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South West England's young artists encouaged to represent their region

Is your child’s imagination constantly running away with them? Are they always drawing on any scrap of paper they can find? After receiving 1,000+ amazing entries and over 20,000 votes last year, the competition that gives budding young artists a chance to let their creativity shine is now open for 2019. This summer, the BIC® KIDS Young Artist Award is giving proud parents across the UK and Republic of Ireland the opportunity to see their child’s drawings graduate from the fridge door to billboards!




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Spending Quality Time with Your Family During Summer Holidays

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 07/15/2019 - 4:38pm

Out of the many holidays that happen during the year, summer is a favourite for many. It’s a time when you get six weeks with the kids before they head back to school and move onto bigger and better things. It’s also a period in which you have to think of activities you can do with your family so that everyone is happy and engaged. This isn’t an easy task, especially if you’ve got a million and one other things on your plate. Keep reading to see how you can spend quality time with your family and make sure it counts. 

Invest in Quality Time 

Frances and her family - from left to right Jake, Kerry, Frances, Carla and Dan

Candles on the Canal: Family, Live Music and a Time to Remember…

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:22am

Candles on the Canal is a new event hosted by local charity Hospiscare. Its purpose is to bring hundreds of local people together for a relaxed and uplifting evening in memory of loved ones who have died, taking place on Saturday 21 September from 4:30pm. Everyone is welcome regardless of who they are remembering, how long ago their loved ones died or whether they were looked after by Hospiscare.

Bringing a pet home: A guide

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 06/04/2019 - 11:46am

Getting a new pet and welcoming them into your family is a very exciting time for you and your family. Although you want to cuddle and spend time with your pet first and foremost, keep in mind that they’re also a big responsibility to take on and can be a lot of extra work for you.

Di and Sammi Rosser on the Twilight Walk

Hospiscare's Twilight Walk: Di & Sammi Rosser's Story

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:20am

In 2016, Di & Sammi Rosser took part in the Twilight Walk simply because it sounded like a fun event and they felt that Hospiscare was a charity worth supporting. They could never have imagined two years later they would be walking in memory, having placed a photo of their much loved husband and dad Jeff on their memory star and displaying it, with so many others, within the special memory tent at The Maer, Exmouth.

Norman Hartnell

Inquiry into abusive parents’ access to children

Authored by The Family Law Co.
Posted: Fri, 05/17/2019 - 6:19am

Norman Hartnell responds to news of a call for inquiry into access to children for abusive parents.

"The focus on the protection of victims of domestic violence is very welcome.

However, it will come as no surprise to hear that there are already detailed procedures in place to deal with such matters. These are the Family Procedure Rules 2010 PD 12 J that were recently revised to give greater protection to victims of domestic violence.

Thousands of mums celebrate the 2019 Big Breastfeeding Café

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:12pm

National initiative returned for its 4thyear, as new survey confirms the best breastfeeding support comes from fellow breastfeeders

Thousands of mums took part in The Big Breastfeeding Café this week.  The nationwide campaign, led by breastfeeding brand Medela,connected families via a network of mini events on 1stMay. 

Devon families join national campaign to support breastfeeding mums

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 04/29/2019 - 9:47am

On Wednesday 1st May thousands of mums will take part in The Big Breastfeeding Café and mums in Devon will be joining the fun.

Now in its 4th year, the nationwide initiativeled by breastfeeding brand Medela,will connect thousands of Mums via a network of mini events taking place on the same day across the UK, with 10  cafes in the region including, Exeter, Torquay, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Sidmouth, Honiton, Plymouth.

Over 200 mini events will take place on 1st May, to celebrate everyone’s personal breastfeeding experience – whatever it looks like.

Leading family law team welcomes divorce law overhaul

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:19am

One of Devon’s leading family law teams has welcomed today’s announcement of the introduction of ‘no fault’ divorce, hailing it a major step forward that will allow couples to end their marriages in an amicable way.

5 struggles interracial couples face

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 03/11/2019 - 10:00am

In American society, interracial dating is one of the paradoxes, regardless of how diverse people are. Interracial relationships have become so prevalent in various parts of the world, too, even though some people can't just seem to accept this type of relationships. Those who have been, and some who are still in such a relationship, have admitted continuously that it's very challenging. The current society has been very tolerant of interracial relationships, but again, the challenges are there.

Group of people

Launch of new book helping parents who split to save money and focus on children

Authored by The Family Law Co.
Posted: Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:51am

A book offering advice to separating couples had its official Devon launch at an event hosted by The Family Law Company in Exeter.

The launch was attended by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Exeter Councillor Rachel Clare Lyons and Her Honour Judge Miranda Louise Robertshaw, The Designated Family Judge for Devon gave the headline speech.