Premier Inn submits amended designs for Ashburton hotel
Feb13

Premier Inn submits amended designs for Ashburton hotel

Premier Inn has submitted amended designs for its proposed £5.2 million hotel in Ashburton. The new designs reflect feedback from Dartmoor National Park Authority and are the result of discussions between the Authority’s planning officers and Premier Inn following the deferral of the planning application by Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Development Control Committee in October last year. The proposals for a new 80-bedroom Premier...

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Whiddon Down farm shop faces more opposition
Jan24

Whiddon Down farm shop faces more opposition

The application to build a farm shop and café at Whiddon Down has once again been put on hold. The original application was made in December 2018 and although Dartmoor National Park, whose boundary lies just 250 metres away, had no objection, there was considerable opposition from locals and the parish councils of Drewsteignton and Hittisleigh. Ward Member Cllr Paul Ridgers of Drewsteignton Parish Council stated: “My reasons for...

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Lloyds Banking Group announces lending commitment for South West businesses
Jan10

Lloyds Banking Group announces lending commitment for South West businesses

Jeremy Hayward, Lloyds Banking Group Ambassador for the South West As part of Lloyds Banking Group’s national pledge to lend up to £18 billion to UK businesses in 2020, the Group expects to support South West firms with up to £1.5 billion of lending this year, highlighting its commitment to be by the side of British business whatever the future brings. The Group’s support for UK businesses is an integral part of the Group’s current...

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Devon’s last stand in the fight for ‘local’ radio
Aug14

Devon’s last stand in the fight for ‘local’ radio

Your local radio station may not be all it seems. There is a good chance that the regional version of the radio station you listen to, may have quietly packed their bags and moved hundreds of miles away. Almost all local commercial radio stations are now being produced a considerable distance from their listenership. With companies like Global (who own stations such as Heart, Smooth, Classic and Capital FM) who decided that they would...

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Devon-based guitar manufacturer acquired by Matthew Bellamy

Matthew Bellamy, the guitarist, songwriter and frontman of international stadium band MUSE has completed a deal to purchase the majority shareholding of Devon-based guitar manufacturer Manson Guitar Works. The artist has used Manson instruments on stage and in the studio almost exclusively for 20 years. Manson Guitar Works has a reputation of producing mainstream and highly innovative instruments used by respected musicians globally....

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New Alicante route at Exeter Airport
Apr24

New Alicante route at Exeter Airport

Ryanair is launching new winter flights from Exeter Airport to Alicante in Spain from 29th October 2019 with tickets on sale now. News of the twice-weekly service comes just days after Ryanair launched three new routes from Exeter to Malta, Malaga and Naples, its first ever flights from the airport. It also means that passengers will still be able to fly from Exeter to Alicante when Flybe stops its winter service in October. Flybe...

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