Sarah Wollaston MP joined over-55s to celebrate International Day of Older Persons in style at Dartington.
People from Buckfastleigh to Plymouth and from two years old to 80 enjoyed Dartington and Totnes’s own Fun Palace, one of 100 Fun Palace events across the world.
Dartmoor Zoo is up to something a little scary for Halloween. Here’s the trailer for Boo at the Zoo. Pop over to the Dartmoor Zoo site for more.
Devon County Council and Exeter City Council have agreed a more joined-up approach was needed to address the issue of weekds.
Visit Devon has added its support to a multi-million pound fundraising appeal by the National Trust to acquire Bantham beach and the Avon estuary in South Devon. The appeal, launched last week, needs to raise £2.6 million, the Trust having already committed £4 million from its Neptune Coastline Campaign.
North Devon MP Nick Harvey has criticised the announcement by Devon County Council that nearly all county-run residential care homes, and half of day centres, will be closed.
- Devon teenagers march against cuts to Devon Youth Service (BBC) Young people, parents and teachers marched to County Hall, Exeter, with a petition of 7,000 signatures to protest against the ‘short sighted‘ planned cuts to Devon Youth Service.
- Totnes trafficking – one way system to remain (BBC): the controversial one-way system in Totnes which is claimed to cost jobs yet create a better, safer, more pleasant and welcoming environment’ will become permanent, with a review in 2016.
- Ethel and the Great Pearl mystery of 1891: another story about Torquay’s Other History (the PRSD)
- Torquay relegated from the football league (BBC) : (
- Gastronomic delights (Express and Echo*): the 11th Festival of South West Food, in Exeter, has been hailed a success.
- Sidney the Torquay Nazi’s latest tribute to terror: Torquay’s resident far right Troll has been at it again, using offensive self-styled soubriquets(the PRSD)
- UKIP still pass off staff as voters: the now famous UKIP ents manager who once lived in Devon Lizzy Void is still being paraded by UKIP in a new leaftlet (Express and Echo*)
- Tunnel under Stonehenge: a plan to tunnel under Stonehenge to ease congestion on the A303 is one of nine proposals (Express and Echo*)
- Paignton bank manager helps foil scam: a Paignton bank sounded the alarm after an elderly woman withdrew a considerable amount of money. It was known that scammers had been targeting the elderly in the are. (Herald Express*)
- Devon-based duo Drunk With Joy release their new single and video (the PRSD)
- An alternative Devon rail route would be a disaster: Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston told the Torbay Business Forum that an alternative route between Exeter and Plymouth would hit South Devon travellers and businesses. (Herald Express*)
- Torquay artist designs Kings of Leon cover: Torquay artist Dave Smith has designed the cover for Kings of Leon single Beautiful War. (Herald Express*)
- Plastic bottle boat trails end: Plymouth boat-builder Andy Fox has completed sea trials in his boat made from 800 plastic bottles ahead of a 50-mile voyage around the Cornish coast in a project designed to change attitudes to waste. Andy also built the 60ft Plastiki – made out of 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles – which sailed the Pacific from San Francisco to Australia in 2010. (Plymouth Herald*)
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North Devon MP Nick Harvey has warned that cuts to Devon’s Youth Service will have a damaging impact on the lives of young people.