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Devon dogs lead the way on social distancing

As The Cornish Bakery carefully reopens its properties across the UK with a full set of new measures and processes in place, these dogs in Sidmouth are leading the way with a fine example of social distancing measures whilst they patiently wait to enjoy award-winning pasties, coffees, pastries...




Plymouth awaits announcement of 2017 City of Culture shortlist

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The shortlist of four regional centres hoping to host the 2017 City of Culture will be announced today (Wednesday 19 June 2013).

Plymouth is one of eleven entrants into the competition which will be whittled down to four with the announcement expected at around 11am.

The four shortlisted locations will then be asked to submit fuller, detailed bids for consideration before the...

New private rental service will help more vulnerable people find a home

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A revamped and improved service will help support homeless and vulnerable people to rent private accommodation in Plymouth.

Plymouth City Council has awarded a contract to Plymouth Access to Housing (PATH) to provide Deposit Guarantees and the Renting Support Service that helps people into private rented accommodation.

The deposit guarantee is a legally binding agreement...

Royal William Yard and South West Coast Path have stairs in their eyes!

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A crucial gap in the South West Coast Path National Trail linking Devil’s Point Park to the Royal William Yard in Plymouth will be formally opened tomorrow (Wednesday 18 June).

A new stair case will take walkers through the existing defensive wall at Devil’s Point into the yard, giving them a connection all the way around the Stonehouse peninsula.

Not only will it enable...

Casualty cut from vehicle after two car collision

Authored by JamesM

Emergency services were called to a two car collision which involved one person being trapped in their car in Shell Close, Leigham in Plymouth this morning.

Fire appliances from Crownhill and Plympton attended the scene and crews used hydraulic cutiing equipment to release the casualty from the vehicle. The injured person was taken to hospital by ambulance.

A further casualty...

Police seek Plymouth man for return to prison

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Police in Plymouth are seeking a 22-year-old man who is wanted for a recall to prison for breaching the conditions of his licence following his release from prison for a conviction for GBH in 2011.

Tommy Small from Plymouth is described as around five foot two inches tall with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a black top and a pair of jogging bottoms.

Small is...

Young people host VIP HMS Heroes film premiere

Authored by JenniferJ

Young people from HMS Heroes Youth Ambassadors will be hosting a VIP event at the Royal Citadel, by kind permission of Lt. Col Edward Dawes of 29 Commando, Royal Artillery, on the 25 June, to premiere their campaign film 'At Your Service'.

The film aims to show teachers and other educational professionals what it is like to be part of a military family. The premiere will be attended by...

New contract awarded for patient transport in Plymouth

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The contract for non-emergency patient transport in Plymouth has been awarded to the healthcare and waste services company SRCL Limited.

This follows a tender process launched in March 2013, with qualified organisations invited to bid for the five year contract to provide the service.

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust said: "Patients travelling to healthcare appointments in Plymouth...

Man rescued from Tamar Bridge

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Emergency services have rescued a man who climbed the Tamar Bridge last night.

The bridge was closed fo over an hour while rescue services first negotiated with the man and then managed a successful rescue.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue report that they were called at approximately 21:45 last night by the Police to assist them.

A spokesperson for the Fire and...

'Adventures In Music’ for the under-fives at Museum and Art Gallery

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A new series of world and folk music events at the City Museum and Art Gallery is offering under-fives and their grown-ups a unique experience where they learn about new sounds, instruments and cultures.

Adventures in Music runs on the last Friday of the month from 11am to 11.45am and features interactive sessions led by world class musicians.

The next event on the programme...

Council backs new affordable housing scheme

Authored by JamesM

A brand new innovative approach to affordable housing is to be launched in Plymouth.

In a first for the UK, the newly formed company RENTplus will offer people on the housing register new homes with affordable rent. The tenants will also be given cash towards their deposit to help them buy their RENTplus home.

Plymouth City Council has been working with Pillar Land Securities...