The Family Law Company

Divorce on the rise?

Authored by The Family Law Co.

According to the Office of National Statistics there was an 18% rise in divorces in 2019.

Figures just released indicate that both same sex couples and opposite sex couples saw an increase in divorce and/or dissolution.

There were 107,599 opposite-sex divorces in 2019, an increase of 18.4% from 90,871 in 2018 and the highest since 2014. For same-sex divorces the figure...

Michael Caines

Michael Caines to open beach bar and restaurant in Exmouth

Authored by Mary

Michael Caines has unveiled plans to open Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant alongside Sylvain Peltier and Michael’s Café Patisserie Glacerie as part of the Exmouth seafront regeneration project. With sweeping views across the coastline, the launch will be a landmark opening for the Michael Caines Collection as they open a casual bar complete with resident weekend DJs, first floor destination...

Devon businesswoman launches petition to stop essential retailers capitalising on non-essential items

Authored by Mary

A Devon women has started a petition as part of a bid to raise awareness of the plight of small independent businesses selling non-essential items.

Nicky Edmunds, along with her husband Paul, is the owner of two independent shops called Insideout, based in Exeter and Tavistock, selling gifts and homewares.

She is calling on the Government to recognise that large retailers...

fuel, poverty

Share a little warmth this winter

Authored by Mary

Fuel Poverty levels are high in Devon, and whilst projects like Healthy Homes for Wellbeing, run by Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) have been tackling this issue head on with their dedicated service, there is still a high level of demand for support .

The Winter Warmth campaign from ECOE, now in its second year, highlights the issues of fuel poverty and hard to heat homes faced by...

Stagecoach South West launches new Customer Experience Centre

Authored by Mary

Stagecoach South West has recently undergone a review of their customer service, resulting in a complete overhaul of their local processes. The bus operator recognised a growing need to revamp their business for the future to meet the changing needs of their customers.

The newly established Customer Experience Team is covering enhanced hours across new channels to improve overall...

TUI launches winter 2021/22 and summer 2022 programmes from Exeter Airport

Authored by Mary

TUI UK has launched winter 2021 and 2022 holidays from Exeter and is set to put summer 2022 holidays on sale from 5th November, with thousands of free kids’ places, low deposits from £75 per person and £0 deposit on direct debit bookings made online on offer.

This comes as 86% of customers surveyed in September said they expect to have gone on holiday again by next summer -...

Huge comedy event announced for Devon

Authored by Mary

Prepare for a riotous summer evening of laughter as promoter M&B announces a huge comedy event for 2021.

Comedy In The Park, an exciting all-day comedy extravaganza, will take place at the stunning grounds on Powderham Castle in Devon on Saturday 14th August 2021. John Bishop headlines the event with support from Katherine Ryan, Jason Manford, Rob Beckett, Paul Chowdhry and host...

Bear Grylls announces major new festival in Devon

Authored by Mary

Join Bear Grylls at the Gone Wild Festival on August Bank Holiday 2021. This new, action packed family festival is set to take place in the sweeping grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter.

Having explored the world and fostered a love of outdoor activities, Bear has co-designed a festival to give those with a thirst for excitement the ultimate family adventure. The festival...

100 First Women Portraits

100 First Women Portraits , striking photos celebrating pioneering women of the 21st century, will be the first post-lockdown exhibition at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) when the cultural venue re-opens on 24 October 2020.

The extraordinary collection of images by South-West photographer Anita Corbin is the culmination of her 10-year personal quest to create an inspiring visual archive of modern women who have achieved ‘firsts’ in their field, often in male-dominated professions and environments.

It includes a...

New streetlighting contract will reduce carbon emissions

Authored by News Desk

A ll of Devon County Council’s 79,000 streetlights will be converted to LED lights within the next two years – reducing carbon emissions by 75%.

It comes as SSE Contracting (SSEC) has been awarded the contracts to maintain the streetlights in Devon and Torbay for the next 10 years – with the aim of the contract being carbon neutral by 2030.

The company will be building on...