National award for NHS Devon team

NHS Devon’s trailblazing work to tackle health inequalities experienced by ethnically diverse communities in Devon has received national recognition, beating stiff competition from across the country to win the Health Equalities category in the national NHS parliamentary awards.

NHS Devon’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team were nominated by the MP for Plymouth Sutton and...

Torbay litter picker announced as semi-finalist in Eventbrite’s national ‘Hobby Hero’ competition

Hannah Beaumont, 25 from Brixham in Torbay, who spends up to eight hours every week litter picking on Brixham’s beaches, has made it through to the semi-finals of Eventbrite’s Hobby Hero competition, which saw hundreds of entries from throughout the UK.

Eventbrite’s Hobby Hero competition launched in May to find Britain’s greatest hobbyist and help them share their pastime with...

The Devonshire Hotel in Torquay wins 2022 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

The Devonshire Hotel in Torquay has been awarded a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 2022.

The Devonshire Hotel, overlooking Tor Bay, is part of the family-owned and operated coach holiday group Daish’s Holidays and has been acknowledged for consistently delivering positive experiences to travellers.

The Traveller’s Choice Awards recognise travellers’ favourite...

Five Devon businesses win prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

South West Business Council have announced this year’s regional recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise is an awards programme for British businesses and other organisations who excel in one of four categories: International trade, innovation, sustainable development or promoting opportunity (through social mobility).


Gold-standard dining among the donkeys 

For the fourth year in a row, The Donkey Sanctuary’s on-site restaurant ‘The Kitchen’ has been awarded a Taste of the West Gold Award.

The venue at the sanctuary in Sidmouth picked up the Gold Awardin the café/tearoom category in the 2022 Taste of the West Hospitality and Retail Awards.

The judges looked at a number of categories, including the quality of service and food,...

Sheroes is back for 2022!

Local women's charity invites you to nominate remarkable women in your life

In celebration of International Women's Day this year, Trevi, the leading women's charity in Devon, is proud to be launching their popular Shero campaign for a second year. They are asking you to nominate, donate and show you care.

A Shero is a female hero who deserves to be recognised and celebrated for...

Construction apprentice from Devon wins national apprentice award

An apprentice carpenter from Devon has been awarded Highly Commended National Intermediate Apprentice of the Year at the acclaimed National Apprenticeship Awards 2021.

Henry Powell, who works for Barratt Homes, won the prestigious award at a glittering ceremony in London last week hosted by Strictly Come Dancing and BBC star Dan Walker and attended by the education secretary Nadhim...

EDDC scoops three prestigious planning awards for Clyst Valley Regional Park

The Clyst Valley Regional Park has been declared overall winner at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) South West Awards for Planning Excellence 2021, as well as winning the ‘Excellence in Plan Making Practice’ category and highly commended in the RTPI South West Chairs Award for Health, Wellbeing and Inclusivity.

Hot on the trail of COP26 and with a clear vision to support East...

Vistry Partnerships Plymouth development wins prestigious construction award

Mayflower Leat in Plymouth has been named among a shortlist of sites in England and Wales to win an award for high standards of construction and site management.

Mayflower Leat, being built by Vistry Partnerships, has been awarded The Bricks Site Recognition Award by LABC Warranty, for its standards of workmanship and overall management of the site, including health and safety...

Devon farm vet wins top BVA accolade

Devon-based vet Richard Walters was announced as the winner of this year’s John Bleby Cup during the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) virtual Members’ Day today (23 September). He received the award in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the BVA Council, the Association’s key debating chamber where members’ views on matters of veterinary policy are represented.