Devon

Kitchen garden designed to cut food miles and wow guests completed at Bovey Castle

A purpose-built garden designed to supply the freshest ingredients and take guests behind the scenes of an acclaimed Devon dining destination will open this spring.

Bovey Castle, the award-winning 60-bedroom historic manor in Dartmoor National Park, has completed its Kitchen Garden following a six-month project – and it has been created to impress guests both inside and outside of...

Stagecoach South West introduces timetable changes across the network

This May local bus operator Stagecoach South West are introducing some changes to timetables across their regional bus network.

As we move into the Summer, some areas across Devon will see timetables benefit from enhancements to better reflect the seasonal demand.

In partnership with Plymouth City Council and thanks to BSIP+ funding Service 2 will see the frequency of buses...

Devon Music Education Hub to be created from September

All children throughout Devon, Plymouth and Torbay will continue to have the chance to play an instrument, learn to sing and create music with the creation of a single Devon Music Education Hub.

From September Devon County Council (DCC), which is responsible for the existing Music Hubs for Devon and Torbay, will work with Plymouth Youth Music Service and lead music education...

Taylor Wimpey shows support to Easter event in Cranbrook

National housebuilder Taylor Wimpey helped make Easter special for Cranbrook residents this year after donating chocolate Easter eggs towards a family-fun event.

Annie’s Balloons and Bouncy Castles , an event organiser based in Exeter, put together the Cranbrook Easter Fun Day event which took place on 1st April at the Younghayes Centre. The event welcomed residents from Cranbrook...

Young people from Plympton Academy in Plymouth selected to perform at National Theatre 2024 Connections Festival

Students from Plympton Academy from Plymouth have been selected to perform The Periodicals by Siân Owen on the Dorfman stage at the National Theatre on Thursday 27 June.

Plympton Academy is one of ten groups selected to represent the vast range of talent from across the UK at the National Theatre Connections Festival from 25 – 29 June. Students from Plympton Academy will perform The...

Celebrate World Baking Day with Rowcroft's Big Bake

This year, World Baking Day falls on Sunday 19 May and Rowcroft Hospice is inviting supporters across South Devon to sign up to their latest fundraising campaign, The Rowcroft Big Bake.

Whether you're a baking newbie or the next Mary Berry, the fundraising campaign is open to everyone and is taking place throughout June. Participants are encouraged to organise a get-together, such as...

Exeter Pre-Prep pupils run over 100 miles to raise money for Devonwide charity

Pupils at Exeter Pre-Prep School in Exminster have recently run the equivalent of four marathons as part of a sponsored fun run to raise money for Westbank Community Health and Care, a local charity that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people across Devon.

With 72 children under the age of seven, the school hoped that pupils and staff would be able to run a collective...

Five East Devon beaches win national awards

Beer, Exmouth, Seaton, and Sidmouth Town beach have met the high standard required to be awarded the Blue Flag and Seaside Award, with Budleigh Salterton also receiving a Seaside Award.

Exmouth has now achieved Blue Flag status for six years in a row, while this is the fifth year for Sidmouth, the third for Seaton, and the second for Beer.

Councillor Geoff Jung, East Devon...

Ryanair winter schedule now on sale from Exeter Airport

Ryanair’s winter schedule is now on sale from Exeter Airport with flights bookable right through to March 2025.

The airline has just released thousands of winter seats via ryanair.com including flights from Exeter Airport to Alicante and Malaga in Spain, both of which operate year-round.

Ryanair also flies from Exeter Airport to Faro in Portugal and in May this year launched...

Lympstone Manor's Celebration of Speed Returns

On Wednesday 10th July 2024, luxury manor house hotel, Lympstone Manor , in Devon, welcomes back its revered annual Celebration of Speed. The one-day summer festival commemorates Michelin-starred Chef-Owner Michael Caines’ love of motorsport with a line-up including panel discussions with TV presenter and racing driver, Jodie Kidd and TV presenter and motor specialist, Ant Anstead. As the...

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