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Future Make with Real Ideas

Kickstart your future with Future Make - Future Make, presented by Real Ideas, is a series of creative-techy-making clubs and activities for children aged 7 – 11.

What can I do at Future Make? - From flying drones and creating digital immersive experiences, to designing extreme structures and thinking up exciting new ideas, take the confidence, experience and insight you gain and start to shape your creative future.

Events at Future Make - We’ve got some great holiday club days coming up – book yourself onto a day of...

Trust's 2020 vision

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Wild Planet Trust is the Devon-based charity that runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, plus several nature reserves in Devon. While 2019 was not a great year for the charity, there are, says Trust boss Simon Tonge, some reasons for optimism:

“Last year was not the best for visitor numbers, though we still saw 700,000 people come to our three zoo...

Get involved in shaping Plymouth’s future

Authored by News Desk

Calls to protect football pitches at Collings Park and objections about development plans on Paradise Road in Stoke are some of the responses received as part of a massive consultation.

Comments are now coming in as part of the Joint Local Plan consultation carried out by Plymouth City Council and South Hams District and West Devon District Councils.

A total of 30,300 homes...

Ambitious plan for Plymouth's future

Authored by George Dawson

An ambitious and pioneering plan setting out a 15 year vision for a dynamic and growing Plymouth has been given the go-ahead by councillors.

Thousands of people who live and work in Plymouth have been involved in the creation of part one of the Plymouth Plan, which provides a single strategic plan that will guide the city’s direction up to 2031.

The plan takes a radical...

Plymouth praised for Families with a Future programme

Authored by Sarah Parker

Plymouth has been praised for the work that has been done locally to ‘turn around’ the lives of families who need additional support, as the latest results are published.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has published the latest figures for the national ‘Troubled Families’ programme. Plymouth was one of a number of areas chosen by the Government in 2012 to help roll...