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A summer of spontaneity in Plymouth starts here

Three quarters of people in Plymouth promise to be more spontaneous this summer, as they say they’re more likely to live life in the moment following the pandemic, and over three quarters (77 per cent) want to make lots of plans while they can.

As the summer holidays begin for families across the city, new research by Drake Circus reveals that people in Plymouth are planning to make...

Foot Anstey welcomes Most Enterprising Law Graduate from University of Plymouth for work experience

National law firm, Foot Anstey LLP, has welcomed Plymouth born Ayesha Faraj Al-Nuaimi for work experience after she was awarded Most Enterprising Law Graduate from University of Plymouth.

The accolade, which has been sponsored by Foot Anstey since Faraj Al-Nuaimi, is awarded to one graduate per year from the University of Plymouth.

Ayesha Faraj Al-Nuaimi, received the award in...

Plymouth College of Art awards Honorary Fellowships

Celebrating years of hard work and creativity, the Plymouth College of Art Class of 2020 graduated on Sunday 18 July at the 2020 Graduation ceremony, hosted by Theatre Royal Plymouth.

With graduation normally happening in October or November, the 2020 ceremony was postponed due to covid restrictions. However, in a student survey circulated in February 2021, 89% of students said they...

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The smart home and the need for better broadband

Steve Garrood, Chief Commercial Officer at Jurassic Fibre, shares his thoughts on how ultrafast connectivity is supporting digital lifestyles in the South West...

Our reliance on high-speed broadband connectivity is showing no sign of letting up as digital lifestyles increasingly become the norm.

And even though lockdown restrictions have eased, our consumption of data...

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When the cows came home

Chilcotts’ most recent auction culminated in the reuniting of a painting of rare breed cows with the farmer who had owned them.

The artist, Denise Manning, was commissioned in the late 1980s by The Rare Breeds Survival Trust to capture all the rare farm breeds of the UK on canvas. In collaboration with the Trust, the resulting collection was exhibited on a tour which included the RAMM...

New animation explores Plymouth City Centre's Heritage

When it comes to architecture not many of us know our Post Modern from our Beaux Arts, so understanding the different architectural styles that make up a city can be confusing – but thanks to a new animated film, Plymouth residents can learn much more about the heritage right under their feet.

‘Plymouth – City of the Future’ has been produced by animator Robin Holland at Saltash-...

That's pawsome! Mama Bears one of top 20 nursery groups in UK

A South-West nursery group is celebrating the incredible achievement of being named one of the top 20 nursery groups in the UK by parents.

The Mama Bear’s Day Nursery & Pre-School group which runs 23 settings in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and Devon, was awarded the recognition by leading childcare review website DayNurseries.co.uk , the equivalent to TripAdviser for...

East Devon propose £40m investment fund for Cranbrook as town centre moves a step closer

A special meeting of East Devon District Council’s Cabinet focused solely on Cranbrook has considered a package of investments to support the ongoing development of the district’s newest town. This included recommending that a £40m investment fund is set up to provide much-needed facilities. Before the proposals can be taken forward, they will need to be reviewed and supported by full Council...

Street marshals will help make Exmouth safer this summer

Street marshals will help make Exmouth a safer place this summer thanks to funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The office is supporting East Devon District Council with marshalling aimed specifically at preventing antisocial behaviour (ASB) by young people, a theme which ties in directly with Devon and Cornwall Police’s Operation Marnow summer policing...

The Pine Centre, Bideford voted as Surprise Supplies winner

Bideford’s The Pine Centre has been voted as a winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Surprise Supplies initiative and now has £1,000 to spend on materials at RGB Bideford.

RGB had invited businesses from across the region that had been affected by the pandemic to get in touch and explain how a donation would help. Alongside Lanivet Community Centre in Bodmin, The Pine Centre received the...

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