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Future of John Lewis’ Exeter store undecided following first-ever annual loss Members Public

Along with the majority of high street retailers, large and small, even the UK’s largest employee-owned business, the John Lewis Partnership – which also runs Waitrose supermarkets – recorded a loss before tax of £517m for the year ended 31st January, 2021, compared to a profit before tax of £146m in

Eric Partridge
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Local councils offer more grants for more businesses Members Public

Local changes to COVID-19 business grant criteria and a new initiative to refund the cost of business licences could help plough funds back into the hands of business owners across the South Hams and West Devon. More local businesses can now access more money thanks to three changes to the

Eric Partridge
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Visit Devon Awards announced for 2020/2021 Members Public

Although tourists haven’t been able to visit our beautiful county for nearly a year now, the annual Visit Devon Awards for tourism are eagerly anticipated by all those in the hospitality industry. An award by Visit Devon speaks of hard work recognised and rewarded, and the highest quality service

Laura White
Laura White
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St Austell Brewery CEO believes many pubs could end up closing their doors for good without Government help – now Members Public

Responding to the Government’s recent ‘roadmap out of lockdown’, the Chief Executive of St Austell Brewery in Cornwall, Kevin Georgel, welcomed the Government’s decision to provide some much-needed clarity and remove some of the restrictions that prevented pubs from being able to operate viably in the latter half

Eric Partridge
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Bid to secure £9.2 million funding for Newton Abbot submitted Members Public

Following hot on the heels of the £9 million regeneration plans for Ivybridge, as revealed in the last edition of The Moorlander, another of the moor’s gateway towns is seeking to take advantage of the Government’s Future High Street Fund. Newton Abbot have re-submitted their final plans, without

Eric Partridge
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Dartmoor businesses take action on single-use plastic Members Public

Graham Flight at The Globe InnThe efforts of three Chagford businesses to cut out single-use plastic have been recognised in the Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) national campaign to tackle throwaway plastic at source. Astor’s Bookshop, The Globe Inn and Jaded Palates Wines have all successfully replaced single-use plastic items

Ben Fox
Ben Fox
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Final fundraising push for Bovey Paradiso Members Public

King of Prussia, Bovey Tracey.Tessa Stone and David alexander, Finance Director of Bovey Paradiso with a banner launching new fundraising for the Art centre. Copyright Chris SavilleA local group in Bovey Tracey has launched a £400,000 community share offer campaign to open a cinema, theatre and restaurant on

Ben Fox
Ben Fox
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Papillon Dartmoor Distillery launches a new gin, Carabus, in celebration of rare Dartmoor beetle Members Public

Papillon Dartmoor Distillery launches a new gin, Carabus, in celebration of rare Dartmoor beetle.Claire Hyne with a bottle of Carabus Gin on Dartmoor. Copyright Chris SavillePapillon Dartmoor Distillery is based within the Dartmoor National Park in Moretonhampstead. It is a husband and wife team distilling small batch gin in

Laura White
Laura White
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