Virtual Christmas Carol Service at The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary will once again hold its virtual Carols by Candlelight service from its international headquarters in Sidmouth, Devon this Friday 10 December.

Hosted by celebrant and former BBC Radio Bristol presenter Emma Britton, the event gets underway at 6pm and will be available to watch on The Donkey Sanctuary’s website.

Following on from the award-winning ‘...

New BBC Two show Take a Hike strolls into Devon to kick off series

BBC Two’s new competitive hiking series sets off in Devon. Each week five people go head-to-head to discover the best walks the UK has to offer, celebrating jaw-dropping views, great company and the pure joy of being outdoors. The first week in Devon features Lynmouth, Ilfracombe’s coastal path, Shaldon beach, Dartmoor, and Greenway.

Home to wild moorlands, lush rolling hills,...

Marco Pierre White reveals Secrets of the Stove

The UK’s best known chef, who has one of his restaurants in Plymouth, is one of the main draws of a brand new BBC e-learning service that offers never before access to the minds of some of the world’s greatest creative talents.

Fans of Marco Pierre White, whose restaurant is located at the Crown Plaza Hotel on Armada Way, can now enjoy over 30 online lessons where he reveals some of...

BBC Spotlight’s Justin Leigh signs off after 33 years

Justin Leigh has announced he is to leave the BBC after 33 years - including almost 20 years presenting the UK’s most popular regional TV news programme, BBC Spotlight.

The popular presenter of the BBC One South West bulletin will sign off for good on Friday, October 16.

Justin said: “The Spotlight team and our viewers are like a second family to me, so leaving the only job...

BBC sets out plans to transform its local services 

The BBC has set out plans to transform its local services in England as it seeks to serve audiences better, respond to lessons learnt during the COVID-19 crisis and make savings to tackle its financial challenges.

BBC England, home of the BBC’s local radio stations and regional TV news, will undergo a significant reinvention.

The new vision for regional and local services...

BBC local radio stations unite to hear the stories behind race and coronavirus

As striking data reveals Coronavirus is having a disproportionate impact on Black, Asian and other ethnic minority groups, all 39 BBC local radio stations across England are joining forces in a one-hour special on Wednesday at 7pm (May 6, 2020) to explore what is being done to find out why and to hear the powerful human stories behind the figures.

Presenters Karen Gabay (BBC Radio...

New editors join BBC Spotlight and BBC Radio Cornwall

Daisy Griffith is now leading the most popular regional news bulletin in the country, Spotlight, which reaches more than 50 per cent of the South West each week.

Meanwhile Emma Clements is running BBC Radio Cornwall, a station with more than 100,000 weekly listeners.

Stephanie Marshall, head of the BBC in the South West and West, said the experienced journalists would bring...

New BBC political show puts the spotlight on issues across England

“It’s never been more important to listen to people and the local issues which affect them,” says the Director of BBC England as she launches a new weekly politics show in the South West.

Local stories have the power to shape the national picture and that was proved like never before in the 2019 General Election, believes Helen Thomas, who says Politics South West will “put local...

BBC's Street Auction being filmed in Plymouth

Filming for the second series of BBC One’s Street Auction series, presented by Paul Martin of Flog It!, will take place at Tothill Park in Plymouth on June 24th from 1.30pm.

The series, due to be broadcast in the Autumn, will feature a variety of locations across the UK, bringing together a street and a community for a massive fund-raising effort.

Earlier this month neighbours...

Plymouth cabbies make national TV debut

A BBC South West documentary which charted the weight loss attempts of two Plymouth-based taxi drivers is to receive a national TV premiere on BBC One on Monday, 19 June at 7:30pm.

Aired on BBC South West in April 2016, Supersize Cabbies followed the fat-busting fortunes of Roger Laughton and Mike Davis from Plymouth taxi company Need A Cab as they embarked on a six-week community...