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Social distancing duck whistles introduced at Devon holiday park

Authored by Mary

Park staff at Cofton Holidays are now providing colourful, high-pitched duck whistles to help guests staying with them to maintain social distancing while enjoying the countryside trail of South Devon.

Available to guests, the whistles are being introduced by ‘quackers’ staff at the popular holiday park in a bid to help visitors alert others to their presence. Holidaymakers can blow...

Remember loved ones by moonlight and support Children’s Hospice South West

Authored by Mary

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is inviting people to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one and raise vital funds for the charity.

A Memories by Moonlight ceremony will be broadcast live on Facebook from CHSW’s Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell at 9pm on Saturday, September 26, giving people the opportunity to light a candle and join together virtually for...

Over a third of Plymouth homeowners have invested in renovations to increase its value during lockdown

Authored by Mary

With most of the nation stuck indoors due to lockdown restrictions, homeowners across the UK are investing in lockdown makeovers, new research reveals.

The 2020 Renovation Nation Report , by mortgage comparison site money.co.uk , has found that UK’s homeowners have invested an average of £4,035.70 each on home renovations, since the lockdown began in March. And it seems that Brits...

Builders merchant launches campaign in aid of air ambulance trusts

Authored by Devon news

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to launch its latest charity initiative to raise vital funds for Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and Devon Air Ambulance.

The builders merchant has pledged to donate 25p to the charities from the sale of every promotional ‘bulk bag’, which are used to carry large quantities of aggregates, such as sand, crushed stone and gravel.

Stephanie Bray,...

Get up close with wildlife at Seaton Wetlands new sculpture trail

Authored by Mary

Families can now enjoy a new wildlife-themed sculpture trail at Seaton Wetlands, featuring 11 natural sculptures spread around the nature reserve.

Funded by Tesco’s Bags of Help, all of the sculptures have been made by craftsmen out of natural materials. Coates Willow created seven of the sculptures by weaving willow to form intricate wildlife sculptures. The four wooden sculptures...

Plymouth people’s best and worst sounds revealed

Authored by News Desk

CAR alarms, snoring and the screech of nails down a blackboard are the noises that most annoy Plymouth people the most, whereas sounds such as music and birdsong are among life’s greatest pleasures in the South West’s biggest city.

The Specsavers survey [1] also reveals how much hearing means to Plymouth residents – two thirds (61%) say losing it would seriously affect their...

East Devon District Council

East Devon home repairs service for 4,200 council properties gradually returning to normal

Authored by Mary

The repairs service for tenants living in East Devon’s 4,200 council properties is gradually returning to normal following the challenges of ensuring the safety of residents and staff during the Covid-19 lockdown while operating an emergency repairs programme.

As we ease out of the restrictions, the council’s repairs team, working with its partners Ian Williams Ltd who maintain the...

Marco Pierre White Plymouth restaurant to run Eat Out to Help Out offer

Authored by Mary

A popular Plymouth restaurant has confirmed it’ll be taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme throughout August.

Food aficionados will now be able to enjoy a delicious meal at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, which is located on the top floor of the Crown Plaza Hotel on Armada Way, and get £10 off their bill, per person as part of the money-saving...

Stagecoach SW announce reintroduction of Golden Hop open tops to Torbay

Authored by Mary

Days by the sea are about to get better with the reintroduction of Stagecoach’s Golden Hop open tops featuring the friendly bus hoppers! After much anticipation the route in Torbay will be back from 1st August, connecting Babbacombe, St Marychurch, Torquay Harbour, Paignton and Paignton Zoo, 7 days a week.

The route encompasses many of the area’s most popular hotels and attractions...

5 Ways to Make Healthy Eating a Priority

Authored by Mary

Whether you are simply so busy that you are struggling to find the time to cook nutritious meals, or whether you have fallen into some negative eating habits over the years, there is no denying that eating healthily can sometimes prove challenging. As challenging as it may be, its importance cannot be emphasised enough. Here are a few easy ways to ensure that vitamin-rich foods form a regular...