Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is asking people to take on an Incredible Hike and raise some vital pounds for the charity this May. To celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2021, the charity has lined up 30 inspiring walking routes across Devon... Read more

Community News

Gables Dogs and Cats Home would like to thank all of the wonderful people who have supported them over the last year since they had to close their doors to the visiting public in March 2020. Read more

Gables Dogs & Cats Home were recently contacted for help by another organisation and asked if they would take in an unwanted, overweight cat who desperately needed medical care... Read more

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have collaborated with organic and Fairtrade Chocolate & Love to bring a wonderful new family trail for the Easter holidays. Read more

16 year old Mitzi Irish, a Year 11 pupil at Shebbear College in North Devon, has had a very exciting week as she released her debut single, 'Trivial', on Saturday, available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and iTunes. Read more

Great news for Okehampton and the surrounding villages and hamlets as it is made official that regular rail services between Exeter and Okehampton are confirmed. Read more

Community News

A Tavistock firm of chartered financial planners has benefitted from a management buyout with five new shareholders being brought into the business. Hansford Bell, an established firm with 15 members of staff and a 20 year history, has modernised it Read more

Plymouth school pupils are being invited to name our beavers - and the prize is a guided school trip into their territory. Our furry friends have helped spread a bit of lockdown joy here in Plymouth since their arrival - but now we want to give th Read more

Community News

4yr old Lurcher seeks family for love, laughter and long walks Read more

One of the South West’s biggest food and drink festivals has been cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions. Flavour Fest, Plymouth’s flagship three-day food and drink festival which attracts up to 100,000 visitors, was due to take place at the en Read more


Monday 15th March is the deadline for anyone looking to sign up to Hospiscare’s flagship charity walk event, Men’s Walk – Your Way, on Saturday 20th March – and everyone who signs up by that date will get a free walker’s pack of local goodies! Read more

One of the UK’s biggest outdoor adventure events for young people due to happen over the weekend of 8th and 9th May will no longer take place due to England’s latest lockdown roadmap. Read more


LAUNCESTON, Cornwall. Friday 5th March 2021 - Comical Entertainment, a comedy and spoken word promotion company, offering the best in touring stand-up comedy & ‘spoken word’ shows, is proud to present Francis Rossi’s upcoming show in Launceston. Read more

Music & Art

A local charity is endeavouring to harness the power of coffee and cake to raise funds for end-of-life care. Read more

If there’s one silver lining to the Pandemic, it’s how many amazing people have stepped forward to find inspirational ways to connect with their community over the past 12 months - despite the restrictions imposed by lockdown. Read more

A local charity has partnered with a well-known brewery to create a one-of-a-kind beer for their tenth anniversary event. Read more

Oona Doherty, Hope Hunt, 2016-2021. Courtesy the artist. Photo Florian Thévenard

Oona Doherty, Hope Hunt, 2016-2021. Courtesy the artist. Photo Florian Thévenard

New dates for the UK’s most influential contemporary art exhibition, British Art Show 9 (BAS 9), have been confirmed today. The nationwide tour will culminate in Plymouth from 8 October to 23 December 2022. Read more


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Support the work of the Tavistock Heritage Trust. Come and join us for a fascinating collection of Zoom arts and heritage talks from around the World. Read more


Green Scheme artificial grass

Green Scheme

I love my garden, but not the work!’ is a common complaint amongst householders who aren't green-fingered... Read more

Plymouth City Council has been shortlisted in this year’s National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) ‘Hearts For The Arts Awards 2021’. Read more

Series of interviews with local businesses during lockdown

Here are some fantastic films celebrating our area and people