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Picture By Steven Haywood  -Devon Ferrymen,Salcombe to East Portlemouth: Simon Shortman, dog is Frodo (not Simon's dog).

They are the people that help us get from A to B while giving us some spectacular views in the process. Devon’s silent army of ferry operators often brave the toughest of conditions to make sure this coastal county stays connected. CHRISSY HARRIS went to visit some of the folk working the waterways

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Alex and his crown.

One of the gardeners at Rosemoor Gardens, Great Torrington, has come up with a unique way of wishing the Queen happy birthday

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Events

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
L-R: Amy Pye, Sales and Events Executive from Woodbury Park, Lucy Flanagan, the founder and creator of Mumazing Success, Olivia Forsey, Marketing Manager of Devon Life, and Chris Down, Managing Director of Crealy Great Adventure Park, gather to launch the Mumazing Awards

If you are an amazing Devon mum – or you know one who should be recognised – then new awards launching this month are just right for you

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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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Exeter

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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Plymouth

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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Walks

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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Arts

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, May 24, 2016
'Bridge' Courtesy Other Criteria. © Rachel Howard

Damien Hirst’s gallery is showcasing some unique new work by award winning London artist, Rachel Howard

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Restaurants

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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Recipes

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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Interiors

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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Education

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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Gardens

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
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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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