Flood prevention scheme to get underway in Modbury

Authored by News Desk

A £1.1 million flood risk management scheme is due to start in Modbury early next month.

The scheme, which will control the flow of water through the drainage system in the town centre, will provide greater protection for more than 80 homes and businesses.

The minimum standard of protection will be from a 1 in 75 year flood event, and up to the 1 in 100 year flood event for...

Christmas funding boost for Devon Churches

Authored by Mary

Two Devon churches have received grants from the National Churches Trust which will help to ensure their future.

St George’s Church in Modbury has received £20,000, which will help fund major repairs to the roof. The work will ensure the Grade I listed building, dating back to the 13th century, is warm and dry and can continue as a widely used community facility.

St James’...

Private investor snaps up South Hams gallery

Authored by News Desk

The iconic Brownston Gallery building in Modbury has been sold for £180,000 by Plymouth-based commercial property specialists Bruton Knowles.

In a prime position at the junction of Church Street and Brownston Road in the popular artisan hotspot, the investment sale came in every close to the original asking price.

Glenn Kelly said: “This was a rare opportunity to gain a...

Live and Local

Modbury Memorial Hall
Event Date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 21:00

Get your toes tapping at Modbury's annual Live and Local event.4 live bands including Hillhead and Fifty3Four, plus Street Factory Hip Hop Dance School.

All proceeds to Modbury School charity number: 1070810.

Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the door. Bar and snacks.

Man arrested after caravan fire kills a horse and dogs

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A horse and a number of dogs have been killed in a fire that destroyed two caravans and a small stable in the Modbury area.

A 44-year-old man from Torquay has been arrested by police on suspicion of arson.

Police and fire services were alerted at around 12.30pm on Wednesday 12 June and called to Chapel Down Lane End in the Modbury area following the report of a fire.


Welsh National Opera (WNO) - Madam Butterfly

David Pountney’s critically acclaimed new production of Lulu will open WNO’s spring season at the Theatre Royal this April. WNO will also be performing revivals of David Pountney’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Joachim Herz’s classic Madam Butterfly .

Lulu and The Cunning Little Vixen are part of the first of WNO’s themed seasons which aim to link the operas that WNO perform. ‘Free Spirits’ is...

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