Local businesses raise £1,400 for Rowcroft Hospice

The Property Development Forum, which hosts networking events in Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth, held their annual fundraiser last week in aid of Rowcroft Hospice and raised £1,400 on the night to benefit the very worthy charity in Torbay.

Lisa Whittaker of Rowcroft attended the event to receive the cheque and spoke to the gathered crowd of local property professionals. Sheexplained how...

South West Devon Constituency Reform UK Meeting

Steve Horner, the Reform UK Prospective Parliamentary candidate for the South West Devon Constituency is holding a meeting to ask you to help him and The Reform UK Party remove the failed Tories, and to limit the impact of a possible disastrous Labour government. Ideally, we would like to be voted in as the next government!

The meeting will be held at 6.30pm at The Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock. PL9 9LT .

At the meeting he will briefly discuss the key policies from which the party will create its manifesto, and he will be asking for your support...

Celebrate World Book Day with free interactive reading sessions across Plymouth

Free interactive storytelling workshops will be taking place across the city to celebrate World Book Day.

The ‘Up Again’ inclusive reading sessions, hosted by Plymouth-based theatre company Above Bounds, will see books by local author, Becca Coslett, brought to life through song, dance puppets and play.

Aimed at children aged seven and under, the free workshops will be taking...

Savers invited to UK Savings Week event in Paignton

To support the country’s first ever UK Savings Week (26 September – 2 October), colleagues at the Yorkshire Building Society branch in Paignton are holding an event designed to provide people with help to build financial resilience and reach their savings goals.

UK Savings Week is being introduced following the collaboration of a number of building societies, credit unions, consumer...

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.


A wide shot of Sutton Harbour in Plymouth, with the logo of the Plymouth Harbour Runs on top

Devon Mind and the Chestnut Appeal launch the Plymouth Harbour Runs

Two local charities have partnered to launch the Plymouth Harbour Runs , a pair of new community running challenges. Mental health charity Devon Mind and men’s health charity The Chestnut Appeal are inviting local running enthusiasts to participate in the Plymouth Harbour 10K this October, which is now open for registration. The run is sponsored by Bishop Fleming , an accountancy firm with an...

Ben Hur - the theatre show

Brixham Theatre Bolton Cross Brixham TQ5 8TA

April 8th 7.30pm April 9th 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets £10 (£8) Bookings: https://www.brixhamtheatre.co.uk Tel: 01803 415987

Based on the classic 19th Century novel by Lew Wallace, Ben Hur is a meticulously crafted stage drama, packed with drama, action, and hope, set across the 1st Century Roman Empire. The story follows a young prince who is accused of attempted murder, sentenced to die as a galley slave, but survives, eventually returning to his homeland, to find that his mother and sister are missing. Despite exacting revenge...

Exmouth to host three-evening live music event next summer

A huge music event, which is expected to attract some of the UK’s hottest artists, is coming to Exmouth next summer.

‘Live in Devon’ will take place at the Imperial Recreation Ground, Imperial Road, Exmouth, on three consecutive evenings - Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2022. The events are likely to attract more than 15,000 music lovers over the course of the...

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will appear in October

Back for 2021 - a new chapter for ExeLitFest

Momentum is building for a three-day literary event in Exeter later this year after a hiatus because of the pandemic. Last year’s Exeter Literary Festival sadly had to be shelved, but now ExeLitFest (as it’s known for short) is delighted to unveil this year’s programme and open the Box Office.

If you love reading or writing, it’s time to bookmark these dates in your diary - 5th to 7th...

Devon author Ann Cleeves

An Evening with Ann Cleeves, Devon launch of The Heron’s Cry

Tickets £5 - £20 including signed book

Queen of crime Ann Cleeves will be hosted by The Bookery in Crediton Town Square on Wednesday September 1st at 6.30pm for the Devon launch of her new book, The Heron’s Cry.

This is the second book in the North Devon based Two Rivers series. The first, The Long Call, was a Sunday Times bestseller and described by the Daily Express as “a triumph that cements Cleeves’ status as one of Britain’s best crime writers” and is set to be developed into a major TV series for ITV.

Ann Cleeves is famous for her crime writing, in particular...