Devon

Over 300 artists and 1,000 children taking part for first local festival to raise climate awareness

A huge and diverse group of local people all over the Teignbridge area of South Devon are coming together for a week-long arts festival this June, to raise awareness of issues concerning the climate crisis. Over 300 artists, musicians, choirs, schools, libraries and more will take part in a vibrant programme of events across Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Bovey Tracey and Ashburton, Chudleigh,...

Commemorating D-Day 80th anniversary at Agatha Christie’s holiday home

Thursday 6 June 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. This year the National Trust will commemorate the occasion at Agatha Christie’s holiday home Greenway, near Brixham, with a military vehicle and reenactment display.

Visitors to Greenway will be able to see up close a collection of vintage military memorabilia, from trench tents to army jeeps. Volunteers will be...

There’s a buzz around Devon’s new bus shelters

New bus shelters in Devon are taking on a life of their own as part of the County Council's Bus Service Improvement Plan and ongoing efforts to tackle the climate emergency.

Around 70 new “living roof” shelters, featuring 16 varieties of low maintenance plants on their roofs, can now be found across the county. The sedum plants flower from March to October, attracting insects and...

A sensory feast awaits at RHS Garden Rosemoor’s Festival of Roses

Immerse yourself in the fragrance and spectacle of thousands of roses in bud and in bloom in two dedicated gardens during the Festival of Roses Saturday 15 June - 14 July.

There’s no better place to admire the breadth of colour, shape and habit of these national favourites in early summer. Boasting one of the UK’s largest collections of roses, Rosemoor is home to more than 200...

Triple celebration for local home care company

Local home care company, Home Instead Ivybridge, is pleased to be celebrating after not one, not two, but three big wins after being named a ‘5 Star Employer’, top 20 home care provider and gaining an outstanding CQC rating.

The company, based in Devon, provides care for older people in their own homes, allowing them to remain in safe and familiar surroundings where they feel most...

Sandford orchards triumphs with 'lost apple' ciders at UK's oldest cider competiton

Sandford Orchards is celebrating huge success at the Devon County Show after winning seven out of a possible nine medals, Reserve Champion and Supreme Champion with ciders created from ancient apples which have been newly discovered as part of their DNA mapping project.

Barny Butterfield, founder of Sandford Orchards comments: “ We pressed long-forgotten apple varieties discovered...

85-year-old Mid-Devon Community First Responder attends Palace Garden Party

An 85-year-old active volunteer, from Culmstock in Mid-Devon, who joined the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) as a Community First Responder (CFR) at the age of 70, recently attended His Majesty’s garden party at Buckingham Palace.

Michael Dearden was nominated to attend the garden party on Tuesday 21 May, by colleagues and other volunteers, from within...

What Does the Government's Newest White Paper Mean for the Slots Market Economically?

In April 2023, the UK Government issued a white paper following a review of the Gambling Act 2005, which has not been amended since 2014, when online slots were brought under the jurisdiction of the UK Gambling Commission. One of the key elements of the white paper was around stake limits on slot machines, which would bring the online industry into line with land-based slots. In addition,...

Flowers take centre stage at Seaglass Gallery art exhibition

‘Flower Power’- a celebration of floral beauty

This exhibition is a collaboration of the Seaglass Gallery in Lympstone and award winning, west- country artists, including Tom Stevenson, Louise Banks and Julie Dunster. It celebrates the timeless beauty of flower paintings from traditional to contemporary and realistic to abstract.

The gallery walls will dance with colour as...

Overnight closures planned on A361 and A380

Overnight maintenance work will be carried out on the A361 and A380 in June.

A number of overnight closures will be needed to undertake the work which includes re-tensioning of safety barriers, line marking, grass cutting, gully emptying and bridge inspections. All of the closures will be from 8pm to 6am.

The A361 will be closed overnight in both directions between Bolham...

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