National Trust launches 125th year with beacon lightings

The National Trust will be lighting beacons across the South West on Thursday 9 January as part of a national network of beacons to celebrate 125 years since the conservation charity was founded.

They will be lit at dawn to mark the moment that the charity was founded by Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley to give people access to nature, to beauty and to...

Online GP consultations leap in first week

In their first week of full operation, around 1,000 online GP consultations were made to Beacon Medical Group, with 42% of all patient contacts in that first week made via online GP consultations.

Some 62.7% of patients who used an online GP consultation did not need an appointment, freeing up appointments for those who did. Anyone who used the online GP consultation service and who...

Plymouth prepares to celebrate VE Day 70

Plymouth will be joining towns and cities from across the UK in lighting a beacon on Friday 8 May to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

More than 100 beacons will be lit at sundown, from coast to coast, as the nation remembers the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Plymouth’s beacon will be lit on the south west bastion of the Royal Citadel and, weather permitting,...