The Lord-Lieutenant of Devon and the Chairman of Devon County Council pay tribute to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon, and the Chairman of Devon County Council, Cllr Stuart Barker, have both paid tribute to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on the announcement of his death today, Friday 9 April 2021.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon, said: "It is with very great sadness that we have heard of the death of Prince Philip, Duke of...

Film: The Seventh Seal (1957)

Dir: Ingmar Bergman Running time: 92 mins, Cert: PG, Subtitled

Bergman’s mediation on life and death stages the human drama in a medieval setting. The apocalyptic themes of sin and sacrifice make this movie a classic of modern cinema and introduces the young Max von Sydow in the lead role of the knight.

Introduced by Dr Péter Bokody, Lecturer in Art History, Plymouth University.

£6/£4.20/Friends Free

A Service of Remembering Together

On Sunday 2nd October, there will be a special service for parents who have experienced bereavement through the loss of a pregnancy or death of a baby.

The service will take place at 2.00pm and will be held in the Chapel on level seven at Derriford Hospital. The Chapel will be also be open from 1.00pm for the opportunity to meet other parents and talk things over with a chaplain or...

Man dies following A390 collision

A man has died following a collision on the A390 between Gunnislake and Tavistock today [17 June].

Emergency services were called at 7am after a car was in collision with a hedge and a Land Rover Defender.

The male driver of the car was treated by paramedics but was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later.

The road was closed until 2.05pm for officers from...

Festival of words and music celebrates 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

The enduring influence of William Shakespeare will be celebrated through a series of musical performances, films and talks at Plymouth University.

Marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, the 2016 Words and Music Festival – sponsored by the Suzanne Sparrow Plymouth Language School – will carry the theme of Celebrating Shakespeare.

It will include a theatrical...

Remember your pet at community orchards

People now have the opportunity to celebrate the life of a family pet by purchasing a 5-year memorial plaque at one of the new community orchards. For £210 people can have a memorial plaque on a granite plinth set within one of the newly planted orchards and meadows.

The new orchards at Central Park, Plympton Pathfields and Honicknowle Green will offer open green spaces for people to...

Saying Goodbye service in Plymouth

Families from Plymouth, South West Devon and Cornwall who have suffered the pain of baby loss at any stage of pregnancy, birth or in infancyare invited to join a special service on Saturday 30th April 2016 at 7pm at Plymouth Minster.

The International ‘Saying Goodbye’services helpfamilies pay tribute to their lost babies and provide an opportunity for people to say goodbye.


Elderly woman dies following Plymouth crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious traffic collision in Plymouth following the death of an 87-year-old woman.

Emergency services were called to Notte Street at 11.20am on Wednesday 6 January following the collision between a mobility scooter and a grey Seat Toledo.

The elderly Plymouth woman on the mobility scooter sustained serious injuries and was taken to...

Witness appeal after fatal crash on A38

At 5.45pm on Friday 1st January 2016 a report was received by police of a single vehicle road traffic collision on the A38 at Dean Prior, near Buckfastleigh.

Police Fire and Ambulance attended the scene where it was established that a Green coloured BMW 323i motorcar travelling towards Plymouth had left the carriageway and struck a tree.

The driver of the vehicle, a 22 year old...

Sitting for long periods not bad for health

New research from the University of Exeter and University College London has challenged claims that sitting for long periods increases the risk of an early death even if you are otherwise physically active.

The study, which is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, followed more than 5,000 participants for 16 years (making it one of the longest follow-up studies in...