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Recycle Devon wants Devon residents to join the ‘Donation Generation’

Authored by Mary

Devon residents are being invited to join the Donation Generation by pledging to reuse and repair clothing as much as possible and reduce the estimated 10,000 items of clothing thrown away in the UK every five minutes.

Every pledge made will be entered in a prize draw on 2 March 2020, to win one of 10 Upcycling and Repair kits.

The kits consist of handy items to help repair...

Top Trumps trail at The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by Mary

This February half term, head to The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth and find out which donkey has the loudest bray, the longest ears, or who is the most playful in the Adoption Donkey Top Trumps Trail.

Follow the trail to find the giant Top Trumps cards located around the sanctuary and reveal which adoption donkey comes out on top in each round.

Each adoption donkey has been...

Steady progress’ being made on comprehensive Cranbrook town centre scheme

Authored by Mary

Discussions have taken place between the local planning authority East Devon District Council (EDDC), Cranbrook Town Council, Devon County Council, Cranbrook Consortium and Henry Davidson Developments Ltd together with Morrison’s Supermarkets Plc regarding the construction of a new supermarket and significant additional retail, commercial and residential spaces in Cranbrook town centre....

Cliff safety netting works now underway in Beer

Authored by Mary

A programme of stabilisation works to the cliffs at Beer is currently being carried out by Vertical Technology Ltd, working on behalf of East Devon District Council.

The contractors began work on Monday 3 February 2020 and are expected to take around three weeks to complete the task of installing netting on the cliff face.

The netting will stabilise the cliff area adjacent...

Crealy’s half term Super Slam Wrestling

Authored by Mary

Crealy’s Super Slam Wrestling is sure to be a huge hit for families this February Half Term.

Crealy Theme Park and Resort are welcoming a team of professional wrestlers direct from the USA to fight it out in front of Crealy guests to find out who is the true king of the ring.

With four hard hitting shows taking place each day in the Crealy Arena from Saturday February 15 to...

Racecourse in the spotlight as top horses readied for key meeting

Authored by Sarah Parker

A key date in the south-west’s racing calendar is approaching with leading trainers readying their horses for Exeter Racecourse’s meeting on Sunday, February 9.

With over £100,000 in prize money, and staged within a month of the Cheltenham Festival ™ presented by Magners, the meeting is recognised as an important last stepping stone for horses with Cheltenham engagements.

It...

Win family tickets and meet the stars in our Cirque Berserk! competition

Authored by Mary

After sell-out London West End runs and two sensational summers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cirque Berserk! the UK’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular is back with a full nationwide tour.

And you could win a Meet-the-Stars Family Ticket to see the show free at the performance of your choice (subject to availability) at Exeter Northcott Theatre from 3rd to 8th March.

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Beware of possible icy conditions on Devon's roads

Authored by News Desk

Icy conditions could be a problem on Devon’s roads tomorrow (Wednesday 29 January) as another cold night is in store this evening.

The main gritting routes in the county are already being treated by Devon County Council’s gritters this afternoon and they will continue their efforts overnight.

While the possibility of snow is only forecast for Dartmoor, wintry showers are...

Cirque Berserk!

Presented by Zippos, Cirque Berserk! Britain’s biggest and boldest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk! is coming to Exeter in March at the start of a new national tour.

Combining beautiful contemporary circus artistry with hair-raising, death-defying stunts, all designed specially for staging in a theatre, the show is guaranteed to thrill audiences from 5 to 95!

The 2020 Cirque Berserk! show sees the return of its most famous – and most dangerous – act, the legendary ‘Globe of Death’, in which five motorcyclists defy gravity and risk life and limb traversing the...

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...

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