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Consumers called on to cut carbon footprint by reducing clothing purchases

Climate conscious Devon residents are being urged to reduce their carbon footprint by cutting down on the clothes they buy and instead get the most out of what they have.

And if residents do have to buy new clothes, they are encouraged to buy better-quality, ethically sourced items, preferably from a local retailer.

The ‘fast fashion’ industry is the second highest carbon-...

DH Lawrence's The Lost Girl (ONLINE digital theatre)

(Performed on Saturday Jan 30th 2021, then online for a further 48 hours to allow people in all timezones worldwide to enjoy)

Alvina Houghton, the headstrong daughter of a widowed Midlands draper, comes of age just as her father’s business is failing. In a desperate attempt to regain his fortune and secure his daughter’s proper place in society, James Houghton buys a theatre. Among the travelling performers he employs is Ciccio, a sensual Italian who immediately captures Alvina’s attention. A celebration of freedom, however fleeting, and a testament to the power of the imagination...

Thelma Hulbert gallery

Present Makers 2020 exhibition launches online

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) has announced that its next exhibition: Present Makers 2020 will launch online on Saturday 21 November and hopes its doors will reopen again on 2 December.

Present Makers 2020 demonstrates the skill and diversity of contemporary crafts people and designer-makers living in the South West and all of the work is for sale. The exhibitionshowcases creative...

Police forces in the South West record a 45% rise in online child sex crimes

Police forces in the South West logged 487 online child sex offences during 2019/20, a 45% rise from the previous year’s figure of 334.*

Data obtained by the NSPCC reveals 10,391 crimes were recorded by all 46 forces across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands for 2019/20 – this is the first time the figure has passed the 10,000 mark.

Nationally, the...

New online food and drink map goes live

A new food and drink directory for Dartmoor has been launched with the aim of linking communities with producers in their local area. The aim is to celebrate the range of local food and encourage people to support local businesses. The food and drink map shows around 60 outlets and where you can find them. As well as local meat and vegetables the directory also includes suppliers of honey,...

South West Prays – Thousands of Christians online in prayer

Thousands of Christians and over 25 church leaders from across the South West are taking part in a historic online prayer event in a few weeks’ time.

The event called South West Prays on 31st May at 8pm, could be the biggest prayer event that has ever taken place in the region.

It will see Bishops from Church of England Dioceses taking part, as well as Baptist, Methodist,...

7 Reasons You Should Teach English Online Right Now

It can seem like the whole world and their dog is teaching English online right now. Do they know something you don’t? Probably. In fact, they probably know seven things you don’t know! Teaching English is a good idea right now for so many reasons. 7 reasons you should teach English online right now.

1. You can earn good money

Maybe you’re in-between jobs right now, or maybe you’re...

More than 100 free Learn Devon online courses now available

More than 100 free online courses developed by Learn Devon as part of Devon County Council’s response to the coronavirus pandemic are available from today (Friday 1 May).

The online courses cover three main subject areas – employability, wellbeing and digital skills.

Learn Devon provides adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council. The registered...

Learn Devon launches free online training in response to impact of pandemic

A new range of free courses developed by Learn Devon in response to the coronavirus pandemic is launching today. Learn Devon, who provide adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council, is offering its full support to anyone looking to get back into work, or for those who want to improve their digital skills, and improve wellbeing. Enrolment is now underway for Learn...

Patients and GP practices in Devon embrace new technology

Devon’s GP practices are helping the fight against COVID-19 by enabling patients to consult their doctor without leaving the house, either online, by the telephone or through video.

More than 90% of the county’s practices have now signed up to the eConsult online platform, which allows patients to access services from their smartphone, tablet or computer.

This represents a...

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