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It's official: Exmouth and Sidmouth boast some of Britain’s nicest beaches

Exmouth and Sidmouth have been officially recognised for having some of the nicest beaches in Britain.

The two towns were among 76 locations to be given the prestigious Blue Flag Award for their outstanding beaches.

Not only this, but Seaside Awards were also given to Exmouth, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, and Seaton by the national charity - Keep Britain Tidy.

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Who are Devon’s outstanding apprentices?

RGB Building Supplies has joined forces with Radio Exe to recognise the county’s apprentices and is encouraging companies from all sectors to nominate in the Devon Outstanding Apprentice award.

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from 8th to 14th February, RGB and Radio Exe are looking for apprentices who perhaps go the extra mile, have a great attitude, make an...

Food Drink Devon

Devon's finest honoured at Food Drink Devon’s Virtual Awards

Devon’s world-class food and drink scene was celebrated at Food Drink Devon’s Virtual Awards on Thursday 12th November. The county’s finest food and drink producers, hospitality businesses and speciality retailers were recognised at Food Drink Devon’s first ever virtual awards which were announced online by Devon food and drink champion Kerry White and board member Tom Chartres-Moore of...

Green Flag Awards for Stover and Grand Western Canal Country Parks

Devon County Council's two country parks have been presented with prestigious Green Flag Awards.

Stover Country Park and the Grand Western Canal Country Park are among more than 2,000 sites across the country to collect the award this year.

Both Stover and the Grand Western Canal remained open throughout the pandemic lockdown and they have seen an increase in visitors over...

A deluge of awards for Sharpham wine

Well-known West Country winery, Sharpham Wine, has taken a clutch of top awards at WineGB , a major competition for British wines, which has this year been showcasing the fact that the UK is now regarded as one of most exciting wine regions in the world.

Sharpham Wine, which won a total of four medals at this year’s recently announced WineGB Awards including GOLD for Sharpham Bacchus...

Gold winner Digital Beer Awards

Salcombe Brewery's New Speyside Barrel Aged Porter wins gold in prestigious national beer competition

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) annual Beer Awards has named Salcombe Brewery’s Speyside Island Street Porter as the best beer of its kind in Britain. SIBA’s annual competition, held digitally for the first time, attracted entries of just under 500 beers from more than 180 different breweries, into 15 beer categories.

John Tiner, founder of Salcombe Brewery, comments “This is...

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South West tops England for 8th year in National Tourism Awards

The finalists for the national VisitEngland awards have been announced and the South West’s position as England’s top region for quality have been further reinforced with 13 of the 53 finalists.

Nominations for the national awards were put forward following the South West Tourism Excellence awards in Exeter Cathedral in February, following a record year for the awards with 773...

South West electrical wholesaler brings home the gongs - virtually

There was elation this week when Devondale Electrical learnt that the company’s Bideford branch had won Branch of the Year in the national Electrical Wholesaler Awards.

The news got even better when it turned out that the whole company had also achieved Highly Commended in the Wholesaler of the Year, 6-25 branches.

The industry awards were due to take place in London on May 21...

The Box secures significant funding to keep rare work of art in the UK

The Box has raised nearly a quarter of a million pounds from five key funders to save a rare piece of 19th century studio pottery for the nation.

The work of art is a large sculpture of an anthropomorphic crab. It’s a humorous object measuring almost half a metre long with grinning eyes, a curling moustache, cropped beard and smile of uneven teeth.

It was made in June 1880...

Taking on the online giants at their own game

Builders’ merchant Inter-Line is showing how to beat the online giants with a best-in-class digital operation that has just won the prestigious website of the year title.

Online giants such as Amazon and Screwfix have been eyeing up the builders’ merchant sector and are taking business from traditional merchants.

This has left many builders’ merchants reviewing how their...

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