NSPCC launches urgent fundraising appeal as its Childline service continues to provide vital lifeline to thousands of worried children

Authored by News Desk

Childline can today reveal it has seen large numbers of children getting in touch due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), carrying out over 1,700 counselling sessions about the issue in the last three weeks alone – bringing the new total up to more than 2,200 since the end of January.

Despite Childline having to close the night service for the first time and having a 30% drop in volunteer...

Give disabled Eleanor the best chance to walk

Authored by News Desk

Fourteen-year-old Eleanor Freeman has beaten the odds to survive and defied doctor’s expectations – but now because she has a shared walking frame at school she’s forced to miss out on funding for one at home – and the chance to walk, be more independent and have fun with her friends.

Eleanor, from Eggbuckland in Plymouth, has a genetic condition so rare parents Donella and Mark say...

Circus of Horrors is on the hunt for new blood!

Authored by Sarah Parker

You don't have to be a bottle blond to join the outrageous Circus of Horrors but you may be asked to fit in a bottle.

The Circus of Horrors were looking for a new Pickled Person to join their show for their performances in Exeter Corn Exchange on the 22nd June.

All applicants thinking of auditioning will have to fit into a bottle measuring only 2' tall & 18'' in diameter...

Volunteer opportunities now available at The Box

Authored by Mary

Would you like to volunteer at The Box? The city’s brand new museum, art gallery and archive is set to open in the spring and people are being invited to get involved.

Volunteering is a great way to contribute to something you’re passionate about and gain industry experience. Three different volunteer opportunities are currently available, all of which involve providing support to...

Thousands of meals provided to needy by Tesco shoppers in Devon

Authored by Mary

Thousands of meals have been provided to people in need this Christmas thanks to customer donations at Tesco stores in Devon.

Across the UK a total of three million meals worth of food has been donated to charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust thanks to the Food Collection that ran in Tesco stores until December 2.

Supermarket shoppers were asked to donate long-life items...

Police hunt bogus charity collector

Authored by News Desk

Police are hunting for a bogus charity collector who stole money from an elderly blind woman in her Plymouth home.

The 79-year-old woman was visited at home in Leigham by a man claiming to be selling items on behalf of a charity for dyslexia.

He invited himself in and remained at her home for around 45 minutes, insisting that she buy household products which she did not need....

Little Evie needs your seating support

Authored by News Desk

Three-year-old Evie Murphy, from Wembury near Plymouth, is half a pound in weight away from being too big for her regulation car seat. However, she has severe developmental delay so she can’t use a booster; an expensive special-needs car seat is her only option.

This equipment will cost £1,500 – and with no funding available locally, the family have turned to children’s disability...

Woman sexually assaulted on Plymouth to London train

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Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted whilst travelling on a train between Plymouth and London Paddington.

Just after 9am on Friday 11 November, a 21-year-old woman boarded a train at Plymouth station, bound for London. During her journey a man sat next to her and then touched her inappropriately. She challenged the...

Commonwealth War Graves Commission appeals for relatives of WW1 nurse

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is appealing for relatives of a nurse who died on active duty in the First World War and will soon be commemorated by the organisation.

Nurse Olive Louise Bennett was 29 years old when she died on October 30, 1916. She is buried at the Plymouth (Ford Park) Cemetery and was part of the Voluntary Aid Detachment.

Olive was the daughter...

CCTV appeal after incident of outraging public decency

Authored by News Desk

A CCTV image of a man British Transport Police officers would like to speak to in connection with an incident of outraging public decency has been released.

Between approximately 8.50pm and 9.13pm on Sunday 11 September, a man touched himself inappropriately on the 8.50pm cross country service from Plymouth to Liskeard.

Officers would like to speak to the man in the CCTV image...


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