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East Devon MP secures financial support for regional airports

Authored by Mary

Regional airports including Exeter Airport will be able to apply for dedicated financial support after a campaign by East Devon MP Simon Jupp.

The new support package for regional airports in England will provide business rates relief and cover fixed costs up to £8 million per airport.

The scheme will open for applications in January and follows calls by East Devon MP Simon...

Family owned Devon company challenges UK market to reduce plastic

Authored by Mary

A company from the heart of Devon is celebrating after winning Innovation of the Year at the 2020 UK Packaging Awards for its unique eco-friendly packaging.

Furthermore, Newton Abbot based Westaways sausages has been shortlisted as one of five finalists - including four goliaths of pork, beef and poultry processing in the UK - for the Meat, Poultry and Seafood Manufacturing Company...

Winslade Park

Ultrafast fibre for Winslade Park

Authored by News Desk

Burrington Estates has teamed up with South West broadband network specialist Jurassic Fibre to provide what is thought to be the first 10gbps connectivity for a business park in the region.

Jurassic Fibre is busy installing the infrastructure for the ultrafast fibre broadband ensuring the service will be ready for businesses moving into Winslade Manor in early 2021.

This...

999 call handlers speak out about abuse

Authored by Mary

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is reminding the public to respect its people when calling 999 for an ambulance this winter. Figures from the Trust indicate abuse against its 999 call handlers has more than doubled since the beginning of the full UK lockdown in March. Control room staff reported 77 verbal abuse incidents from callers between 23 March and 23...

The Riverford Field Kitchen restaurant has used lockdown two to cook 250 meals a week for local community food charities

Authored by Mary

Organic restaurant The Riverford Field Kitchen has turned its kitchen into a community resource to serve 250 meals a week from surplus organic produce for local people in need.

Buckfastleigh-based organic veg box company Riverford has been supplying surplus veg to their long-term charity partners FoodCycle and Food in Community for years, both of which have seen demand surge since...

Dartmoor Folk Festival

Date of 43rd Dartmoor Folk Festival announced

Authored by Mary

THE date of the 43rd Dartmoor Folk Festival, which takes place in the foothills of Dartmoor at South Zeal near Okehampton each year, has been announced.

It has been scheduled for August 6, 7 and 8, 2021 and, all being well, will include a packed weekend of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, song and music sessions, children's festival, craft displays, folk service, Dartmoor ramble and...

Devon’s Director of Public Health issues a new plea to "keep our wits about us"

Authored by Mary

Steve Brown, Devon's Director of Public Health (Designate) has issued a new plea.

"There's so much to distract us at the moment with one thing or another, and a lot of it positive.

“We have Christmas approaching and talk of families being able to come together.

“We have new rapid test pilots happening across the country, Devon included, enabling people to see their...

Thelma Hulbert gallery

Present Makers 2020 exhibition launches online

Authored by Mary

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) has announced that its next exhibition: Present Makers 2020 will launch online on Saturday 21 November and hopes its doors will reopen again on 2 December.

Present Makers 2020 demonstrates the skill and diversity of contemporary crafts people and designer-makers living in the South West and all of the work is for sale. The exhibitionshowcases creative...

Shoppers in Plymouth are the most price-savvy across the entire UK

Authored by News Desk

The Real Price Report, from Aldi, reveals just how clued-up the nation is about the price of groceries. More than 2,000 UK adults were asked to estimate the price of a basket of everyday grocery products, and this was compared with the actual supermarket prices*.

Despite being the most cost-conscious, more than four in 10 (42%) adults in Plymouth still say they don’t know the price...

Farmers urged to protect their land as lockdown 2.0 sees rise in trespassers

Authored by Mary

Farmers and landowners are being advised to protect themselves from unwanted public rights of way being created, as lockdown 2.0 has again seen an increasing number of walkers in the countryside.

Leading property consultancy Fisher German, which has an office in Exeter, is urging landowners in the South West to protect their interests as the boom in walking during another lockdown...

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