A lot can happen in a week. Here are just fives things that point to the deeper world of what’s happening in Devon. Open your eyes, ears and minds[Read more…] about 5 stories from Devon this week
Humankindweed / Fowl
Released to commemorate the first of the lockdowns, Humankindweed by Fowl is an album that plays and weaves words and stories. There are kinda modern-day fairytales filled with adult concerns, like weeding, decorating and lunar geese.
Without Lights / Abrasive Trees
Who knew experimental post-punk could be so enveloping? The Without Lights EP from Abrasive Trees creates another of their aural soundscapes. With each new tune, they mould a mental geography.
The Beacon / Harbottle & Jonas
Now acting as a trio, Harbottle and Jonas capture the warmth and pull of home, family and friendship, and well as the wide-eyed wonder at the world in a folk album which pulls on the past to project into the future.
Totnes MP Anthony Mangnall is famed for spreading fake news. And now the Conservative is pushing the idea of re-opening a railway line, which critics say would cost millions, has no business case and would close the incredibly popular Dartmouth Steam Line.
The Newton Abbot-born former Exeter City player made his England debut and scored. The now Aston Villa striker came on during England’s World Cup 2022 qualifier against San Marino. Ollie is the first Exeter City graduate to play for England since Cliff Bastin in 1938, according to Devon Live.
Ollie said: “It’s been a good journey. I just feel honoured that I can come out here and pull on the shirt and get the chance to play with the players I’m playing with and even score on my debut. I couldn’t write it, I’m over the moon.”
Springfield Farm, Marwood is to host a Christmas event this week from Thursday 17 until the evening of Saturday 19 December. Times are from 4pm til 7.30 pm.
Sally Rice volunteered to ring Northam’s St Margaret’s Church bell manually every night for the month of November to call people to prayer, just before 6pm. This was to mark the ‘Prayer for the Nation’ campaign launched by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and the Bishop of London on the November 4 after they called the Church of England to pray for the nation throughout the second lockdown.[Read more…] about Prayer for the Nation / Sally Rice rings out November in Northam
Les ‘Gunner’ Curtis is a legend in Appledore, says Ray Goldsmith, well known for his daily walks with his dog Rusty around the village and for his affability and willingness to help others. He is a former Appledore shipyard welder of 38 years, along with his brothers, and is a font of local knowledge.[Read more…] about Appledore character Les ‘Gunner’ Curtis donates £1,300 to South West Children’s Hospice