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South Devon teen named St John’s Cadet of the Year

A teenager from Kingsteignton has been named St John Ambulance’s Cadet of the Year for Devon. Millie Booth (17) has volunteered with the health and first aid charity’s Torquay Unit for three and a half years, and hopes to become a paramedic. The Exeter College student said: “I joined St John...




Plymouth man missing for several days has been located

Authored by JamesM

Police have confirmed that Christopher Mason who had been missing since last Thursday (2 May) has been located safe and well in the Paignton area.

Mr Mason, 28, is from Beacon Park and concerns were raised after he had been missing for several days with police calling for any information from the public.

Missing Plymouth woman found

Authored by JamesM

Police have confirmed that Katherine Powell who went missing from her Eggbuckland home on the evening of Tuesday 7 May has been located.

Police had been concerned for the welfare of the missing 42-year-old and earlier today had issued an appeal to the public for any information.

Deputy Mayor Chaz Singh announces plans to stand for parliament

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Plymouth's present deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Chaz Singh has announced his intention to run for parliament at the next general election.

Cllr Singh hopes to be selected as the Labour Party's candidate and has declared his plans on a new Facebook page saying: "I'm standing to be Labour's candidate in Plymouth Sutton & Devonport. Plymouth is where I work, rest and play since 2002...

Half of women working in the South West earn less than the Living Wage

Authored by JenniferJ

Half of all women working in the South West earn less than the Living Wage, according to new research by Fair Play South West.

The gender equality organisation supported by Equality South West has analysed provisional data from the Office of National Statistics Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, and learned that while just 19% of men in the South West earn less than £7.45 per hour,...

Missing Ilfracombe woman found

Authored by JenniferJ

Police have confirmed that Kathleen Tubby who went missing from her Ilfracombe home yesterday morning has been found in Bideford.

Concerns were raised for the welfare of the 62-year-old woman after she had disappeared from her home at around 7.50am yesterday (7 May).

Police appeal for information on missing woman

Authored by JamesM

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing 42-year-old female, missing from her home in Plymouth.

Katherine Powell was reported missing from her Eggbuckland home on the evening of Tuesday 7th May 2013.

Police are conducting searches for Ms Powell and are appealing to anyone who may have seen her to contact them.

Katherine is described as 5ft 09ins tall, of medium...

Wanted man apprehended by police

Authored by JamesM

Police have apprehended a man wanted in connection with a recall to prison for breaching his licence conditions.

Jamie Muttram was apprehend on 5 May and has been returned to prison.

Police had appealed for information last week on the whereabouts of Mr Muttram.

It is believed the 21-year-old has links to the Plymouth area.

Police appeal for witnesses to an assault on a bus in Devonport

Authored by JenniferJ

Police investigating an assault are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the number 26 bus in Devonport on Tuesday 30th April to come forward.

An altercation took place on the bus as it was travelling along Chapel Street, Devonport between 4.30pm and 4.45pm.

A white man in his twenties suffered a cut to his face in the incident. The suspects, a white man and black man...

Met Office issues severe weather warning as high winds hit South West on Thursday

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The fine, warm weather Plymouth has enjoyed over the last few days looks set to be replaced by cooler, wetter conditions and very strong winds.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for South West England as unseasonably strong winds are forecast for the region on Thursday.

In a Met Office statement, they are describing their 'yellow warning' as follows:


Growing concern over 'out of character' disappearance of Plymouth man

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Police are growing concerned for the welfare of a Plymouth man missing from his home for several days.

Christopher Mason, 28, was last seen at his home in Beacon Park around 10am on Thursday 2 May.

His disappearance is described as out of character and police are appealing for the public’s help to trace him.

Christopher is described as white, around 6ft 4ins tall,...