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Panto without a cast appeals for new recruits

A Devon village panto, with a history spanning more than four decades, is facing the final curtain unless it can recruit new members.

Shaugh Players, based in the parish of Shaugh Prior near Plymouth, was founded in the early 1970s and stages an annual pantomime involving volunteers...

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Vue Plymouth channels the Force with The Plymouth Fencing Club and train local Jedi

Authored by Mary

Celebrating the success of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , Vue Plymouth teamed up with The Plymouth Fencing Club to give film lovers an exhibition on how to properly handle a lightsabre. Setting up at Vue Plymouth on Saturday, The Plymouth Fencing Club gave visitors a taste of how a true lightsabre battle might go down over the course of the afternoon, offering onlookers who dared to wield...

Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan FAQ web pages updated and project’s next steps outlined

Authored by Mike Page

East Devon District Council has updated and extended the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page of the Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan (BMP) section on the East Devon website to incorporate a number of recent developments within the scheme, which it was felt would be beneficial to the public to have further explanation.

The BMP FAQs are designed to help improve public...

4 Best Tips Before Buying Your First Car

Authored by Mike Page

Regardless of if you’re newly promoted or just landed the first project you’ve worked on, there are several options for getting your first car. Buying your first car will be an exciting and overwhelming process at the same time. This article lists pointers to help you decide which car to choose based on your budget, preference, and things you should consider to make your first purchase worth...

Passenger numbers increase on enhanced bus service

Authored by News Desk

The CONNexIONS service updated and replaced the service 56 in October 2018. Between then and October last year, the service has been used by over 220,000 passengers. That’s up from almost 165,000 on service 56 in the previous year – an increase of over 33%.

Stagecoach South West, Devon County Council and East Devon District Council have worked in partnership to establish the...

Drivers urged to drive with caution due to high winds

Authored by Mary

People across Devon are being urged to take extra care when travelling this evening and tomorrow with high winds and rain expected in some parts of Devon. (Monday and Tuesday 13/14 January).

High winds are forecast until midnight tonight and tomorrow. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the remainder of today and from 12 noon Tuesday 14 January until 12 midnight.

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Work starts on £5.8m Plymouth primary school

Authored by Sarah

Work on a bright and modern primary school serving a new community in Plymouth is beginning.

Persimmon Homes Cornwall is constructing a multi-million pound, state-of-the-art school as part of its Saltram Meadow development in Plymstock.

Contractors Halsall Construction are building the two-form entry school which will accommodate 420 pupils as Persimmon Homes continues...

Now showing: Cinema for the mind, body and soul

Authored by News Desk

A trip to the cinema can actually be good for us and help us step away from the mounting pressure of being online all the time.

That’s according to new research released today from Vue and University College London, revealing that a few hours behind the big screen can have fascinating benefits on our brain function, social connections, productivity and creativity.

Through an...

Public consultation on road improvements in Starcross

Authored by Mary

A public consultation is being held by Devon County Council on proposed improvements to the A379 at Starcross and the Mamhead Road from Starcross to the A380.

People are being asked for their views on a number of upgrades for the section of the A379 through Starcross, which is a well-known pinch-point that affects vehicles and pedestrians.

While little can be done to improve...

Silk Fabric Dos and Don'ts

Authored by Mike Page

Silk is a special kind of fabric made from natural materials that you can turn into wonderful clothing and fashion accessories . Often, silk is fashioned into stunningly luxurious lingerie items and robes, dresses, and scarves. It's a fabric coveted by many. It has been around since ancient times, with evidence proving that it was first produced in China and reserved for making the royal...

Tavistock Neighbours Celebrate Lottery Win

Authored by News Desk

Ten people in Tavistock are celebrating after winning £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.

The Tamar Avenue neighbours netted the windfall when PL19 9JA was announced as a Daily Prize winner with People’s Postcode Lottery on Thursday 9th January 2020.

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Danyl Johnson sent his well-wishes to the winners. He said: “What an amazing...