Keeping it in the family - Jack Stein talks food, golf and Cornwall

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and it’s certainly true when it comes to Jack Stein.

Son of famous Cornwall chef Rick, Jack has more than lived up to his famous surname overseeing all the Rick Stein Group’s food and its 14 restaurants across the UK.

From an early age, he worked as a porter in his father’s The Seafood Restaurant before moving to front of...

Paignton campaigner makes a splash at the G7 Summit

A campaigner from Paignton who spent the weekend campaigning in Cornwall during the G7 Summit, returns home with hopeful message - urging other local people to act.

Lilly Nattrass, 20, spent the weekend in Falmouth, as part of a group of 18 young people from overseas development charity CAFOD, calling for world leaders to take urgent action on vaccine fairness, the climate emergency...

Hedley Wood ready to welcome first guests of the holiday season

Hedley Wood will welcome their first holiday guests of the season on Monday 12th April following months of closure due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Despite the park being closed for a large part of the 2020 season the staff on site have been working tirelessly with an upgraded reception area, dog exercise field is now secure and will be getting agility equipment and balls making it more...

Volunteers needed to help one of the West Country’s special birds to thrive

Volunteers needed to help one of the West Country’s special birds to thrive

The RSPB are appealing for volunteers across Devon and Cornwall to help them carryout their annual Cirl Bunting Monitoring, between April-August of this year. In partnership with Natural England, the RSPB have launched an exciting online Cirl Bunting Action Hub where people can register to take part in the survey, discover more about this special bird.

Cath Jeffs, RSPB Conservation...

Proposed changes to marriage laws could benefit Devon and Cornwall, say wedding planners

Proposed changes to marriage laws could benefit Devon and Cornwall, say wedding planners

Cornish wedding planners have welcomed recommendations that would allow couples in England to marry anywhere, saying they could benefit Devon and Cornwall by drawing couples from across the UK to get married, when Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

The Law Commission has proposed changes which would overhaul England’s archaic wedding laws, which currently only allow legal wedding...

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...

Devon and Cornwall’s creative communities invited to show that “home is where the art is”

A playful and innovative set of new small-scale arts commissions, designed to harness Devon and Cornwall’s creative talents by showing that ‘home is where the arts is’, have been launched.

Arts and Culture, University of Exeter has partnered with the Exeter Phoenix, Kaleider and Exeter Northcott Theatre to unveil this new initiative to encourage freelance artists across Devon and...

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...

Charity zoos: business as usual

The three South West zoos run by regional conservation charity Wild Planet Trust have a defiant message for coronavirus: “It’s business as usual”.

Staff and volunteers are prepared for the impact of coronavirus, but at this time the charity zoos remain open. Zoo spokesperson Phil Knowling said: “We’re monitoring the situation closely and will naturally continue to follow the advice of...

The South head South West!

Having celebrated their 10th year anniversary and 30 years since The Beautiful South released ‘Song For Whoever’ in 2019’, The South are back with a 2020 UK Tour and will be playing the Acorn Theatre in Penzance on 19 and 20 March 2020!

The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player...