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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The Range superstore nears completion in Plymouth
Jan30

The Range superstore nears completion in Plymouth

The Range ‘superstore’ in Plymouth will open next month, providing 80 new jobs for the city. The store will officially open at 9am on Friday, February 8th, with giveaways and competition prizes on offer for the first customers. The completion of the store marks the 30th anniversary of The Range. The site will also double as the company’s new headquarters once completed. The Range was founded by Plymouth entrepreneur Chris Dawson who...

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The key measures from the Budget 2018
Nov03

The key measures from the Budget 2018

An earlier than expected increase in the income tax threshold and the higher rate threshold were the highlights of the Chancellor’s Budget. Philip Hammond said the personal allowance, the income at which workers begin to pay tax, would increase to £12,500 from April, with the amount when the top rate of income tax is applied rising to £50,000 at the same time. They had been due to come into effect in April 2020. Alongside this were...

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