Stagecoach South West continue to keep passengers safe

Authored by Mary

As more parts of the country's economy and daily life continues to re-open Stagecoach South West are continuing to put customers, communities and employees first and ensure people can use public transport services safely and confidently.

Through these challenging times, the bus operator has continually kept the wheels turning, keeping essential bus services running, communities...

New PlymClean MD Amanda Barnes (right) with former directors Stuart and Gail May

Devon Cleaning South Hams bucks the downturn by expanding into Plymouth during lockdown

Authored by sharon goble

As the impact of social-distancing and lockdown threatens the viability of many South West businesses, an established Devon cleaning company - whose inspirational owner literally started from nothing - has bucked the trend by taking over a family-run cleaning business in Plymouth and taking on more staff.

Entrepreneur Amanda Barnes, who runs Devon Cleaning South Hams and its sister...

Research reveals Plymouth homeowners failing to fight the dust

Authored by plymouthdailynews

Are you guilty of any of these kitchen sins?

It’s official: cleaning the oven is Plymouth’s least favourite kitchen chore- and by quite some margin. This is according to the latest research from furniture fittings and architectural ironmongery specialists Häfele. The survey, which canvassed the opinions of over 2000 respondents in the UK, revealed that nearly two thirds of respondents...

A pre-Spring Clean at Living Coasts

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Zoo keepers have been digging in at Living Coasts in Torquay to make sure everything is just right for the birds. They had to shift tonnes of sand and soil in the coastal zoo’s estuary area and clear vegetation in an annual pre-Spring Clean.

The zoo’s estuary exhibit is home to pied avocet, oystercatcher, redshank, ruff and black-necked stilt – though you might be forgiven for thinking...

Can beach cleans do more than clean up litter?

Authored by Mary

Volunteer beach cleans may only make a small contribution to the presence and prevalence of marine litter but could have numerous benefits to those involved and to the environment, new research suggests.

The study – published in Environment and Behaviour – examined the well-being and educational value of beach cleans, and their impacts on individuals’ behavioural intentions, and how...

City Centre Cleaning Team Clock Up 264 miles

Authored by Mary

As part of ‘City Centre Clean Week’ (4 to 8 April), a team of eight stalwart City Centre cleaners clocked-up over 264.85 miles between them.

In addition to their normal duties and upgrading the bins throughout the city with larger capacity ones, the team managed to transform Plymouth’s empty and rather muddy, Civic Centre pond to its former glory and rid the Civic Centre building of...

Mum aims to clean up with new business

Authored by Mary

Former primary school teacher and mum of two Lucy Bassett is set to clean up the homes of Plymouth with the launch of her own eco-friendly domestic cleaning and home care business, Bright & Beautiful.

Lucy, who was born in Plymouth and now lives in the city with her young family launches her business this month managing a team of cleaners to deliver ethical, professional and eco-...

82% of Brits admit their homes are filthy

Authored by News Desk

New figures have shown that 82% of Brits admit their homes are filthy, as they shun the once popular spring clean, for more frequent, basic surface cleans; and those over 55 are the worst culprits.

A new study of 1,000 UK families, by online electricals retailer,, found that while this month is the most popular month for Brits wanting to do their spring clean, 1 in 10 Brits will...

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