South Devon

The Mossy Carpet project – a community art installation created by the Art and Energy Collective.

St. Christopher’s joins The Mossy Carpet: A community art project highlighting climate change and the magic of moss

Children from St. Christopher’s Prep School, a co-educational independent school in Staverton, near Totnes, have joined The Mossy Carpet project – a community art installation created by the Art and Energy Collective.

This innovative project aims to raise awareness about climate change and inspire a deep appreciation for nature by highlighting the magical, often-overlooked beauty and...

Police thank Special Constables who dedicated 10,000 hours of their time to keeping people safe

In 2023, Special Constables, who are unpaid volunteers for Devon & Cornwall Police, devoted over 10,000 hours of their own time to serve the local communities of South Devon. This made up nearly 1,600 duties, helping to keep the communities of South Devon safe. Here are some of their key achievements:

• Over 3,000 hours were spent responding to emergency 999 calls and crimes...

New Wellness Retreats at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, South Devon

New Wellness Retreats at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, South Devon

Soar Mill Cove Hotel , offering the epitome of comfort and luxury against the staggering backdrop of the South Devon coast, has announced the introduction of a series of new wellness retreats, with its first Winter Wellness Day taking place on Sunday, February 25th.

Set in a quiet valley at the end of a lane to...

homeless man, nameless, unidentified

Rowcroft Hospice steps up support to homeless people in South Devon

Following recent figures from the UK charity Shelter that found that more than 3,800 people were recorded as homeless in Devon and Cornwall, Rowcroft Hospice has launched a new project to support homeless communities across South Devon. Funded by the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the project is a collaborative initiate, working in partnership with other charities and organisations who are...

Jerry Browning - Blue Surge

Exhibition by Jerry Browning : BALANCE

“When people ask me what I am trying to convey through my paintings, I find it hard to put any answer into words. For me each painting needs to speak for itself. The colours evoke emotions which have a personal, elemental context. I don’t paint to inform the reaction in others. I just paint what I feel and hope that others feel something too.” Jerry Browning.

In his new exhibition Balance, Browning presents a wonderfully strong collection of new work which vibrates with energy and exudes light and positivity, so vital for us all, especially...

Devon businesses invited to Spotlight on Devon Hospitality and Leisure events

The Heart of the South West Growth Hub is partnering with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to host two free events to support hospitality, retail and leisure businesses in Devon.

Recent feedback from FSB has indicated that hospitality, retail and leisure businesses are facing challenges around the recruitment and retention of staff, accessing finance, and procurement.


Holiday home income rises by 19% in South Devon

New research from leading holiday home company Classic Cottages, shows that 2021 was a record year for the self-catering industry in South Devon with search demand for holiday homes up by as much as 100%, compared to the last full year for bookings in 2019.

The report shows that average incomes for holiday homes in South Devon increased by 19% compared to 2019.

Racing ahead in...

Outdoors school

Then there were three! New special school opening in South Brent

The Outdoors Group is opening its third outdoor special school in Devon to provide an alternative option for children struggling in mainstream education.

From September, the new Outdoors School site at Bridgehouse Farm, South Brent will be able to take 12 students aged between 7 and 14 who are don’t do well in conventional schools due to autism, anxiety or trauma.

20 new...

Gatsby Benchmark awarded to South Devon College

Great Gatsby! They've done it! South Devon High School get's top marks

Staff and students at South Devon High School are celebrating as its career guidance programme is awarded top marks.

The school reached the milestone of 100% across all eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which are a framework developed to support schools and colleges in providing their students with the best possible careers education and guidance.

South Devon High School is the first in...

South Devon teen named St John’s Cadet of the Year

A teenager from Kingsteignton has been named St John Ambulance’s Cadet of the Year for Devon. Millie Booth (17) has volunteered with the health and first aid charity’s Torquay Unit for three and a half years, and hopes to become a paramedic. The Exeter College student said: “I joined St John Cadets as I wanted to be a part of a club and I have wanted to work in a caring profession for as long...