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South West bolstered by 224 extra police officers

Police forces across the South West have been bolstered by an additional 224 officers since the government launched its major recruitment drive in September 2019.

Since the start of...

Devon to mark 75th anniversary of VJ Day

The 75th anniversary of VJ Day will be commemorated on Saturday 15 August with flags being flown at Devon County Hall.

Victory over Japan day marks the surrender of...

Builders merchant launches campaign in aid of air ambulance trusts

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to launch its latest charity initiative to raise vital funds for Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and Devon Air Ambulance.

The builders merchant has pledged...

Eat Out to Help Out – look for the logo

Eat Out to Help Out

More than 53,000 outlets across the UK have so far signed up to the UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme - and a new official Government online finder is available to help diners locate them.

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NSPCC, child sexual abuse

Child sex offences jump almost 40% over five years in the South West as NSPCC calls for urgent action to tackle crisis of abuse

UK Police recorded more than 200 child sex offences, on average, every day last year, new figures from the NSPCC reveal.

Out of the 73,518 recorded offences including rape, online grooming and sexual assault against children in the UK in 2019/20, police in the South West region...

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Letter to the Editor

Boris Johnson appears to be picking up support due to his no nonsense approach to Brexit, while we put up with more cuts to our vital services, including the full privatisation of our NHS should...

Charities

Remember loved ones by moonlight and support Children’s Hospice South West

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is inviting people to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one and raise vital funds for the charity.

A Memories by Moonlight ceremony will...

Education

The importance of education for everyone

Whether or not you consider yourself an academic person, it is clear that a certain level of education makes a huge difference for everyone. While it is not vital to pursue a university degree...

Entertainment & Reviews

André Rieu: Magical Maastricht – Together In Music in cinemas next month

Every summer André Rieu, the King of Waltz, presents a series of open-air concerts in his beautiful hometown of Maastricht in the Netherlands. With over 150,000 fans flocking from all corners of...

Family Life

NSPCC, child sexual abuse

UK Police recorded more than 200 child sex offences, on average, every day last year, new figures from the NSPCC reveal.  

Out of the 73,518 recorded offences including rape, online...

Food & Drink

Ciao! Pronto! Salve! Prezzo is back

Fans of Prezzo in Exmouth will be excited to hear that we are opening on 10th August.

To celebrate our doors being open again, diners will be able to enjoy some new additions to the...

Health & Beauty

Plymouth people’s best and worst sounds revealed

CAR alarms, snoring and the screech of nails down a blackboard are the noises that most annoy Plymouth people the most, whereas sounds such as music and birdsong are among life’s greatest...

Holidays & Travel

Cofton Holidays

Social distancing duck whistles introduced at Devon holiday park

Park staff at Cofton Holidays are now providing colourful, high-pitched ...

Homes & Gardens

Over a third of Plymouth homeowners have invested in renovations to increase its value during lockdown

With most of the nation stuck indoors due to lockdown restrictions, homeowners across the UK are investing in lockdown makeovers, new research reveals.

The 2020...

Social Diary

Exhibition reveals stories of Devon witchcraft

A new exhibition ‘Certaine Wytches’ - re-telis stories of the last three women executed for witchcraft in Devon - their witch-hunts and trials. This unusual show with themes of local history,...

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