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Full steam ahead for Phase 3 of Feniton flood alleviation project

Feniton is set to see its long planned flood relief culvert (Phase 3 of the Feniton Flood Alleviation Scheme) installed under the railway line over the weekend of 2 and 3 May 2020

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The Big Fix goes nationwide!

UK residents can find inspiration on how to breathe new life into their broken possessions at what promises to be the largest repair event of its kind ever held.

The Big Fix 2020 will...

New trail helps children to notice nature at Cotehele

A new outdoor trail at Cotehele, the National Trust property near Saltash in Cornwall, encourages children to notice nature by looking and listening for the different birds found on the estate...

CPRE Devon invites entries from across the county for Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition 2020

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE Devon) is seeking Devon’s Best Churchyard of 2020 and is inviting churches of all denominations to enter the competition by the end...

The Box secures significant funding to keep rare work of art in the UK

The Box has raised nearly a quarter of a million pounds from five key funders to save a rare piece of 19th century studio pottery for the nation.

The work of art is a large sculpture of an anthropomorphic crab. It’s a humorous object measuring almost half a metre long with grinning eyes, a curling moustache, cropped beard and smile...

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Devonshire Freemasons donate £500 to Rowcroft Hospice South Devon

This year as part of their annual support of Hospices throughout the country the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire W. Bro. Peter Keaty can be seen presenting a certificate denoting the £500 grant given on behalf of the Freemasons of Devonshire and the Masonic Charitable Foundation...

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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

Devonshire Freemasons donate £500 to Rowcroft Hospice South Devon

This year as part of their annual support of Hospices throughout the country the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire W. Bro. Peter Keaty can be seen presenting a certificate denoting...

Education

Santander to host free event to stop first time buyer misconceptions derailing home ownership dream

Santander rolls out local in-branch education classes for first time buyers as new research reveals three in five aspiring homeowners think “exchange” is when you hand over keys on moving...

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

Top Trumps trail at The Donkey Sanctuary

This February half term, head to The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth and find out which donkey has the loudest bray, the longest ears, or who is the most playful in the Adoption Donkey Top Trumps...

Food & Drink

Àclèaf Restaurant now open at Boringdon Hall

South-West chef Scott Paton has opened Àclèaf, a British restaurant in Devon’s historic country hotel and spa, Boringdon Hall. Taking over the former Gallery Restaurant space, the 40-cover...

Health & Beauty

Patients give popular hospital top marks

Patients have given Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre a score of 100% for its ophthalmology services, according to the latest results from the national Friends and Family Test.

The...

Holidays & Travel

Dog-friendly holidays are the best in the South West!

A study by dog food company tails.com has revealed the best UK location for dog friendly vacations in their ‘Ruff’...

Homes & Gardens

How to prepare your garden for the warmer months

During the warmer months of the year, there is nothing better than spending time in the garden and enjoying your own private piece of nature. You will want to be able to enjoy this space from...

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,...