New £14m Sidmouth Beach Management Plan takes major step forward

A new and improved multi-million Sidmouth Beach Management Plan (BMP) could eliminate the need for a controversial raised splash wall on the seafront.

The news comes following a meeting of the Sidmouth Beach Management Advisory Group, on Monday 25 October, which approved a new plan costing up to £14million - providing the vital flood defences the town needs, better protecting the...

‘Wear a mask, get vaccinated and keep your distance’ – how to do YOUR bit to help the NHS in Devon this winter

The number of patients in Devon’s hospitals with Covid-19 has almost doubled in the first three weeks of October and is expected to continue rising as cases in the community increase.

This adds to the severe pressures that already exist in the local health and care system, leading health and care partners to remind people in Devon they can play a key role in keeping case numbers down...

First phase of Sidmouth flood alleviation scheme officially opened

A new flood alleviation scheme in Sidmouth has been officially opened.

The first phase of the £1 million Devon County Council scheme has been completed, installing a new drainage system on Station Road to divert surface water away from properties and into a newly formed amphitheatre in the grounds of the Knowle.

Devon County Council Chair Jeff Trail BEM marked the opening at...

NHS opens online Covid-19 vaccination bookings for 12-15-year-olds

Parents will be able to book covid-19 vaccinations online for their 12-15 year old children from the end of today (Friday) with appointments available as soon as tomorrow, the NHS has announced.

People will be able to go online and check the National Booking Service to see if their local site has appointments to vaccinate children and young people, as the NHS covid-19 vaccination...

What goes on at COP?

Thelma Hulbert Gallery's new photographic exhibition will provide a fascinating insight into the world of COP.

What goes on at a COP - the annual gathering of nearly 200 nations plus a myriad of non-governmental officials, scientists and journalists who are passionate about combating climate change and protecting planet Earth?

The official title of the COP is ‘Conference of...

Theatre Royal Plymouth announce new Young Company show ‘When This Is Over’

A Theatre Royal Plymouth Young Company production, in association with Company Three and Nick Hern Books is taking place at The Dome in Plymouth’s Market Hall next week on 27 and 28 October, with tickets on sale now.

As world leaders gather for COP26 in November, When This Is Over is a play in which young people tell the stories of their lives. It is about those pivotal moments that...

Plymouth father ‘over the moon’ as he prepares for marathon run with his daughter in aid of NSPCC

A proud Plymouth father running a marathon this weekend for charity says he’s ‘over the moon’ after his daughter agreed to take on the 26.2 miles route with him.

Mark Bricknell, 60, had been preparing to run the Newport Marathon in October 2020, but the pandemic restrictions saw the popular event postponed. A lot has changed in that time, not least that the proud father will now have...

Eat Better and Support British Wildlife

Farm Wilder puts wildlife and animal welfare standards first through its new online meat delivery scheme

Farm Wilder’s new direct to your door delivery scheme has been launched to promote the highest quality meat from Devon farms that has been raised and grazed to support wildlife, biodiversity and beautiful landscapes.

Farm Wilder supplies meat boxes direct to your door via its...

Anthony Amos - Through The Surf

Exhibition of Paintings by Anthony Amos - Far Horizons

Influenced by Rembrandt and Turner, Anthony Amos's paintings have a unique raw power that is impossible to ignore. It takes someone very special to take an old rusting hull and turn it into a thing of beauty. And yet that is exactly what the late marine artist Anthony Amos (1950-2010) did in his stunning paintings. Drawing on his vast experience of life at sea, Amos created beautiful paintings that bring to life scenes from a bygone era. Anthony Amos was born in Bristol in 1950. At the age of 16 he joined the Merchant Navy and spent the next twenty five years at sea working on trawlers,...

Plymouth City Council has one of the highest percentage of Blue Badge holder spaces in England

Research has revealed which English city councils have the most accessible parking for both families and blue badge holders. looked at data gathered through freedom of information requests sent to over 43 English city councils to find out which one is the most accessible for parking.

Out of those contacted, 27 were able to provide the information requested...