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The GBP is surviving because other currencies keep failing

The British Pound has been under serious strain for the last couple of months. This strain was mostly due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but let’s not forget the prerequisite crisis that the UK was going through already, the Brexit withdrawal recession.

The GBP has been taking punches...

Sarah Parker

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Kingsbridge RFC nominated for inaugural Gallagher Rugby Club of the Season Award

Authored by Astley Media

Voting is now open for the public to vote for Kingsbridge RFC to be Gallagher Rugby Club of The Season

Six UK grassroots clubs in the running to be crowned the Gallagher ‘Rugby Club of the Season’

The winner will receive an enhanced Gilbert training kit bundle worth up to £2,000 and 100 tickets to the Gallagher Premiership Final

Exeter Chiefs’ stars Jack Maunder and Tom...

National Association of Building Contractors

Find Accredited Builders Near You

Authored by sarahkingsway2019

How to Get Realistic Quotes from Builders - National Association of Building Contractors

Simon Mason explains why the prices you call in from contractors can differ – and what you need to know to get an accurate figure for all the works involved in your project

Whether it’s for a complete house build or a job undertaken by an individual trade, gathering quotes is a time-...

Plymouth-based medical company helps raise awareness of the life saving importance of cord blood

Authored by Lucy

Umbilical cord blood is an extremely valuable biological material that saves lives. Nevertheless, not all future parents and even healthcare workers know about the value of umbilical cord blood and the possibility of its storage.

World-wide, July is recognised as Cord Blood Awareness Month, and Plymouth-based Biovault, which is located in the International Medical and Technology Park,...

Interactive map launches to help key workers find offers on bikes and repair services

Authored by Emma Cooke

Key workers across Devon can now find cycle-related offers and locate bike stores that are open in their local area, with a live online map launched today.

The map was compiled by the walking and cycling charity Sustrans to make cycling easier for key workers as they travel to and from work each day during Covid-19.

A single repository of information, the map displays four...

Sell Your House Quick – Coronavirus Outlook for 2020

Authored by Nationalhomebuyers

National Home Buyers help to sell your house quick amidst coronavirus outbreak in Q1 2020.

National Home Buyers make selling a home anywhere in the United Kingdom fast and easy. This very well established real estate specialist will buy any home in any condition anywhere in the country. Even better, they will offer a cash offer within seven days, ensuring a seamless transfer process...

How to tell if your great ape is pregnant...

Authored by Paigntonzoo

The world’s number one selling brand in home pregnancy and fertility tests has donated pregnancy kits – for orang utans.

The Clearblue brand helps over 20 million women every year – and now, a couple of broody female Bornean orang utans… Keepers at Paignton Zoo in Devon approached Clearblue because they hope their orang utans will breed this year.

Senior Head Keeper of Mammals...

Charity zoos: business as usual

Authored by Paigntonzoo

The three South West zoos run by regional conservation charity Wild Planet Trust have a defiant message for coronavirus: “It’s business as usual”.

Staff and volunteers are prepared for the impact of coronavirus, but at this time the charity zoos remain open. Zoo spokesperson Phil Knowling said: “We’re monitoring the situation closely and will naturally continue to follow the advice of...

What-what is a ne-ne?

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Two ne-ne have hatched at Paignton Zoo in Devon. But what-what is a ne-ne?

It’s a species of goose - one of the rarest in the world. Found on the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaiian goose or ne-ne is named after its call, a soft neh-neh sound.

It’s officially classed as Vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Paignton Zoo is home to eight adult ne-ne as...

Zoo keepers save animals after storm damage

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Keepers at Paignton Zoo saved scores of animals after recent storms damaged a key building.

High winds ripped open a 36-metre-long air vent in the roof of Reptile Tropics at around 7.30 one morning, exposing vulnerable animals, plants and electrics. Staff rushed to save lizards, snakes, turtles, iguanas, chameleons and geckos as the temperature in the building dropped. Meanwhile,...

New partnership to help Bay’s underwater rainforest

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Two local names with international reputations are joining forces to help a very special - but largely unknown - species. Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo and aquarium, is linking up with Valeport, the Totnes-based underwater measuring instrumentation specialists.

The focus of their partnership is seagrass, a remarkable plant that flowers underwater and forms dense meadows in...