning Developer of the Year at Europe’s largest learning technologies awards scheme.

Jason, who works for the learning technologies business based at Plymouth Science Park, struck gold at the Learning Technologies Awards 2017 (LT Awards) held at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel on 29 November.

Jason switched his talents...

Cornwall entrepreneur shortlisted for National Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017

Authored by Helena Drawer

Cornwall based entrepreneur, Nikki Markham, has won through from over 200 entries to become one of the five finalists in this year’s Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She now has a chance, through a public vote, to win £10,000 for her organisation.

Nikki Markham is the founder of Battling On, a social enterprise which support veterans to reintegrate into civilian life...