Financial boost for Newton Abbot Museum

A local housebuilder in Newton Abbot has committed £2,000 to the local museum in a show of commitment to the town.

Persimmon Homes South West made the donation as part of its Community Champions scheme which seeks to leave a positive and lasting legacy in the areas in which it builds. In attendance at the cheque presentation, which was held at the Museum, was Mayor David Corney-...

Devon residents encouraged to nominate a charity to receive a festive financial boost

Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Awards is giving away £120,000 as part of its annual 12 Days of Giving Christmas campaign

For 12 days in the lead up to Christmas the specialist financial services group is giving £1,000 to ten charities each day - with 120 charities in total benefitting from a festive financial boost.

Nominations are now open and Devon residents are being...

Dogs Trust poll reveals owners' concerns: Four in ten say this winter will be even tougher than last years

A poll carried out for Dogs Trust by YouGov shows that four in ten (40%) of the UK’s dog owners fear it will be even harder to give their dogs all they need this coming winter than it was last year.

Following a record number of enquiries* from owners about giving up their dogs last year, Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest canine charity, set out to discover whether this winter will be...

Teignmouth to receive new banking hub

LINK, the UK’s cash access and ATM network, has today announced locals and businesses in Teignmouth will soon find it easier to access banking services thanks to a recommendation for a new banking hub in the town.

Following today’s announcement of the closure of the final bank branch in town, LINK has confirmed that the town will benefit from a new banking hub as part of a wider...

Councils to receive additional funds to help support households with rising food and energy costs

Devon County Council has secured additional funding to help households weather the rising costs of living, to help pay for food, energy and other essential items.

This is the fourth tranche of the government's Household Support Fund that the County Council has been able to secure.

The latest bid amounts to a little over £10 million, to cover the period from April 2023 until...

Trading Standards warn of loan sharks as households borrow to meet rising costs

More than a quarter of people are resorting to using credit cards to buy food, and a fifth have borrowed money in order to pay for rising prices, it’s reported .

A poll by Ipsos, carried out for Sky News, shows that 18 per cent of respondees have borrowed money in the last year to pay for rising costs of living.

“Borrowing from reputable sources is one thing, but people, who...

Confused about pensions? What you need to know

More than three-quarters of employees across the UK were members of a workplace pension scheme last year – a new record high, official figures reveal.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 77% of employees were in a workplace pension scheme in 2019, marking the highest membership rate since comparable records started in 1997.

Automatic enrolment into...

Spring-clean your finances with these seven simple steps

We can all become complacent with our finances, but as with any bad habits, the first step is admitting something needs to change – and spring is an ideal time to give your money habits a deep clean and refresh.

But, once you’ve decided to improve your money habits, where do you start?

Here are some ideas from UK director Adam Bullock, for spring cleaning...

Devonshire Freemasons donate £500 to Rowcroft Hospice South Devon

This year as part of their annual support of Hospices throughout the country the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire W. Bro. Peter Keaty can be seen presenting a certificate denoting the £500 grant given on behalf of the Freemasons of Devonshire and the Masonic Charitable Foundation to Debbi Shotton Community Fundraising Officer for Rowcroft Hospice.

This year the Masonic...

Santander officially opens redesigned branch in Plymouth

On Tuesday 7 January 2020, Santander UK will officially open its newly redesigned branch at 157-159 Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 1JF. The new-look branch has been designed to deliver even better customer service and community-friendly banking.

The branch will be opened by Toby Gorniak MBE and Jo Gorniak, founders and directors of local charity Street Factory CIC, who will cut the ribbon...