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College Students Grill Restaurant Bosses

Authored by News Desk

Students from Cornwall College Saltash visited one of Plymouth’s leading steakhouse restaurants to see for themselves what it takes to run a successful business.

The level three professional chef students were given the inside track at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Plymouth where they quizzed bosses on the day-to-day running of the top...

A Brighter Dental Future for Cornwall

Authored by Martyn King

A new dental practice has opened in Saltash as part of an expansion which will see an award-winning community interest company provide dentistry for thousands of local people.

Smile Together is opening new centres and expanding the existing facilities of its Brighter Dental practices throughout 2018 and ploughing profits back into local communities.

Brighter Dental Saltash,...

Stagecoach wants your views on bus services

Authored by Mary

Stagecoach is asking customers for their views on key sections of its 2/2A/2B bus route which serves Mount Batten, Hooe, Plymstock, St Budeaux and Saltash.

The request for feedback follows changes made from 3 September that increased frequencies in the Plymstock area.

The company wish to hear whether residents of Hooe and Mount Batten prefer having a through link to Plymouth...

Cotehele emerging from winter hibernation

Authored by News Desk

Little by little the Tudor estate of Cotehele, near Saltash, is emerging from its winter break.

While the garden and wider estate are open all year round and the Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay has been open since the New Year, the beginning of half-term on Saturday 11 February marks the re-opening of the National Trust shop and Barn Restaurant as well as the launch of a new...

The Lions Club of Plymouth Swimarathon 2017

Authored by Jim Stevens

After our very successful first Swimarathon in October 2015 the Lions Club of Plymouth are holding our second in March 2017 at the Saltash Leisure Centre.

It is an opportunity for charities, organisations, groups, or indeed anyone interested in fundraising for their chosen cause.

At the same time you will be supporting the three main charities chosen by the dcLions as shown on...

Invitation to The Lions Club of Plymouth Swimarathon 2017

After our very successful first Swimarathon in October 2015 the Lions Club of Plymouth are holding our second in March 2017 at the Saltash Leisure Centre.

It is an opportunity for charities, organisations, groups, or indeed anyone interested in fundraising for their chosen cause.

At the same time you will be supporting the three main charities chosen by the dcLions as shown on the flier attached.

We would like to invite your organisation to take part. Do, please, look at the attachments.

Please ask for any further information which you need but, at this...

Prominent high street investment in Saltash

Authored by Sarah Parker

Investors are being steered to a landmark retail/office building in Saltash.

Brunel House on Lower Fore Street is being marketed by Mark Slade from Bruton Knowles’ Plymouth office with offers invited in the region of £325,000 for the freehold.

The premises which are laid out over three floors are currently let to Coral Racing Ltd on the ground floor, with United Care Concepts...

Circus Starr shows postponed

Authored by News Desk

Circus Starr have postponed today's shows in Saltash due to high winds.

Performances were scheduled to take place at 4.45pm and 7pm today at the Big Top tent at Longstone Park in Saltash.

Instead, the performances will take place tomorrow (Wednesday 3 June) at the same venue and at the same times.

Tickets for today’s performances should be used for the rescheduled...

Saltash Utd U12s take pride in new home strip

Authored by Jayne Freer

A YOUNG football team from Saltash has swapped its second-hand kit for a smart new strip thanks to sponsors Simply Kitchens. Bosses at the Plymouth-based company decided to back Saltash United Under 12s after being approached by a parent of one of the young players. Playing their second season in the DJM (Devon, Junior and Minor league), the boys can now stride out on to the pitch with pride...

Cornish software firm welcomes 27% growth

Authored by Jayne Freer

A COMPANY developing bespoke software solutions for businesses around the globe says it is facing a welcome challenge in keeping up with demand. Computech IT Services Ltd witnessed a 27% growth in turnover last year and has increased staff from three to 12 in the space of five years. Now the firm, based in Bridge Court, Tamar View, Saltash, is looking to expand further. The news comes as the...

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