South West

Developer donates to youth cancer charity

One of the South West’s biggest housebuilders has shown its support for a local charity in Newton Abbot that helps children and young adults with cancer and debilitating diseases with a £2,000 donation.

Persimmon Homes South West gave the money to the Dan Payne Memorial Fund earlier this month as part of its Community Champions scheme, at an event thrown by the fund, which was...

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Exeter MA Publishing Cohort Launch Publication Celebrating Publishing and Literary Networks in the South West

Publishing and Literary Networks in the South West is the first publication to explore the flourishing literary scenes and publishing networks in the South West. Exeter City of Literature Executive Director Anna Cohn Orchard says, ‘This publication should be read by every literary professional, prospective university student, and book lover in the country. It’s remarkable to see the wealth of...

Code Breakers: Women in tech

New South West podcast launched to celebrate region's women in tech

Timewade, a leading technology partner for SMEs in the South West, has launched their new podcast; ' Code Breakers: Women in Tech '.

The podcast will showcase the experiences, challenges, and triumphs of women in the South West tech industry.

The first episodes will be available on Spotify and Apple podcasts from today, 31 January. The series is aimed at women and girls...

Revealed: Over half of homes in the South West have an EPC rating of 'D' or below

In the South West, 59% of homes have an EPC rating of D - G, meaning owners and landlords would have to spend up to £31k to improve it to the pending government requirements.

Data summary:

  • With 64% of all homes being between D - G on their EPC rating, Yorkshire and the Humber has the least energy-efficient homes in the country.

  • London has the

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Escape to nature: Discover the best camping spots near Dartmoor National Park

Popular camping, touring and glamping booking platform, is thrilled to share some of the best spots to camp near Dartmoor National Park . With its rugged landscapes, diverse wildlife, and breathtaking views, the area provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable camping experience.

Dartmoor National Park offers a range of activities like hiking, birdwatching, and...

Holding the Line by Carolyn King

The South West Academy Spring Exhibition

The annual Spring Exhibition with selected members of the South West Academy has firmly become one of the highlights of our year. Each Academician brings something new and fresh to the collection and together they present a fantastic showcase of the high calibre of painting talent which we have here in the South West.

Inspired by the beautiful scenery, stunning locations on land and sea, and of course our great way of life, this annual exhibition is a great introduction to the wide range of differing styles of painting from our artists, from the gentle...

Ambitious vision for Great South West launched at Parliament

The ambitions for the Great South West, the new economic powerhouse promoting the Cornwall, Isles of Scilly, Devon, Somerset and Dorset region, have been announced at a Parliamentary Reception at the House of Lords.

The Great South West Partnership launched its exciting new vision to become the greenest and cleanest region in the UK at the event, on Tuesday January 10.


Jurassic Fibre supports Hospiscare with Christmas trees recycling scheme

Award-winning ultra-fast broadband provider, Jurassic Fibre , has announced that they have pledged their support once again to Hospiscare this Christmas.

The Exeter-based telecoms company, who are on a mission to deliver their full fibre-to-the premises broadband to 500,000 homes and businesses in the South West, will be supporting Hospiscare’s Christmas Tree Recycling fundraiser, for...

Great South West outlines ambitions for region’s green and blue future

The economic ambitions for the Great South West, the ‘powerhouse’ brand promoting the Cornwall, Isles of Scilly, Devon, Somerset and Dorset region, have been outlined in the Partnership's first board meeting.

The Great South West Partnership came together on 2 December to discuss objectives to build on the region’s natural capital opportunity, develop a clean, digital economy, and...

South West Business Council pledges support to region’s Net Zero goals by hosting energy leaders conference in Devon

The South West Business Council (SWBC) will be bringing together world-class decarbonisation experts and industry leaders from the energy sector for a key conference in Devon.

The event, which addresses the energy transition and climate change mitigation, is part of the council’s pledge to support Great South West’s plans for the South West to become the first Net Zero region in...