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Ex-head of art and acclaimed artist returns to support the Torbay Art Show 

Authored by Mary

The Torbay Art Show are delighted to welcome George Davis back to Torquay Boy’s Grammar School to exhibit his bright contemporary works of art over the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020.

A familiar name to many, George Davis worked in the school Art Department for 27 years, culminating as Head of Art. During his time at the helm, he oversaw the development and...

Housebuilder’s Community Fund donation will support local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Authored by Property News

A fundraising appeal from Derriford Hospital in Plymouth has been given a generous boost – thanks to Barratt Homes’ Community Fund

The £1,000 donation will go directly to the hospital’s Keep Me Close Appeal and will be used to support the provision and development of parental accommodation for the parents of babies who are being cared for on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)....

New beginnings at Cotehele this spring

Authored by Mary

When Cotehele House and Cotehele Mill re-open on Saturday 7 March after their winter conservation care, visitors to the National Trust estate near Saltash will notice lots of changes.

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, a new collections trail, Tide and Time, highlights the transatlantic connections of items through the house, reflecting on English...

Plymouth set to experience a fantastic Spring season in The Lab at Theatre Royal Plymouth

Authored by Mary

The Lab is a creative space in the heart of Theatre Royal Plymouth for developing and showcasing exciting new talent. Local young people and communities, as well as emerging and professional artists using it as a space to meet, experiment and discover, whilst creating and sharing their work.

This Springs season is set to be a special mix of performances with something for everyone....

Freemasons make Trekkers Day

Authored by Mike Page

Hauley Masonic Chapter of Dartmouth chose Dart Trekkers as a local organisation to support by donating £500 which will allow young people in Dartmouth to experience outdoor activities and training, which will eventually enable them to take part in the Ten Tors Race on Dartmoor. Some of this donation is already earmarked for training in the Brecon Beacons in February.

Terri Walker one...

Babcock and Citybus sign up to support The Box

Authored by Mary

The Box has secured two new sponsorship deals with Babcock and Plymouth Citybus.

Babcock has signed up as the venue’s first Corporate Gallery Partner, while Plymouth Citybus has become its first Figureheads Sponsor.

Babcock’s sponsorship is for the ‘Port of Plymouth’ gallery. Spread across two rooms, the gallery highlights Plymouth’s development from the Bronze Age to the...

Devon Air Ambulance expands service to patients with two Critical Care Cars

Authored by Mary

From 2 March, when poor weather or maintenance prevents Devon’s emergency aircraft from flying, two new Critical Care Cars mean our critical care teams can still provide specialist life-saving care by road. In the Autumn 2018 Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £10 million in capital funding for air ambulance services.  Devon Air Ambulance applied for £226,061 of this fund, to...

Barton complex needs service reopens after £800k refurbishment

Authored by News Gathering

Westbrooke Grange, a Salutem Modus residential home in Barton, near Torquay, has reopened following a complete refurbishment and regeneration scheme.

The service provides accommodation for up to five individuals, living with complex needs in five self-contained flats. It enables individuals with needs including autism, learning difficulties or mental health conditions to live...

Top family cars that are fun to drive

Authored by Mike Page

The family car doesn’t typically have a reputation of being fun to drive in any way, shape or form. But, with the saloons, hatchbacks and SUVs of today becoming more stylish, fun and easy to drive, there are a number on the market that are challenging the stereotypical boxy, clunky, family car styles of yesteryear. Here are a few of our favourites.

Ford Focus RS

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Panto without a cast appeals for new recruits

Authored by Mary

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 from the local community.

Despite attracting a full house for performances and praise from...