Joe Pasquale announced as star of the Theatre Royal Plymouth pantomime

This year the Theatre Royal Plymouth panto will be everything you could wish for as Joe Pasquale stars as Wishee Washee.

Well-known and best-loved for being one of the hardest-working and top-selling live comedians in British comedy today, Joe has been delighting audiences for more than 30 years with his live stand-up tours and infectious sense of fun.

Joe has toured in...

Legendary TV personality Basil Brush to feature in Exmouth panto!

The team behind the Exmouth Pavilion Christmas Pantomime haven confirmed TV Legend and all round good fox, Basil Brush will join pantomime favourite Stuart Earp in this year’s production of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.

Basil Brush will feature as The Magic Mirror alongside Stuart Earp as Muddles, Harry Moore as Nurse Nellie, Kassie Malam as Snow White, Jessica Fay Long as The...

Dartmoor National Park issues guidance for visits during festive period

Visitors to Dartmoor National Park are being asked to continue being ‘careful, considerate and compassionate’ over the festive break so everyone can enjoy the special landscape. Dartmoor National Park Authority is urging people to ensure their visit is safe, enjoyable and memorable by planning ahead, sticking to designated car parks and respecting access rights. The call comes following...

Icy conditions possible on Christmas Day followed by Storm Bella on Boxing Day

Widespread freezing conditions could impact Devon’s roads on Christmas Day, while Boxing Day could see the county battered by gale force winds and heavy rain.

Devon County Council is warning that following the recent downpours, tonight’s cold snap could create icy patches tomorrow morning (25 December).

With road surface temperatures expected to drop below -3°C by tomorrow...


Referrals from NSPCC helpline about child abuse double in the South West - sparking Christmas warning

Concerns about child abuse have soared since national lockdown measures were first introduced, the NSPCC has found – with the average monthly number of referrals from the charity’s helpline on the issue increasing by over 100% in the South West.

The NSPCC has analysed its data from April to November and has found that the level of concern about emotional abuse, neglect, and physical...

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Carols on the beach welcomed by the community

Blackpool Sands in South Devon proved a magical backdrop for a festive carol service that was held on the beach on Saturday.

The event was organised by the Revd Dr Andrew Langley and the Churches in Dartmouth and District. Dr. Langley said: “It was a wonderful community event with the beautiful expanse of the beach allowing people to attend while safely social distancing. Our staging...

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Police officers help to brighten Christmas for children living in domestic abuse refuges

Devon & Cornwall Police officers based in Torquay have seen first-hand what a challenging year it has been for so many. This year even more so for families who have had to flee domestic abuse and now are spending their Christmas in a refuge away from their home.

This year the Public Protection Unit based at Torquay Police Station set up a donation point to collect toys to give to...

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Everything you need to know about Stagecoach bus services throughout the festive holidays

In a bid to keep the wheels turning this Christmas Stagecoach South West have announced extensive timetable information for the festive period seeing you into 2021.

The local bus operator has published service information for the holidays, including timetables for bus services on Christmas Eve through to the New Year, only taking a day off for Christmas Day and New Year's Day....


megabus offers thousands of extra coach seats and urges families and friends to book ahead for Christmas

Stagecoach, Britain's biggest bus and coach operator, has today announced that 5,600 extra socially-distanced seats are being made available on its megabus coaches over the Christmas period, and urges families and friends planning to be reunited to book ahead.

With support from the Department for Transport, Stagecoach can offer extra megabus seats from all the major cities and many...

Christmas recycling tips from EDDC and recycling dates for your Christmas tree

Not sure what you should and shouldn’t be recycling this Christmas? Well East Devon District Council (EDDC) has put this handy list together to help you over the festive season.

Every household in the district will soon be receiving a bin hanger, with all the information you need over Christmas and New Year. The information can also be found by visiting