June 22, 2017

Photo: Matt Austin 

What makes someone inspirational? More importantly for this series what makes a woman inspirational? Without banging the feminist drum too much, women have had to fight their way to the front in life, from getting the right to vote to being in charge...

June 22, 2017

Photo: Matt Austin 

When you become a parent, you set out to be the best you can be, to love your child unconditionally and to give them the world. Sometimes, due to circumstances, ill health or even choice, it doesn’t happen and it is the child that suffers. This is wh...

June 22, 2017

 All photos: Matt Austin

Luxury, opulence, indulgence…these are not the words one would normally associate with a holiday park. Well, it’s time to think again because Coast View in Shaldon has ripped up the rulebook and created an environment worthy of all three words!

J...

June 22, 2017

 Photo: Matt Austin

In the latest in her series throughout 2017 profiling inspirational women, Kate Haskell talks to runner Peggy Crome


As I make my way to meet this month’s Inspirational Woman, I ponder to myself as to whether I might do some long-overdue exercise when...

June 22, 2017

Photo: Steve Haywood 

They think they know it all, don’t know they’re born and want it all for nothing; these are just some of the criticisms thrown at the ‘younger generation’.

Well, there is one young woman proving those stereotypes completely wrong. Focused, hard-work...

January 24, 2017

I hate January! There I've said it; I know I am not alone in this hatred but on cold, dark days it can feel like you are alone so it's important to do little things that make you and this turgid month feel better.

It is particularly important for a girl (or boy, don't w...

November 11, 2016

Published Sunday Independent 6th Nov 2016

I think this week I win the prize for most random phone call of the week. Yes, we all get the PFI and the “have you been in an accident” calls but this one was a little more personal but still completely out of the blue. I was h...

May 9, 2016

A day in a Devon Life: Butcher Philip Beatty and Baker Ally Lockyer

In the latest of her series through 2016, Kate Haskell celebrates the people that make Devon work. This month: the butcher and baker, minus the candlestick maker!

First published March 2016 in Devon Li...

May 9, 2016

 

A day in a Devon Life: Accident and Emergency consultant Chris Manlow

14:52 19 January 2016

 

In a new series throughout 2016 in Devon Life, Kate Haskell celebrates the people that make Devon work. This month: Accident and Emergency consultant Chris Manlow

 First publishe...

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