Devonport

Film: Remembrance (1982)

A sell-out in November, and now back by popular demand to coincide with Plymouth History Festival, Remembrance following a group of Devonport-based Royal Navy ratings, due to sail to America for a six-month NATO exercise. On their last night in port they go out on the town, hitting Plymouth's notorious Union Street district, with violent results.

The film features a distinctive Brian Eno soundtrack, significant early performances from British actors who have gone on to establish significant careers such as Gary Oldman, Timothy Spall and John Altman. It is also a compelling...

Devonport Task Group reconvenes to fight threat to Devonport-based assault ships

A high level Plymouth task group has met to spearhead a campaign to stop threatened cuts to two Devonport-based amphibious assault ships.

The Devonport Task Group has reconvened to protect HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark from threat of being decommissioned by the Government.

There are rumours that the ships could go under a Government review of national security capabilities as part...

Film: Remembrance (1982)

Dir: Colin Gregg Running time: 117 mins Cert: PG

In the first screening of this film based on Plymouth’s notorious Union Street since the 1980s, Remembrance tells the tale of a group of Devonport-based Royal Navy personnel who go out on the town before they are due to set sail to America.

Featuring the distinctive Brian Eno soundtrack and significant, early performances from British actors Gary Oldman, Timothy Spall and John Altman who have gone on to establish significant careers, the film also features Plymouth residents who will reunite for the first time on this night...

SW shipyards demand Government listen to Parker Report - sand save millions

GMB and the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions workers in the South West have demanded MPs take heed of the Parker report – and save hundreds of millions of pounds into the bargain.

Workforces at Babcock's Appledore Shipbuilders and Devonport Royal Dockyard, and at A&P Falmouth, have joined forces to write to South West MP's and Council Leaders to call for a full...

First wave of Oceansgate buildings given green light

The first wave of buildings destined to become part of the city’s Oceansgate has now been granted planning permission.

Planners have given the green light to the application to build offices and two rows of industrial units at the entrance to the Marine Industries Production Campus in Devonport.

The two and three-storey buildings will offer flexible office and workshop space...

Medical students help kids enjoy a healthy diet

A project run by medical students at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry with the Green Ark Children’s Centre in Devonport, Plymouth, has helped parents and children towards a healthier diet.

Three groups of third year medical students carried out the project. In their research, the first group found that less than a quarter of adults in Devonport eat...

Ten Tors success for the Ridgeway and Devonport High School for Girls training group

Ten Tors success for the Ridgeway and Devonport High School for Girls training group.

All four teams in the Ridgeway and Devonport High School for girls training group are celebrating success following the annual Ten Tors event. The training group comprising of combined teams from both schools all completed well within the allocated time. With teams entered at all distances for the 35...

Special blessing at Civic Service to mark 75th anniversary of Plymouth Blitz

Poppy seeds will be blessed by the Bishop of Plymouth at a civic church service to honour those who lost their lives in the Plymouth Blitz.

The Right Reverend Nick McKinnel will bless the seeds during the service at the Minster Church of St Andrew on Sunday 24 April at 3pm to commemorate 75 years since the city’s darkest hour.

The seeds will then be planted the following day...

Contractor appointed for Devonport project

A contractor has been appointed by Plymouth City Council to design and build the first phase of employment development at Devonport’s South Yard.

Following a procurement exercise, Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group, has been awarded the pre-contract agreement for Phase 1 direct development at the yard that will include new offices and industrial units at the gateway to the...

Witness appeal after Devonport mugging

Police in Plymouth are appealing for witnesses following a robbery.

The incident occurred at around 2.20pm on Wednesday 8th July in the Devonport area of the City.

The victim, a 20 year old man was walking in the lane which runs between Chapel Street and St Aubyn Street when he was approached by a man carrying a free-view box and a folder. He demanded money and punched the...

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