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Using an online currency exchange is a smart move

Authored by Mike Page

Online currency exchanges are growing in popularity in lots of economies around the world. There are lots of positives to using this mode of currency exchange over more traditional methods. Whether it’s the increased ease of use on offer or simply the lower fees that many currency exchanges offer, there are lots of reasons to use them. This blog post will delve into the positives of online...

Plymouth's Street Factory very grateful to receive lifeline Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund COVID Grant

Authored by Mary

Plymouth-based Hip Hop Social Collective and Community Interest Company (CIC), Street Factory has today received the news that its application to the Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund has been successful. The £34,910 grant, funded using National Lottery resources, means that the organisation now has a COVID-19 ‘lifeline’ ensuring ongoing ‘pivoting’ of the Street Factory offerings,...

6 Things That You Need to Check When Renting a Car

Authored by Mike Page

If you are thinking of renting a car during your trip, there are a few essential factors that you need to consider and check. They are required to ensure the safety and fun of your trip. Read the article for more details:

#1: Determine the Type of Car You Want

First and foremost, when you are thinking of renting a car, you need to decide on the type of car you prefer to drive. Think...

Reminder issued to only make essential journeys

Authored by Mary

People are being reminded to stay at home and only make essential journeys during the coronavirus lockdown.

The advice from Devon County Council comes as traffic figures from a sample of 10 automatic traffic counters on Devon’s A-roads have shown that traffic volumes have started to creep up over the past week.

During the first two weeks of the lockdown, there was a dramatic...

Initiative boosts healthcare workers’ morale and supports local business

Authored by Mary

An initiative to boost staff morale during the COVID-19 crisis has been introduced by Care UK, which runs Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in a bid to support local businesses as many battle huge uncertainty under the current circumstances.

Colleagues at Peninsula NHS Treatment are contributing to the fight against COVID-19 by providing additional support University Hospitals Plymouth...

All the Moor Butterflies project finishes on a high as rare butterfly species make a comeback in Devon and Cornwall

Authored by Mary

After three years of hard work on the iconic moors of south-west England, Butterfly Conservation’s ambitious All the Moor Butterflies project has finished. The project has improved the fortunes of some of south-west England’s rarest butterfly species by working with landowners and farmers, whilst also offering a breadth of opportunities for new and existing audiences to get involved with...

Devon Air Ambulance add third critical care car to their fleet

Authored by Mary

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses and organisations across the country have been united in the fight to defeat the invisible enemy. Cross collaboration is better than ever as companies work together to support each other's determination to succeed.

We have been humbled by the generosity and support of companies and fellow air ambulances not only in Devon but as...

EDDC renews its Public Spaces Protection Orders for dogs, seagulls and certain anti-social behaviour

Authored by News Desk

East Devon District Council’s three 2017 Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) have now been renewed for another three years and come into force on 1 May 2020. They were due to expire on 2 May 2020.

The first two refer mainly to the control of dogs and also include a ban on feeding seagulls on the beaches and seafronts in order to discourage them from becoming a nuisance to...

Over a Thousand People Call on University of Plymouth to go Sweatshop Free

Authored by Ella

Students at the University of Plymouth today delivered a petition calling on the university to ensure it’s electronic equipment isn’t being made in sweatshops. The petition, which has over 1,000 signatures, demands that the university affiliates to Electronics Watch, an independent labour monitoring organisation for the electronics industry. 135 UK public institutions have already signed up to...

Torquay Girls’ Grammar School named School of the Year at Your UK Parliament Award 2020

Authored by Mary

The Your UK Parliament Award 2020 winners have been announced with Torquay Girls’ Grammar School winning School of the Year category.

2020 marks the third year of the Your UK Parliament awards, which are designed to celebrate people across the UK who have taken action on issues they care about. The winning entries were chosen by a panel of MPs, Peers and independent judges, who were...