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North Devon is getting a taste for vintage style

North Devon has established itself as a vintage hotspot, attracting sellers and enthusiasts from across the South West, as DEBBIE MANNERS discovers

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Exeter Castle hosts Oktoberfest

Exeter Castle plays host to Oktoberfest, a wonderful weekend of live entertainment in a beautiful setting on 25-27 September.

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Holiday E-Editions

Great British Life Holidays

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South West Accommodation 2014 

This handy guide will help you decide accommodation and attractions to visit in the South West this summer.

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Celebrate real vanilla at Bickleigh Castle this October

Celebrate National Real Vanilla Day at Bickleigh Castle

LittlePod will be holding a two-day event at the castle to celebrate the world’s favourite flavour

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Live music and Devon ales at Exeter Castle’s Oktoberfest

Public Service Broadcasting will headline the final night of a three-day festival at Exeter Castle

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Brooke's 'Rar' collection

Fashion Graduate Series: Brooke Tippett

We’ve teamed up with Plymouth College of Art to showcase their BA (Hons) Fashion students’ amazing graduate collections

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Plymouth Fish Market

Take a trail of fishy discovery from Sutton Harbour, Plymouth

It’s an early start for OWEN JONES as he joins a fascinating fish trail from Sutton Harbour

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Bickleigh thatch alongside the River Exe

Enjoy a Devon walk featuring valleys & vines

SIMONE STANBROOK-BYRNE explores the undulating countryside of Mid Devon on a walk which has plenty to offer the thirsty!

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Looking back at Ger Tor from Hare Tor

Of mines & men

There’s a superb West Dartmoor challenge to be had in this walk around Tavy Cleave, as SIMONE STANBROOK-BYRNE discovers

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Celebrity interviews

Dawn French:

French exchanges

There’s a serious side to comedienne Dawn French which audiences might just get a glimpse of in her new stage show, as MATTHEW STADLEN reveals

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Alex Polizzi at Hunter’s Brewery with owner Paul Walker.

Alex Polizzi works with two Devon businesses in new TV series The Fixer

Two Devon businesses come under the spotlight of legendary TV presenter Alex Polizzi in a new series launching soon, as ALEXIS BOWATER discovers when she speaks to her

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Arts has just launched Young Creatives 2015 launch Young Creatives 2015

The leading holiday letting specialist has just announced a new writing and photography awards scheme for Devon children

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Live music and Devon ales at Exeter Castle’s Oktoberfest

Public Service Broadcasting will headline the final night of a three-day festival at Exeter Castle

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It's a busy time of year if you want to keep your garden looking in top notch condition

Toby Buckland’s Garden Cuttings: August 2014

Toby Buckland delivers some sound practical and seasonal advice

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Ben, Alan, Nigel with their miniature schnauzer Oscar

Hidden in North Devon are three men and a beautiful garden

Everything is rounded up beautifully in a stunning North Devon garden, as GILL HEAVENS discovers

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White painted furniture creates a serene look in bedrooms

Bespoke painted furniture

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Transform your house into a home with a bespoke piece of furniture from The Painted Furniture Company

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It's important to consider how you're going to market your holiday cottage

How to advertise your holiday cottage

Devon-based My Holiday Cottage Marketing offers advice on the best ways to promote your holiday cottage business.

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Food & Drink Awards

Devon food and Drink Awards

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Devon Life Home Cook of the Year

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Devon Life Home Cook of the Year 2014

Entries for the Devon Life Home Cook of the Year competition have now closed. Watch this space to find out which 12 shortlisted candidates are in line for a £500 Kitchen Aid and £500 to spend at John Lewis

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Restaurant reviews

Gidleigh Park regained its title as the UK's top restaurant in the 2014 Sunday Times listing

Review: Gidleigh Park

With an accolade count of Olympian proportions and a reputation which goes far beyond Devon’s borders, Gidleigh Park is top of the crop when it comes to the promise of dining out delights. ANDY COOPER therefore headed there for dinner in the hope of a stellar experience…

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The Masons Arms

Review: The Masons Arms, Knowstone

This low-key Michelin-starred pub on the edge of Exmoor offers fine dining in pub surroundings with the kind of attention to detail that takes your breath away. SUSAN CLARK went for lunch...

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Blackberry and sweet potato cheesecake

Recipe: Blackberry and sweet potato cheesecake

Devon’s hedgerows are already full of beautiful blackberries, so why not try this recipe from Felice Tocchini?

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The finished chocolate zebra cake

Zebra cakes: Secret centres

Why make a plain cake when you can create one with a tasty hidden centre? Cookie Kingdom’s LAUREN CLAPP shows us how you can earn your stripes

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Exeter Life E-Edition

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Bradburys created the dream kitchen for the Lewis family

A dream kitchen

Bradburys offer luxury kitchens created with you in mind, as their delighted customers can confirm

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Great honeymoon destinations

Whether you’re looking for sun, snow or a unique rural retreat, FRANCESCA KENLEY discovers some of the special places to spend your honeymoon both at home and abroad

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French-style occasional chair

Interiors | French style at home

With a few simple updates you can easily recreate a French look in your home. Here is a selection of our favourite French-inspired interiors picks.

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The Toto Neorest bathtub is designed to create a sensational experience of relaxation

Sensory spa bathroom bliss

It’s time to think carefully about creating your own sensory experience in the bathroom, says DAVID ASPINALL, Design Director at Sapphire Living Space

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Education E-Edition

A+ Education South West Edition

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Mount Kelly pupils receiving A Level results

Mount Kelly’s leavers celebrate with excellent results

Upper Sixth pupils have achieved the schools best A Level results in recent time

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Morwellham Quay, horse, Jack in village

A Devon day out at Morwellham Quay

CHRISSY HARRIS takes her children back in time at historic Morwellham Quay

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Food at The Royal Castle Hotel

The Grill Room at The Royal Castle Hotel

Located at the very heart of Dartmouth overlooking the inner harbour, The Grill Room at The Royal Castle hotel has an enviable first floor position with views over the majestic River Dart...

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Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa Food

Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa

Covetous waterfront position, Harbour Spa and new Jetty restaurant with the multi-million pound refurbishment of Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa now complete, the luxury development is set to become the region’s most desirable waterfront hotel, spa and restaurant...

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