New partnership to help Bay’s underwater rainforest

Two local names with international reputations are joining forces to help a very special - but largely unknown - species. Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo and aquarium, is linking up with Valeport, the Totnes-based underwater measuring instrumentation specialists.

The focus of their partnership is seagrass, a remarkable plant that flowers underwater and forms dense meadows in...

New partnership for local woodland

Holyford Woods Local Nature Reserve is now being managed by East Devon District Council’s Countryside Team in partnership with Axe Vale & District Conservation Society (AVDCS), following the dissolution of the long-standing Holyford Woodland Trust.

Holyford Woodland Trust (HWT) was formed in 2001 when South West Water put the wooded valley up for sale and the cost of purchase to...

Exeter seeks Culture Director for the city

A director is being sought to lead the development of culture in the city.

The new role, created by Exeter Cultural Partnership and hosted by the University of Exeter, offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to implement a strategy that will fulfil the city’s long term ambition of becoming a leading cultural destination.

The post holder will be tasked with...

New partnership boosts employment in Tavistock

Seventeen long-term unemployed people from Tavistock are celebrating after graduating from an intensive six-week training course to take on roles at Tesco’s new superstore in the town when it opens in September.

The retailer joined forces with Devon County Council earlier this year in a unique partnership to help unemployed people in Tavistock get back into work.


Experts to look at case for cruise terminal in Plymouth

Leading marine consultants have been appointed to look at the economic case for a cruise terminal for Plymouth.

Specialists GP Wild International are compiling a report which will examine in detail the current cruise market, its future trends and the city’s possible place in this growing market.

The company is a leading authority on passenger shipping and cruise markets. Major...

Innovative University and NHS training partnership addresses doctor shortages

A training partnership between Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD), Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Weston Area Health NHS Trust and Yeovil District Hospital, believed to be the first of its kind, has been announced.

PUPSMD has introduced a postgraduate Diploma in...

Police Community Volunteer Awards 2014

The Devon & Cornwall Police Partnership Community Volunteer Awards 2014 will reward and recognise those who give their time to support local neighbourhoods to build strong and cohesive communities.

Previously DaCCWA held an awards ceremony each autumn to acknowledge and celebrate the activities of watch schemes, supportive staff and partner agencies. Crimestoppers was also integral...

John Lewis calls for applicants to graduate scheme

Retailer John Lewis is urging final year students and graduates not to miss the deadline for its 2014 graduate scheme. The scheme closes to applications on 1 December 2013.

The graduate scheme offers jobs in one of five specialities; Retail Management, Buying, Merchandising, Corporate Finance and a brand new Technology Scheme.

The graduate programmes will set graduates on a...

Stoke Community Focus Week

Staying safe on our roads, reducing anti-social behaviour and improving community spirit are all coming under the spotlight for Stoke’s Community Focus Week.

Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet member for Co-operatives and Community Development said: “This week of activities starting on 18 November will focus on a number of issues in the neighbourhood and will bring together the...

Plymouth University and Plymouth Raiders aim to hit new heights with major partnership

Plymouth University has entered into a major new partnership with the South West’s premier basketball team, the Plymouth Raiders.

The three-year agreement will see the team named the Plymouth University Raiders as they compete in the UK’s premier competition, the British Basketball League.

The partnership will heighten the national profile of both organisations, opening up a...