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Plymouth Science Park welcomes global tech firm, Ancora Software

Global tech firm Ancora Software, Inc. is the latest tenant to join the dynamic business community at Plymouth Science Park.

Ancora Software, Inc. is an innovative provider of Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) solutions including intelligent document classification and data capture. Headquartered in California, Ancora Software maintains sales and support operations throughout...

Volunteer opportunities now available at The Box

Would you like to volunteer at The Box? The city’s brand new museum, art gallery and archive is set to open in the spring and people are being invited to get involved.

Volunteering is a great way to contribute to something you’re passionate about and gain industry experience. Three different volunteer opportunities are currently available, all of which involve providing support to...

Penguins behaving badly

Zoo keepers at Living Coasts in Torquay are naming and shaming their naughtiest penguins. They’re writing the names of mischievous birds on a chalkboard for guests to see - and singling out others for their good behaviour.

The 63 African penguins and 12 macaroni penguins at Torquay’s coastal zoo mix freely with guests. But some penguins are better-behaved than others. Zoo spokesperson...

Bruton Knowles Plymouth Office Latest Deals Done

Plymouth based property consultancy, Bruton Knowles, has had a successful start to the year, already securing a number of completed transactions as well as new instructions across all sectors of the market. The sales/lettings range from commercial to charity and industrial, showcasing the team’s range of knowledge and skill sets.

To kick off, the agency has contributed to helping an...

Plymouth woman to run Virgin Money London Marathon to help prevent cancer

Laura Goodbourn, 31, from Derriford in Plymouth, is running the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22 April to raise money for World Cancer Research Fund's cancer prevention and survival work.

Laura, an assistant data manager, is doing this because her father Robert (Bob) Mayes died of a rare cancer in September 2017.

Laura has never run a full marathon before,...

The girl with the frog tattoos

Zoo keepers are dedicated, passionate – even obsessed. They are devoted to the animals with which they work...

For one keeper at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon, each conservation success means so much to her that she gets a permanent reminder.

Dr Katy Upton marks her team’s first successful breeding of each rare frog species with an anatomically correct frog tattoo....

Plymouth students called to enter global competition

Authored by DC

New research is shining a light on the changing face of graduate jobs, revealing that 41% of students studying in the South West leave their studies wanting a purpose-led career that lets them give something back to the world. The job market is also looking more competitive, with 74% of students in the South West believing that they’ll face more competition than their parents’ generation when...

Ridgeway pupils take part in BBC News Report

A group of students from Ridgeway School in Plympton are taking part in this year’s BBC News School Report.

It gives 11- 16 year old students across the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. Using lesson plans and materials available from a dedicated website, and with support from BBC staff and partners, teachers can help students develop their journalistic...

Locals urged to be on the lookout after motorbike theft

A motorbike was brazenly stolen, from the back of a parked van, on Tavistock road, Launceston at 12:40pm on Saturday 17 May.

The thief, who wore a black jacket and carried a black and silver helmet under his arm, forced entry into the back of the van before making off with the Orange and Black KTM SX 125 off-roading bike.

This wasn’t a usual motorbike theft though, as...

Derriford Hospital is top!

Derriford Hospital's Emergency Department has been named as the best in the country for seeing patients within the national target, as the vast majority of patients coming to the department at Derriford Hospital are being seen within four hours or less.

According to data submitted to the Trust Development Authority, 98.6% of patients attending our emergency department have been seen...

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