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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Digitalk: Tips & tricks to growing a Stream
Sep28

Digitalk: Tips & tricks to growing a Stream

A while ago I talked about what streaming was and the practical bits and pieces of what you need to get started. In this article I’m going to talk about how to get started and how to start growing a stream community as well as a brief recap on the practical stuff like software etc. To recap, streaming is essentially digital busking. You broadcast live to the internet a form of entertainment for an audience to enjoy through any one of...

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Princetown Whisky on the way
Aug22

Princetown Whisky on the way

Now work has begun on building the largest whisky distillery outside Scotland and at 1,400 feet above sea level, the highest in the United Kingdom. During the consultation it was noted that it would be positive for the local economy and local jobs. Princetown Distillers Ltd made the application to build the £4.5 million building which will contain a visitor centre and a spirit storage facility as well as the distillery. There will be...

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