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New report drills down into failings of family justice system

Lawyers from The Family Law Company have welcomed the findings of a new report which looks at how the family justice system responds to allegations of domestic abuse and what must be done to ensure consistency.

Commissioned by the Ministry of Justice, the 216-page report "Assessing Risk...

The Family Law Co.

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Family Rave a first for Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

The award-winning ‘Big Fish Little Fish’ will be bringing one of their Family Raves to Plymouth on Saturday 17 February.

The event is being staged as part of the Museum On Tour programme – a series of exhibitions, events and projects taking place across the city while the Museum and Art Gallery’s building is closed for the development of The Box.

It will run from 2pm to 4.30pm...

A ‘Fishmas’ to remember with the National Marine Aquarium

Authored by Sarah Parker

The National Marine Aquarium has an exciting array of events and activities planned throughout December to make the festive season go swimmingly.

From Saturday 16th December, Santa Claus himself will join the array of colourful marine life in the Eddystone Reef tank, swimming amongst Stella and Stanley, the smoothound sharks, Cornelia, the wreckfish and Krishna, the spiny lobster, as...

Children’s Adventure Book Barnicle and Husk: The Adventure Begins Showcases the Four Nations in Lively 1620 Tale

Authored by StSomewhere

American author Mary Shields recently released Barnicle and Husk: The Adventure Begins, a new children’s book about the unlikely friendship formed between an adventurous cat named Barnicle, who was a stowaway on the Mayflower, and a field mouse named Husk. The book, illustrated by Bob Ostrom, transports readers to 1620 to explore what life was like through the eyes of the whimsical pair....

Will Aid 2017 is officially open for business!

Authored by Mary

A charitable initiative which sees local legal firms write wills for people in exchange for a donation has officially launched for 2017.

Will Aid Month, which takes place across the country from 01-30 November 2017, relies on generous solicitors up and down the UK to pledge their time and support for the cause which sees them provide the will writing service for local people for free...

National Adoption Week: Siblings waiting for adoption in danger of being separated

Authored by Mary

Local independent adoption agency and charity, Families for Children, are appealing for potential adopters to come forward who will consider adopting a sibling group. If adoptive families cannot be found soon then it is likely that these brothers and sisters will be separated.

New research published today to mark National Adoption Week (16-22nd October) says that 57% of the children in...

Mother and son duo seek ‘pawfect’ family

Authored by Mary

A six-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is searching for a loving new home with her son.

Mother, Poppy and four-year-old son Casey, came into the care of the West Down-based rehoming centre after their owner became ill. Like typical Staffies, they are playful, friendly and affectionate and love nothing more than spending their time together.


Great British Tennis Weekend hits Plymouth

Authored by LTA South West

A number of tennis venues in and around Plymouth will open their courts to offer free tennis to kids, families and adults this Saturday and Sunday as part of the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Great British Tennis Weekend.

The Great British Tennis Weekend is a nationwide campaign to get more people to play tennis by offering a variety of tennis activities for free.

Hill Lane...

Plymouth supports Foster Care Fortnight 2017

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth City Council’s Fostering team is on a mission to find people with time, energy, motivation and a spare bedroom who are able to care for some of Plymouth’s most vulnerable young people as part of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign (Monday 8-Sunday 21 May).

Foster Care Fortnight is a national campaign which raises the profile of fostering and encourages more people to...

Two fifths of Brits take after their parents' money habits

Authored by Sarah Parker

When it comes to budgeting and spending patterns, over two fifths (43%) of Brits say their parents have been their biggest influencer on their money behaviour while one in 10 (11%) attribute this to their partner, that’s according to new analysis from Santander UK.

Interestingly, 40 million people (78%) believe that being good with money is a learned behaviour that anyone can pick up...

Can you offer Beau a home?

Authored by News Desk

When homeless hound Beau arrived at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe in February 2014, the team never thought he would still be with them three years later.

But sadly that’s the case for the six-year-old Lurcher, Beau who is one of the rehoming centres’ longest-serving residents after being there for 1,100 days and overlooked by more than 16,000 dog-loving visitors.

Now, as he faces...