Be a ‘Home Hero’ – stay at home and do your bit to fight pandemic

Authored by Mary

Dartmoor National Park is asking people to be ‘home heroes’ - to stay at home, help keep each other safe and limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Chief Executive Dr Kevin Bishop today thanked people for their co-operation and consideration so far and, as we look towards the bank holiday weekend, urged everyone to continue to do their bit. Continuing to stay at home and make use of...

A virtual day out with The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by Mary

On Easter Sunday, people will be able to catch up with the Sidmouth donkeys and mules by watching a series of live Facebook broadcasts from The Donkey Sanctuary.

For the first time ever, the international animal welfare charity will be bringing its visitor experience to the virtual world for a day of donkey interaction. Starting at 10am, viewers will be able to see how donkey-facing...

Stay away from Devon says county council

Authored by Mary

Devon County Council has sent an all-party message to holidaymakers and second home owners: Stay away from the South West during the current crisis.

And the council is calling for much tougher penalties to be imposed on people who flout the rules.

Council leader John Hart said he was planning to meet the leaders and chief executives of all Devon's district councils to...

Extra access for patients to GP practices and pharmacies over Easter bank holiday weekend

Authored by Mary

Special arrangements are in place to make sure people in Devon can access GP and pharmacy services over the Easter weekend.

To respond to the current high demand from patients, GP practices across Devon, Torbay and Plymouth will be opening on Good Friday and Easter Monday as if they were normal working weekdays – from 8am to 6pm. Since the start of the outbreak, practices across the...

Stay home – Save lives

Authored by Mary

As the Easter weekend is approaching, East Devon District Council is reminding people and businesses of the Government advice against non-essential travel.

Leader of East Devon District Council, Cllr Ben Ingham, said: “We know that East Devon is a great place to visit and if we were in normal times we would welcome you with open arms.

“However we are not in normal times and...

Coronavirus: Trading Standards advice for hospitality industry this easter

Authored by News Desk

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is reminding owners of guest houses, campsites and restaurants to remain closed this Easter to help combat coronavirus.

On March 23 the Government ordered hospitality businesses to close and said that people should stay at home and only essential travel is permitted.

With very few exceptions all hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels...

Portsmouth Gunwharf Quays set to host first Cadbury Dairy Milk Personalistation Station just in time for Easter

Authored by News Desk

This Easter, Cadbury is excited to announce that visitors to Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth will be the first to get their hands on personalised Cadbury Dairy Milk bars live in store. The personalisation service will be available at the Cadbury store in Gunwharf Quays from 6th-20th April.

This genius new pop-up means Cadbury fans will have the opportunity to create an extra special gift...

Course improvements set to make racedays an even better experience for racing fans

Authored by Actuate Marketing

Leading up to the start of this year’s summer jumps season on Easter Saturday, the team at Newton Abbot Racecourse have been hard at work implementing a number of important new improvements and changes.

Over the winter break the racecourse has invested tens of thousands of pounds in improvements both on and off the track, to better the total experience at Newton Abbot Racecourse for...

Easter Saturday Racing - Saturday 31 March

One for all the family – join us for our Season Opener on Easter Saturday 31 March. It’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a day out with family and friends over the weekend.

Bringing the children? Be sure to arrive early as the first 200 children through the gates on the day will receive a FREE Easter egg to set the day off to a winning start!

Gates open at 11:45 with the first race at 13:45. The last race is at 17:15. Please note race times are subject to change so please check the website ahead of the fixture.

Tickets are available online now at www.newtonabbotracing....

Get out, get wild and uncover the nature on your doorstep

Authored by News Desk

The RSPB and ALDI are challenging families in Plymouth to get out and get wild in nature this Easter and be in with a chance of winning a bumper pack of prizes worth £500 as it launches its new and exciting Wild Challenge.

With the amount of time children and their families are spending outside in nature on the decline, Europe’s biggest nature conservation charity and discount...


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