New editors join BBC Spotlight and BBC Radio Cornwall

Authored by Mary

Daisy Griffith is now leading the most popular regional news bulletin in the country, Spotlight, which reaches more than 50 per cent of the South West each week.

Meanwhile Emma Clements is running BBC Radio Cornwall, a station with more than 100,000 weekly listeners.

Stephanie Marshall, head of the BBC in the South West and West, said the experienced journalists would bring...

New BBC political show puts the spotlight on issues across England

Authored by News Desk

“It’s never been more important to listen to people and the local issues which affect them,” says the Director of BBC England as she launches a new weekly politics show in the South West.

Local stories have the power to shape the national picture and that was proved like never before in the 2019 General Election, believes Helen Thomas, who says Politics South West will “put local...

BBC's Street Auction being filmed in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

Filming for the second series of BBC One’s Street Auction series, presented by Paul Martin of Flog It!, will take place at Tothill Park in Plymouth on June 24th from 1.30pm.

The series, due to be broadcast in the Autumn, will feature a variety of locations across the UK, bringing together a street and a community for a massive fund-raising effort.

Earlier this month neighbours...

Plymouth cabbies make national TV debut

Authored by Mary

A BBC South West documentary which charted the weight loss attempts of two Plymouth-based taxi drivers is to receive a national TV premiere on BBC One on Monday, 19 June at 7:30pm.

Aired on BBC South West in April 2016, Supersize Cabbies followed the fat-busting fortunes of Roger Laughton and Mike Davis from Plymouth taxi company Need A Cab as they embarked on a six-week community...

Three Plymouth projects shortlisted for 2017 Michelmores Property Awards

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Three Plymouth-based projects have been shortlisted for the 2017 Michelmores Property Awards, which celebrate outstanding property and construction projects in the South West, across ten categories.

One Research Way, which forms phase five of the Plymouth Science Park campus, has been shortlisted for Commercial Project of the Year, as well as Building of the Year. The site offers...

Duchess of Cornwall to open new BBC South West HQ

Authored by Mary

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall will officially open the new BBC South West Headquarters in Plymouth on Wednesday 20 July 2016.

For the last two years BBC South West has undertaken an ambitious redevelopment of its headquarters in Plymouth. The multi-million pound investment is the biggest BBC building project outside London in recent years. The new headquarters is home to...

Mum2mum Market wins Dragons' Den investment

Authored by Mary

A mum who organises second hand sales of baby and children’s goods secured £35,000 of investment on BBC2’s Dragons’ Den on 21st February.

Mum of three and founder of Mum2mum Market Cath Harrop appeared in front of the Dragons to ask for investment to improve her company’s website in order to cope with the rapid growth the company has seen in the last 4 years.

Cath began Mum2Mum...

Ridgeway pupils take part in BBC News Report

Authored by ClareG

A group of students from Ridgeway School in Plympton are taking part in this year’s BBC News School Report.

It gives 11- 16 year old students across the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. Using lesson plans and materials available from a dedicated website, and with support from BBC staff and partners, teachers can help students develop their journalistic...

Chaos at the BBC after Judi announcement

Authored by Marc Astley

BBC bosses were completely unprepared for the backlash from listeners after it was revealed that Judi Spiers had been axed from her BBC Radio Devon mid-morning slot.

An insider has been telling the Daily about the scenes of chaos which ensued following the announcement shorty after 10am on Monday.

It has been revealed that:

• Extra staff had to be drafted in to handle...

Fitz to take over Judi's show

Authored by Marc Astley

David Fitzgerald is to take over the presenting slot currently occupied by Judi Spiers.

Fitz and his Producer Monica Ellis will be moving to the Mid-Morning Show on BBC Radio Devon from Monday 6 July.

The BBC also announced this afternoon that Pippa Quelch will be the new voice of Drive Time.

Pippa, who was born and grew up in Devon, will present a mixture of news,...


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