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Robert Peston calls on Devon solicitors to aid charity campaign

ITV journalist Robert Peston is calling on solicitors in Devon to sign up to a charity campaign this November as the pandemic has left hundreds of local people waiting to write a will.

Some 49% of people in the UK do not have a will – and the coronavirus pandemic has seen a surge in demand for help from local solicitors.

The annual Will Aid campaign is helping meet the...

Families to be given advice on protecting children from household cleaning products

Devon’s health visiting teams will be handing out free magnetic notepads carrying safety advice this September to help families ensure that young children and toddlers are kept safe in the home.

The notepads feature key safety advice and will serve as a helpful reminder to thousands of busy families.

The notepads are part of the ‘Take Action Today, Put Them Away’ campaign to...

A Sims recreation of The Shaftesbury by @The.Sims_.Sisters

Local housebuilder gives South West gamers the opportunity to put their skills to the test and design a home in a new competition

Worried about how much time your child (or spouse) spends gaming? Well worry no more ─ a local housebuilder has come up with the productive solution for gamers this summer, and it could just help them discover their dream career.

Whether it’s Minecraft, The Sims, Roblox or even Animal Crossing, Redrow is calling for gamers across the country to digitally recreate one if its homes or...

Britons crown Devon as top holiday destination in 2021

Britons crown Devon as top holiday destination in 2021

2021 is the year of the Staycation and Britons will be splashing £31 billion on holidaying on British shores this year

We’re all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week, is certainly the song for this summer, as 71% of the nation is planning to take a summer holiday and 85% of these holidaymakers are holidaying on British shores. With the average Staycation costing around £769....

May opening for The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth

May opening for The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth

The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth will reopen to visitors on Monday 17 May, with the launch of a new family activity trail.

The new trail, 'An Adorably Curious Adventure', gives visitors the chance to explore the sanctuary and discover the A-Z of fun donkey facts, while completing trail activities along the way.

John Crouch, Visitor Engagement Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary,...

Devon adoption agencies need families for brothers and sisters who need to stay together

Just under half of children waiting for adoption are in family groups of two or more with 20 groups waiting in Devon

Latest figures show there are currently 2,020 children waiting to be adopted in England and, of those, 44% are in family groups of two or more. Groups of children wait an average of 17 months to be adopted, which is 36% longer (135 days more) than individual children. More than...

CPRE's Star Count 2021

People in Devon are being urged to take part in an annual Star Count to record our view of the night sky.

Star Count is an annual citizen science project from CPRE, the countryside charity, and the British Astronomical Association. From 6-14 February 2021 , the public are asked to look heavenwards during a clear night and count how many stars within Orion they can spot.

Results from Star Count will help make a map of where star-spotters are enjoying deep, dark skies and where people’s views are affected by light pollution. By showing on a map where light...

Circus Berlin

We are offering a fantastic discount to claim, simply call the box office on 0203 375 3970 and quote ‘JUGGLER’ This MUST be used on the phone at least 24 hours before the show. Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant Circus acts, music & real youthful energy, incorporating fantastic performers from all over the world.

In an age where so much entertainment is unreal, made up of special effects, CGI and has a virtual reality, being pre-recorded, multi-tracked, digitally enhanced or in some other way electronically created - the sheer reality of a live show is...

Meet Boken, a lovable new children’s character with a difference: he’s fun, cheeky and educational

In Spring 2020 a friendly new canine face has been launched into the children’s leisure and entertainment market Worldwide. Boken is a fun-loving real-life miniature Schnauzer who lives in Spain with his mum Sara Mastriforte and dad Neil Egerton.

Starting with a few videos and a couple of short books they’d written about Boken, Sara and Neil have now created a whole world of fun,...

My Plymouth History – a city’s story in memory

Can you help shed light on the city’s past using information and images you have at home?

Throughout May, local history enthusiasts would normally be taking part in the many walks, talks, exhibitions and special events that are on offer during our annual Plymouth History Festival.

Although the physical festival is being replaced with a digital one this year due to the...

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