Devon Venus Awards 2015 winners announced

Authored by Mary

The winners of this year’s Devon Venus Awards 2015 have been announced at a glamorous red carpet event in the county’s capital.

More than 250 guests and sponsors attended the awards ceremony held at the University of Exeter’s Great Hall with winners whittled down to the 12 categories from more than 1,500 nominations in the county this year.

Each winner was announced and given...

Remembrance Day service on Plymouth Hoe

Authored by Mary

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Dr John Mahony will be joined by HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO and the Lord Lieutenant of Devon for this year’s Remembrance Service on Plymouth Hoe on Sunday 8 November.

The Deputy Lord Mayor and Deputy Lady Mayoress, a representative of the Council Leader, the Shadow Leader and Council Chief Executive will also attend the service, which will remember all...

Devon Tourism Awards 2015 finalists announced

Authored by Mary

Devon’s leading tourism businesses have been chosen for the finals of the Devon Tourism Awards which will be presented at a prestigious ceremony on 26th November 2015.

This year sees an increase to 22 categories in the competition which is now in its 6th year following its launch in 2010 in association with Visit Devon. The year also saw an increase by 34% to 174 entries from the cream...

More to come from Rugby World Cup in Exeter

Authored by Mary

Over the last few weeks ‘Rugby fever’ has hit the nation with everyone getting ready for what was set to be a nail biting Tournament.

Exeter has been extremely honoured to host three fantastic matches at Sandy Park, the Fanzone has seen thousands of people gathering to enjoy an electric atmosphere and a great feel good factor has been brought to the city. With England out of Rugby...

Venus Awards 2015 finalists announced

Authored by Mary

The finalists for this year’s Devon Venus Awards 2015 have been announced at a sumptuous cream-tea event.

More than 70 guests and sponsors attended the prestigious afternoon held at Saunton Sands Hotel in North Devon, which have recently won the Best Hotel Group of the Year at the AA Hospitality Awards 2015. Celebrating their success so far, guests had the opportunity to network with...

Plymouth 1 Gillingham 2: Match report

Authored by Mike Page

ARGYLE were frustratingly on the wrong end of a late goal-burst in their Capital One Cup first-round tie at Home Park on Tuesday night.

The Derek Adams’ era continued impressively for the first 85 minutes of the new gaffer’s competitive home bow, with substitute Craig Tanner having given them a deserved lead from a spectacular 78th-minute penalty-area volley.

However, late...

Help save your coast

Authored by Mary

There’s nothing quite like a great British picnic by the sea. We all have fond childhood memories of days out at the seaside; that heady combination of sun, sand and sea along with a dollop of ice-cream sandy sandwiches and hours of endless fun.

What better way to celebrate 50 years of public support for protecting our precious coastline, than by attending one of the Big Beach Picnic’s...

Devon School Games to take place at iconic sporting sites

Authored by Mary

The legacy of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics lives on in Devon with over 2000 young people competing at this year’s Devon Summer School Games.

The Games are taking place on Wednesday 24th June in Plymouth across the some of its most iconic sporting sites.

These sites include the Plymouth Life Centre, Central Park, Plymouth Albion RFC and The Brickfields Recreational Ground....

Fairy Gokmother to make Cinderella's dreams come true!

Authored by Mary

TV Personality Gok Wan and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin to star in Theatre Royal Plymouth’s spectacular pantomime Cinderella

Theatre Royal Plymouth is delighted to announce that everyone’s favourite fashion-guru Gok Wan and comedy ventriloquist Paul Zerdin will star in this year’s magical pantomime adventure, Cinderella.

Gok Wan will play The Fairy Gokmother, offering helpful...

Plans underway for History Festival

Authored by Sarah Parker

Plans for this year’s Plymouth's History Festival are well under way, with more than 100 different events already confirmed.

The festival will run from 1 to 31 May and a wide range of historical events are taking place across the city, providing residents and visitors with opportunities to celebrate and learn more about Plymouth's heritage.

Local organisations have been busy...