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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 office and collaboration space, is expected to be completed by the end of this year (2020). It will...




Make 2020 the year to visit South Devon

Authored by News Desk

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 to be very special for South Devon, with a number of...

The Box annouces full opening programme

Authored by News Desk

The Box is the largest multi-disciplinary arts and heritage museum space opening anywhere in the UK in 2020. Originally three separate buildings, its ground-breaking design has completely transformed, extended and combined Plymouth’s former City Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library buildings and St Luke’s Church to create a cutting-edge, interactive cultural centre with 13 new galleries...

RSPCA reveals funniest calls of 2019 in bid to cure to January blues

Authored by News Desk

From toy spiders to tigers, the RSPCA reveals its funniest calls to cheer up the nation this Blue Monday (20 January).

‘Help! There’s a tiger in the garden.’ This is just one of the craziest calls the RSPCA has received over the last 12 months.

The animal welfare charity responds to more than 1.1m calls every year across England and Wales, with officers rescuing more than...

The World’s Most Photographed Hotel Bathrooms

Authored by News Desk

What was once a space for privacy and everyday hygiene routines has become an internet sensation in recent years. Whether it’s because of the rise of Instagram influencers and #bathroomselfie posts (of which there are currently over 1.6million on Instagram), or an explosion of the self-care trend, the bathroom has undeniably found itself on the social media stage.

To reveal the world...

Avoid fast fashion and help good causes

Authored by Mary

The RSPCA’s Charity Shop Challenge aims to encourage people to show off stylish second hand finds and save the planet whilst raising money for charity.

Fast fashion is clothing that moves quickly from catwalk to stores in order to meet new trends. The items are often cheap and disposable and ultimately end up in landfills.

The Charity Shop Challenge (January 20-26)...

Temporary glass flood defence panel to be tested on Sidmouth esplanade

Authored by Sarah Parker

Glass panel will be exposed to the elements to see if it is a sufficiently robust form of flood defence for Sidmouth

As part of work to progress the Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan, a temporary glass splash defence test panel is due to be installed week commencing 20 January 2020 on top of the existing sea wall, mid-way between the York Street and Fore Street road junctions...

Rural health and construction ‘micro’ businesses can help shape business support

Authored by Mike Page

Devon’s smallest health and social care, and construction businesses are invited to take part in a research trial that will ensure that they can access improved support in the future. ‘Micro businesses’ are sole traders and businesses with fewer than 10 employees, and they make up more than 90 per cent of Devon’s rural economy. So far more than 450 ‘micros’ have signed up to the Engaging...

Free music lessons for all initiative coming to Devon

Authored by Mary

Learn to Play Day - a free national event to encourage everyone in the UK to start making music - is coming to Devon this March.

Supported by Jools Holland OBE, and run by charity Music for All, the 2020 Learn to Play Day will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March, and will see music shops, teachers, venues and schools throughout the county partner with leading musical...

How Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence will impact Online Casinos

Authored by Sarah Parker

There are two concepts technologically that are interchangeable, artificial intelligence and machine learning, however as often is the case, people are confused between the two. If you search through Wikipedia, you will see that artificial Intelligence is the simulated process of human intelligence using computers and machines to carry out tasks that a human brain would typically perform. The...

Tesco Bags of Help looking for grant applications in Plymouth

Authored by Sarah Parker

Community groups and charities in Plymouth are being invited to apply for thousands of pounds’ worth of funding through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Applications are now officially open for 2020, and anyone can nominate groups and charities benefiting local communities. Three groups will be awarded grant amounts of £2,000, £1,000 or £500 every three months.

The scheme sees...