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Snowdrop Festival launches at Devon home of world renowned snowdrop collection

Authored by Mary

Excited snowdrop enthusiasts are set to travel across the UK to an exquisite corner of Devon to see one of the best collections of snowdrops in the world burst into fragrance and colour at The Garden House’s first ever Snowdrop Festival, which takes place January to March.

The Festival will showcase the world renowned Matt Bishop Snowdrop Collection , one of the most diverse...

Police investigate unexplained death in Yelverton

Authored by News Desk

A woman has died following an incident in Yelverton on Friday 25 January.

Police were called at around 3.15pm on Friday 25 January by the ambulance service with reports of a woman located in the public toilets in Meavy Lane, Yelverton, having sustained serious head injuries.

The woman, who is in her 60’s and is from Plymouth, was immediately transferred to Derriford Hospital...

Pensioner fined £4,700 for illegal haul of wild bird eggs

Authored by News Desk

A Devon pensioner has been fined £4,700 after amassing an illegal lifetime collection of hundreds of wild bird eggs.

William Beaton, 73, from Yelverton, appeared before Plymouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday [10 November] and admitted to stealing the eggs from around the UK, including Devon and Cornwall.

He pleaded guilty to five offences under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside...

Local artists pop up to celebrate ‘the spirit of Buckland’

Authored by Mary

From 17 June to 17 July local artists will be handed the keys to Buckland Abbey, near Yelverton, as the team at Drake’s former home collaborate with Devon Art Pop to celebrate ‘the spirit of Buckland’.

Inspired by what makes Buckland Abbey special, nine artists have produced over 30 pieces of work which will be going on display in the Abbey for a month. Highlights include paintings by...

Teenage driver seriously hurt in Yelverton crash

Authored by News Desk

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage driver suffered serious injuries following a collision with a tree in Yelverton.

The green Vauxhall Corsa left the carriageway and collided with a tree on the A386 at Chubb Tor, near Yelverton Golf Club, on Sunday 6 March 2016, at around 6.50am.

No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the collision.

The...

Man dies following house fire in Yelverton

Authored by Mary

A 53-year-old man has died following a fire at a residential property in Bere Alston, Yelverton.

Fire and Police received a call at around 7am on Boxing Day (26th December) following a call from a member of the public.

Fire attended and ambulance took a 53-year old man to Derriford Hospital where he was declared deceased. The man’s next of kin have been informed. There was no-...

Search for medieval beasts at Buckland Abbey

Authored by Mary

This half-term, the team at Buckland Abbey are challenging visitors to find all the medieval beasts that are hiding around the National Trust estate.

From 24 October to 1 November, sixteen creatures will be mysteriously located around Buckland’s estate. Along the way, a trail booklet will allow visitors to capture what they discover by rubbing each creature onto the pages within. By...

The Lone Pine Club

The Lone Pine Club is a new play for children aged 7-12 and their families. The play follows a group of children having riotous adventures in the countryside. The production takes place inside a large tent (rain-proof!) pitched in the grounds of National Trust venues across the country.

The production is directed by Elizabeth Freestone. Elizabeth has been working as a director for 14 years. During her freelance theatre directing career she has worked the National Theatre and the RSC. She became Artistic Director of Pentabus in 2012.

The play is based on The Lone Pine Club...

Two drivers injured in Yelverton collision

Authored by News Desk

Police are investigating a serious collision on the A386 near Yelverton in which two male drivers were injured.

Officers were called shortly before 2.40pm on Tuesday 2 June after reports of a two-vehicle collision halfway between the Yelverton roundabout and the junction for The Rock.

The fire service attended as one of the drivers was reported to be trapped.

Both male...

Daily fun for families this autumn half term

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Staff and volunteers at Buckland Abbey, Garden and Estate near Yelverton are gearing up for a bumper half term week full of activities, crafts and Halloween events. There will be plenty for families to do throughout the day, every day between 26 October and 3 November.

Families can set off with a bag full of activities to complete on the estate’s Autumn Adventure Trail which boasts...

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