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Free Wi-Fi For Derriford Hospital Patients

To help patients stay connected with life outside, Derriford Hospital is now offering free wireless internet services for patients, visitors and guests.

Wireless internet access ('Wi-Fi') has previously been available from WiFi SPARK at a cost for patients, visitors and staff but this is now free to anyone with a compatible mobile device. The wireless...

Oral Cancer Awareness for Prince’s Trust

Youngsters enrolled on the Prince’s Trust TEAM project in Plymouth will learn more about oral cancer, thanks to Year 2 dental students from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.

Oral cancer is the 15 th most common cancer in the UK and affects both sexes, although statistics show that almost twice as many men as women have the disease. In many cases the...

Motorist punches 10-year-old boy when car hit by snowball

Plymouth police are hunting for a motorist who punched a 10-year-old boy when his car was hit by a snowball.

The boy and his friends were throwing snowballs in Miller Way, Estover, on Tuesday afternoon (22 January) when one hit a passing red car.

The driver stopped and approached the group before punching the 10-year-old boy in the head.

The youngster, from Estover...

Council plans to make West Devon better connected

Residents in West Devon are being asked for their views on proposals to reopen the railway between Tavistock and Bere Alston. Devon County Council wants to reinstate the section of railway, which closed in the 1960s, to help minimise the impact of traffic resulting from planned development to the south and south-west of Tavistock, including 750 new homes.

The proposals include the...

Police arrest man on suspicion of firearms offences

Update: Police have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of firearms offences in Plymouth. He is currently in custody, awaiting questioning.

Earlier: Police in Plymouth are currently seeking a suspect in relation to firearms offences in the city.

Firearms officers have been authorised and are actively seeking local man Martyn Joryeff, 26, in relation to a firearms...

Winter 'warm and well' service ready to roll in cold snap

With forecasters predicting a cold snap in the weather over the coming weeks, a joint project being run by Devon County Council and NHS Devon is offering support to vulnerable people who might be affected by the colder weather.

The Staying Warm and Well service, set to run until the end of March, provides support to vulnerable Devon residents living in a cold home, who need extra...

Woman's body found by dog walker at Westard Ho!

At around 9.20am on Saturday 12th January a dog walker found a female’s body on the beach at Westward Ho!, near to Golf Links Road.

Police were called and the body was initially taken to the lifeboat station.

Formal identification has not yet taken place though it is thought to be that of a 31-year-old woman who had been living in the area, although is not local to North...

Advice Plymouth to host conference in April

Advice Plymouth, the new partnership between Plymouth CAB, Age UK Plymouth, Plymouth Guild and Routeways , have arranged a day's conference on the 18th April 2013 at the Holiday Inn, which will be of interest to anyone either providing advice or for those who signpost others to appropriate advice services in the city.

The conference will explain how the new combined service will work...

Chances of finding Jordan Cobb alive now slim

Following yesterday’s extensive search by police divers off the Tamar ferry along with shoreline searches carried out by the MOD, coastguard and Royal Navy during the low tide, police report that the body of Jordan Cobb has still not been located.

Based on the time since he went missing, the last known sighting of him in the River Tamar on New Year’s Eve and no information since,...

CCTV appeal after duvets stolen

Police have released a CCTV image of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of bed linen from a Plymouth store.

Two men went into Matalan in Transit Way around noon on 6th December 2012 and selected four duvets from the homeware section.

They removed the security tags and left the store with two double duvets and one king size. A fourth duvet was...