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SW Architects act on climate emergency

The Plymouth and Truro offices of leading architecture practice Stride Treglown have kicked off the practice’s Climate Action Relay initiative by taking time away from their desks to clean up Firestone Bay and Perranporth beach.

The firm, which was recently certified as a carbon neutral business and a B Corp, has launched the relay to highlight the role the construction industry...

National recognition for Plymouth’s innovative IGNITE festival 

An innovative digital platform that connects arts graduates with creative agencies and employment and volunteering opportunities has been shortlisted for a prestigious major national education award.

The IGNITE Futures digital platform, the online hub at the heart of the city-wide IGNITE Festival of Creativity, is among six UK higher education projects shortlisted for a highly...

New multi-cancer early detection blood test study opens in Cornwall and Torbay

The nation-wide SYMPLIFY study, supported by the National Institute for Health Research, will investigate a new multi-cancer early detection (MCED) test in the NHS, known as Galleri, for patients with non-specific symptoms that may be a result of cancer.

The aim of the SYMPLIFY study, open at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, is to...

Work in progress: Brits rank work-life balance more positively due to pandemic

The work-life balance of Brits has risen during the pandemic to hit an average rating of 7.2 out of 10.

MoneySuperMarket spoke to over 2,000 households across the country to find out how the pandemic impacted their work-life balance. On a scale of one to 10, with zero being low and 10 being high, the results showed that the average rating for work-life balance improved by 0.4 when...

Drake Circus welcomes new travel agency to Plymouth city centre

A leading UK travel agency, Barrhead Travel, has opened its doors on the Plymouth high street. The move marks the resumption of the agency’s expansion project, made possible by returning confidence in the travel sector alongside growing demand for the services of a travel agent – and Plymouth is first on the list.

The brand-new store is located at Drake Circus shopping centre by the...

Chudleigh-based Lightfoot chosen by Global broker Willis Towers Watson as Motor Risk Management Partner

Willis Towers Watson, the global insurance broker, has selected Lightfoot’s trail-blazing in-cab driver coaching technology and rewards platform as a self-managed solution to help company car and van fleet clients enhance driver safety and reduce accidents on the road.

Selected as a Motor Risk Management Partner, Lightfoot will be made available to all Willis Towers Watson clients in...

Devon-based GripHero launches campaign to protect EV drivers at the charging point

Devon-based GripHero, the maker of the world’s only single-item release static-safe hand-protection dispenser, is drawing attention to the importance of protecting the health and wellbeing of EV customers who are prone to picking up contaminants and illness from recharging point handles.

The campaign follows research which reveals that charging points are teaming with germs that have...

Protect you and your baby by having the vaccine: An appeal to pregnant women

Pregnant women are being reassured by the NHS in Devon that having the COVID-19 vaccination is the best and safest way to protect them and their baby from the serious complications that can be caused by the virus.

Pregnant women with COVID-19 have a higher risk of intensive care admission than women of the same age who are not pregnant.

The risk of serious complications is...

Events planned across the South West to celebrate Great Big Green Week

Communities across the South West will be coming together next week to show their support for Great Big Green Week, a UK-wide celebration of climate action.

More than 4,500 events are happening up and down the country, giving people the opportunity to stand up against the effects of climate change and show their support for taking urgent action to help protect people, nature and...

Devon dog lovers needed to take part in ‘land-bark’ survey 

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is calling on local dog lovers to take part in the biggest ever nationwide survey to help dogs and owners of the future.

The National Dog Survey, launched by Dogs Trust, will help the charity better-understand the UK’s 12.5 million-strong pooch population and the part dogs play in their owners’ lives, shaping the support the charity offers to canine companions...

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