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Plymouth woman to make channel crossing for Children's Hospice

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

A Plymouth College staff member is preparing to swim across the English Channel next month.

Jazmin Buxton, 24, is attempting the crossing in aid of the Children’s Hospice South West which provides palliative care to children.

Buxton who completed a six hour sea swim earlier this month has been training for nearly a year to raise money for the local charity.

Buxton...

Confirmed Case of Legionnaires disease in Plymouth

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

A case of legionnaire’s disease has found in Plymouth . It is not currently known how the person who is in Derriford hospital contracted the disease.

Public Health England and Plymouth City Council are currently investigating how the patient caught the lung infection which is contracted through water infected with naturally occurring legionella bacteria.

The disease is not...

Police seek witnesses to two women assault

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Police in Plymouth are appealing for witnesses after a man was allegedly assaulted as he sat in a traffic queue in the city.

At a set of traffic lights just past The Tamar public house, the victim was sat in his red Peugeot 107 when he was approached by two women who had been sat in a silver Skoda.

Whilst still in the queue, a verbal altercation occurred and one of the two...

Money advice roadshow announced

Authored by Dan Pritchard

Money advice events are to be held across Plymouth to help people get to grips with recent benefit changes.

Plymouth City Council is teaming up with organisations across the city to help people who have been affected by the recent changes to benefits.

The focus will be on supporting carers and people living with a disability. Information, advice and support will be available to...

Photos of men linked to nightclub attack

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Plymouth police have release images of three men they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in a city nightclub.

The three men are linked to an unprovoked assault in the toilets at Flares nightclub in the early hours of July 28.

The suspects repeatedly punched the victim to the head and when he crouched down he was then kicked.

A 34-year-old Plymouth...

Police appeal for witnesses of street robbery

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Plymouth on Sunday 18 August. Between 3.30 and 4pm a local woman was robbed while stood in Pomphlett Road in Plymstock.

The 32-year-old victim was standing at a bus stop opposite a supermarket on the road when the suspect grabbed a Samsung tablet device from under her arm.

He then pushed her in the...

Plymouth's school meals shortlisted for national award

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

A team serving up millions of school meals to children in Plymouth has been shortlisted for a national award for its locally sourced, quality ingredients and seasonal menus.

Plymouth City Council's Education Catering Service has been chosen as one of three finalists for the Local Authority Caterer of the Year at the EDUcatering Excellence Awards 2013 for the second year in a row....

£2 million contract for reablement services to discussed by Plymouth City Council

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Improvements to the social care reablement service are to be considered by Plymouth City Council's Cabinet on Tuesday (3 September).

The council will discuss plans to award a £2million a year contract to an independent company to provide Plymouth’s reablement service.

Reablement is a key service that helps people regain their mobility and independence after illness or injury...

Civic Centre to become high end hotel providing huge job boost for city

Authored by Mary

Plymouth’s iconic Civic Centre is to be transformed into a four star hotel with commanding views of the city and its stunning waterfront as part of an exciting development that will create hundreds of jobs.

Tired offices will be turned into a prestige hotel which will form the anchor development in a project that will seal the West End of Plymouth’s role as a cultural quarter of the...

Plymouth enjoys Bank Holiday sunshine

Authored by Dan Pritchard

Plymouth saw a sunny start to Bank Holiday Monday, and the good news that dry weather and sunny spells are expected to continue through the week.

Shoppers and tourists enjoyed temperatures hovering around the 21°C mark on Monday, with cloud cover expected to build through the afternoon. But according to the Met Office, clear skies should emerge by Monday evening.

Tuesday will...