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Daily launches new Lifestyle website

Devon 247 is proud to announce the launch of an exciting new sister site – The Lifestyle Daily.

Packed with celebrity interviews and articles about family life, health, beauty and culture, the site (like this one) is not only free to use, but you can post your own content for free too...

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The nation’s favourites on the big screen at Vue Plymouth

Authored by Mary

From iconic actors to acclaimed directors and noteworthy performers to beloved broadcasters, Britain has a lot of cherished talent within the entertainment industry. In 2020, a number of world-renowned British names can be seen at Vue Plymouth.

March brings us the musical theatre world’s ultimate duo in Michael Ball & Alfie Boe – Back Together which will delight audiences...

Plymouth family have an easy move with Taylor Wimpey

Authored by Sarah Parker

A Plymouth couple loved their Taylor Wimpey apartment so much that they decided to upsize their living space and move to a bigger Taylor Wimpey home to make room for their growing family.

Jodie Smith, 30, and her fiance Rob Keymer, 34, initially bought a two-bedroom apartment at the Cherry Tree Gardens development in Plymouth. They used the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme,...

Top Trumps trail at The Donkey Sanctuary

Authored by Mary

This February half term, head to The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth and find out which donkey has the loudest bray, the longest ears, or who is the most playful in the Adoption Donkey Top Trumps Trail.

Follow the trail to find the giant Top Trumps cards located around the sanctuary and reveal which adoption donkey comes out on top in each round.

Each adoption donkey has been...

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth Granted £1155 by the Freemasons

Authored by Mary

Emily Paton of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth can be seen here receiving a certificate celebrating the grant of £1155 donated by the Freemasons of Devonshire presented by V. W. Bro Nicholas Ball, Deputy Provincial Grand Master.

This is part of the annual donation made by the Devonshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable foundation who this year have given £7,635 to seven hospices in...

Devon tourism boost as outdoor accommodation bookings increase by 15%

Authored by News Desk

Europe’s largest outdoor accommodation provider Pitchup.com has revealed that Devon’s caravanning and camping sites saw a 15% increase in bookings in 2019, in comparison to 2018. Devon is now Pitchup.com ’s second best selling UK destination behind neighbouring Cornwall, with camping and caravanning bookings through the site bringing in more than £2.8 million to the local economy, equating to...

The South head South West!

Authored by News Desk

Having celebrated their 10th year anniversary and 30 years since The Beautiful South released ‘Song For Whoever’ in 2019’, The South are back with a 2020 UK Tour and will be playing the Acorn Theatre in Penzance on 19 and 20 March 2020!

The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player...

Thrilling off-beat comedy Holes comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth

Authored by Mary

The Children’s Theatre Partnership (CTP) and Royal & Derngate, Northampton are bringing the UK Tour of the Nottingham Playhouse production of Holes to Theatre Royal Plymouth from Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 March. The inventive new stage show based on multi-award-winning novel and blockbuster film, Holes tells the adventure story of Stanley Yates, who is born into a family cursed with bad...

Patients give popular hospital top marks

Authored by Mary

Patients have given Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre a score of 100% for its ophthalmology services, according to the latest results from the national Friends and Family Test.

The hospital’s day ward scored 99.5%, its inpatient ward 99% and its endoscopy department 98.8%

Overall, Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre scored 94.5% from the 784 patients who completed the Friends and...

Agatha Christie’s legendary murder mystery The Mousetrap comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth

Authored by Mary

The record-breaking West End run of The Mousetrap is coming to TRP from Monday 24 – Saturday 29 February. By popular demand The Mousetrap, now in its 68th year, have hit the road with a second major national tour that has been thrilling audiences across the country with television star Susan Penhaligon playing Mrs Boyle. Experience shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where...

Plymouth residents consider themselves the healthiest in the UK

Authored by News Desk

New research by Simplyhealth reveals that Plymouth is regarded by its residents as the UK’s healthiest city, followed closely by Bristol and Brighton.

More than two thirds[1] (67%) of people surveyed in Plymouth consider themselves to be healthy – a figure significantly higher than the national average (59%).

In comparison, almost a fifth (19%) of Brits consider themselves...