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Our focus is on positive, community news which, sadly, seems to be in short supply these days.

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The most fuel-efficient cars in 2020

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Work starts on Enterprise Centre for northern Devon

The Enterprise Centre is the “gateway building” at Devon County Council’s emerging Business Park development at Roundswell, near Barnstaple.

The centre, which will offer high quality...

Free music lessons for all initiative coming to Devon

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Stagecoach South West partner with local charity to combat loneliness on the bus 

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Make 2020 the year to visit South Devon

South Devon is simply bursting with action packed events for 2020. This year will see South Devon showcasing an impressive and diverse calendar of events, including spectacular festivals and regattas, dazzling food and drink, as well as offering beautiful locations to stay. 

Anna Roach of Visit South Devon says ‘2020 is shaping up...

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Do you require planning permission to build temporary structures?

Before putting up a building, you should seek the local authority’s approval of your suggested building project. This is what referred to as planning permission. The reason the local authorities have to give consent to those who want to put up structures is to ensure that no unsuitable...

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Blogs

Letter to the Editor

Boris Johnson appears to be picking up support due to his no nonsense approach to Brexit, while we put up with more cuts to our vital services, including the full privatisation of our NHS should...

Charities

Devon woman shaves head for Alzheimer’s Research UK 

Sally Chapman from Chudleigh celebrated her birthday this year by having her head shaved to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity.

Sally,...

Education

Work starts on £5.8m Plymouth primary school

Work on a bright and modern primary school serving a new community in Plymouth is beginning.

Persimmon Homes Cornwall is constructing a multi-million pound, state-of-the-art school as part...

Entertainment & Reviews

Daily launches new Lifestyle website

Devon 247 is proud to announce the launch of an exciting  new sister site – The Lifestyle Daily.

Packed with celebrity interviews and articles about family life, health, beauty and...

Family Life

Work starts on £5.8m Plymouth primary school

Work on a bright and modern primary school serving a new community in Plymouth is beginning.

Persimmon Homes Cornwall is constructing a multi-million pound, state-of-the-art school as part...

Food & Drink

Veg out in Plymouth with the ultimate Veganuary menu

Indulge your vegan side with a BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Kebab

Health & Beauty

Go dry this January to stop your eyes from doing so

People in Plymouth are being urged to put the brakes on their binging this January to make sure they look after their health. 

The New Year is an opportunity to detox and go ‘dry’, and...

Holidays & Travel

Best holiday destinations in 2020

From bustling cities, to quiet coastal spots here are some of our destinations we’re looking forward to travelling to this year. Whether you’re a solo traveller or heading off en famille, prefer...

Homes & Gardens

Do you require planning permission to build temporary structures?

Before putting up a building, you should seek the local authority’s approval of your suggested building project. This is what referred to as planning permission. The reason the local authorities...

Social Diary

Exhibition reveals stories of Devon witchcraft

A new exhibition ‘Certaine Wytches’ - re-telis stories of the last three women executed for witchcraft in Devon - their witch-hunts and trials. This unusual show with themes of local history,...