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East Devon homes can get free energy efficiency improvements

Residents across East Devon can benefit from free energy efficiency improvements worth up to £10,000, as part of a share of a multi-million pound Government funded programme.

Under the Green Homes Grants Scheme, homeowners will benefit from energy efficiency installations up to the value of £10,000 with nothing for them to pay towards the costs of works.

Tenants of rented...

International shortage of antibody treatments combatted by Immunology Home Therapy Service at University Hospitals Plymouth

The Immunology Home Therapy Service at University Hospitals Plymouth has not only benefitted patients in a number of ways for over 20 years, but it is now also helping to combat an international shortage of antibody treatments. The service, run by the Immunology Specialist Nursing team at the Trust, is seeing greater numbers from Devon and Cornwall than ever before, and now includes other...

How to get the best out of your windows

Windows are often overlooked but a crucial part of any property. They let in our much-beloved daylight (all 6 hours of it, at the moment), keep the heat in so we can stay toasty, and keep the cold out so we can… stay toasty. To enjoy these benefits, we need to take care of our windows to get the best of out them. This piece will discuss some of the ways you can do that! Read on to find out...

Concern regarding undiagnosed liver disease in Devon

One in five adults in the South West could have undiagnosed liver disease, the British Liver Trust’s Love Your Liver mobile screening and scanning unit found after visiting the region in November.

The charity visited Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol and Cheltenham, and scanned passers-by who were interested in finding out more about their liver health. Of the 268 people scanned, 50 (...

Devon builders merchant’s ‘cheeky’ charity calendar goes on sale

RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Builder’s Bum 2022 calendar is now on sale to raise vital funds for the builders merchant’s chosen charities, Devon Mind, Cornwall Mind and Mind in Somerset.

RGB invited tradespeople to put themselves forward to be included in the calendar and be photographed whilst doing their job, but with a little bit of their bottom on display.

In addition...

Online casinos - new opportunities to have fun online

Mobile technology has paved the way for a plethora of online casinos, bringing your favourite game to the palm of your hand. As technology advances, these online casinos can offer more bang for your buck than ever before. You can jump into chat rooms and socialise with likeminded beings, enter into global tournaments, and even don the VR headset for a fully subversive experience. Whether you...

South Hams birth rate drop: 44.1% decrease over the last decade, the 3rd greatest nationwide

New ONS data, collated by Fertility Family , has revealed that South Hams has seen one of the greatest falls in birth rates in England over the last 10 years.

The fertility rate in the area has plummeted by 44.1% between 2011 and 2020, dropping from 2.09 to 1.45 children per woman. In 2020 the overall fertility rate in England was 1.59 children per woman, this puts South Hams 8.8%...

Festive favourites return to the big screen at Vue Plymouth this Christmas

CHRISTMAS classics and festive family favourites are heading back to the big screen this year at Vue, providing the perfect gift of the Big Screen Experience this December.

For those looking to enjoy a pinch of Christmas movie magic, Vue will be showing a number of select seasonal screenings across the month in the lead up to the 25th December and whether it’s some Christmas cheer...

Student wellbeing support wins acclaim for Plymouth College of Art Students’ Union

Plymouth College of Art Students’ Union (PCA:SU) has won Best Campaign Supporting Student Wellbeing at the 2021 Think Student Awards, beating leading international universities to be selected as the winner by the Student Pulse panel of 40,000 students.

The Think Student Awards are the only awards of their kind, judged by the students themselves and measuring real impact.

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New professional orchestra led by Jacqueline Shave announces debut tour

The Chamber Orchestra of the west led by Somerset’s own internationally renowned violinist Jacqueline Shave is set to bring world-class music to communities across the region.

Thanks to the success of a recent crowd-funding campaign supported by many local people in the South West, the newly formed orchestra announces their debut pilot programme.

Recognising a demand for...

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