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Stagecoach South West temporarily withdraw Falcon coach service during Covid-19 lockdown

Authored by Mary

Bus company Stagecoach South West has announced that it is temporarily withdrawing its Falcon coach service that operates between Plymouth and Bristol. The service will be withdrawn from Sunday 5th April. The decision has come following the latest government and public health advice to stay at home and only travel if your journey is essential.

Stagecoach are working hard to maintain...

Work from home data security warning for Plymouth businesses

Authored by Mary

A local IT expert is warning businesses to get their data security urgently checked, now most staff are working from home.

Expert Martin Limburn of Limbtec has seen a dramatic upsurge in hackers taking advantage of the current situation.

“These people have no morals. And they are using what’s happening to target businesses that are already struggling,” he explained....

Secret garden haven for NHS heroes at Derriford

Authored by Mary

Teams treating Covid-19 patients will be able to step into a secret flower garden at University Hospitals Plymouth after flowers were donated that were destined for the now cancelled Chelsea Flower Show.

Volunteers, coordinated by Intensive Care Specialist Sister Sister Kate Tantam, transformed a courtyard near to the Intensive Care Unit.

Kate said: “The PPE staff are...

Plymouth care staff preparing to hunker down at work

Authored by News Gathering

Staff at a care facility for young adults in Plymouth are preparing for the possibility they may have to “move in” to the service, in order to guarantee support for residents.

Care workers at Bull Point, which is a specialist provider of residential services for people with an autistic spectrum disorder, are preparing for potential lockdown or period of quarantine, by taking suitcases...

Official opening of The Box postponed

Authored by News Desk

The opening of The Box in Plymouth has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

An official statement from The Box says: "In recent weeks we’ve been monitoring the fast changing health situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking regular advice from Public Health England.

"Based on the most up-to-date advice from the government, and bearing in mind that...

Prestigious national award for Plymouth health charity

Authored by Mary

A Plymouth charity which specialises in community engagement and health improvement across the South West, has received a prestigious national award.

Well Connected has been presented with the Dean’s Award 2020 from the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), in honour of more than a decade of community health engagement and improvement across the South West.

The work of...

The best celebration of music by a Landslide at Vue Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

Fans of Fleetwood Mac and other musical heroes have the show of a lifetime in store at Vue Plymouth.

Legendary drummer Mick Fleetwood enlisted an all-star cast at The London Palladium in honour of Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green on in February and the performance will be shown on the big screen at Vue in June.

The big-name event included the likes of Noel Gallagher,...

Ernesettle community recognised for the ‘real difference’ they’re making as part of Together for Childhood

Authored by News Desk

A Plymouth community has been recognised for the positive difference they are making to protect local children with their involvement in a programme of work helping to prevent child sexual abuse.

Residents of Ernesettle have been at the heart of Together for Childhood since its public launch in October 2018, keen to do everything they can to ensure that children are protected from...

Jailbirds raise over £10,000 for Children’s Hospice South West

Authored by Mary

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) held its annual Jail and Bail fundraising event at Devonport Guildhall in Plymouth on Friday 13th March which raised an amazing £10,700.38 for the children’s charity.

Seven local businesses took part in the event which involved individuals getting arrested and put on trial for fictitious crimes including telling bad jokes, dad dancing and...

New diagnostic service brings faster diagnosis for suspected cancer patients

Authored by Mary

Patients with suspected cancer of the colon or bowel can now have greater choice of where they have their diagnosis, thanks to the introduction of a two-week colon and endoscopy service at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre.

The service has been introduced to ensure that more patients with suspected cancer do not need to wait unnecessarily for a diagnosis. They can be reassured and if it...

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