Devon

England's Seafood FEAST returns to The English Riviera this September for an annual culinary spectacular

Engage the taste buds and indulge in a seafood celebration like no other as England’s Seafood FEAST returns to the picturesque shores of the English Riviera this September to celebrate the world-renowned local seafood.

Set against the backdrop of the famous Brixham fish market and its charming coastal neighbours, Paignton and Torquay, this culinary event promises an unforgettable...

Hospice CEO conquers highest mountain in Africa

After days of battling altitude sickness, diarrhoea, physical exertion, and extreme temperatures, Rowcroft Hospice’s CEO Mark Hawkins has reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, raising nearly £3,000 for the hospice.

Guided by experienced sherpas and sleeping in basic huts, Mark took on the Marangu route – known for its steepness and speed of ascent – to hike to the top...

Warrens bakery & Sandford orchards collaborate to launch pork & Devon red cider pasty

The oldest Cornish pasty producer in the world, Warrens Bakery, is thrilled to launch a new Pork & Devon Red Cider Pasty, crafted using award-winning cider from Devon’s Sandford Orchards. The pasty, which is a collaboration between two of the South West’s best known brands, will be available from the 17th June in all of Warrens Bakery’s 39 stores across the West Country, South Wales and...

Barratt Homes breaks ground at Barum Knoll development in Barnstaple

The new Barum Knoll development in Barnstaple has celebrated a significant milestone with a groundbreaking ceremony marking the official construction of 105 much-needed new homes.

Situated on land in Pilton, only five minutes’ walk from Barnstaple town centre and right next to North Devon District hospital, this new community being built by local developer, Barratt David Wilson Homes...

Plympton Academy dances into the spotlight with Fusion Platform event

Plympton Academy, part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, recently hosted its annual Fusion Platform event, a celebration of dance that brings together young people from across the community.

This year's event was a tremendous success, offering students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in dance, exercise, bond with peers and learn about a career in performance....

Major coup for Plymouth as National Portrait Gallery exhibition heads to The Box

A major international exhibition, featuring some of the hottest names in contemporary art heads to The Box from the National Portrait Gallery this month for its only UK showing outside London.

The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure , which received five-star reviews during its London run, will be free to visit in Plymouth despite costing £16 in the capital....

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of Pen Bethan development near Falmouth

The Pen Bethan development near Falmouth has celebrated a significant milestone with a groundbreaking ceremony marking the official start of construction of 133 new homes, with the Show Home anticipated to launch in Autumn 2024.

Situated on land in Budock, just two miles from the beach, this new community being built by local developer, Barratt Homes Exeter, promises to offer an...

Coombeshead Academy Diversity Ambassadors work with local police

Year 9 student Diversity Ambassadors at Coombeshead Academy in Newton Abbot, part of Education South West , have been actively supporting a research project about making the local area safer and more inclusive for young people this term.

The students' views have been relayed to the council as well as the policing teams to look at further changes in the local community. A police...

Phase two of Exmouth’s seawall repairs approved

A further 150 metres of vulnerable seawall will be secured with a steel sheet pile wall in the second phase of repairs to Exmouth’s sea defences, planned for late September.

Phase two is projected to cost £1.627million of the estimated full project cost of £3.312million. East Devon District Council (EDDC) has allocated £1.5million to the work, with £1.72million of additional funding...

Theatre Royal Plymouth unveils new strategy to support local artists and creatives

Theatre Royal Plymouth (TRP) has launched a brand new programme to support artists and creatives from Plymouth and the wider South West region, helping individuals and companies to develop new work, connect and collaborate.

The reimagined Artist Development strategy focuses on three strands of work, intrinsically linked to its 50-seat studio and workshop space, The Lab. The strands...

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