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Devon Air Ambulance opens shops next week

Authored by Mary

As Devon Air Ambulance prepares to open their shops next week, they explain the significant changes that have been made to the way you can shop and to their donation of goods process.

The safety of everyone including shop staff, volunteers and supporters is paramount and they must be ‘Covid Secure’ before finally opening their doors.

The Government announced that to ensure...

Celebrity chef Michael Caines launches new website inviting holidaymakers to enjoy a Devon staycation

Authored by Mary

Holidaymakers looking to spend a summer staycation in Devon will soon find all the information they need at the click of a mouse.

Celebrity chef Michael Caines MBE is spearheading a new initiative which he hopes will encourage those who would usually be planning a foreign break to look closer to home.

His new website, Destination Devon, will feature guides, reviews, tips,...

Devon’s biggest ever community movement challenge set to launch

Authored by Mary

Following a difficult period for many, Active Devon, Travel Devon and Devon County Council are launching a new, digitally enabled community movement challenge. Beginning 6 July and running over the summer, Let’s Move will offer Devon’s communities a chance to move more, celebrate our local communities and to win great prizes.

In overcoming these challenges and moving beyond the...

IRMA: Lessons from the Worst Storm in Atlantic History by Mark R Wilson

Authored by News Desk

Local man Mark R Wilson has released his first book, IRMA: Life Lessons from the Worst Storm in Atlantic History and is already receiving 5 star reviews. A memoir which takes a hard look at how life, the ups and downs, lead him to the fateful day when hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, raging 200mph winds ripping apart the building around him and facing certain death....

Housebuilder gives parents a sporting boost to keep children active

Authored by Mary

Parents in South West are being offered an online ‘sports day at home’ pack thanks to a leading housebuilder’s partnership with Team GB.

With the current Covid-19 crisis still unfolding, many parents have had to get used to home schooling amid the uncertainty of when their children will return to school.

Now Persimmon Homes South West, thanks to its ongoing partnership with...

Adventure Drive-In announce UK's biggest drive-in cinema tour

Authored by Mary

Adventure Drive-In, the UK's biggest drive-in tour, will be visiting over 20 towns and cities this summer, including Exeter and Newton Abbot!

Friends and family are invited to enjoy outdoor screenings of their favourite films, new and old, from the safety and comfort of their cars. With 80s classics including Dirty Dancing, Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Labyrinth, The...

Stagecoach South West announces major uplift to bus services

Authored by News Desk

Stagecoach South West has announced that, in light of the recent government announcement to relax retail restrictions, from 14th June 2020 they will be introducing a major uplift to their services with some of routes returning to their normal timetables. The bus operator has confirmed changes have been made on board their vehicles to enable social distancing to take while travelling with them...

Westcountry author writes 'Tales From The Lockdown' to raise money for Hospice UK

Authored by Mary

A well known Westcountry journalist and writer has used the power of his pen during the lockdown to raise money for a health charity. In doing so, newspaper columnist Martin Hesp believes he is the first person to write a book filled with stories which focus solely on the coronavirus lockdown and to publish the work while the pandemic continues. “I wrote Tales From The Lockdown in the first...

Use the right NHS service for your needs this bank holiday weekend

Authored by Mary

Doctors in Devon are reassuring local people that the NHS is still there for them if they are unwell and need help, but reminding them that opening hours for some services may be different due to the bank holiday weekend.

GP practices will be closed on Monday 25 May for the bank holiday, but other services are available for people with urgent health needs over the holiday period....

Devon exploring temporary measures for walkers and cyclists

Authored by Mary

A series of temporary measures to support social distancing for walkers and cyclists is being explored by Devon County Council.

It follows the Government’s announcement of a £250 million emergency active travel fund – as the first stage of a £2 billion national investment in walking and cycling.

Although Devon County Council is still awaiting details of the funding, it is...

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