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Tools needed to help young people in Africa

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to have once again joined forces with South West-based charity Amigos to invite customers and members of the local community to donate preloved tools, which will go on to be used by young people in Africa.

For the past 13 years Amigos has been...

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CATERed celebrates living wage commitment

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CATERed Plymouth's school meals provider has just been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at CATERed, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.25. This is significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.70 and the new minimum wage premium for over...

Saltram unveils £146k plans to improve pathways in parkland

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The National Trust has teamed up with Sport England to invest £146,000 into the existing pathways at Saltram’s parkland to provide better access for their outdoor users.

The parkland at Saltram already provides access to amazing countryside which is visited by hundreds of people, who both support the Trust and value the chance to experience and enjoy the outdoors. Thanks to Sport...

Burncoose Nurseries announce continued growth

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Burncoose Nurseries has achieved further significant growth in the year to 31st March 2016.

The plant mail order business continues to grow in terms of order numbers, average order value and profitability. The number of mail order orders year on year increased by 33% and 28% by value. The landscaping department and retail sales from the nursery itself have also produced a good result...

Lawyers urged to join will writing charity drive

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Lawyers across the UK are being urged to raise money for charity by writing wills as part of a national month-long drive.

Legal firms are being asked to sign up to Will Aid Month, which takes place across the country from 1-30November 2016.

The programme relies on solicitors to pledge their time and support for the cause which sees them provide the Will writing service for free...

Argyle 2 Mansfield 0: Match report

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GRAHAM Carey announced himself to the 2016-17 season with a match-winning performance to inflict Mansfield Town's first defeat of the campaign.

The Irish playmaker scored one goal from a wide direct free-kick that beat everyone and sailed in, before a mesmorising solo effort that effectively put the game to bed long before the half-time interval.

Mansfield had more of the play...

Demand for land falls sharply in SW

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A significant drop in demand for rural land was reported in H1 2016, and with continuing modest supply increases, expectations have been pushed further into negative territory. Across the country, 49% of contributors now expect prices to fall across all farm types over the coming year. Anecdotal evidence from respondents suggests that several factors are combining to dampen sentiment in the...

Compensation achieved for Plymouth parents of son killed by police Taser

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Parents who saw their son engulfed in flames after the police discharged a Taser at him, have (Wednesday, 17 August) received compensation as part of an out-of-court settlement agreed with Devon and Cornwall Constabulary.

Kelvin and Jean Pimlott, whose 32-year-old son Andrew died in hospital a few days after sustaining severe burns outside the family’s home in Plymouth, have been...

Plymouth tanning salons still allow underage use

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A high number of Plymouth tanning salons are still allowing underage use of sun beds.

In a recent test purchasing operation Public Protection officers visited a random selection of seven salons in the city, and staff in five of them did not challenge a 16-year-old volunteer about their age, despite the age limit being 18. Although the volunteer did not use the sunbed, they were given...

Gearing up for summer

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British Cycling and Sky are celebrating another successful year of delivering cycling in partnership with the Council.

We teamed up in 2012 and since then the Sky Ride recreational cycling programme has had 21,000 sign-ups, with more than 100 people going on to train as lead riders themselves.

In recognition of the achievements made over the last four years, British Cycling has...

Southern construction firms must win the war for A-level talent, says RICS

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Construction firms in the South of England must develop more training-based employment programmes for young people if they are to attract the brightest A-level achievers – and help alleviate the skills epidemic in the industry, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

It has been predicted that the UK construction industry will create around 190,000 new jobs by the end...