Urban Jungle

Devon man reaches final of national competition

A man from Devon has reached the final in a national competition to find young adults who have helped in their communities during the 2020 pandemic.

Tom Perkins, 24, was nominated for the Urban Jungle's Heroes 2020 competition by Maddie Burton, who has been friends with Tom since they were at school together.

Maddie said: "My hero is Tom. During 2020, he went above and...

Win VIP tickets to see Zippo’s Christmas Circus in Plymouth


The brilliant Zippo’s Circus - several times voted “Britain’s Best Circus” – is bringing a special Christmas Circus to Plymouth . Zippo’s is Covid-safe, sanitised, and well-ventilated.

Enter our competition to win one of five VIP ringside family tickets (2 adults and 2 children).

Winners get free popcorn and candy floss for each member of...

Devon's Best Churchyard 2020 winner's plaque in the churchyard at Northam

Northam named Devon’s Best Churchyard of 2020

Local countryside and conservation charity Devon CPRE is delighted to announce that St Margaret’s Church at Northam is the Winner of this year’s Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition. At the weekend a sustainable oak plaque and a cheque for £200 was awarded to representatives of the community of volunteers who help maintain this beautifully biodiverse churchyard on the north Devon coast....

A New Normal’ photography competition winners revealed by The Box

The winners of The Box’s ‘A New Normal: Life Through a Lens’ photography competition have been chosen and presented with their prizes.

The competition ran throughout the summer and entrants were invited to capture submit an image that best captured their experiences of life during lockdown. What does the ‘new normal’ look like?

The quality, quantity and range of topics...

Melling Hall

Two weeks left to win £930,000 mansion

Guy and Julie Vass are offering their beautiful country home, Melling Hall, which sits at the gateway to the Lake District in a prize draw because they want to support Lancaster charity St John’s Hospice, the NHS and other worthy charities.

Not only will the winner take the house, the prize also includes a generous £7,000 to cover the first year's expenses. Current owner of Melling...

Unsung Heroes: New competition launches to honour the nations’ best

UNSUNG HEROES of the pandemic – such as NHS workers, delivery drivers and supermarket workers – are at the top of Britain’s new pecking order and the most respected in society, a study shows.

 Research into attitudes during the coronavirus crisis shows a remarkable change in the social pecking order of how people who do different jobs are now regarded.

 Almost all those in...

One of the winning paintings 'Mannings Pit' by Graciella Sillence-Dreyer from Barnstaple's Pilton Bl

CPRE Devon inundated with competition entries from children in lockdown who showed they care about the countryside

Devon’s schoolchildren have shown how much they care about the countryside by entering CPRE Devon’s 2020 Art and Writing competitions in their droves. This year the Devon branch of the countryside charity CPRE received more entries than ever before and from all corners of the county.

In both competitions, held throughout the months of lockdown, primary schoolchildren demonstrated how...

National competition opens to find UK’s best beach hut for life

Life’s a Beach Hut: A brand new competition celebrating the UK’s iconic and much-loved coastline Beach Huts has been launched by Ipswich-based insurance specialist firm, Ryan’s Insurance - with over £600 of prizes up for grabs.

In collaboration with Millie’s Beach Huts, the inaugural competition is calling on the UK’s 20,000-plus beach hut owners to come together and compete to...

Devon school pupil wins wildlife poetry competition

Winners of the national poetry competition launched by environmental charity Earthwatch have been announced, with Jamie Carlton from Devon winning a prize in the 8 - 11 year olds category for his ‘Deer’ poem. The poetry competition was launched as part of a range of events organised by Earthwatch to help families cope with lockdown and remain connected to nature, including a popular online...

Castle Fine Art draws up competition to find next Young Fine Artist

Leading retail art gallery, Castle Fine Art, is inviting children to channel their inner Jackson Pollock by taking part in its Young Fine Artist in Residence competition. Adapting to the ‘new normal’, Castle Fine Art has hosted the competition online for the very first time, gathering entries so far from children across the country.

Since launching in 2017, Castle Fine Art’s Young...