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Your Holiday Checklist at Drake Circus

Your Holiday Checklist at Drake Circus

Whether you’re camping in Cornwall or lazing on a beach in Corfu, this summer is all about some much-needed downtime with family and friends basking in some sunshine.

To make your life easier, we’ve put together a list of...

South West organisations failing to cut £1,200 from water bills

South West businesses with flushing urinals are costing their organisations over £1,200 in unnecessary bills, and are also failing to cut avoidable CO2, warns Exeter-based Smarti Environmental. The business, which provides eco-friendly waterless urinal technology to the NHS, tourism businesses, hospitality businesses and other organisations, has released its findings to coincide with Water...

Handing over the box of seeds

Seeds to help Heathfield Farm grow

This year there’s going to be a glut of delicious vegetables at a vocational learning centre in Broadclyst, thanks to Otter Garden Centres.

The garden centre in Ottery St Mary donated a box chock full of packets of seeds after MD Jacqui Taylor received a request from Heathfield Farm Project Manager, Karen Adamson.

Karen explained: “We were getting ready to plant the seeds we...

Chinese community targeted in Devon burglaries

Police investigating six burglaries in Plymouth and South Devon believe the crimes could be linked.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward after entry was forced into individual properties in Kingsteignton, Tavistock, Chudleigh and Paignton, as well as into two properties in Plymouth, between Friday 29 April and Wednesday 11 May.

A substantial amount of...

Chinese community targeted in Devon burglaries

Police investigating six burglaries in Plymouth and South Devon believe the crimes could be linked.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward after entry was forced into individual properties in Kingsteignton, Tavistock, Chudleigh and Paignton, as well as into two properties in Plymouth, between Friday 29 April and Wednesday 11 May.

A substantial amount of...

Plymouth Science Park welcomes leading marine ecology consultancy following recent growth

Ocean Ecology , one of the country’s leading marine ecological consultancies, has established a new specialist team in Plymouth following recent growth.

Ocean Ecology is one of the UK’s leading marine ecological specialists, providing a range of multidisciplinary marine survey, laboratory and advisory services for development projects in both the coastal and offshore zones, that feed...

Drake Circus welcomes American sports retailer, Lids, to Plymouth

Leading sports retailer, Lids, has opened its latest store at Drake Circus.

Located on the Upper Mall, the new store is home to an extensive range of licensed and branded merchandise ranging from headwear, jerseys, accessories and more.

In addition to offering officially licensed merchandise from major U.S. league teams from the MLB, NBA and NFL, the store will also stock...

Floating offshore wind could bring huge benefits to Devon

A new report reveals how the opportunities from developing Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) in the Celtic Sea can be maximised.

The report , commissioned by Heart of the South West LEP and co-funded by Devon County Council , North Devon Council and Torridge District Council , was launched at the Northern Devon Floating Offshore Wind supply chain opportunities event held at the South West...

Plymouth Oddfellows offer a helping hand to the Salvation Army’s ‘Devonport Lifehouse’

A large collection of shower gels, shampoos, razors and soaps amongst many other similar personal hygiene products were recently donated to the Salvation Army’s ‘Devonport Lifehouse’ facility following the money to purchase them being raised by members of the Oddfellows Friendly Society in Plymouth.

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DATA project event for Devon farmers and landowners interested in agri-tech

Farmers, landowners and businesses interested in agri-tech are invited to a special event later this month (May).

The networking event, which will be held at Bradford and Cookbury Village Hall from 10am-3pm on Thursday 26 May , is being organised by the University of Plymouth and is part of Devon County Council’s DATA (Devon Agri-Tech Accelerator) project.

The project is...

Hospice partners with armed forces charity to care for veterans

Help for Heroes has joined forces with Plymouth’s St Luke’s Hospice to encourage and train fellow veterans to join the Turnchapel charity’s End of Life Military Compassion project as a volunteer.

St Luke’s is piloting a scheme to enhance its end-of-life care for patients who have given service to their country in the armed forces. The project is designed to ensure the community is a...

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