Run for donkeys in the world's biggest marathon

The Donkey Sanctuary is inviting people to become part of its intrepid team of runners in this year's London Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 3 October.

With four participants already signed up, the international animal welfare charity has five places still available for the Virgin Money London Marathon, with another five places available in the Virtual Virgin Money London...

Blue plaque unveiled in honour of Plymouth air raid shelter

Blue plaque unveiled in honour of Plymouth air raid shelter

A new plaque marking the site of an air raid shelter where nine people tragically lost their lives during the Blitz has been unveiled today.

The plaque is located on the site of the former Inverdene Underground Air Raid Shelter in Central Park. It lists all those who were sadly killed after the shelter took a direct hit on the night of April 21/22, 1941. They were:

· Charles...

Pickleshack join the party at Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival

As the Summer draws nearer and we’re all starting to consider what we can do without travelling abroad, foodies will be delighted to hear the latest news from Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival.

As a homegrown Devon festival, food and drink had to be an important part of the experience! With a focus on making the most of what the South West has to offer, festival-goers will be able to...

May is Devon's Naturally Healthy Month!

Devon’s Naturally Healthy May campaign is all about harnessing the power of nature and physical activity to improve our health and wellbeing. It’s a fantastic time to head outside and enjoy some fresh air and Spring weather.

It’s all part of Devon’s Naturally Healthy initiative, led by Active Devon and Devon County Council on behalf of the Devon Local Nature Partnership (DLNP)....

‘Contact 111 first to get the right treatment more quickly’, says Devon doctor ahead of bank holiday

People who contact NHS 111 online or by phone, at any time of day or night, will get quicker clinical advice and care before they visit an Emergency Department

Doctors in Devon are reminding both residents and visitors this bank holiday weekend that if you need urgent medical advice, there’s just one telephone number to remember – 111 .

By contacting 111 first, either online or by...

Mama Bear’s invests in staff training scheme

Training is provided by The Childcare Company

South West day nursery group Mama Bear’s has invested in a new staff training scheme to help progress the careers of current staff members and attract new practitioners.

Mama Bear’s Day Nursery & Pre-School group runs 24 settings across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and Devon and is committed to developing the best talent...

Art collections at The Box boosted by new contemporary acquisitions

The Contemporary Art Society has donated three works of art to The Box’s permanent collections.

Plymouth’s major new museum, art gallery and archive has acquired a film and a diptych by multidisciplinary artist duo, Quinlan & Hastings. It’s also acquired a stunning porcelain work by Haitian-American artist, Morel Doucet.

Through sound, moving image, live events and...

Devon artist creates poster in support of MIND

£1 for every Seas the Day artwork purchased will be donated to mental health charity MIND

A Devon artist, inspired by the presence of cruise ships in Torbay, has created a stunning, motivational quote poster in support of the Mental Health Charity Mind.

Award winning artist Becky Bettesworth says: "Seas the Day was created for two reasons, firstly to capture the stunning cruise ships...

Amazon delivery team in Plymouth donate £2,500 to Jeremiah’s Journey

Plymouth charity welcomes support from Amazon

A Plymouth charity that provides support for children, young people and their families when facing grief has received a donation of £2,500 from the Amazon delivery station team in the city to help it continue to support the local community. Jeremiah’s Journey, a charity that offers free support to children and young people who have experienced or are anticipating a bereavement, received the...

Experience the Dawn Chorus in Devon

RSPB invites people to experience their own doorstep dawn chorus

The RSPB is inviting wildlife lovers across the nation to wake at sunrise for an inspirational dawn chorus livestream from nature reserves across the UK as part of International Dawn Chorus day.

This year to help the public make the most of their reconnection with nature, the RSPB is celebrating International Dawn...