Features

One of Plymouth’s biggest ever road projects has reached a major milestone. The first steps in the construction of a new 140-metre bridge for the Forder Valley Link Road scheme have begun. Read more

Community News

Mount Kelly an independent boarding school in Tavistock, Devon, has handed a bright East London teen ​a £6​3,000 bursary after reading of her heartbreak at missing out on a similar award from another fee-paying school. Read more

Education

Restrictions at Devon’s Recycling Centres are to be eased further this week, with personal vans allowed to bring household waste from Wednesday 24 June. Vans will need to pre-book their visit at three of the county's busiest sites. To ensure the rec Read more

Community News

Free Online Business School for Start-Ups launches in West Devon & South Hams. South West Devon entrepreneurs of the future are being offered FREE places on an acclaimed workshop to turn their hobbies and dreams into a business. We have partnered w Read more

Business News

The Minor Injury Unit based at Tavistock Hospital will open seven days a week from Monday 29 June 2020. The opening hours will be 08:30 until 17:30. The MIU is there to treat you if you have an injury which isn’t life-threatening, but still requires Read more

Health

South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils are supporting hospitality businesses to get back on their feet following the coronavirus pandemic, with temporary permission to extend outdoor seating area for cafés and pubs. Read more

Business News

It has always been the case that a strong, vibrant local business community is vital to our local economy. This will never be truer than when ‘lockdown’ ends. Many of our local businesses will struggle to recover from the current pause in trading and Read more

Business News

Listen to the Mount Kelly Chamber Choir sing Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo #School ChoirOfTheYear2020 Read more

Education

Two of the city’s most important buildings could play starring roles in a radical plan to get more feet on the ground, more exciting and creative events and more places for people to live in the city centre. Read more

Business News

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, MED Theatre sadly had to cancel remaining performances of this community play. However you can watch the performance at Manaton in March 2020 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Mua-lQVJIU&feature=em-lsp Read more

Culture

This June marks the 80th anniversary of the British Commandos formation and Baz Gray will be running 80 miles non-stop around Dartmoor in recognition of that milestone. Local resident Baz Gray has served as a Royal Marines Commando for 26 years. Read more

Community

Tavistock Ramblers have not been able to do very much walking as a group recently,but this does not stop them thinking about walks. So they have in fact been both looking backwards into history and forwards to the future. Read more

Walks

The Council has taken delivery of 34,000 face masks from the Devon and Cornwall Chinese Association (DCCA). The masks have been gifted to the Council, completely free of charge, so that they can be distributed to local organisations, voluntary... Read more

Community News

July and August were traditionally high summer, the hottest and driest months of the year.  Recent years, however, have seen a shift in weather patterns and this year has been no exception. By the start of June, records stated the year so far has bee Read more

Gardening

The Council is joining forces with partners across the city to mark World Oceans Day 2020. While usually World Oceans Day would be marked by hundreds of people physically attending events by the waterside and beyond, this year will be a bit differen Read more

Community News

The Garden House, in Buckland Monachorum, Devon, has re-opened at weekends for members and non members for the first time since the global pandemic forced its closure. Read more

Gardening

Robert Oxborough, director and owner of PCC Office Supplies Ltd based in Tavistock is selling PPE to both businesses and the general public. Robert talks to us about the range of PPE is able to supply. 01822 619639 sales@pccofficesupplies.com Read more

The Lockdown Interviews

Andrew Brown from Andrew Brown Dental Ltd, Tavistock joins us to discuss how his dental practice will be reopening and the safeguards and processes he is using to ensure the safety of patients and staff. Read more

The Lockdown Interviews

Twelve weeks isolating with my family in a two-bed bungalow. The prospect was so daunting that the innards of our washing machine gave way, creating a nervous puddle and leaving us to wash clothes in the bathtub. Read more

Community News

The volunteers at Sterts Arts & Environmental Centre have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Sterts puts on over 80 events each year and volunteers manage tasks as v Read more

Music & Art

Series of interviews with local businesses during lockdown

Here are some fantastic films celebrating our area and people