15 Minutes with… Pete’s Dragons
Jun26

15 Minutes with… Pete’s Dragons

Dealing with loss is never easy, but dealing with bereavement after a suicide requires a different kind of support. We meet Alison Jordan, CEO of Exmouth based charity Pete’s Dragons, to learn more about the work they do across Devon. Q: For those that aren’t aware, tell us a little about what your charity aims to achieve. Pete’s Dragons vision, mission and values are made up of three elements. Firstly, we aim to provide suicide...

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Staycations: Why go anywhere else?
Jun26

Staycations: Why go anywhere else?

With exchange rates plummeting and stresses of holidays abroad on your mind, join millions of other Britons in exploring and enjoying what our own country has to offer. Our annual summer holiday is supposed to be a chance to relax, unwind and get away from the stresses of everyday life. But holiday stress can be all too real. Deciding where to go, where to stay, how to entertain both young and old alike, those long airport security...

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Escot Park Circular Walk
Jun26

Escot Park Circular Walk

Stroll through rolling East Devon countryside awash with purple wild flowers, taking in ponds, picturesque paths, enticing orchards and wondrous woodland. Starts/Finishes: Escot House Car Park Time: 1 – 1.5 hours Distance: 2 – 2.5 miles Terrain: Lanes, gravel tracks, narrow paths and grassy fields Difficulty: Moderate Facilities: Toilets and café available at Wildwood Escot Parking: Ample free parking Accessibility: Not...

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Summer Holiday Survival Guide
Jun26

Summer Holiday Survival Guide

Don’t give the kids a chance to even think about being bored this summer with our guide to cheap and easy boredom banishing during the holidays Summer Holiday Preparation The summer holidays can be a daunting time for parents – huge expectations from the children, parent pressure to provide enough stories for them to take back to school in September and the battle to keep your sanity at the end of it all! The key to a smooth running...

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The Earl & Countess of Devon
May21

The Earl & Countess of Devon

There is a ‘history meets contemporary’ renaissance underway at Powderham Castle since the 19th Earl and Countess of Devon, Charlie and AJ Courtenay, inherited the estate in 2015. In just over two years they have reinvigorated the operations and are successfully turning Powderham into a model social enterprise that is warm, welcoming and inclusive. One Magazine’s Bruce Hetherington spent a morning with the couple finding out the...

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Pride of Devon 2018: The Winners
May21

Pride of Devon 2018: The Winners

The nominations are over and the judges have spoken; it’s time to meet some of the exceptional Devonians that make us proud to be part of the communities of Devon. Neighbour of the Year Sponsored by One Magazine Winner: Joan Matthews When nominator Janice Triandafillidis’s grandmother, aged 92, and Uncle Harry, 72, moved into Hill Drive in Exmouth 25 years ago, they had the good fortune to have Joan and Alan Matthews as neighbours....

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