Bloodbikes ride away with £1,000 from the Freemasons

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/08/2020 - 10:41pm

At a recent meeting (at a safe distance) the Devonshire Freemasons donated £1000 to the Devon Freewheelers also known as the Devon Blood Bikes to enable them to continue the important work they are doing in transporting Covid 19 samples from test centres and hospitals to laboratories in addition to their other important duties.

Last Saturday two Assistant Provincial Grand Masters Peter Keaty and Craig Cox met up with Dave Cook and Mick Scaife to present them with the grant and congratulate them on the courage and determination they show as volunteer riders, this makes a total of...

Connecting with nature during isolation

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 04/14/2020 - 5:48pm

As part of their Culture + Climate programme 2020, THG has teamed up with East Devon AONB to share NATURE SHORTS: an online series showcasing art practices which inspire, build creativity and deepen our connection with nature.

NATURE SHORTS explores how we can connect with nature during isolation, sharing different artistic approaches to land and space. The highlighted artists work across a range of materials and processes including land art, photography, printmaking and performance.

THG Curator, Ruth Gooding, explained “As we move our public programme into the digital...

Asleep at the Wheel

Event Date: 
28/08/2020 - 10:45pm
The Beehive, Honiton, Devon EX14 1LZ

This is a coup for the Beehive in booking one of the great Americana bands. An 8 piece line up featuring pedal steel guitar, fiddles and horns fronted by founder, and lead vocalist Ray Benson, a big presence and a big voice to match. The band were featured on the first ever episode of Austin City Limits and have appeared eleven times since. Their history - 10 Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Touring Band of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award by the Americana Music Association. They have released 31 albums and had 20 singles in the Country Music charts. You can find out more...

Woman and man in shop

New home for Honiton auctioneers after 'best ever' year

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Tue, 12/17/2019 - 7:22am

Honiton auction house, Chilcotts, has announced its fifteenth year in business as the ‘best ever’ as the family-run business prepares for major change in the near future.

After running a variety of celebration events to mark the anniversary, the icing on the cake was the realisation that not only was 2019 the most successful year in terms of trading, with auction turnover increasing by 6 percent against the 1.2 percent increase in overall UK trade figures, but also that the November 30 sale was the highest selling single auction yet.

Auctioneer, Duncan Chilcott says “We’d...

Devon-based Simpkins Edwards is celebrating with its team after being accredited as one of the UK’s ten best accountancy employers by judges at the British Accountancy Awards (BAAs).

Simpkins Edwards celebrates being accredited as top ten employer by British Accountancy Awards

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:05am

Devon-based Simpkins Edwards is celebrating with its team after being accredited as one of the UK’s ten best accountancy employers by judges at the British Accountancy Awards (BAAs). The firm, which has offices in Exeter, Okehampton, Holsworthy, Bovey Tracey, Barnstaple and Honiton, has now been shortlisted for the BAA’s Best Employer title 2019, and will discover if it has won later this month.

This is the second successive year that Simpkins Edwards has reached the finals of the British Accountancy Awards - widely regarded as the industry’s most prestigious accountancy accolade....

Come see, come try, come buy at Honiton Gate to Plate

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/07/2019 - 10:12am

Top programme of on-street cookery demonstrations, tips from food experts, live musical entertainment and around 50 fine food, drink and craft producers selling their wares

Honiton’s High Street will be buzzing on Saturday (10 August) as around 50 fine food, drink and craft producers will be joined by top chefs, food experts and talented entertainers for this year’s Gate to Plate.

A great programme of events are lined up throughout the day with live music on the entertainment stage and a cooking stage featuring chefs and food experts giving live demonstrations.


River Cottage’s Steven Lamb to compere top class cookery demonstrations

Honiton's Gate to Plate event, celebrating East Devon’s finest food and craft producers, returns

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/24/2019 - 11:11am

Honiton’s Gate to Plate event is making a welcome return to the town on Saturday 10 August.

Featuring around 50 fine food, drink and craft producers, there will also be cookery demonstrations by some of the area's top chefs and food experts who will be presenting their work in an on-street show kitchen.

The free event will continue the town’s wonderful and long established market tradition, which dates back to the 13th Century when Honiton was granted a Royal Charter to hold a market.

Organised by East Devon District Council and supported by Honiton Town Council, it...

Co Bikes are coming to Cranbrook and Honiton train stations

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/03/2019 - 3:03pm

Two busy Devon railway stations, Cranbrook and Honiton, are to benefit from the installation of Co Bikes electric bike stations, allowing for seamless – and zero carbon – onward commuting options.

The investment by South Western Railway is due to them successfully securing over £1 million in grants from government, local authorities and third-party funding sources to improve cycle-rail connectivity across their network.

In Devon, match funding is through a partnership between Devon County Council and East Devon District Council, alongside the Exeter and East Devon...

Jewellery taken in Honiton burglary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:17pm

Police are appealing for information after items of jewellery were stolen from a house in Hale Lane, Honiton.

Offenders forced a ground floor window to get inside the property sometime between 10am and 1.35pm on Friday 31 May.

Numerous items of jewellery were taken from the property including a silver Pandora necklace with diamonds, a silver Armani watch, a gold cross diamond necklace, a silver link bracelet, a black and white diamond necklace and a gold and silver ladies watch.

Police are investigating and are keen to trace a person of interest who was seen in the...

Image shows Simpkins' Edwards high-flying qualifiers: Jak Griffin, James Fisher, Abbie Lawless and Nick Feeney.

Simpkins Edwards’ staff achieve raft of key accountancy qualifications

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:30am

The Exeter office of Chartered Accountants Simpkins Edwards is celebrating a flood of key accountancy and taxation qualifications among its staff, who between them have achieved CTA, ACA, ATT and AAT professional qualifications, enhancing their skill, expertise and knowledge, while strengthening the firm’s ability to provide specialist client advice.

Corporate Tax Manager Corporate Tax Manager, has joined the firm’s growing number of Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) having achieved the UK’s premier qualification in tax advice. As a dual qualified professional (James is also a Certified...