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It doesn’t matter whether you staying, lunching, there for dinner, or dropping in for afternoon tea – this is a place to linger a while and feel special

Review: Combe House Hotel

The Exeter & Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association is a showcase for some of the very best accommodation providers in the county. ANDY COOPER comes away enraptured having stayed at one of their number.

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Crediton Parish Church

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Crediton is one of the places you must visit in Devon

Don’t just drive through Crediton - park the car and explore this lively town, says CATHERINE COURTENAY

Photography by NDPhotos

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E-Editions

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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Great British Life Holidays

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Events

Lincombe Manor

What treasures are lurking in your Devon home?

Your chance to get a free Valuation and Financial Health Check at Lincombe Manor on Thursday 26th February 2015 from 2pm to 4pm.

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Adam Redmore, playing Paul (glasses) and Oliver Mott - playing Snowy,

Pentabus Theatre Company presents: Milked

The excellent UK touring company Pentabus is coming to Exeter’s Bike Shed Theatre.

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Plymouth

Margot Martini who insipred the donor campaign

Donor drive inspired by Margot Martini seeks Devon’s potential life savers

People in Devon are being urged to take a simple test on Saturday that will tell them if they could save a life.

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Eric's medals reflect a lifetime of service

Eric Greenleaf the sea legend talks about his time in the Royal Marines

The word hero is bandied around too often these days, but in the case of veteran Royal Marine Eric Greenleaf it might just be apt, as CHRISSY HARRIS discovers

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Walks

Enjoy thirst- quenching views and wide open spaces on our walk near Musbury

Stepping out for New Year, Simone Stanbrook- Byrne guides us through a walk which features huge, thirst- quenching views and wide open spaces

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Bellever

Woodland walks

December is a great month for trudging through autumn leaves, writes CHRISSY HARRIS

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Celebrity interviews

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is from Devon (Photo by Fred Duval/Getty Images).

10 Celebrities you never knew were from Devon

We all know that Devon is the best county ever – but did you know that all of these models, Brit award winners, actors and Olympians hail from the South West?

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Angela Rippon: a determined Devon maid who became one of our most loved, trusted and respected broadcasters

Angela Rippon: I’m proud to be from Devon

Her story started in Devon and has seen her report the news from around the globe, but Angela Rippon is still proud to hail from these parts, as she tells ALEXIS BOWATER

Photography by Matt Austin

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Arts

Your Simple Path

Review: Your Simple Path by Ian Tucker

Annette Shaw reviews Your Simple Path by Ian Tucker

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Annette Shaw

Devon books: Annette Shaw’s monthly review of books about Devon or written by county authors

Each month book enthusiast Annette Shaw will review new titles for Devon Life readers.

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Gardens

Whitebeam, photo: Matt Parkins

Devon’s special habitat

MATT PARKINS takes a look at a unique Devon habitat

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Toby gets to work this month chopping back vegetation

Garden Cuttings: Toby Buckland’s gardening advice for Febraury

Toby Buckland delivers some sound practical and seasonal advice

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Showcase

An Equal T boiler near completion with computer control system fitted

Understanding biomass heating

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Discover the benefits of using biomass heating systems in your home.

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You can tailor the heat of your sauna to your preference

The benefits of home saunas

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GC Spas and Sauna, part of a family firm who have been selling saunas in Barnstaple, North Devon for over 30 years, looks at the benefits of sauna bathing.

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Life TV

Video: Ashburton Food and Drink Festival

Film maker David Kilkelly has captured some of the atmosphere of the fourth Ashburton Food and Drink festival in a short film published on YouTube.

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Great British Holidays & Breaks 2015
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Food & Drink Awards

Devon food and Drink Awards

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Devon Life Home Cook of the Year

Devon Food Hero Stella West-Harling with James Dart from sponsors Darts Farm

Devon Life Food and Drink Awards - the winners are named

Devon’s great food and drink businesses were recognised at the 2014 Devon Life Food and Drink Awards at Sandy Park, Exeter

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Our winner, Kevin Lan. Photo: Matt Austin

Kevin is our Devon Life Home Cook of the Year

Kevin Lan wins the Devon Life Home Cook of the Year contest sponsored by Bradburys Kitchens and supported by Waitrose

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Restaurant reviews

Photo by Charmain Lovett

Devon Chef Thomas Carr showcases his Ilfracombe restaurant during Exmoor Food Fest

North Devon chef Thomas Carr is looking forward to showcasing his new restaurant during the first Exmoor Food Fest

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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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Recipes

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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Exeter Life E-Edition

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Exeter

In Devon, the cream goes on first!

Devon Cream Tea: 10 of the best places to visit

Whether you have strawberry or raspberry jam on your scones, or prefer Earl Grey to English breakfast tea - we've found 10 of the best tearooms that Devon has to offer

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Meet the Exeter In-Toto team

Top tips for buying a kitchen from the Exeter In-Toto team

Emma Parfitt finds what’s making a splash at Exeter’s

new upper-floor In-toto kitchen showpiece

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Interiors

Secret Santa gifts

10 Secret Santa gifts under £16

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality of gifts this Christmas.

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Christmas gifts for animal lovers

Our favourite Christmas gifts for both animal loving friends and their furry four legged pets.

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Education E-Edition

A+ Education South West Edition

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Education

St Peter's student Harry King at work experience with Archant.

St Peter’s School students let loose in Exeter businesses

This week Exeter was infiltrated by a swarm of Year 11 teenagers who had received work experience placements with businesses across the city.

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Discover

The Lamb Inn Food

The Lamb Inn

Prestigious eating out guidebook Alastair Sawdays have named The Lamb Inn at Sandford (nr Crediton) the runner-up at it’s 20th anniversary awards for Best Pub in Britain; this is quite an accolade as there were over 5,000 entrants...

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The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

Nestled in the heart of the Devon countryside and within easy access to the stunning and infamous Dartmoor National Park; The Rising Sun Pub is the perfect stop for all the family and the most discerning diner. The Pub also boasts four bed and breakfast rooms with a cooked breakfast to die for!..

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Brend Hotels

Brend Hotels

Discover the magic of Brend Hotels - sumptuous traditional elegance, wonderful cuisine and outstanding service. Imagine the sheer luxury of staying at one of our exclusive hotels...

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Haytor is one of the best spots to see the colours of heather and western gorse

Explore Moor

Dartmoor is special not just for its internationally important wildlife and habitats, it is also renowned for its human heritage. Here we look at the top ten things that make Dartmoor special and should be on everyone’s ‘must see’ list

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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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