Pregnant women in Plymouth will be first to be routinely tested for group B Strep, as part of major research study

Pregnant women and people receiving their maternity care from University Hospitals Plymouth will become the first in the UK to be routinely offered a test for group B Streptococcus (GBS), as part of an important new research study.

The study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme and sponsored by the University of...

Plymouth father ‘over the moon’ as he prepares for marathon run with his daughter in aid of NSPCC

A proud Plymouth father running a marathon this weekend for charity says he’s ‘over the moon’ after his daughter agreed to take on the 26.2 miles route with him.

Mark Bricknell, 60, had been preparing to run the Newport Marathon in October 2020, but the pandemic restrictions saw the popular event postponed. A lot has changed in that time, not least that the proud father will now have...

Theatre Royal Plymouth Launch Their New Funky Llama Appeal

Today (Monday 18 October) Theatre Royal Plymouth have launched their new fundraising appeal for one of the flagship Engagement and Learning projects, Funky Llama.

Funky Llama creates accessible social opportunities and develops well-being, new life skills and friendships for disabled adults through its own unique programme of workshops and social events. TRP need the support of the...

Plymouth City Council has one of the highest percentage of Blue Badge holder spaces in England

Research has revealed which English city councils have the most accessible parking for both families and blue badge holders. looked at data gathered through freedom of information requests sent to over 43 English city councils to find out which one is the most accessible for parking.

Out of those contacted, 27 were able to provide the information requested...

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£200,000 invested in new Plymouth store

Shoppers are flocking to a new £200,000 store opened in Plymouth recently by one of the UK’s fastest growing retailers.

Flooring Superstore say footfall at the store on the city’s Marsh Mills Retail Park has been particularly high since it opened its doors in the summer, with sales over 20% above the original target.

The retailer has put this down to people focusing on home...

Plymouth Pavilions and Ocean Pay reach new heights with launch of the brand new Upstage Bar

The region’s largest indoor arena Plymouth Pavilions and Ocean Pay, the Plymouth based company leading the way with their customer centric business solutions have opened a brand new bar within the venue. Completed over the summer by South West construction firm Brady Construction Services, the sleek new bar is one of the highlights of the venue’s 30th anniversary celebrations.


Drake Circus confirms opening date for the return of Las Iguanas to Plymouth

Next Friday (22nd October) Drake Circus will welcome its newest addition to The Barcode, with the much-anticipated return of Las Iguanas to Plymouth city centre.

Creating 30 new jobs, the restaurant will open with its brand-new autumn / winter menu, offering some of its favourite dishes including the Bahian Coconut Chicken, the Cuban Sandwich, garlicky Gambas prawns, Albondigas lamb...

Extraordinary Bodies presents Human: a collage of intimate, funny, real life stories

Performing at Theatre Royal Plymouth Funky Llama Festival, Human combines the visual spectacle of aerial circus and dance, film and a binaural soundtrack. Human is an antidote to anxiety, gently bridging the transition from being at home in a pandemic to live performance in a tender, quirky collage of lives past and now. The show has been created to be as accessible as possible.


Plymouth German Doner Kebab makes the shortlist for Deliveroo’s ‘Most Loved Chain’

German Doner Kebab has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for Deliveroo’s ‘Most-Loved Chain’ in the upcoming Restaurant Awards.

The gourmet kebab chain has been recognised as one of the top contenders for the third annual Restaurant Awards celebrating the best restaurants and grocers available on Deliveroo.

Voting has re-opened until the 18th of October where the public...

Cornwall stores support Argyle Legends match in memory of popular Truro architect

SPECSAVERS stores in Cornwall are sponsoring a Plymouth Argyle Legends fundraising football match for a Truro family whose father died at the age of 49 last year.

The stores in Falmouth, Helston, Redruth, Camborne, Truro, St Austell and Newquay are each offering £100 – £700 in total – towards the sum raised by the match, which will boast some of Argyle’s finest former footballers....