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Campaign launches to get Brits to ‘holiday at home’

Authored by Mary

In the run-up to May half-term and the summer holiday season VisitEngland has launched its largest domestic marketing campaign for 2016 to promote amazing ‘moments’ that can only be experienced on a trip across Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The four-week #OMGB ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ TV, digital and print campaign, part of the UK Government’s GREAT Britain campaign, uses film...

Phil Sharp third British skipper racing The Transat

Authored by News Desk

British sailor Phil Sharp has today confirmed that he will compete in the 14th Transat bakerly from Plymouth to New York.

Marking 10 years since his victory in the Route du Rhum, Destination Guadeloupe transatlantic race in 2006, Sharp returns to the Class40 to take on the 3,000-mile solo race across the north Atlantic.

“There hasn’t been an official Transat for eight years now...

Half of adults in SW never speak to loved ones about family medical history

Authored by Sarah Parker

Almost half of adults in the South West are shying away from potentially life saving conversations with their loved ones about health conditions that run in the family, according to new statistics released ahead of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Wear It Beat It campaign to get the nation wearing red to fight heart disease on Friday 5th February.

Having a family history of...

Politeness could be costing businesses money

Authored by Mary

Research released today reveals that over politeness in the workplace could be detrimental to Plymouth businesses.

The research conducted by online expenses management provider, webexpenses, found that a staggering 82% of office-based business managers claim that being too polite could be costing their organisation money.

When asked if they were too polite when managing...

Britain’s tribute to Afghanistan heroes

Authored by Mary

The Royal British Legion is calling on veterans of the Afghanistan conflict to take part in a parade that will follow the Service of Commemoration being held to mark the end of combat operations at St Pauls Cathedral next Friday 13th March.

Following the conclusion of the Service, six detachments of Serving and ex-Service personnel will process from St Pauls to the Guildhall.

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Exhibition uses art and film to highlight plight of the British bee

Authored by Mary

The plight of British bees – and our longstanding reliance upon them – is to be explored through a major new exhibition at Plymouth University.

Apiculture: Bees and The Art of Pollination will feature the work of ten leading contemporary artists as a way to celebrate the influence of bees on our daily lives.

It will also invite audiences to reflect on how the British bee...

Wildlife charity seeks scenes of British rural beauty for photo competition

Authored by News Desk

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is now looking for entries for the third annual Julian Gardner Award photographic competition.

The Award is made in two categories - adult and 16-and-under - and is open to pictures of the wildlife and countryside of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is named after Julian Gardner, the Sussex farmer who was killed defending his...

British Red Cross appeal for volunteers

Authored by Mary

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are supporting the British Red Cross plea for more volunteers.

So far this year Red Cross volunteers have responded to 122 calls across Devon and Somerset and were on standby during the recent storm which lashed large parts of the South.

The fire and emergency support (FES) service is a rapid response service working in partnership...

Calstock Singers presents The Best of British

The Calstock Singers’ Summer concert will this year feature all things British from the last 150 years plus, with a rousing Prom style ending – an opportunity to wave the flag, air the vocal chords and raise the roof. They will be spreading a little happiness, gathering lilacs, visiting the stately homes of England, and more.

The Calstock Singers are a community based choir performing in and around the parish raising funds for local charities. They rehearse on Monday evenings at The Old Chapel and perform two popular concerts there each year.

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