More residents die from living in a cold home in the South West than any other region. An estimated 43,900 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2014/15 but the highest excess winter mortality index was in the South West. more »

22 Sep 2016 12:00 Community News

The team at Tree Surfers at the Tamar Trails Centre near Gulworthy in Devon were recently given a little help in celebrating the first anniversary of the junior high ropes course, the first of its kind in the South West. A group of local school... more »

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Spend an evening by the fireside of a great story teller: Wednesday 28th September, 7.45pm at Tavistock Methodist Church. C.S Lewis is best known for his Narnia stories, still popular with children. But he wrote for adults too – space travel more »

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With a mild south-westerly climate and warmed by the tidal waters of the Tamar and Tavy estuaries, the Bere Peninsula has a rich horticultural heritage of fruit and flower growing. Strawberries, cherries, daffodils and many other crops were once pro more »


B4 has secured at least £8000 of funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative. The B4 Project along with the other two successful projects in our region will go forward to a public vote in Tesco stores with their customers deciding the outcome. The more »


It’s not too late for entrants to sign up for a hearty helping of this year’s Delicious Drake’s Trail, and with a shorter route for 2016 it’s even more accessible for more people. The “wonderfully bonkers” food festival on the run returns on Sunday 2 more »

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The historic and award-winning Two Bridges Hotel, in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, is celebrating national Cask Ale Week (22nd September - 2nd October 2016) by pairing local Dartmoor ales with hearty Devon fayre. more »


The latest programmes of walks in the Tamar Valley, aimed at those who are looking to improve their health and meet new people, are available now to pick up from local outlets or to view online. Three different weekly walks take place in the Tamar more »


Why did you become boat designers? DH – Despite coming from a family who were not very nautical, I have always loved the idea of boats and I joined the “Ocean Youth Club (now Trust)” to see if I had sea legs. After meet more »

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Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project Due to their nocturnal activity and special status as the only flying mammal, bats have sometimes received a less than flattering representation in fiction. However if you have always wanted to know a bit more abou more »


What's so special about the Bere Peninsula? To the casual visitor it probably resembles many of West Devon's parishes with its narrow lanes, Devon hedges surrounding small fields and patches of woodland. I would however encourage you to get away from more »


I've interviewed people in their workplace, their home and lots of coffee shops but interviewing somebody while they had their hair and beard trimmed was a first for me. However when you realise that Mike Wellsbury-Nye is the organiser of The Devon & more »

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I know the beautiful Bere Peninsula pretty well but I have never before been down this narrow winding road that opens out onto the most stunning view of the Tamar valley and Marcus Williams’ family dream. It has been 60 years in the making, but final more »

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Gidon Reid, owner of the Technology Company in Tavistock answers your questions on all aspects of technology in our every day lives.