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Family of 10-year-old living with life-long impact of brain tumour speaks out at beginning of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The family of a 10-year-old from Paignton, Devon, living with life-long effects following her diagnosis with a brain tumour, is working with the charity Brain Tumour Research to share their story of hope and heartbreak this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Brain tumours kill more children than leukaemia
  • One in three children who die of cancer are killed by a brain
  • ...

Deliveroo rides into Paignton

Food delivery company Deliveroo has announced its early launch in Paignton. This means that locals can now order food from a range of restaurants and grocery retailers in the local area.

Deliveroo is an app and website that enables Brits to check out the very best local food in their area. The British company has seen great success and is now available in 12 different markets across...

Paignton campaigner makes a splash at the G7 Summit

A campaigner from Paignton who spent the weekend campaigning in Cornwall during the G7 Summit, returns home with hopeful message - urging other local people to act.

Lilly Nattrass, 20, spent the weekend in Falmouth, as part of a group of 18 young people from overseas development charity CAFOD, calling for world leaders to take urgent action on vaccine fairness, the climate emergency...

Riders and drivers wanted!

Deliveroo opens its service for riders and drivers ahead of Paignton launch

Deliveroo, the UK’s leading food delivery company , is on the look-out for riders in Paignton, where the service is due to launch in the next couple of months.

Deliveroo is looking to sign-up new riders to deliver food from restaurants and grocery partners across the town to customers.

Deliveroo is...

Barratt Homes deliver leading wildlife conservation and ecology measures at Berry Acres

A brand new housing development in South Devon will include a newly renovated home for owls and bats and follows extensive measures to protect a pair of rare cirl buntings at the site.

Construction has begun at Berry Acres , just outside Paignton, where Barratt Homes is building 187 much needed new homes. Steps taken by the five-star builder to protect local wildlife will result in...

Charity zoos: business as usual

The three South West zoos run by regional conservation charity Wild Planet Trust have a defiant message for coronavirus: “It’s business as usual”.

Staff and volunteers are prepared for the impact of coronavirus, but at this time the charity zoos remain open. Zoo spokesperson Phil Knowling said: “We’re monitoring the situation closely and will naturally continue to follow the advice of...

Jon Culshaw: The Great British Take Off - spring tour is coming to Devon

Celebrated comedian, impressionist and star of BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringer ’s Jon Culshaw (accompanied by legendary comedy producer and author Bill Dare ), takes to the road for a new run of their acclaimed show The Great British Take Off , following sell out runs at the Edinburgh Festival and across the UK.

And the good news is that the tour will be coming to The Palace Theatre in...

Zoo keepers save animals after storm damage

Keepers at Paignton Zoo saved scores of animals after recent storms damaged a key building.

High winds ripped open a 36-metre-long air vent in the roof of Reptile Tropics at around 7.30 one morning, exposing vulnerable animals, plants and electrics. Staff rushed to save lizards, snakes, turtles, iguanas, chameleons and geckos as the temperature in the building dropped. Meanwhile,...

Trees in Trust

National Tree Week - from 23rd November to 1st December – is the UK's largest annual tree celebration, and marks the start of the winter tree planting season. One locally-based conservation charity is using the occasion to shine a spotlight on some of the many trees in its care.

Wild Planet Trust is the conservation charity behind Paignton Zoo. The zoo is more famous for animals...

New vet scholarship aids wild orang utans

Two vets from Indonesia are the first to benefit from a unique new scholarship programme run by a Cornish vet charity. OVAID – Orang utan Veterinary Aid – is run by Nigel and Sara Hicks, based in Launceston. They help hard-pressed orang utan rescue centres and sanctuaries with veterinary support and donations of equipment.

The new OVAID Bronwyn Scholarship meant that two South East...

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