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Crediton u3a member goes from a life of crime to storytelling as national writing competition propels her into a new literary career  

A woman who spent her entire career working life in the criminal justice system has launched a new career as an author following success in a charity’s annual short story competition.

u3a enables members to learn new things, laugh with friends and live life to the full once they are no longer in full time employment.

In partnership with Bloomsbury, one of the world’s leading...

Food to be sold past best before date in Devon

Convenience stores in Crediton, Exeter and Exmouth will be selling selected products past their ‘best before' date as it relates to quality, not the safety of the product.

With the aim of keeping more food in the human food chain, Southern Co-op has expanded its Reducing Our Foodprint initiative with products being reduced to just 20p.

Now available in more than 100 Co-...

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The Bookery Presents: Christmas with Michael Morpurgo

We are delighted to be once again hosting one of the UK’s best-loved authors, master storyteller Sir Michael Morpurgo at Crediton’s Congregational Church this December.

The Bookery patron Michael Morpurgo has written over 130 books, including The Butterfly Lion , Kensuke’s Kingdom , Private Peaceful and War Horse , which was adapted for a hugely successful stage production by the National Theatre and then, in 2011, for a film directed by Steven Spielberg.

This Christmas he has five new books published: Carnival Of The Animals...

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From little acorns: move to bigger HQ for growing outdoors specialist

Devon’s leading alternative outdoors-based educational provider has moved to new headquarters in Crediton after outgrowing its former base.

Previously at Exeter’s Basepoint Business Centre, The Outdoors Group purchased the former health centre Western Lodge earlier this year as staff numbers swelled to over 100.

The property is a single storey former health centre and provides...

New purpose-built GP practice invests in patients’ future

A brand new, purpose-built GP practice opens for the people of Crediton and the surrounding areas this week thanks to collaborative working between local GPs and the wider NHS.

Located on Joseph Locke Way, it enables the clinical teams from Redlands Primary Care to provide patients with the care they need more efficiently and easily from a modern, purpose-built facility.

The...

Devon author Ann Cleeves launches her latest novel

Crediton hosts launch of new book by Devon’s Queen of Crime

Devon crime writer Ann Cleeves is preparing for the local launch of her latest book, The Heron’s Cry . The launch event in Crediton Town Square on September 1st will headline an autumn programme by local book shop The Bookery.

The Heron's Cry is the second book in Ann's North Devon based Two Rivers series. The first, The Long Call , was a Sunday Times bestseller. Described by the...

Devon author Ann Cleeves

An Evening with Ann Cleeves, Devon launch of The Heron’s Cry

Tickets £5 - £20 including signed book

Queen of crime Ann Cleeves will be hosted by The Bookery in Crediton Town Square on Wednesday September 1st at 6.30pm for the Devon launch of her new book, The Heron’s Cry.

This is the second book in the North Devon based Two Rivers series. The first, The Long Call, was a Sunday Times bestseller and described by the Daily Express as “a triumph that cements Cleeves’ status as one of Britain’s best crime writers” and is set to be developed into a major TV series for ITV.

Ann Cleeves is famous for her crime writing, in particular...

Devon Created - Exhibition of Local Crafts and Flowers

Devon Created is a new and exciting festival organised by a new flower festival team at Crediton Parish Church. For over 40 years there has been a flower festival at the church. This year this exciting new venture will include local Devon crafts, each demonstrating and selling their own crafts, and including spectacular flower arrangements using flowers and materials to complement each craft. The Festival opens Saturday 30th May from 10am to 5pm, Sunday 31st May 11.30am to 5pm, Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd June 10am to 5pm and ends Thursday 4th June 10am to 3pm. Admission and Parking are...

Devon Created - An Exhibition of Crafts and Flowers

Devon Created is a new and exciting festival organised by a new flower festival team at Crediton Parish Church. For over 40 years there has been a flower festival at the church.

This year this exciting new venture will include local Devon crafts, each demonstrating and selling their own crafts, and including spectacular flower arrangements using flowers and materials to complement each craft.

The Festival opens Saturday 30th May from 10am to 5pm, Sunday 31st May 11.30am to 5pm, Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd June 10am to 5pm and ends Thursday 4th June 10am to 3pm.

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Rt Revd Nick McKinnel to be next Bishop of Plymouth

The next Bishop of Plymouth is to be the Rt Revd Nick McKinnel .

Currently the Bishop of Crediton in Devon, he will be ‘translated’ across back to Plymouth, where he spent 18 years in ministry as Rector of the Minister Church of St Andrews.

He was made Bishop of Crediton in 2012 but his experience of Plymouth made him a good candidate to become the Bishop of the city and the...