2016

SW employers grow in confidence despite Brexit

Authored by News Desk

The fourth quarter of 2016 has seen a boost of confidence in the South West with hiring intentions of +3%, according to Manpower, the world’s workforce experts. The Employment Outlook in the region has risen by two percentage points from last quarter.

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is based on responses from 2,102 UK employers. It asks whether employers intend to hire...

Spectators' guide to Devon Stage of the Tour of Britain

Authored by Mary

Spectators have 93 miles (137km) of Devon’s roads to choose from when it comes to watching the Devon Stage Tour of Britain on Friday 9 September.

Devon County Council, supported by East Devon District Council, Teignbridge District Council and Dartmoor National Park, will host Stage Six of The Tour, starting in Sidmouth and finishing at Haytor.

Crowds are being tipped to exceed...

British Firework Championships return

Authored by News Desk

The world famous British Firework Championships is set to return to Plymouth for its 20th showdown this month!

The successful companies competing this year are:

Aurora Fireworks F1 Pyrotechnics Phoenix Fireworks Gala Fireworks Distant Thunder Fireworks Smart Pyrotechnics

A fantastic free Waterfront event, with judging from an expert panel, fairground rides,...

Two more top acts announced for MTV Crashes Plymouth

Authored by Mary

MTV UK has announced two more amazing acts for Day One of MTV Crashes Plymouth on Thursday 28 July.

Rising star of the moment Raleigh Ritchie and MTV favourite Anne-Marie will join the line-up in Plymouth’s hottest music event of the summer.

They will join previously announced acts Rudimental and Jess Glynne for what is set to be an epic night, hosted by the one and only Laura...

Thrilling start to the Devon County Show

Authored by News Desk

Thundering-hooved Shetland ponies, motorcycle acrobatics and the giant Devon Eye swung the county’s largest annual event into thrilling action.

Crowds turned out in their thousands to savour the best of the South West’s food and farming on the first day of the Devon County Show.

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan and Environment Secretary Liz Truss, along with NFU president Meurig...

Record breaking number of runners take part in Plymouth's Half Marathon 2016

Authored by Mary

Plymouth runners were treated to spectacular morning on The Hoe, with a record breaking 4,734 eager participants taking on the challenge of Plymouth’s Half Marathon in clear running conditions. The sun bought out thousands of cheering spectators, lining the seafront to cheer on the city’s half marathon and Schools Challenge runners!

The men’s race was won by Phil Burden in one hour 11...

Programme for 2016 History Festival goes live

Authored by Mary

The 2016 Plymouth History Festival has now been confirmed, with a packed programme of 100 different events.

This is the fourth year that the month-long celebration of Plymouth’s history has taken place and details are now live at www.plymhistoryfest.wordpress.com .

The festival, co-ordinated by the Council’s Arts and Heritage service, will run from Saturday 7 May to Sunday 5...

Top acts announced for MTV Crashes Plymouth

Authored by Mary

MTV have announced today that consecutive chart toppers Rudimental and pop music heavyweight Jess Glynne will be heading up the stage at Day One of MTV Crashes Plymouth on Thursday 28 July.

The following night Example will be returning to the city, joining Tough Love and more top DJs (still to be announced) for a roof-raising Club MTV finale.

After the huge success of last year...

Success for Devon in SW Tourism Awards

Authored by Mary

Devon swept to victory, winning 30 awards in this year’s South West Tourism awards and will see ten businesses go through to the national Visit England Awards for Excellence in March.

Ninety-five different awards were announced at the event, which took place in Exeter Cathedral last night (4 February).

Devon saw ‘Gold’ was awarded to Calvert Trust, Exmoor, for Access and...

Nominations open for SuperAchievers Awards

Authored by Mary

As the X Factor and Strictly has come to an end, the people of Devon and Cornwall have been given a new way to have a voice and place their vote, as a campaign kicks off today supporting local talent, which will be recognized on an international platform.

The talent being searched for is those who don’t make a song and dance about things, but who tirelessly work to achieve their...

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