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1 million take part in record-breaking RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The number of nature lovers who took part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch soared to a million people this winter after a year of lockdown restrictions saw people turn to nature for comfort.

Now in its 42nd year, the Big Garden Birdwatch is a chance for people of all ages to count the number of birds that visit their garden, helping the RSPB build up a picture of how birds are...

Graffiti Jam brings Civic Centre hoardings to life

Graffiti Jam brings Civic Centre hoardings to life

Plymouth’s Civic Centre has been given an urban makeover, thanks to a collaboration between Plymouth Artists Together (PAT), local graffiti artists and the civic skate community. The Grade II listed building, which was acquired by regeneration specialist, Urban Splash in 2015, now brings vibrant splashes of colour to the area to complement the Mayflower 400 mural, with the art receiving lots...

Hospiscare’s High View Gardens given £1,000  by the Devonshire Freemasons

Hospiscare’s High View Gardens given £1,000  by the Devonshire Freemasons

High View Gardens, the Hospiscare Centre in Exmouth, has been chosen to receive a grant of £1,000 from the Devonshire Freemasons.

The grant comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), and will be used for the care of the terminally ill.

This is just one of 203 grants to hospices around the country from Freemasons. In total £750,000 will be donated to hospices all...

RGB raises over £8,000 for air ambulance charities

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to have raised a fantastic £8,400 for Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust over the last 12 months.

The support RGB received for its fundraising efforts was overwhelming despite the COVID-19 pandemic having affected how its branches operate. The money was raised from the sale of RGB’s ‘Love where you live’ charity calendar, donations...

Theatre Royal Plymouth announces sponsorship support from Pennon

Theatre Royal Plymouth are thrilled to announce their new sponsorship from Pennon Group for their Engagement and Learning Project, Young Company Hubs.

The two-year sponsorship will enable TRP to bring youth theatre to those most in need as they partner with local secondary schools in areas of high deprivation, where young people have limited access to arts provision.


Derriford Hospital reintroduces limited visiting

We are reintroducing some limited visiting at Derriford Hospital from Monday 12 April in a safe and COVID-compliant way. This is in line with updated guidance from NHS England and the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

Where visiting is allowed on general wards, we have a Rule of 1. This means one visitor for one hour, once a day, per patient.

Each bed in our ward bays...

Will you be gyming or sipping drinks while enjoying stunning seaside views at Exmouth?

LED Leisure reopens: Will you be gyming or sipping drinks while enjoying stunning seaside views at Exmouth?

It is now just a question of what you do first, as you can also now enjoy drinks while overlooking Exmouth's stunning seafront, following the reopening of the Queen's Drive Ocean Beach Shack.

LED Leisure is pleased to be easing out of lockdown and has been welcoming people back across East Devon.

As of Monday, 12 April, this is what is available for you to do at all LED...

Explosive search dog who helped protect Royal Family now retired in the Devon countryside

A military police dog who helped to protect the Royal Family during public events is enjoying a quiet retirement in Devon.

RPD Atos worked with his partner, PC Claire Addems, to keep members of the Royal Family and the public safe at large events. But the springer spaniel was forced to retire early after being diagnosed with a fear of travelling in the car and chronic arthritis....

How much does an extension cost in 2021?

Average house extension prices are between £15,000 to £125,000 , but this varies depending on the type of extension you want to have.

Find out more about the cost of extensions in this guide from the National Association of Building Contractors .

How Much Does an Extension Cost?

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Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres reopen

Dartmoor National Park’s three visitor centres will reopen from Monday April 12. The date marks the next stage in the Government's roadmap out of Covid-19 restrictions meaning non-essential shops can reopen. All three centres – Haytor, Postbridge (pictured above) and Princetown - will continue to have measures in place to keep people and staff safe, in line with public health guidance. The...