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GRIME star Stormzy has been confirmed as the first headline act for Glastonbury 2019. Stormzy has performed twice at the world famous festival in Somerset, but this time he will have a Pyramid Stage slot. The news first broke via a poster in an Oxfam shop in Streatham – close to the star’s childhood home …

THERE are fears for the future of more than 300 jobs at Ambrosia’s factory in Lifton after the owners, Premier Food, announced it is seeking buyers for the business. Unite, who represents workers at the Devon factory where Ambrosia products have been produced since 1917, have said they are concerned about the lack of consultation …

EXETER-based airline Flybe has put itself up for sale after recently issuing a profit warning. The airline’s board confirmed in a statement on Wednesday it was in discussions with a number of strategic operators about the potential sale of the company. Other options opened to the company as part of a comprehensive strategic review are …

FOR THE first time, the four Victoria Crosses awarded to members of the Tank Corps in World War One will be brought together and put on display. The Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset, has managed to secure them all and will unveil them on Monday, August 6 in a special exhibition. The museum owns one …

ENVIRONMENTAL charity Surfers against Sewage is set to benefit from a collaboration between a bespoke brewery and a supermarket giant to turn bread into beer. The team will then donate some of the the profits to fund the charity’s beach clean-up campaign. Tiny Rebel Brewery has teamed up with Iceland to make the most of …

CHIN chin! A pioneering West Country company is standing up to be counted with a new type of holiday getaway. The Stand Up Paddle Board company and a bespoke Scottish gin producer have joined forces to offer adventure travellers a unique type of Highlands trip – a gin and stand-up paddle boarding micro-adventure. Devon-based SUP …

THE BIGGEST coastal defence project yet undertaken by the Environment Agency in the West Country will help save thousands of homes from flooding as well as rescue a famous dune system rich in wildlife, say its creators. To help make it all happen a giant 460-metre long “sausage” was filled with local sand and covered …

ONE OF the West Country’s favourite stars has been enlisted to teach children about history’s real-life heroes. Actor, comedian and writer Edward Rowe – better known as Kernow King – has been enthralling school children with tales of the past with the help of Cornwall Council’s Archives and Cornish Studies Service. Using copies of original …