Devon mumpreneur launches Bertha & Co

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 6:25am

Bertha & Co, the new online shopping site championing some of the best British children’s brands launched at the end of January.

Created by Liz Knight a mumpreneur from Woodbury in Devon, who loved to find unique and bespoke items for her children and would often receive comments from friends and family as to where she had sourced such lovely pieces.

In her search Liz felt there just wasn't somewhere that offered what they wanted as the consumer; a select group of some of the best British children's brands, all in one place and so, Bertha & Co was born. A name...

Powderkeg Brewery wins major award

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:38am

Powderkeg Brewery, based in Woodbury Salterton near Exeter, has gone straight to the top with its first award, having won Best Lager at The Beer Awards for its pilsner ‘Cut Loose’.

The Beer Awards are run by the world-renowned IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition), with the beers judged in a blind tasting by leading figures from the international beer industry. Winning ‘Best in Show’ in its category, Cut Loose was described as ‘one of the 16 best beers in the world’. Needless to say, it’s a big award for a microbrewery tucked away in a corner of the Devon countryside...

Appeal after Devon man goes missing

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 7:47am

Devon and Cornwall police have concerns for a missing man Barrie Sharman from the Woodbury area of Exmouth. He was last seen at approximately 3.00pm on Sunday the 19th June 2016 by carers at his home address on Sanctuary Lane, Woodbury.

Barrie is a white male 48 years old approximately 5’7” tall and of slim build. He wears glasses and usually has his hair spiked. When he was last seen he was wearing a black hooded top with a lion print on the front and dark trousers.

Any sightings of Barrie can be reported to Devon and Cornwall police quoting Log 578 16/06/2016

New mobile speed sign for Woodbury

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 4:00am

Woodbury, Clyst St George and Lympstone are the beneficiaries of a new mobile speed sign, costing £3,450.

The sign will remind motorists of the speed limits through their villages and will record people’s speeds, which will give the parishes access to valuable statistics when dealing with concerns from residents and talking to the police.

The speed sign is a joint project initiated by Woodbury, Lympstone and Clyst St George Parish Councils, funded by East Devon District Council and Devon County Council and spearheaded by Councillor Tim Pattison from Woodbury Parish Council...

Business owners invited to help shape Visit Devon’s focus

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 11/03/2015 - 8:02am

On Thursday 19th November, Tourism business owners are being invited to attend an important meeting regarding the future of Visit Devon.

Following on from the Devon Tourism Partnership Survey - conducted earlier this year regarding the future promotion of Devon - plans are being considered to bring together a new model of operating towards the future promotion of the county, using the Visit Devon brand.

The event will discuss future plans and give business owners the opportunity to get involved in the future direction of Visit Devon. Business owners will be able to have...

Tarot for Beginners Workshop

Event Date: 
02/08/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Woodbury Village Hall, Woodbury, Exeter

Have you ever wanted to learn the craft of Tarot and don't know where to start ......? Then come to my one day workshop in Woodbury.

This will be a fun but informative day where we will cover everything you need to know to start reading Tarot with confidence.

Just message me or visit my website www.beacontarot.co.uk for more details or to book a place.

Only £30 for the day, which includes teas/coffees and a comprehensive handbook for you to take home for future reference.

SWW fined by Environment Agency

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:07pm

South West Water has been ordered to pay over £40,000 in fines and costs after polluting a Devon watercourse in a case brought by the Environment Agency. Exeter Crown Court heard how a combination of plant break down, telemetry failures and poor management on the part of South West Water resulted in Woodbury’s Polly Brook becoming contaminated with poor quality sewage, which subsequently led to the death of a number of fish. South West Water admitted to two charges, namely by allowing sewage effluent that had not been fully treated to pollute the stream and also, failing to notify the...

Serious collision closes Woodbury road

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 01/16/2015 - 1:45pm

Update 6.30pm: The B3180 has re-opened.

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Police have closed the B3180 after a serious collision bewteen two cars earlier this afternoon.

The collision happened at the junction of Hulham Road, between Woodbury and Exmouth.

The road is closed in both directions and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Police say the road is likely to remain closed for some time.

Storage firm lends Santa a hand

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 11/08/2014 - 5:04pm

It's that time of year again when Father Christmas and his team of elves step up their toy workshop operations to ensure their production targets are met before Christmas Eve.

With the world's population increasing, Father Christmas needs more and more space to store the toys and gifts produced at his North Pole headquarters before the big delivery date.

Like many businesses, Father Christmas makes use of his local Dainton Elf Storage to meet peak demand and now the successful storage company is offering members of the public a similar service to the one used by Father...

Young poster competition winner transported back in time

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:26am

Seven year old Aidan Bown was “transported back in time”, with a ride on a 1966 London Transport Vintage Routemaster, as part of his prize for winning a competition to design a poster. The Woodbury C of E Primary School pupil won the school drawing competition launched earlier this year during Catch the Bus Week, which is co-ordinated by the Greener Journeys sustainable travel campaign and supported by Devon County Council and Stagecoach South West. Primary schools across Devon were invited to design a poster telling people why it is best to catch the bus. Stagecoach kindly provided the...