Postgraduate autism researcher shortlisted for top award

A postgraduate student whose research focuses on team working in the diagnosis of autism is in the running for a major award.

Nicole Parish, in the final year of a Clinical Psychology Doctorate at Plymouth University, is one of six PhD students vying to win the Vitae Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Held at the annual Vitae Researcher Development International Conference...

Harbourside Fish & Chips up for top award

Andrew Hillier and Lisa Lishman of Harbourside Fish & Chips, Plymouth have been named as two of the UK’s top 10 fish friers after they were both shortlisted for the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award as part of the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.

Andrew and Lisa will now have to compete at the highest level as they go up against the nine other...

St Luke’s hospital team commended for End of Life Care

St Luke’s Hospital Team have been commended for their services in the recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) Report for Derriford Hospital ‘End of Life Care’, published 21 July 2015.

Providing specialist palliative care services alongside NHS professionals at Derriford Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital Team is a service of the charity St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth and operates across the entire...

Tourism awards deadline extended

Deadlines for this year’s official tourism awards for Visit Devon and other counties Cornwall, Dorset and the South West, have been extended after websites receive record 13,475 views.

With judging of this year’s tourism awards due to start in July, tourism businesses across the region are being offered a short extension until Friday 19th June for submitting entries, with Friday 26th...

iOrchestra wins major award for SW project

The Philharmonia Orchestra’s iOrchestra project ( ) has been announced as winner in the ‘Audiences and Engagement’ category at the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards ( ).

The presentation in London on Tuesday (5 May) recognised outstanding achievement in live classical music in 2014.

It is the third time in six years...

Greenergy Plymouth wins gold again!

Greenergy’s Plymouth fuel terminal has won a second consecutive Gold RoSPA award for its on-going commitment to safety improvement. The terminal has been part of the awards scheme for the past six years, having been previously awarded four Silver awarded awards.

Greenergy has owned the Plymouth terminal – made up of the Cattedown and Mayflower fuel terminals – since 2008 having...

Skills Aid Plymouth students celebrate

The first group of young people from three city schools celebrated completing the Skills Aid Plymouth (SAP) course at an award ceremony yeseterday afternoo(17 April) in front of their parents, teachers and mentors and the business that have taken part in the project.

The SAP scheme, the first of its kind in Plymouth, is a joint project between the City Council and Plymouth’s Rotary...

Plymouth Plan shortlisted for top award

Plymouth’s plan for the future is in the national spotlight after being shortlisted for a prestigious accolade from the Royal Town Planning Institute.

The Council has this week learnt its innovative Plymouth Plan is a finalist for the Excellence in Plan Making Practice Award for the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2015.

The plan was launched in summer 2013 and is not only...

School celebrates Pupil Premium Awards win

Staff and pupils at High View School in Efford are celebrating after being announced as one of the regional winners of the 2015 Pupil Premium Awards.

Head Teacher Kim Dorian-Kemp received a £25,000 prize from Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg at a glitzy awards ceremony in London earlier this week for the most effective spending of Pupil Premium funding.

High View School...

Dementia Friendly Awards

A number of wards and clinical teams at Derriford Hospital are celebrating having been presented with the Trust’s Dementia Friendly Award earlier this week.

A team comprised of Karen Grimshaw, the Trust’s Nurse Consultant for Older People, Dr Ian Sherriff – University of Plymouth and Alzheimers’ Society, June Wildman – Carer and member of the Trust Dementia Champions group and Claire...