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The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School will present The Canterbury Tales in Honiton as part of its West Country tour. Being staged at The Beehive on Saturday, June 22, Geoffrey Chaucer’s classic drama is directed by Kirtstie Davis and designed by Alex Berry. Penned more than 600 years ago, the drama tells the tale of a colourful cast of characters as they set off for a story-telling competition. They aim to compete with tales of love, lust, chivalry and adventure. The theatre school performed The Mill on the Floss at The Beehive last year. This year’s offering is said to…

In the winter of 1962 Acker Bilk was topping the charts with Stranger On the Shore, Jackie Kennedy was still influencing fashion trends and Lawrence of Arabia was the toast of the big screen. The world was in awe of the men who first travelled into space and relieved that the Cuban Missile Crisis ended without a nuclear war. But none of those things mattered in Honiton, not when winter arrived… That was the year that ended on a decidedly chilly note. Arctic blizzards blew in mountainous snow drifts that brought every-day life to a gruelling standstill. At the turn…

Pete’s Dragons CEO Alison Jordan ‘honoured’ by Venus Awards recognition for work helping suicide bereaved families An Exmouth charity founder has been named Devon and Cornwall’s Inspirational Woman of the Year in the 2019 Venus Awards. Alison Jordan says she is ‘extremely proud’ to have won the accolade for her work helping suicide bereaved families with Pete’s Dragons. Mum-of-four Alison was also a finalist in the Influential Woman of the Year category. She said: “To be seen as inspirational for working in a field which for so long has been taboo shows a real shift in terms of community acceptance…

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