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New art installation by Trevi honours women who were murdered in 2020

Trevi remember women who are victims of femicide as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence .

As part of their commitment to supporting women, Trevi were proud to unveil an art installation based at Plymouth Guildhall last week, which can be viewed until the 10th of December. The installation recognises the importance of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign whilst...

Public urged to wait their turn as booster programme expands in Devon

This week the UK government announced the booster programme is being significantly expanded to fight the Omicron Covid-19 variant.

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has announced that current vaccines are likely to be at least partially effective against the Omicron variant and that having the booster offers a much higher antibody response against Covid-19.


Christmas at The Box

The Box, Plymouth’s award-winning museum, art gallery and archive is promising a festive season to remember for all the family! Visitors can craft their own decorations, gift wrap and even hand-made presents at Christmas workshops, enjoy a special breakfast with Santa and a special late-night opening designed for children and adults of all ages, rounded off with festive treats at The Box...

Left to right, Nora Corkery Mike Wharton Nicola Gurr David Fursdon Renee Smithens

HM Lord Lieutenant of Devon presides over Devon charity’s 60th anniversary celebration

Independent charity Devon Communities Together (DCT) is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021 and this year it turned its Annual General Meeting (AGM) into a diamond anniversary celebration for staff, trustees, members, supporters and its President, HM Lord Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon.

Devon Communities Together is one of 38 Rural Community Councils in England and is a member...

10,000 bags of seagrass seeds to be planted underwater at Plymouth Sound  

Volunteers will be busy packing 10,000 bags of seagrass seeds next week for planting underwater in Plymouth Sound.

Research shows at least 44 per cent of the UK’s seagrass has been lost since 19361.

This restoration work is part of England’s largest seagrass planting effort under the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES partnership, led by Natural England.

The partnership’s...

TRP Stories: Funky Llama gives me something to get up for

Olivia Frost is a member of Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Funky Llama and for the past few years has gained confidence and skills through the project. She is now an advocate for people with disabilities in Plymouth.

Funky Llama is an engagement project that helps disabled adults to develop key life skills and gain confidence, through music, dance and drama.

As part of TRP’s...

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...

Two women in masks packing food bags

Grants of up to £25,000 available to increase Covid-19 support for people in Devon this winter

Independent charity Devon Communities Together is working in partnership with other voluntary sector and community organisations in Devon to deliver the Devon County Council Covid Outbreak Management fund.

Devon Communities Together is accepting applications for large grants between £10,000 and £25,000 to increase the support for people over the coming winter months in response to the...

5m zero-carbon uncrewed boat will be welcomed to Penzance this weekend

A 5m zero-carbon uncrewed boat will be welcomed to Penzance this weekend (Saturday 27th/ Sunday 28th November) after 16 weeks in the Atlantic, where it has spent time at the edge of the continental shelf gathering scientific data on surface currents that govern Europe’s weather.

“Such long endurance in that extreme environment proves the robustness of the AutoNaut wave-propulsion...

EDDC scoops three prestigious planning awards for Clyst Valley Regional Park

The Clyst Valley Regional Park has been declared overall winner at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) South West Awards for Planning Excellence 2021, as well as winning the ‘Excellence in Plan Making Practice’ category and highly commended in the RTPI South West Chairs Award for Health, Wellbeing and Inclusivity.

Hot on the trail of COP26 and with a clear vision to support East...

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