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New welcome sign for Honiton’s Glen

Authored by Mary

A wildlife inspired mosaic sign, designed by local artists working with East Devon District Council and Honiton schoolchildren, has now been installed at this popular nature reserve

Local artists have worked with East Devon’s StreetScene Parks and Open Spaces service and Honiton Primary School pupils to create a wonderful wildlife mosaic welcome sign, which was installed on Monday 10...

Storm clear-up costs expected to rise

Authored by Mary

The repair and clear-up bill from Storm Dennis and Storm Ciara is expected to cost at least £200,000, according to early estimates from Devon County Council.

The authority is expecting that figure to rise as the clearance of several landslips continues and further damage is uncovered across the county.

It comes as the Grade Two Listed Austin’s Bridge at Buckfastleigh has had...

GP praises care at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre

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When Dr Susanne Charlton, 56, a GP at Port View Surgery, Saltash, cellist and novelist, needed treatment for trigger thumb and a carpal tunnel decompression, she turned to Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in Plymouth.

Susanne, who lives in Launceston, and is also a clinical assistant in radiotherapy at Derriford Hospital, had been experiencing pain in her arm and hand on and off for...

South Devon teen named St John’s Cadet of the Year

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A teenager from Kingsteignton has been named St John Ambulance’s Cadet of the Year for Devon. Millie Booth (17) has volunteered with the health and first aid charity’s Torquay Unit for three and a half years, and hopes to become a paramedic. The Exeter College student said: “I joined St John Cadets as I wanted to be a part of a club and I have wanted to work in a caring profession for as long...

East Devon Cabinet approves introduction of new fixed penalty fine for fly tipping

Authored by News Desk

On Wednesday 5 February 2020, East Devon District Council’s Cabinet approved the introduction of an additional fixed penalty fine against householders who fail in their duty of care in respect of how their waste is disposed.

This sends a strong message to householders because the financial penalty will be exactly the same as it already is for anyone caught actually fly-tipping waste...

The Torbay Art Show attracts the attention of local young talent

Authored by Mary

Though the youngest artist exhibiting, Emma Pottage already has an acclaimed CV and is definitely an artist to look out for at the Torbay Art Show over the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020.

Fresh from achieving a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Drawing and Print from the University of the West of England (UWE), Emma will be exhibiting her large colourful award-winning works...

Devon war hero honoured in new book

Authored by News Desk

The role of an Exeter-born Royal Navy Lieutenant in helping to protect the fragile independence of Estonia and Latvia at the end of WW1 is one of the personal stories featured in a new book that’s published next month.

Battle in the Baltic , by author and naval historian Steve Dunn, turns the spotlight on the almost forgotten story of the navy’s 13-month brutal conflict in the Baltic...

How well do you know the South Coast? Become an Ambassador!

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How well do you know the South Coast? Could you give visitors an accurate history of local attractions like Corfe Castle or Lyme Regis? Where are the top museums or best places to spot wildlife? When are the best festivals or events held and where should art-lovers head to?

If you're in any doubt, now is the perfect time to put your skills to the test with englandscoastambassador.co....

Bristol & Liverpool revealed as most popular stag & hen do destinations in UK

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The UK’s leading accommodation marketplace for large properties has revealed the most popular locations in the UK for stag and hen parties, with Bristol revealed as the top stag location and Liverpool as the most popular destination for brides-to-be. Booking and traffic data from 2019 shows that women shell out £10 more on the pre-wedding event than men, with an average spend of £93 per night...

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

Authored by Mary

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 of uneven teeth.

It was made in June 1880...