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Use the right NHS service for your needs this bank holiday weekend

Authored by Mary

Doctors in Devon are reassuring local people that the NHS is still there for them if they are unwell and need help, but reminding them that opening hours for some services may be different due to the bank holiday weekend.

GP practices will be closed on Monday 25 May for the bank holiday, but other services are available for people with urgent health needs over the holiday period....

Please stay where you are – the plea from tourism, councils and the police

Authored by News Desk

Local government, tourism organisations including the National Parks and the police are working together to reinforce the message to stay at home and avoid tourist hot spots this coming weekend.

With sunny weather expected across most of the UK and temperatures climbing, the request is to think twice before going out, with tourist destinations out of bounds for the time being, and to...

Easter Saturday Racing - Saturday 31 March

One for all the family – join us for our Season Opener on Easter Saturday 31 March. It’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a day out with family and friends over the weekend.

Bringing the children? Be sure to arrive early as the first 200 children through the gates on the day will receive a FREE Easter egg to set the day off to a winning start!

Gates open at 11:45 with the first race at 13:45. The last race is at 17:15. Please note race times are subject to change so please check the website ahead of the fixture.

Tickets are available online now at www.newtonabbotracing....

Remember to put your bins or bags out a day later this bank holiday

Authored by George Dawson

Residents in Plymouth are being reminded to put their recycling or waste collections out a day later this bank holiday.

Monday 29 May is a bank holiday so your bin or bag collection day will be a day later than usual.

Residents were written to by Plymouth City Council in April with information about changes to their recycling and waste collections as the Council has introduced...

Celebrate Love Your Local Market fortnight at Plymouth Market this Bank Holiday weekend

Join us at Plymouth Market on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 May to celebrate Love Your Local Market Fortnight. To celebrate, we have some excellent entertainment lined up including musicians Jump Out Duo on Friday and free face painting, children’s entertainer Emazedad and Jack Toy Jazz Trio on Saturday. Why not take part in our competition? Join us on Friday to be in with the chance of winning lunch for two at Plymouth’s favourite restaurant At Kitchen. To enter, simply let us take a photo of you in the Market and tell us why you love Plymouth Market. Share with your friends and whoever’s...

Check before you travel by rail this weekend

Authored by Mary

Passengers travelling through South Wales and the South West over the August bank holiday are being advised to check before they travel as Network Rail carries out essential work to install part of a new signalling system for the Bristol area.

The new system is an important part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers. It...

Mount Edgcumbe at War!

Authored by Mary

For the past dozen or so years, the Cornwall area of the Military Vehicle Trust have held their annual rally at the splendid Mount Edgcumbe Country Park on the Rame Peninsula directly opposite Plymouth. Those familiar with the Park will surely agree that it is a lovely place for an event.

The Military Vehicle Trust, (MVT), is a national association with thousands of members, and the...

Police advice ahead of R1 Big Weekend

Authored by News Desk

Revellers heading for Radio 1’s Big Weekend at Powderham Castle over this Bank Holiday are being urged to make their personal safety number one.

Around 50,000 music fans are expected to visit the Exeter venue on Saturday and Sunday to see some of today’s biggest chart acts perform live.

Planning for the event has been ongoing for several months with officers from the Op Candle...

Sunshine to return in time for Bank Holiday

Authored by Mary

There are early signs much of the UK will see an improvement in weather over the bank holiday weekend and this will last through much of next week, according to the Met Office.

Whilst rain and showers are likely across much of the country on Saturday and at first on Sunday, there are signs of an improvement from the west as we go through Sunday and Monday.

The change in the...

Police crackdown on illegal raves

Authored by Mary

Devon and Cornwall Police are calling upon the public to help them prevent and disrupt illegal raves over the busy May Bank Holiday.

The Force will be running Operation Derig to take a tough stance against rave goers and organisers by closing down illegal gatherings.

Dedicated officers will patrol potential rave sites due to the increased risk of illegal events over the holiday...

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