New award to commemorate renowned sculptor Heather Jansch

A new award will commemorate Devon artist Heather Jansch who died in July . Heather was a renowned sculptor who specialised in images of horses created in driftwood and bronze. Her life-size sculptures are held in collections around the world. The recipient of the Award will receive a sculpture by Heather Jansch – a small bronze horse head modelled on her own horse, RaRa. The sculpture has...

End of life team wins Great British Care Award

South Devon End of Life Project, which is part of independent care provider Agincare’s live-in service, has won Home Care Team of the Year in the Great British Care Awards.

The team picked up the top award for the southwest region at a special ceremony at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, and now progresses to the national final on the 25th of September at the International Convention...

Nuffield Health Plymouth hospital awarded for commitment to patient safety

Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital is celebrating after being named as a National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits.

The NJR monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations to improve clinical outcomes for the benefit of patients, clinicians and industry. The...

Ivybridge Community College headteacher Rachel Hutchinson

Ivybridge’s Rachel Hutchinson shortlisted for UK Headteacher of the Year award

A focus on character education and nurturing staff puts Rachel at the heart of the community

Ivybridge Community College headteacher Rachel Hutchinson has been shortlisted for the UK Headteacher of the Year accolade in the TES Schools Awards 2021

Rachel has been shortlisted thanks to her continued sympathetic development of Ivybridge Community College, one of the UK’s largest single-...

Yarde Farm Ice Cream scoops a major industry award

Yarde Farm manufacture premium dairy ice cream and sorbets

Plymouth-based Yarde Farm Ice Cream has won a major accolade at the prestigious British Frozen Food Federation 2020 Annual Frozen Food Awards. Its Blackcurrant & Clotted Cream Ice Cream has scooped the award for the Best New Dessert/Ice Cream/Confectionery Product.

The brand produces premium ice cream and specialises in...

Top Devon park picked for main event in tourism awards

Steps to keep customers and team members safe over the past 12 months have helped Ladram Bay Holiday Park to secure a place in the 2020 Devon Tourism Awards.

The family-owned park was announced as a finalist this month after award judges reviewed its long list of successes and achievements during the last year.

Providing guests with peace of mind during their stays, adding new...

Endangered horseshoe bats have been given a lifeline by the park based at Berry Head

Rare bat rescue team at Devon park scoop top eco-award

Helping to provide a bright future for one of Britain's rarest bats has won a top environmental award for Landscove Holiday Park in Berry Head, Brixham.

Operated by Park Holidays UK, the cliff-top park has been honoured by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

The organisation, which works under a Royal Charter, presented Landscove with the...

East Devon District Council, Hearts for the Arts Award

East Devon District Council shortlisted for Hearts for the Arts Award

The shortlist has been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2021 . The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of Local Authorities who are championing the arts against all odds.

East Devon District Council has been nominated for Best Arts Project for the Creative Cabin - a brightly coloured, instantly recognizable, mobile unit taking nature...

Adam Lake

Devon teenager wins internationally acclaimed photography competition

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

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...