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The South head South West!

Authored by News Desk

Having celebrated their 10th year anniversary and 30 years since The Beautiful South released ‘Song For Whoever’ in 2019’, The South are back with a 2020 UK Tour and will be playing the Acorn Theatre in Penzance on 19 and 20 March 2020!

The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player...

Charity Calendar Raising Funds for British Lung Foundation Research

Authored by SWMSG

The iPlymouth Photography Group on Flickr has united with the South West Mesothelioma Support Group to produce a 2019 calendar which is raising funds for the British Lung Foundation's Mesothelioma Research Scheme.

A full preview can be found here .

The calendar was produced for free by Plymouth University Cartographer Jamie Quinn, in his spare time, and features the work of 41...

New Street League to launch across Devon and Cornwall

Authored by Mary

An innovative new street league will be launched across Devon and Cornwall aimed at the growing urban sport scene.

Street Series South West will feature skateboarding, scootering and freestyle BMX events at facilities across the region next year.

The series will begin at Mount Hawke Skatepark near Truro on 4 January and include events in Saltash’s Junkyard Skatepark, Prime...

The commemorative garland gets its first flowers in honour of First World War Centenary

Authored by Mary

The gardening team have just picked the first flower for their annual garland at Cotehele near Saltrash and this year, the centenary of the end of the First World War, will be marked with an extra special display.

West Country artist, Dominique Coiffait (pictured), is working alongside the garden team to transform the Great Hall into an artwork to commemorate the end of the war....

Devon and Cornwall Venus Awards semi-finalists announced

Authored by Mary

Alexis Bowater, Regional Partner of the Devon and Cornwall Venus Awards 2018 was host to over 100 people at the Treasury in Plymouth, welcoming guests that included nominees and sponsors from all corners of the counties, and where the names of those progressing to the Semi-Finalist stage were announced.

The successful Semi-Finalists will be invited to the Finalists Announcement on 1st...

Armed officers to patrol key festive locations across Devon and Cornwall

Authored by News Desk

Police in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset will be patrolling key locations and events over the festive period and the New Year with support from armed officers.

Officers will be visibly carrying long-armed weapons to help offer further security and reassurance during this busy time of the year, as well as having support from our dog unit.

Head of Alliance Operations, Chief...

Nearly 600 firearms handed in to police during amnesty

Authored by News Desk

Nearly 600 firearms were handed in to Devon and Cornwall Police during the firearms and ammunition surrender which ran from 13 – 26 November this year.

The campaign, instigated by the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS), was supported by other forces around the country, including Dorset Police.

Items voluntarily surrendered at police enquiry offices across the...

Police encourage mutual respect between motorists and cyclists

Authored by News Desk

On Tuesday 11th July 2017, the Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Alliance roads policing teams simultaneously launched Operation Close Pass.

Operation Close Pass is an initiative intended to improve the safety of cyclists on the road by educating drivers on how to overtake them safely. It aims to raise awareness amongst motorists and cyclists alike on how to behave...

Pentillie Castle to host Mad Dog Mcrea

Authored by News Desk

Cornwall's Pentillie Castle is to host a one-off performance from the inimitable Mad Dog Mcrea performing on a pontoon floating in the middle of the River Tamar.

Mad Dog Mcrea will play on Weir Quay Boatyard's pontoon on the Tamar, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The audience will be able to watch the amazing spectacle from the estate's beautiful riverside fields.

The...

Caught web-handed!

Authored by News Desk

Staff at The Lost Gardens of Heligan caught an intrepid night-time intruder on camera last week - stealing fish from the Italian Garden pond!

“I was first alerted to the fact that our fish were going missing back in November, when gardeners reported finding fish scales around the ponds in the Jungle” explains Claire Pumfrey, Heligan’s Wildlife Project Co-ordinator.

Claire...

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