Schools in Plymouth could win a playground makeover worth £5,000

The UK’s leading brand of sustainable composite decking and cladding, Composite Prime is calling on schools in Plymouth to take part in its new, cross-curricular recycling programme to encourage children aged 5 to 11 years to recycle plastic waste.

Working alongside We are Futures, who run The National Schools Partnership (NSP), Composite Prime’s Message in a Bottle Top campaign...

National Trust’s Lorna Doone Valley opens tea-room

The National Trust has opened the Buttery tea-room at Lorna Doone Valley, meaning visitors to the North Devon coast will be able to tuck into a top quality cream tea by the River Badgworthy, nestled in the dramatic Exmoor landscape that inspired RD Blackmore’s much loved book. Every penny donated or spent at the tea-room will be reinvested on the Exmoor Coast helping people and nature thrive...

Johnson’s celebrating 100 years of caring for the nation’s pets

Pet stores across Devon will be raising the flags and donning their finery this July, as they help to mark the 100th Birthday of one of the UK’s leading suppliers of pet healthcare products, Johnson’s Veterinary Products.

The business, which was founded in West Bromwich in 1921 by the Johnson family, has invited stockists of its products in the county to get involved in the...

Plymouth-based Burts Snacks teams up with the RNLI as the South West braces itself for busy holiday

Plymouth-based Burts Snacks teams up with the RNLI as the South West braces itself for busy holiday season

Research shows that 75% of Brits are expecting to visit a UK beach or the coast between April and September 2021. And, the South West is set to be the most visited UK region for staycations this year, a new study has revealed, with one in seven (14%) of UK holidaymakers planning to visit the South West.

The majority (60%) of those questioned stated that it is the South West’s beaches...

Volunteer and rock out at retro festival for FREE

LOVE LIVE music? Love the 80s? Then why not volunteer at Let’s Rock Exeter retro festival this summer and enjoy the event for free?

By signing up to do a four-hour shift with festival charity partner Child Bereavement UK, ticket scanning and selling wristbands and raffle tickets on the day, you’ll not only be helping a great cause, you’ll also be able to enjoy the festival free of...

Jerry Browning - Earth Lines

Exhibition: Jerry Browning - Earth Lines

British Abstract artist Jerry Browning has produced a stunning new collection of work inspired by the estuaries, bays and headlands around the Camel River, Padstow Bay, Rock and the surrounding Cornish coastline.

Taking advantage of the enforced quiet and solitude during lockdown, Browning was able to roam the area undisturbed, finding the perfect vantage points along the coast path and inland walks, where he could spend all day and every day, capturing the magnificent landscape spread out before him.

The new collection has a renewed freshness, a clarity, to the work on the...

Little Troopers at School: Devon military children take part in charity workshop

200 military children from nine primary schools across Devon took part in a free virtual workshop run by the charity Little Troopers this week.

As part of a nationwide virtual roadshow being delivered by the charity throughout June, children from Devon who have parents currently serving in the British Armed Forces logged in together to explore some the unique challenges they might...

Devon County Council is ‘making caring vsible and valued’ this Carers Week

New figures suggest that there are now more than 130,000 people in Devon who are carers, the figure having risen by half again because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Worryingly though, just 21,000 of that number – roughly only one in every six – are accessing vital information and support that is available to them. 

This week is Carers Week, and Devon County Council, NHS Devon...

Doctors in Devon remind their patients “We are here for you”

Devon’s GPs practices have been working tirelessly over the last year, managing the pandemic response and delivery of the NHS COVOD-19 vaccination programme. But they want to remind people that GP practices are open and patients should get in touch when they need to.

Over the last 12 months in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay there have been:

  • More than 4 million face to face
  • ...

Healthy meal boxes delivered to families with young children across Devon

Thousands of meal boxes have again been delivered to families with young children this half term holiday week, in an initiative to help those who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Devon County Council first ran ‘The Goodie Box’ initiative during the Easter holidays, with incredible success. The boxes included ingredients and simple recipe ideas, and they were delivered...