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

Let’s face the facts, January is tough. Dark days, cold nights and Christmas blues. That’s why Stagecoach South West has partnered with local charity Westbank Community Health and Care...

New BBC political show puts the spotlight on issues across England

“It’s never been more important to listen to people and the local issues which affect them,” says the Director of BBC England as she launches a new weekly politics show in the South West....

All creatures great and very, very small

This is an Nguru spiny pygmy chameleon. It’s just a few centimetres long. What could it possibly have in common with a black rhino? The answer is – Wild Planet Trust. The charity behind Paignton...

National Trust launches 125th year with beacon lightings

The National Trust will be lighting beacons across the South West on Thursday 9 January as part of a national network of beacons to celebrate 125 years since the conservation charity was founded...

Devon 24/7 Lifestyle

What to look for in a holiday home

If you’ve dreamt of having your own holiday home in the sun to escape to, then you might be tempted to make the leap this year and invest in a special place to call your own. There are some amazing advantages to having your own holiday home, but it’s worth taking the time to choose one...

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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

Plymouth children will get first visit to the beach thanks to Tesco funding

Plymouth youngsters are being encouraged to feel the sand of the beach between their toes for the first time, thanks to a £4,000 grant from Tesco.

The money has been awarded to the...

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

New research highlights benefits of marathon running – but local experts warn ‘be prepared’

New research carried out at Barts and University College London has shown that training for and completing a marathon can cut four years off an individual’s vascular age – and that those who are...

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

What to look for in a holiday home

If you’ve dreamt of having your own holiday home in the sun to escape to, then you might be tempted to make the leap this year and invest in a special place to call your own. There are some...

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,...