It has the largest fishing fleet in Devon so it’s no wonder that Brixham is attracting top quality chefs to cook the fish straight from the sea. Kate Haskell meets the new boy in town Andy Sewell

Andy Sewell is Head Chef at the Quayside Hotel

Photographs: Matt Austin

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In the latest of her series through 2016, Kate Haskell celebrates the people that make Devon work. This month: cider maker Jeremy Woods

Photographs: Matt Austin

It is clear within minutes of meeting Jeremy Woods that here is a man that can turn his hand to anything and w...

They get to pose the difficult questions and put interviewees on the spot every day in ITV’s regional news programme, Westcountry News, but especially for Devon Life Kate Haskell turns the tables and gets the lowdown on presenters Ian Axton and Kylie Pentelow

They may b...

Kate Haskell goes back in time as she steps through the door of a unique Torquay building

I have a little habit, quirk if you like, that when wandering around stately homes or historical places I like to touch the door handles as a way of reconnecting with the past and...

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Throughout this year of meeting the people who make Devon work I have had the pleasure of discovering the ins and outs of the jobs that are vital to our communities and way of life. This month’s interviewee though has to take the crown because...

Forget Mariah Carey or Diana Ross, this week I have been a right old diva myself and I don’t mean my usual stroppy manner! No, last week I had the privilege of helping to turn on the Christmas lights for Plymouth. It is something, as part of my work for ITV, that I hav...

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...

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