Appeal for witnesses in double fatal North Devon accident

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men in their 20s died in a fatal road traffic collision in north Devon.

Just after 8am on Friday 12 October, officers and emergency services were called to a single-vehicle collision on an unclassified road that leads from the A361 at South Molton to North Molton.

The blue Peugeot 306 convertible was travelling from the direction of North Molton when it left the road and dropped 15 feet into the fast-flowing flooded River Mole. The driver, a 25-year-old man from Brixham, sustained serious injuries and was taken to North Devon...

Exeter School join 50th annual Abbots’ Way walk

Over 80 pupils, and the training team drawn from staff, parents and governors, took part in the annual Abbots’ Way walk from Buckfast Abbey to Tavistock on 7th October.

The Abbots’ Way is an ancient track way across Dartmoor from Buckfast Abbey to Tavistock. It is 24 miles long and includes sections of the high moor. On the first Sunday in October every year the route is followed as an organised walk under the auspices of the Tavistock & District Outdoor Activities Forum and the Ashburton and Tavistock sections of the Dartmoor Search & Rescue Group. 2012 marked the 50th...

Be safe in heavy rainfall and potential flooding

Yesterday Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service received over 90 weather related calls. These including over 20 calls to vehicles in water, 29 calls involving domestic flooding, one horse rescue and further calls (including duplicate calls) to report flooding.

The Met Office are predicting further periods of heavy rain today and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are urging people to be aware of possible flooding and reminding drivers not to risk their lives by driving through any flood water.

DSFRS offer some useful advice which could...

Firetop Photography launches new e-newsletter

Firetop Photography has finally launched an email newsletter after months of research and planning.

Photographer Venetia Norrington said: "I've been wanting to keep in touch with my clients, and forge new connections for a while now. I’ve found an easy and beautiful way to share my news, photos and special offers and so I've taken the plunge!"

Delivered directly to your desk, these newsletters will be jam-packed with exclusive offers, discounts, news and useful information.

To subscribe, visit

Ercol's Chiltern range exclusively for John Lewis

The success of ercol’s Chiltern range, designed exclusively for John Lewis, shows that there is a continuing hunger for ercol’s exquisite and timeless wooden furniture. To build on this success, ercol has introduced a further two new collections, exclusively for John Lewis, that will broaden the appeal of ercol’s furniture even further.

Pinter – Stylish Dining

The Pinter range has been created with the modern home in mind and has a soft Scandinavian look that will complement many decors and create a comfortable and inspiring dining space for entertaining.


Rosie Wilby presents How (not) to make it in Britpop

Event Date: 
19/11/2012 - 7:30pm
Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

From playing Glastonbury and Ronnie Scott’s to miming on children’s television, musician turned comedian Rosie Wilby looks back at the emotional rollercoaster of chasing stardom at the heady height of Britpop in How (not) to make it in Britpop – a revised version of her acclaimed 2011 Edinburgh Fringe show Rosie’s Pop Diary . Mixing stand up, storytelling and songs, Rosie delves into a personal treasure trove of old photos, fan letters, lyrics and reviews to trace the weird and wonderful story of a singer that nearly made it - from bizarre auditions, supporting Bob Geldof and Jamie Cullum...

MAKE: Devon Guild of Craftsmen's Christmas Exhibition

Event Date: 
30/11/2012 - 10:00am to 02/01/2013 - 5:00pm
Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey

Gift ideas? New designs and handmade crafts feature at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen's Christmas exhibition.

The Devon Guild gallery is showcasing beautiful, distinctive craft work by over 60 makers in its popular Christmas selling exhibition, ‘MAKE’. Over a third of exhibitors are South West based, while artists from London and other regions are selected to input new design ideas with their latest creations. It’s well worth visiting Bovey Tracey to choose from the craft gallery’s wide range of affordable and luxury gifts by designers such as Jane Cox (ceramics), and Corrine...

How to prepare your property for flooding

Over 5.5 million properties in England and Wales are at risk of flooding from rivers, the sea or surface water. That’s one in six, which means there’s a high chance one of these properties is your home or business. Here the Environment Agency offers some advice on how to reduce the damage to your property by a little planning.

It pays to prepare for flooding

If your home or business is flooded it can be costly, not just in terms of money and time but also inconvenience and heartache.

While it’s impossible to completely flood-proof a property,...

Three green champions raise £5,000 for charity

Three green champions from the hospitality world were celebrating last night after completing an epic bike ride for charity which covered 200kms in just 2 days and raised £5,000 to benefit Springboard , which helps young, unemployed and disadvantaged young people into careers in hospitality, and Action Against Hunger , the organisation committed to ending child hunger.

At 8.30am on Sunday 7th October, Mark Linehan, Managing Director of The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), Mike Mellor, Managing Director of Space Catering and Shaldon-based Andy Cook, Partner at Ease...

Fiona Faulkner's warming autumn recipes

Food writer and presenter Fiona Faulkner recently caught the attention of parents with the publication of her new book 25 Foods Kids Hate… and how to get them eating 24 (New Holland). Fiona’s recipes and ideas have since been featured on ITV – where she’s been described as ‘the Harry Potter of Vegetables’ – and has also cooked with the kids of numerous celebrity mums – including fashion designer Alice Temperley, who has her new fashion range at the soon to be opened John Lewis in Exeter, and TV presenter Sarah Beeney.

Fiona, who is based in the South West, describes herself as “...