Sam Ward, the chef at Collaton St Mary Primary School, Torbay, has made it to the South West shortlist in the BBC’s 2015 Food & Farming Awards.
Every year 6 million loaves of bread are being thrown into canals and rivers in England and Wales – potentially polluting the water and damaging hundreds of thousands of ducks’ homes.
The announcement of an investment of £5 million to boost international tourism in the South West has been broadly welcomed by Devon tourism authority Visit Devon. Official figures show the county saw a 39% growth in international visitors across Devon in 2013, with increased numbers also expected for 2014.
Geoffrey Cox, MP for Torridge and West Devon, is backing a national campaign calling for the Chancellor to cut VAT on tourism from 20% to 5%, which would result in a £5.3m boost to the local economy.
Commenting on news that Devon’s wild beavers will be allowed to stay on the River Otter after being found clear of the disease Echinococcus multilocularis, Friends of the Earth campaigner Alasdair Cameron said: “This is fantastic news for everyone who fought to save these beavers.
There’s been a royal birth at Paignton Zoo.
Commenting on the news that the 5p fuel rebate scheme for postcode area EX53 has been given final approval by the EU, North Devon MP Nick Harvey has said: “I’m very pleased the fuel rebate for the Lynton and Lynmouth area for has been given full and final EU approval, with the discount set to come in at the end of May.
A swan that was shot in the head with an air gun has been nursed back to health and returned to his mate by the RSPCA.
Visitors to Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum might soon be able to boast that they visited the RAMM and got the t-shirt as Exeter City Council, who run the award-winning attraction, are looking at the possibility of installing a gift shop inside.