Buckfast Abbey takes on first apprentice
Nov30

Buckfast Abbey takes on first apprentice

Lewis on the right, with Connor Clay, a Heating and Plumbing Engineer at Buckfast Abbey. With rising levels of youth unemployment in Devon, Buckfast Abbey has teamed up with a local training provider to launch a new apprenticeship scheme. Nineteen-year-old Lewis Ware has started a career as a trainee plumber in the Abbey’s busy works department, maintaining the Abbey Church, monastery, guesthouse, hotel and other buildings on the...

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Papillon Dartmoor Distillery launches a new gin, Carabus, in celebration of rare Dartmoor beetle
Nov27

Papillon Dartmoor Distillery launches a new gin, Carabus, in celebration of rare Dartmoor beetle

Papillon Dartmoor Distillery launches a new gin, Carabus, in celebration of rare Dartmoor beetle.Claire Hyne with a bottle of Carabus Gin on Dartmoor. Copyright Chris Saville Papillon Dartmoor Distillery is based within the Dartmoor National Park in Moretonhampstead. It is a husband and wife team distilling small batch gin in copper alembic stills. In collaboration with local TV wildlife presenter Nick Baker, Papillon Dartmoor...

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Supermarket helps schools to feed self-isolating pupils
Nov19

Supermarket helps schools to feed self-isolating pupils

copyright – Anthony Devlin/PA Wire Morrisons has launched a new meal delivery service for schools that are feeding primary school children who are self-isolating. The supermarket is working with schools to provide children who would normally be eligible for free school meals with breakfast, lunch and snacks, seven days a week – for as long as they are self-isolating. Many school children are being asked to self-isolate due to...

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Prisoners to make ‘people-powered homes’
Nov18

Prisoners to make ‘people-powered homes’

Too many people leaving prison have no money, no skills and no home to go to. They end up homeless or re-offending, or both, and back in prison. This has shocking impacts on people’s lives and on the wider community. It is known as the revolving door of reoffending; a vicious circle that also costs the Criminal Justice System over £18 billion a year. There are no winners. Agile Homes is a people-centred business with a social impact...

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Campaigners request response over climate inaction
Nov17

Campaigners request response over climate inaction

More than 20 campaigners in the Torridge and West Devon constituency are accusing their MP, Geoffrey Cox, of failing to address their concerns. The group all share a belief that the Government is not doing enough to combat the climate and nature crises. And they say they have been trying to persuade Mr Cox to acknowledge their concerns since June. However, despite lobbying the MP by email, letters and telephone calls the campaigners...

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