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Partial view of the existing Collacott solar array on land adjacent to the proposed new solar farm

CPRE Devon set to object to plans for a ‘monstrous’ solar farm - Devon’s biggest to date - straddling a major tourist route

The Devon branch of the countryside charity CPRE says the proposal to build a massive solar farm between Barnstaple and Bideford in North Devon, on agricultural land adjoining the touristic route to Newquay, is nothing short of ‘monstrous’.

Bristol-based Aura Power has submitted an...

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Plymouth, Hospitals

Plymouth Hospitals Charity funds hospital garden transformation

Authored by Mary

lymouth Hospitals Charity has awarded £500 to help transform a small garden space at Rowan House. Healthcare Assistant, Judith Bywater has been busy brightening up a grey, concrete courtyard and is transforming it into a mini haven for staff and patients.

When the Pain Clinic and Dermatology moved over to Rowan House three years ago, the teams got together over a weekend to weed and...

Local food hub SAVEs more meals than it has hot dinners

Authored by Mary

On Wednesday, SAVE food hub volunteers saved the 4,000th food item from going to waste since the community group began working in March. The date also marked marked the first occasion of the partnership with Seaton Town Council and local Community Interest Company Re:store as SAVE started working from the Council’s Marshlands building

They collect and share edible, in date food with...

Traditional seaside entertainers set to return as beach theatre makes a resurgence during coronavirus

Authored by Mary

Traditional seaside entertainment enjoyed by families a century ago is set to return to Britain’s beaches as pierrot performers get ready to perform again following the lifting of the ban on outdoor theatre.

The socially-distant performances for small groups, sitting at an appropriate distance, will include Punch and Judy, a flea circus, music, comedy, circus skills and games such as...

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...

Local artists selected for Exmouth art commission

Authored by Mary

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) has selected the 60 local artists, creatives and organisations to complete the final stage of the rejuvenation of a section of the Exmouth seafront, known as the Abode of Love .

Earlier in the month the Exmouth community, including artists and creatives, were asked in a local call out to share how they wanted to shape Exmouth’s creative journey.

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Harry Potter

Harry Potter still hits number one spot

Authored by News Desk

A THIRD of kids in the South West have said that Harry Potter still takes the wand as most beloved character from a book – despite him being introduced to the world all the way back in 1997.

Other characters who topped the list include The Gruffalo and Roald Dahl’s Charlie Bucket – which makes sense considering Roald Dahl also takes one of the top spots as children’s most loved...

Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth

Events to restart on East Devon District Council land

Authored by Mary

The relaxation of lockdown rules and new guidelines from the Government has enabled East Devon District Council (EDDC) to agree that the process for hiring EDDC land can commence again from 3rd August.

The council facilitates over 300 events across East Devon parks, gardens and beaches every year. Events range from local community events, markets, live theatre, fun fairs and weddings...

Eat Out to Help Out

Eat Out to Help Out – look for the logo

Authored by Mary

More than 53,000 outlets across the UK have so far signed up to the UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme - and a new official Government online finder is available to help diners locate them.

As Eat Out to Help Out stickers and posters start to appear in the windows of restaurants, cafes, bars and other establishments across the country, customers who want to take advantage of...

The studios are opening!

Authored by News Desk

This unprecedented year has given Devon Artist Network the chance to try something new, by taking on Claire Bryson and her Exeter based company ‘Design the New’ - a digital agency that helps clients bring their ideas to the right people online.

The DAN Board have collaborated with artists to reimagine and meet the needs of the artists involved this year, focusing on a larger scale...

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...