Horticulturist Giles Palmer hopes to help Westerleigh Group become an industry-leader when it comes to sustainability and the presentation of its gardens.  The father-of-two, from Torbay, was recently appointed as Head of Grounds for Westerleigh Group, the UK’s largest independent owner-operator of crematoria, with 35 sites across England, Scotland and Wales.  After a career spanning someContinue Reading

Communities across the South West will come together this Sunday to say ‘thank you’ to the everyday heroes who have played their part in helping to get through lockdown. From community choirs performing at care homes and BBQs in parks to celebratory street parties and ‘tidy-ups’, residents will join forcesContinue Reading

Emerging contemporary sculptor Nicola Turner has won the 2021 Ashburner Prize with her piece This Mortal Coir (Photo). She has used part of her prize money to buy 23 recently shorn black fleeces from local Devon smallholder Tim Short, after he advertised them in a community group online. Tim said,Continue Reading

There’s a black and white photograph of an earnest young man that hangs from the vestry wall of the United Reformed Church in Teignmouth. Around him in that little room are portraits of other ministers, but none of them seems to possess the magnetism or gripping backstory that the enigmaticContinue Reading

On Wednesday Tuesday 22nd June, renowned horticulturalist and RHS judge Jim Buttress visited Millbrook Village to give an expert talk and judge a resident gardening competition. Jim discussed how to design and maintain a patio or balcony garden and gave his top tips for creating beautiful containers and hanging baskets.Continue Reading

David McGinley, Chief Executive Officer of Cammell Laird Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders, and Atlantic & Peninsula Marine Services has won Business Leader of the Year in the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards.   The British Ex-Forces Business Awards, which took place on the 23rd of June, celebrates the achievements of ex-forces personnel who have forged a successfulContinue Reading