Jurassic Coast swim inspires beach clean-up campaign

Jurassic Coast swim inspires beach clean-up campaign

A Devon-based eco-warrior’s epic swim of the Jurassic coast, which stretches from stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, has inspired plant-based nutrition bar producer Human Food to offer bars for free to beach clean-up events across the UK.

Oly Rush, operations director of environmental community interest company Oceans to Earth, undertook his sponsored...

Tickets go on sale for Budleigh Music Festival

Tickets have gone on sale for Budleigh Music Festival which will be held from 9 - 17 July after a break last year due to Government restrictions. A week-long programme of live classical music will be held in the town, this year accompanied by incredible sensory art installation, Colourscape.

Immersive experience

As well as a star-studded line up of world-class musicians,...

Donkeys could help in reintroduction of rare wildflower  

Donkeys could play a role in an innovative conservation scheme to reintroduce one of the UK's rarest farmland wildflowers.

More than 20,000 seeds of the small-flowered catchfly have been sown in plots on farmland at the Devon headquarters of international animal welfare charity, The Donkey Sanctuary.

It is hoped that the plant will establish and thrive at the sanctuary. The...

Christine raises £4,500 for local schools

Christine Milton, licensee of the Kings Arms , on Fore Street in Salcombe, is celebrating running the incredible distance between Lands’ End and John O’Groats this week, while also raising £4,500 for charity. Christine ran an average of 22km a day to complete the 1,744km (1083miles) challenge in just 79 days, 12 days quicker than she had planned.

Christine’s fundraising efforts will...

Revealed: The UK’s greenest property hotspots

Plymouth has been crowned the best city for escaping into nature

The Body Shop has uncovered the best places in Great Britain to trade in the hustle and bustle of London life for. To find out which cities are the best for those wanting to take the leap, The Body Shop launched the study using five key factors: urban greenspace per person, air quality, noise pollution, and the number of forests...

Cruella de Vil returns to the big screen at Vue Plymouth

CINEMA’S most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villain returns to the home of big screen entertainment, as Cruella finally lands at Vue.

And there are Escapes for Everyone this half term, with an array of family favourite content lined-up providing something for all tastes.

From Friday 28 May, film fans can watch the highly-anticipated origin story of one of Disney’...

Historic Bickleigh Bridge to reopen earlier than planned

Bickleigh Bridge to reopen earlier than planned

Bickleigh Bridge on the A396 in Mid Devon will reopen to traffic on Bank Holiday Monday, a week earlier than planned.

An articulated lorry hit the parapet wall on the downstream side of the Bickleigh Bridge in the early hours of May 18.

When the driver realised he had taken the wrong line onto the bridge, he attempted to reverse - it was this reversing manoeuvre that caused...

Photography trips in the South West of the UK

The UK boasts of some of the best and most picturesque landscapes in the world. Amateur and professional photographers travel to the UK to build up a jaw-dropping portfolio rich in colours, hues, sceneries, and history. From Cornwall to Norfolk, with countless lakes, castles, and the Scottish Highlands, the UK offers unparalleled photographic views that delight even the most hardened heart...

Sharon completes her husband Mike’s 100 mile mission for Devon Air Ambulance

Sharon completes her husband Mike’s 100 mile mission for Devon Air Ambulance

When Mike Clake had a cycle accident that left him paralysed from the chest down, one of the biggest concerns for him and his wife Sharon, was how their then 13-year old son, Max, would take the news. Sharon said, “Knowing his dad would never play football with him again, or be able to run with him, or do any of the things that they used to do… it was so hard.” But, to their surprise and...

Health professionals begin "green prescribing trial" at Devon wood

Visiting woodland could be just what the doctor ordered as phase two of a unique “green social prescribing trial for young people” begins

Health professionals have been getting out to a Devon woodland in a unique trial to streamline how GPs refer mental health patients to nature for recovery.

During a standard ten-minute consultation earlier this week, a local GP was for the first...