Tributes paid to former East Devon District Council leader Paul Diviani

East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) former leader Paul Diviani passed away last week prompting tributes, describing him as ‘a joy and an inspiration to work with’.

EDDC's Chair and Chief Executive have paid their respects following the sad news about Paul’s death on Thursday evening (5 January 2023).

Paul was an EDDC councillor for 20 years, from 1999 to 2019 and the leader...

Locate International seek to identify man found dead in a wetsuit in the Channel

Charity behind ‘The Missing’ podcast is investigating the death of the man in September last year.

A body found far into the English Channel wearing a wetsuit: can you help solve the mystery of Salcombe Man?

Volunteer investigators with Locate International are looking for the public’s help in identifying the man, whose body was found on Thursday, 23 September 2021....

Politicians and civic leaders across Devon pay respect to The Queen

Politicians and civic leaders across Devon have been expressing their sadness at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.

Many people in Plymouth have fond memories of her visits there. She visited the city on several occasions, both as a princess and a queen.

She opened the civic centre in 1962 which was regarded as a milestone in the rebuilding of Plymouth...

Bereaved families invited to remember loved ones

A free memorial service is being held at East Devon Crematorium to remember all those who have died during the pandemic.

Organised and led by the crematorium staff, it is hoped the event will provide comfort for relatives and friends who have been bereaved during this particularly difficult and distressing time.

The Special Memorial Service at East Devon Crematorium, located...

The Lord-Lieutenant of Devon and the Chairman of Devon County Council pay tribute to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon, and the Chairman of Devon County Council, Cllr Stuart Barker, have both paid tribute to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on the announcement of his death today, Friday 9 April 2021.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon, said: "It is with very great sadness that we have heard of the death of Prince Philip, Duke of...

Film: The Seventh Seal (1957)

Dir: Ingmar Bergman Running time: 92 mins, Cert: PG, Subtitled

Bergman’s mediation on life and death stages the human drama in a medieval setting. The apocalyptic themes of sin and sacrifice make this movie a classic of modern cinema and introduces the young Max von Sydow in the lead role of the knight.

Introduced by Dr Péter Bokody, Lecturer in Art History, Plymouth University.

£6/£4.20/Friends Free

A Service of Remembering Together

On Sunday 2nd October, there will be a special service for parents who have experienced bereavement through the loss of a pregnancy or death of a baby.

The service will take place at 2.00pm and will be held in the Chapel on level seven at Derriford Hospital. The Chapel will be also be open from 1.00pm for the opportunity to meet other parents and talk things over with a chaplain or...

Man dies following A390 collision

A man has died following a collision on the A390 between Gunnislake and Tavistock today [17 June].

Emergency services were called at 7am after a car was in collision with a hedge and a Land Rover Defender.

The male driver of the car was treated by paramedics but was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later.

The road was closed until 2.05pm for officers from...

Festival of words and music celebrates 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

The enduring influence of William Shakespeare will be celebrated through a series of musical performances, films and talks at Plymouth University.

Marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, the 2016 Words and Music Festival – sponsored by the Suzanne Sparrow Plymouth Language School – will carry the theme of Celebrating Shakespeare.

It will include a theatrical...

Remember your pet at community orchards

People now have the opportunity to celebrate the life of a family pet by purchasing a 5-year memorial plaque at one of the new community orchards. For £210 people can have a memorial plaque on a granite plinth set within one of the newly planted orchards and meadows.

The new orchards at Central Park, Plympton Pathfields and Honicknowle Green will offer open green spaces for people to...