New council promises all-out effort to drive Devon's economic recovery

The Conservatives have kept control of Devon County Council for an historic fourth term and have pledged to do everything they can to drive the county's economic recovery.

The party won 39 of the 60 seats that were up for election on Thursday. The Liberal Democrats took nine, Labour seven, Independents three and Greens two.

It's the fourth election in succession that...

Ex-army site managers install Tommy figures in show home gardens across Devon ahead of VE Day

Barratt David Wilson Homes becomes first Tommy Club corporate patron donating £100,000

More than a dozen commemorative Tommy figures have been installed in Barratt David Wilson Homes show home gardens across Devon this week ahead of VE Day on Saturday 8th May.

The leading housebuilder is the first corporate patron of the new Tommy Club, a fundraising initiative launched by the Royal...

Foot Anstey announces three partner promotions

National law firm, Foot Anstey, which has offices located in Bristol, Exeter, London, Plymouth, Southampton, Taunton and Truro, has announced the promotion of three new Partners.

Bristol-based Zahir Nayani and Alexandra Hammond, as well as Exeter-based, Edward Venmore have been promoted to Equity Partner.

The promotions are part of Foot Anstey's continued organic growth,...

Brother and sister’s ‘Legacy to their Dad’ scoops top business award

A brother and sister from Paignton who created a funeral planning app following the death of their dad last year have won a leading business award in recognition of the impressive start up business.

Joe Drein and Steph Halls lost their dad, Martin, on April 1 last year after he contracted and sadly passed away from COVID-19. After taking on the responsibility of planning his funeral...

Cullompton Springfest: Festival of craft, food and fun

Alice in Wonderland is the theme for the Cullompton SpringFest on Saturday 8 May.

The festival of craft, food and fun is happening in Cullompton town centre between 9.30am and 2pm. It’s a celebration of locally produced food and crafts in the High Street and at the Walronds.

There will be at least 20 local craft stalls in the Walronds garden plus street food and refreshments...

Dalwood Neighbourhood Plan

Dalwood Neighbourhood Plan: Share your views in eight-week consultation

Share your views on the future of Dalwood and have your say on a new Neighbourhood Plan that aims to create a vibrant, active and friendly community that is a special place to live, work and visit.

Dalwood Parish Council has now submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to East Devon District Council.

This plan aims to protect, preserve and enhance the qualities of the community...

Devon Air Ambulance proud to remain independent

A parliamentary debate was held recently to discuss a petition presented to Government for air ambulances across the UK to be centrally funded. However, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is extremely proud of its independence and wants to remain that way. In recent years our local air ambulance charity has worked incredibly hard to become clinically independent and now operates a fleet of 2 aircraft...

Work to upgrade gas network starts in Plymouth

Wales & West Utilities is starting work to upgrade the gas network in the Greenbank Road area of Plymouth.

The work starts on 5 May and is essential to keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses. It will involve upgrading gas pipes in the area and will finish by 1 June, keeping local people safe and warm for generations to come.

To keep...

Let’s talk about Climate: an explosion of art across East Devon this summer

In the year that the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, THG and East Devon District Council launch Climate Conversations: a multi-site programme of exhibitions, events and activities

For the first time, Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) will present an exhibition across two towns - Honiton and Exmouth.

The arts can raise...

Covid-19 vaccination programme in Devon enters next phase

Vaccination programme entering phase two – covering people aged 18-49

People in the next phase of the vaccination programme will be contacted and offered an appointment at a local vaccination centre in Devon in coming weeks when their age group becomes eligible.

The vaccination programme is entering phase two as it moves to vaccinate groups 10-12, which cover people aged 18-49....