Chaotic British weather sees sales of European holidays surge - despite Brexit uncertainty

New data released today has revealed a whopping 112% increase in sales of European city and beach holidays compared to 2019 - with Hungary being the destination with the largest increase in interest from UK holidaymakers.

Despite officially leaving the European Union on 31 January, the data shows that it has not affected Brits wanting to escape the UK for Europe's historical...

Babcock and Citybus sign up to support The Box

The Box has secured two new sponsorship deals with Babcock and Plymouth Citybus.

Babcock has signed up as the venue’s first Corporate Gallery Partner, while Plymouth Citybus has become its first Figureheads Sponsor.

Babcock’s sponsorship is for the ‘Port of Plymouth’ gallery. Spread across two rooms, the gallery highlights Plymouth’s development from the Bronze Age to the...

Winner of 2017 Mayflower 400 Plymouth Young City Laureate announced

Literature Works in partnership with Plymouth City Council is delighted to announce Lola Beal, a student at Plymouth High School for Girls, as this year’s winner of the Mayflower 400 Plymouth Young City Laureate award.

The competition, which was launched in February, called for any young person who lives, works or goes to school in Plymouth, aged between 16 and 19 years of age, to...

City Council to tackle overgrown grass

Plymouth City Council is pulling out all the stops to make sure the overgrown grass around the city is cut over the next few days. Bringing in additional temporary staff and upskilling other street cleansing and grounds staff is the solution to addressing the issue.

Councillor Michael Leaves, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and the Environment, said: “A majority of the City’s grass is...

11 arrested at Devon Derby

Devon and Cornwall have arrested 11 people for a variety of offences related to the Exeter City versus Plymouth Argyle football match.

Chief Inspector Richard Hooper-Bennett said: “Overall for a crowd of about 8,000 people this is a very small number of people that have been arrested. I would like to thank the vast majority of fans who have enjoyed a Devon Derby played in the sunshine...

New treasure on display at City Museum and Art Gallery

A piece of Devon Treasure thought to be around 350 years old is now on display at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

The ancient item is a silver seal ‘matrix’ or ‘stamp’. Experts believe it once belonged to the Southcote family of South Devon as it bears the impression of the family coat of arms.

The item was discovered by local metal detectorist Paul Hockin and was the...

Lack of space across city means secondary stock in favour

With commercial stock levels continuing to dip Plymouth businesses looking for quality warehousing are looking further out of town to find the space they need.

Mark Slade from Bruton Knowles said increasing demand from online sales channels and niche e-retailers had eaten in to the city’s key logistics and distribution locations.

He said: “With next to nothing in the way of ‘...

2016 set to be an exciting year for Building Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is delighted to welcome Devon based SWH Group to Building Plymouth.

SWH Group, a multi-disciplinary contractor delivering civil engineering, highway maintenance and building construction services, is the latest organisation to invest in the Council led Building Plymouth partnership.

Hot on the heels of SWH Civils starting work on Plymouth’s brand new coach...

Getting the tick to tock on the clock

The clock will soon be ticking on one of Plymouth’s landmarks.

Repair works are currently being carried out to Derry’s Clock, which takes pride of place in recently completed landscaped work behind the Theatre Royal.

Getting the clock working is the final piece of work being carried out as part of the public space improvements that has transformed the whole area between the...

Late night levy back on the table

Plans to make pubs and clubs help pay to keep Plymouth’s streets safe and clean could be back on the table.

Plymouth City Council is to consult again on bringing in a late night levy for businesses that sell drink from 1am, so that those who make money from alcohol contribute more to the cost of clearing up and keeping the city safe.

The consultation starts this week and...