Multiple arrests and drug seizures made in undercover police patrol

Police in Torquay are clamping down on drugs and anti-social behaviour in the town centre, targeting wanted offenders, shoplifters, and individuals dealing and taking the illegal substances.

In response to reports from local communities about drug use and shoplifting from local businesses, a police operation took place earlier this month in a bid to identify and pursue offenders and...

Westcountry estate agents report from London

Last week, independent estate agents from a network spanning the Southwest made one of their regular trips to London to showcase property for sale across the region, at the Experts in Property ’s Westcountry Property Exhibition.

The latest venue for the exhibition was the library of the historic Mitre Hotel, which sits opposite Hampton Court Palace and was built for the previous King...

Help us make Devon and Cornwall #NoPlaceForDrugs

Devon & Cornwall Police is appealing to local communities to report drug-related crime and activity so they can target offenders and keep local communities safe.

Drug-related crime and other associated offences, including theft and violence, has a significant impact on communities and tackling them remains a force priority.

Every year the Force takes action to disrupt...

Signs of spring in National Trust gardens 

Spring is on the way at many National Trust places in the South West, with snowdrops being spotted at many places. 

 The dainty white flowers tend to bloom in January and February and pave the way for the crocuses and daffodils, which are a common sight in springtime. This humble little flower has been the top choice of flower to spot by National Trust visitors over the years with...

Ambitious vision for Great South West launched at Parliament

The ambitions for the Great South West, the new economic powerhouse promoting the Cornwall, Isles of Scilly, Devon, Somerset and Dorset region, have been announced at a Parliamentary Reception at the House of Lords.

The Great South West Partnership launched its exciting new vision to become the greenest and cleanest region in the UK at the event, on Tuesday January 10.


Plymouth Science Park tenant Acronyms celebrates expansion in Cornwall

Plymouth Science Park IT consultancy Acronyms has opened its latest office in Roche, expanding its service offering to Plymouth, Bristol and Cornwall.

IT support and consultancy company Acronyms have been based at Plymouth Science Park since 2013, and have recently opened a third site in the South West at the Victoria Offices and Conference Centre in Roche, Cornwall to accommodate...

Green energy powerhouse ambitions showcased at Energy Summit

The huge potential of the South West’s green energy credentials, and its progress in becoming the UK’s green energy powerhouse, have been showcased at a key Energy Summit in the region.

The Great South West Partnership brought together leading figures across industry and Government for the summit, held at the University of Plymouth, on Wednesday 23 November.

The Great South...

The Armchair Adventure Festival returns to Mount Edgcumbe

The Armchair Adventure Festival returns to Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall 22-25 September

The Armchair Adventure Festival is back for 2022, bringing a celebration of adventure to Cornwall. The world’s leading adventurers will gather at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park for a full weekend of adventure! The event will feature inspiring tales of adventure and exploration, adventurous activities...

Jurassic Fibre extends ultrafast broadband network to Cornwall

South West based internet service provider, Jurassic Fibre, today announced the start of their ultrafast broadband network build in Cornwall.

The award-winning broadband company has already rolled out their state-of-the-art network to homes and businesses across Devon, Dorset and Somerset, where many towns and villages had previously struggled with inadequate and unreliable digital...

Travelodge launches its new sustainability plan - ‘Better Future’

Travelodge, one of the UK’s largest hotel chains which operates almost 600 hotels across Ireland, Spain and the UK including 10 properties in Devon and seven in Cornwall, officially launches its new sustainability plan - Better Future.

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Travelodge has always placed a strong emphasis on safety and security, the environment and its social...