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RSPB calls Devon residents to hold Government to account on missed nature targets

Authored by News Desk

A major United Nations report has revealed the international community has failed to halt environmental decline over the last 10 years. Now, new analysis from the RSPB has revealed the UK’s self-assessment is overly optimistic as high environmental ambitions have not led to real progress being made.

The Global Biodiversity Outlook 5, published yesterday by the United Nations,...

Mama Bear’s Nursery

Mama Bear’s voted best nursery in Torquay

Authored by Mary

Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School has been named the best day nursery in Torquay by a leading national guide.

The nursery, which can be found on Barewell Road, has topped the list of Torquay nurseries compiled by DayNurseries.co.uk , with a perfect score of 10 – the maximum score available.

DayNurseries.co.uk is the leading UK nursery review website. The setting has...

Strategic Planning meeting to discuss Cranbrook Town Centre postponed to review amended proposals by developers

Authored by Mary

A meeting of East Devon District Council’s Strategic Planning Committee due to take place next Wednesday (September 23) to discuss Cranbrook Town Centre has been postponed following significant changes to the original proposals by developers.

A key element of the meeting was to discuss the proposal put forward by the East Devon New Community Partners (EDNCp) who are the developers...

Help for Heroes announces restructure to protect future of the charity

Authored by News Desk

Help for Heroes has today announced a major restructure in order to protect its life-changing recovery services from the devastating financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over recent months the military charity, which relies on public donations for 97% of income, has suffered hugely from a loss of income with all planned face-to-face fundraising events and activities since April...

Travel money bureau reopens at Sainsbury’s Marsh Mills, Plymouth

Authored by Mary

Open for business: a number of Sainsbury’s Bank’s Travel Money Bureaux, which were closed temporarily during the Coronavirus pandemic, have now re-opened across the UK.

Residents of Marsh Mills, Plymouth can once again buy and sell more than 12 different foreign currencies, and transfer money abroad with Western Union at their local Sainsbury’s supermarket.

Since re-opening...

Jurassic Fibre

Jurassic Fibre introduces full fibre broadband to Honiton

Authored by Mary

Jurassic Fibre has announced that Honiton and Taunton will be the next two areas to benefit from ultrafast full fibre broadband.

The extension of the company’s network is part of a pioneering £250 million project to deliver fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband technology to towns and villages in the South West, overlooked by other service providers.

Work has already...

New #YouCanAdopt campaign launches in Devon

Authored by Mary

Regional Adoption Agency Adopt South West and independent adoption charity Families for Children, join the coalition of National, Regional and Voluntary adoption agencies across the country, supported by the Department for Education (DfE), to launch a nationwide recruitment campaign to raise awareness of adoption.

In the UK, there are almost 3,000 children that are in need of an...

Nearly half of Plymouth workers haven’t received mental health support despite rise in anxiety, study reveals

Authored by News Desk

A survey carried out by mental health organisation, TalkOut, has revealed that 48% of Plymouth workers haven’t received any mental health support or advice from their employer since the pandemic hit in March.

The study found that 33% of respondents had felt anxious and apprehensive about returning to work, while 37% said that their mental health is worse now compared to before the...

Openreach adds another 67 locations to its future-proof broadband build pl

Authored by Mary

Openreach today announced a further 67 locations in its Fibre Cities programme where it will be building its new, future-proof Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology , as part of a new tranche of build. Work will begin in March 2021.

The new locations stretch across the country – from Alloway, in Ayrshire; to Helsby, in Cheshire; and Ivybridge, in South Devon – and the...

Housebuilder welcomes charity bids from all community groups

Authored by Mary

A leading housebuilder which has donated more than £300,000 to groups supporting people over 70 during the pandemic is re-opening its charity fund to all groups.

Persimmon Homes South West launched Community Champions in 2015 with a view to helping a wide range of community causes such as village halls, sports clubs, friendship groups and foodbanks across the region with two...

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