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Plymouth Enjoys Financial Boost as Cruise Bookings Double

Plymouth ’s growing cruise business has seen bookings double, bringing in an extra £1.5million spend to the city this year.

That’s the figure gathered from the thousands of passengers and crew from the flotilla of ships visiting Britain’s Ocean City.

Industry data claims that on average Each cruise visitor spends around £90, however, Plymouth and the surrounding economy also...

Healthy Living in Devon - Tips for a Vibrant Lifestyle

Living in Devon offers a unique blend of stunning landscapes, vibrant communities, and plenty of opportunities for a healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re a long-time resident or a newcomer, embracing the local resources can help you lead a vibrant and fulfilling life.

Read on to discover some practical tips to help you make the most of what Devon has to offer!

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Community garden puts down roots in Broadclyst to fight food poverty in Exeter

A community garden project has received over £17,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest community funder in the UK, to grow fresh produce for food banks and food action initiatives in Exeter and the surrounding area.

Having seen many families experiencing food poverty first-hand, Rhiannon Alcock set up Devon Dig & Donate , a community growing project run by...

TV Historian & Rail Expert Backs South Devon Railway’s £3m Share Issue Campaign to Preserve Heritage Line

Popular TV presenter, historian and railway writer Tim Dunn visited South Devon Railway this week to help raise awareness of its £3 million share issue campaign aimed at safeguarding the heritage attraction’s long-term future.

Tim was guest speaker at the exclusive event hosted by SDR for current and prospective shareholders which outlined their crucial role in preserving this unique...

Infection Prevention at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust celebrated in national awards

The Infection Prevention and Management team at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust were in the spotlight last month, as part of a national campaign to underline the importance of clinical audit and quality improvement in enhancing patient care. They have been announced as a winner of the Influencing Change category of the Clinical Audit Heroes awards hosted by Healthcare Quality...

100 years of the Devon County Library Service

The 100th anniversary of the Devon County Library Service is being marked this month by Libraries Unlimited, the charity that manages 54 libraries in Devon and Torbay.

The Devon County Library Service was launched in 1924 with the aim of providing a single county-wide service giving all residents free access to books. Before then, many of Devon’s individual scattered community...

Devon & Cornwall Police win national award for commitment to road safety

Officers from the Road Casualty Reduction team have been presented with the ‘Compliance and Engagement’ award, following a roadside operation that took place near Exeter earlier this year.

In February 2024, Devon & Cornwall Police worked with TyreSafe Manager, Jason Simms, and the DVSA to carry out spot checks on vehicles in Cowley, Exeter, after research revealed that the South...

Country Parks once again awarded Green Flag

The Grand Western Canal Country Park and Stover Country Park have, once again, been recognised as being amongst the best parks in the UK after they received the Green Flag Award .

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

And this year marks the 21st consecutive year that Stover Country Park has received the award, and at the Grand Western Canal...

A taste of Texas arrives in Devon!

One of Devons favourite campsites Lee Meadow Farm Campsite has partnered up with the cool guys at American School Bus Glamping to site a Big Yellow School Glamping Bus for 2024!

“We wanted to add another twist on our newly refurbished camping and glamping site, and ‘Texas’ from America offers just that” say campsite owners Matt and Trudi.

“We converted the School Bus with...

Groundbreaking Nursing Diploma Launches in Devon

A unique, currently free, scheme giving nurses, nursing associates and assistant practitioners the opportunity to enhance their careers in social care has been launched in Devon.

The Advanced Diploma (CPD), in Adult Social Care Nursing has been designed by care provider, Southern Healthcare (Wessex Ltd), which has four award-winning homes in the county, including Parkwood House in...

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