Dogs Trust Ilfracombe issues advice to keep dogs warm and safe during cold spell

As the temperature begins to drop, and with snow and freezing weather set to hit parts of the UK, Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is urging owners to follow some simple steps to keep their dogs safe and warm this winter.

While many people enjoy a winter stroll, the cold weather poses several risks to dogs and their owners. To help ensure dogs remain healthy and happy, the nation’s largest dog...

Donkey Sanctuary Gift Shop scoops top Devon award 

The Donkey Sanctuary’s on-site Gift Shop has won the Best Devon Attraction Retail Shop of the Year award.

The venue at the Sidmouth sanctuary has been named as the overall Devon winner for its best range, choice, appropriateness, local sourcing, display and pricing in the Devon’s Top Attractions’ 2023 awards.

The Gift Shop, in the heart of the Sidmouth sanctuary, is stacked...

Decision to be made on preferred location of a new community near Exeter

A report on proposals for a second new community to the east of Exeter will be considered by East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Strategic Planning Committee on Tuesday, 5 December.

Members of the committee will discuss residents’ feedback from the Draft Local Plan consultation, that closed in January 2023, and consultants’ continued assessments of the suitability of the three...

Financial boost for Newton Abbot Museum

A local housebuilder in Newton Abbot has committed £2,000 to the local museum in a show of commitment to the town.

Persimmon Homes South West made the donation as part of its Community Champions scheme which seeks to leave a positive and lasting legacy in the areas in which it builds. In attendance at the cheque presentation, which was held at the Museum, was Mayor David Corney-...

Owens Coffee Unveils Perfect Waves Café

Devon-based coffee roaster expands offering, with a new café experience

Devon-based coffee roaster, Owens Coffee , is proud to announce the opening of Perfect Waves Café, a stylish new coffee shop within The Roastery at Ivybridge. This expansion marks a significant enhancement to the original takeaway, now providing a warm and inviting indoor space for up to 25 customers.


The Box unveils 2024 exhibition programme

The Box, Plymouth’s award-winning museum, art gallery and archive, has revealed an ambitious exhibition programme for 2024. It includes collaborations with some of the country’s most high-profile museums and galleries, and exhibitions that explore timely issues such as the role of museums in relation to empire and the ongoing challenge of the climate crisis.

In spring 2024, The Box...

SW start-up brings stories and song to young children

Clare Brewer credits toddler daughter Gracie with being the inspiration behind her new story telling business.

It was during their early baby classes together in North Devon that primary school teacher Clare started to wonder if she could lead her own fun and educational sessions.

She could see the potential for a series of regular parent and pre-schooler groups that would...

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Rowcroft Hospice steps up support to homeless people in South Devon

Following recent figures from the UK charity Shelter that found that more than 3,800 people were recorded as homeless in Devon and Cornwall, Rowcroft Hospice has launched a new project to support homeless communities across South Devon. Funded by the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the project is a collaborative initiate, working in partnership with other charities and organisations who are...

Plymouth says ENOUGH — no more excuses: Let’s end violence against women and girls

Local women’s charity Trevi has launched its city-wide campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and says ENOUGH!

Over the last five years, the number of domestic abuse incidents has been increasing in Plymouth, and it accounts for 27% of all violent crimes in the city compared to the national average of 16%. Last year alone, there were 6,933 reported cases of...

Totnes unveils a triple festive delight: Three magical shopping events

After the tremendous success of last year's Christmas Market and Late Night Shopping events in December, Totnes Town Council, Visit Totnes, and Miss Ivy Events are gearing up for a repeat performance this year. Once again, there’s the opportunity to enjoy not just one, but three spectacular festive shopping extravaganzas, all aimed at boosting town centre commerce and providing joyful outings...