Michael Kiwanuka headline UK tour – new dates announced

Michael Kiwanuka is delighted to announce his rescheduled tour for 2022.

The 2020 Mercury Prize winner and Grammy nominated artist was due to play Plymouth Pavilions originally in November 2020 which was then rescheduled to April 2021. With the current Roadmap from the UK government returning to Live, this show has now been moved to 2022.

The new date has been confirmed as...


Leading housing association steps up to help Plymouth schools

Three schools in Plymouth are celebrating after receiving new laptops and funding to help children learn from home.

LiveWest, the largest housing association in the South West, is supporting the schools by donating refurbished laptops and more than £1,500 in digital grant funding.

Plymouth Mayflower Academy Primary School, Pennycross Primary School and Montpelier Primary...

Plymouth to round off prestigious British Art Show 9

New dates for the UK’s most influential contemporary art exhibition, British Art Show 9 (BAS 9) , have been confirmed. The nationwide tour will culminate in Plymouth from 8 October to 23 December 2022. Prior to this, the exhibition will be displayed in Aberdeen, Wolverhampton and Manchester.

Held every five years to showcase the work of British artists who have made a significant...


Lidl store in Plymstock reveals brand new look

Lidl GB has confirmed that after a short closure, its supermarket on Horn Cross Road in Plymstock will reopen and reveal its brand-new modernisation for the first time on 25th February 2021.

The store opening times will be between 8am - 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am – 4pm on Sunday, delivering Lidl’s offering of fresh, quality and great value produce to the local community. The...

New homes in the East Devon town of Cranbrook

Devon is building a third more houses than it has to according to government figures, says countryside charity

Devon’s Local Planning Authorities - with the exception of Torbay - have over-delivered on housing for the last five years, according to the government’s own figures.

Devon CPRE’s analysis of the 2020 Housing Delivery Test shows the county as a whole has delivered 30% more new homes than it was required to over a five-year period, in effect building 6,332 more houses than it had to....

Devon Cleaning South Hams is making the switch to electric vehicles

South Devon cleaning company pushes ahead with plans for an all-electric fleet despite lack of charging points on its council-owned site

Devon Cleaning South Hams is on the road to zero emissions with the purchase of its first electric van. Owner Amanda Barnes is pushing ahead with her ambition to run an all-electric fleet for the company - which also includes Plymouth-based Plymclean - despite being frustrated by the lack of charging points on a large council-owned industrial estate.

The two companies were merged last...

Plymouth’s Street Factory encourages people to get involved in the dance movement which is connecting people globally

Plymouth’s Street Factory Charity, creators of the UK’s first Hip Hop theatre, are continuing to reach out with their well-known positive vibe as they continue to stay connected with their community. Today, they are encouraging the people of Plymouth and beyond to use the power of dance to connect with all nations through learning the simple steps of the trending Jerusalema dance.


Cheryl celebrates 20 years with Mama Bears

A mum from St Budeaux is celebrating 20 years service as a nursery practitioner with Mama Bear’s Day Nursery & Pre-School.

Cheryl Collings, 37, first joined the Mama Bear’s nursery in Springhill Green as an apprentice aged 17 and has since worked her way up to a NVQ Level 3 Nursery Nurse at the setting.

Cheryl, who has stayed in touch with many of the families she has...

Hospital staff mark LGBT+ History Month with the NHS Rainbow Badge

Hospital staff mark LGBT+ History Month with a positive message of inclusive healthcare, through the NHS Rainbow Badge.

You may notice more and more staff at University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust wearing an NHS Rainbow badge. Here is the very important reason why (and it might not be the one you think):

It is correct that the NHS Rainbow has been prominent in the covid...

An image showing a person receiving a vaccination jab in the arm

‘Not-for-profit’ GP federation helps deliver vaccination rollout at Plymouth Pavilions

Plymouth Science Park -based Sentinel Healthcare has been supporting the COVID-19 vaccine rollout at Plymouth Pavilions, the city’s largest vaccination centre.

Over 10,000 Plymouth residents have already received their first vaccine dose at the site, with more to come. This includes care home residents and the housebound.

Sentinel is a not-for-profit GP federation that...