Keeping love alive in the countryside

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/17/2021 - 8:45pm

One of the country’s leading family law firms is conducting a survey to find out how farmers keep their relationships alive within their high pressured, hectic lifestyle.

The Family Law Company, who specialise solely in family legal matters are based in the South West and have offices in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, are encouraging farmers and those involved in the industry to get involved in the survey.

The short online survey aims to understand the current pressures affecting the agricultural industry and the impact, if any, that they have on the relationships of...

Drive-In Cinema returns to Exeter

Two nights of classic festive flicks coming to Exeter, 16-17th December

The Drive in Cinema, the UK’s leading car-based events company is bringing the very best Christmas classics to car-assisted British audiences this winter, including Elf, Love Actually and Home Alone.

Kicking-off in Aberdeen this month, the festive filmic feast will lift the curtain on 60 showings, across 12 cities - including Exeter on 16th and 17th December - entertaining 15,000 people in the lead up to Christmas from the comfort of their own cars.

Tickets for the UK tour are on sale from today and...

Protect yourself and your baby by having the flu vaccine

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 11/14/2021 - 8:32pm

Pregnant women in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay are being urged to have the flu vaccine now to protect themselves and their unborn baby from the deadly illness.

The UK Health Security Agency has warned that there could be a significant flu surge this winter coinciding with continuing or rising COVID-19 cases.

Clara Southby, Interim Maternity Matron for Community and Outpatients, at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust said: “Having flu when pregnant can put you and your baby at a greater risk of severe complications, so we would encourage anyone who is pregnant to have...

Celebrate your inner Robin on an RSPB adventure trail at Bowling Green Marsh!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/09/2021 - 10:14pm

This Christmas season RSPB Bowling Green Marsh nature reserve, in Topsham is inviting families to celebrate their inner robin with a series of Robin Robin themed adventure trails and exclusive activity packs!

Robin Robin is Aardman’s new festive stop-motion musical tale about a young robin trying to fit in. It debuts on Netflix from 24 November.

The RSPB has partnered with Aardman and Netflix to host bespoke Robin Robin adventure trails on over 30 of its nature reserves around the UK including, RSPB Bowling Green Marsh. These fun-filled trails will allow the whole family...

The British engineers helping to achieve Net Zero

Engineering community urged to get involved in #TEWeek21

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week has kicked off with a series of films showcasing the engineers that are at the heart of solutions to achieve net zero by 2050.

The engineers featured are working on making farming more energy efficient, reducing high street energy consumption and delivering aircrafts with zero emissions.

Three engineers from across the UK were handpicked to showcase their stories of being Net Zero Heroes to celebrate Tomorrow’s Engineers Week. The Week aims to inspire a new generation into the profession...

Quirk Theatre Return for a Festive Family Treat 

This December, South West based Quirk Theatre bring their lively and inventive theatrical family show, Rhia & The Tree of Lights, to Exeter Phoenix and The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington. A magical alternative to panto and a festive treat for the whole family!

For nearly two decades, Quirk Theatre's beloved and memorable shows have given children their first experience of live theatre. Exeter Phoenix are delighted to welcome them back to produce what will be their 18th unforgettable Christmas show with the venue.

Did you know that when you hold a stone in your hand,...

Dunelm is calling on Exeter residents to help deliver oy to their community this Christmas

Delivering Joy, a campaign launched last year by national homewares retailer Dunelm which saw almost 20,000 gifts being delivered to the less fortunate, is returning this Christmas. Its Exeter store is calling on customers to take part to support their local communities.

Partnering with local care homes, schools and women’s refuges across the region, shoppers can help out by picking up a Delivering Joy gift tag from the store, in order to donate a corresponding giftbag filled with presents.

The tags will detail the age, gender and interests of local people who may...

Devon's exemplary development schemes scoop prizes in prestigious property awards

Five Devon buildings were awarded prizes at the Michelmores Property Awards 2021, held on Thursday 4 November at Sandy Park in Exeter. The prestigious Awards are now in their 19th consecutive year, and recognise and celebrate the very best property and construction schemes in the South West, as well as the teams involved.

As well as the awards given to the build projects, the John Laurence Special Contribution Award was given to Andrew Maynard, a well-known face in the Devon business community. Andrew established the Michelmores Property Awards in 2002, and has played an...

Together For Our Planet campaign announces Devon’s award-winning green small business

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/04/2021 - 11:28pm

A Devon brewery business has been announced as a finalist in the Heroes of Net Zero competition held at a special awards ceremony hosted by Intuit at the COP26 international climate change summit in Glasgow.

More than 160 businesses entered the competition, making a commitment at the UK Business Climate Hub to achieve net zero by 2050, in line with the government’s own climate commitment.

The brewhouse, based in Staverton, Devon, was shortlisted in the micro business category for demonstrating a range of measures taken on their journey to net zero, including using...

Three Devon businesses win top Amazon Rural Awards

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 11/04/2021 - 11:13pm

Three companies from Devon have been named as some of the best rural businesses in the country after winning at the regional heat of the Rural Business Awards.

Apricot Centre CIC from Dartington, Rull Orchard Ltd from Thorverton and The Outdoors Group from Shillingford Abbot all scooped prizes at the South West regional finals of the Rural Business Awards in partnership with Amazon, which took place virtually this year.

  • Apricot Centre CIC from Dartington was named Best Rural Social Enterprise, Charity, or Community Project
  • Rull Orchard from Thorverton
  • ...