Young people from Plymouth to sail from Brisbane to Bali!

Former and current Lipson Co-Operative Academy students to make voyages thanks to Seas Your Future

Students and staff at Lipson Co-operative Academy , part of the Ted Wragg Trust , are celebrating as two pupils who left the school last summer have secured a place on the Stad Amsterdam sailing from Brisbane to Bali in August this year on the Clipper World Tour.

Lucy Lewis and...

Teign School student Mental Health Ambassadors receive NHS training

Students from Teign School in Kingsteignton, part of Education South West , are marking Mental Health Awareness Week by celebrating the work of their Mental Health Ambassadors.

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from the 13th to the 19th of May and ‘Movement: Moving for our mental health’ is this year’s theme. Since 2001, the Mental Health Foundation has been leading Mental Health...

Plymouth opticians offer free eye tests and glasses for people experiencing homelessness

Free eye tests and glasses for Plymouth people experiencing homelessness are being provided by opticians at specially created monthly clinics.

The clinic is part of an initiative by Specsavers to improve access to eyecare for all, forming part of its sustainability communities strategy.

Helen Rixson, Specsavers ophthalmic director in Plymouth, says: ‘The first clinic was a...

Kitchen garden designed to cut food miles and wow guests completed at Bovey Castle

A purpose-built garden designed to supply the freshest ingredients and take guests behind the scenes of an acclaimed Devon dining destination will open this spring.

Bovey Castle, the award-winning 60-bedroom historic manor in Dartmoor National Park, has completed its Kitchen Garden following a six-month project – and it has been created to impress guests both inside and outside of...

Stagecoach South West introduces timetable changes across the network

This May local bus operator Stagecoach South West are introducing some changes to timetables across their regional bus network.

As we move into the Summer, some areas across Devon will see timetables benefit from enhancements to better reflect the seasonal demand.

In partnership with Plymouth City Council and thanks to BSIP+ funding Service 2 will see the frequency of buses...

Paignton Sports Hub celebrates much anticipated restoration of community basketball hoops

In a heartening victory for local sports enthusiasts, Paignton Sports Hub has successfully restored its basketball hoops, thanks to a grant from Active Devon.

Paignton Sports Hub on Waterleat Road provides Paignton Academy students and the wider community with 16 courts for badminton, basketball, netball, football and gymnastics. It is the only multi-court site available in Torbay...

Devon Music Education Hub to be created from September

All children throughout Devon, Plymouth and Torbay will continue to have the chance to play an instrument, learn to sing and create music with the creation of a single Devon Music Education Hub.

From September Devon County Council (DCC), which is responsible for the existing Music Hubs for Devon and Torbay, will work with Plymouth Youth Music Service and lead music education...

Taylor Wimpey shows support to Easter event in Cranbrook

National housebuilder Taylor Wimpey helped make Easter special for Cranbrook residents this year after donating chocolate Easter eggs towards a family-fun event.

Annie’s Balloons and Bouncy Castles , an event organiser based in Exeter, put together the Cranbrook Easter Fun Day event which took place on 1st April at the Younghayes Centre. The event welcomed residents from Cranbrook...

Young people from Plympton Academy in Plymouth selected to perform at National Theatre 2024 Connections Festival

Students from Plympton Academy from Plymouth have been selected to perform The Periodicals by Siân Owen on the Dorfman stage at the National Theatre on Thursday 27 June.

Plympton Academy is one of ten groups selected to represent the vast range of talent from across the UK at the National Theatre Connections Festival from 25 – 29 June. Students from Plympton Academy will perform The...

Children’s home designs go on display at Fox Mill Gardens

Artwork by pupils at Willand School has been put on display at Bellway’s Fox Mill Gardens development in the village.

The children, aged between four and nine, took part in an art competition organised by Bellway in which they were asked to design their dream home.

Participating children were invited to see their work on display.

Prizes were presented to each of the...