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Wed, 16:43
Antiques will capture the interest of keen collectors. Photo: Oliver Kite/RHS Garden Rosemoor

Go back in time for a weekend of all things vintage, retro and antique.

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Wed, 11:17
Crediton Community Bookshop

The week will include a whole host of events perfect for Devon book worms

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
She loves Devon and is a great choice as the celebrity to open Salcomb's first Crabfest

National treasure and ‘Queen of Cakes’ Mary Berry is back this year to open Salcombe’s first ever crab festival on 1 May.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Kelly Oliver

Kelly Oliver is one of the new breed of contemporary young musicians who stands out from the crowd with her ‘golden vocals’

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Katie McKenzie (QSR Head Girl), left, Apollo, Michael Woodcock & Miguel Catela (QSR Senior Instructor), April 2016

The Exmoor Pony Centre is gearing up for a summer of celebratory events to mark its 10th birthday and raise much-needed funds to continue protecting and promoting the native rare breed for another decade, as Sharon Goble explains

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Steven Lamb is the Smoking & Curing expert at River Cottage and one of the original team

River Cottage has perfected the art of encouraging people to examine their own values when it comes to food politics without scaring them off by making them feel guilty or uncaring.

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Monday, April 4, 2016
Johnny Mercer MP: 'People think that politics, particularly in Plymouth, is a show game about soundbites and social media - that is absolute rubbish'

He’s moved from military fatigues to Westminster with what appears a seamless ease. But MP Johnny Mercer is still battling every day, as he tells Alexis Bowater

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
National Marine Aquarium to host Mad About Science event starting on Friday 18 March (1)

The National Marine Aquarium is preparing for an evening of family fun with the first of its Aquarium Nights event of the year, Mad About Science starting on Friday 18th March

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Monday, May 9, 2016
Looking across Saunton Beach to Braunton Burrows.

Get out onto the South West Coast Path this spring and you could win an iPad Mini 2. To get you in the mood here are five great circular walks to enjoy on Devon’s coasts.

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Monday, November 9, 2015
View from Great Combe Tor to Peter Tavy and Brent Tor beyond

This month Simone Stanbrook-Byrne steps out on a walk with a melancholic beginning and a mysterious undertone

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, May 27, 2016
Jonathan Dimbleby: 'My fear of course is that everyone will come and live here and then everyone will know the secret'

He’s part of a television dynasty which has dominated our screens for decades and yet at home in Devon Jonathan Dimbleby is broadcasting news and views of a different kind, as Alexis Bowater discovers

Photography by Matt Austin

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Monday, May 9, 2016
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is from Devon (Photo by Fred Duval/Getty Images).

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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Monday, June 6, 2016
Bill Scott began performing in the plays as well as directing

It’s been 38 years, 50 productions and an audience of 223,000 since Miracle Theatre was born. On the eve of their latest tour, we catch up with its founder Bill Scott

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Andrew Horrigan as Percival and Ritchie Crane as Lancelot

The South Devon Players burst onto the movie scene as acting begins on their first feature film, Mordred.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The Rams Head Inn at Dolton

The Ram’s Head Inn at Dolton has been transformed by its inventive new owners

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Monday, April 11, 2016
Marco’s New York Italian restaurant in Exeter

Devon Life editor Andy Cooper makes an overdue visit for lunch at a spot he should be more familiar with

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Friday, November 6, 2015
Game pie served with fresh vegetables

Try this fast food version of game pie which can be made in double quick time if you buy ready prepared short crust pastry

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Monday, May 9, 2016
Tsai and Ian Gardner spent months turning an ordinary, unloved 1980s, four-bed detached house into their dream home

We meet a couple who made the move down from London to transform a home into something very different from its original look

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Combpyne, Axminster, after the restoration work was completed

Every month Devon Life readers tell us just what makes their home in the county so very special

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Life at Education | These teachers will change your opinion about private school

British public schools reveal 6 things every parent should know before choosing an independent school for your child

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Children during a session with Positive World

A wellbeing teacher is helping primary school children across Devon with the stresses and strains of modern day life

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Toby Buckland has big ideas for small spaces

Whether you have a windowbox, a bare square of earth, or a patch of scrub that needs breaking up, you can grow a beautiful small garden. Let your creativity take root at Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
10 simple ideas for a beautiful garden this spring (Trudy Wilkerson/Shutterstock)

From the best flowers to plant in spring to inspiring cottage garden style – we reveal 10 things to do this month in the garden to ensure an awesome outside space

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Porschemode promo video

Business owners are increasingly looking at new and innovative ways to promote their company to the widest audience

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Morris and Bott showroom

Adam Bott Director of North Devon’s newest estate agent, Morris and Bott sets out what you should look for when choosing your agent.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
North Devon Orthodontic Clinic

Paul Oades, Principal Orthodontist at the North Devon Orthodontic Centre gives his thoughts on wearing braces as an adult

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Lamb Inn Food

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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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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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