Major coup for Plymouth as National Portrait Gallery exhibition heads to The Box

A major international exhibition, featuring some of the hottest names in contemporary art heads to The Box from the National Portrait Gallery this month for its only UK showing outside London.

The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure , which received five-star reviews during its London run, will be free to visit in Plymouth despite costing £16 in the capital....

Drake Circus unveils new summer installations in aid of local community partners

Drake Circus has unveiled two new summer installations for 2024, transforming the centre’s atrium and Old Town Street with a kaleidoscope of colour.

Following the success of last year’s underwater-themed installation, this year’s internal display has been developed in partnership with the centre’s local charity partner, Plymouth Hospitals Charity, and will see billowing cloud lights...

Local school opens Community Bike Hub to get children wheel-y active!

Marine Academy Primary in Plymouth, part of the Ted Wragg Trust , has launched its new Community Bike Hub.

Ryan Evans, Sustrans Bike It Plus officer at Plymouth City Council was in attendance for the launch on the 7th of June along with representatives from the cycling charity Sustrans.

Local families will now be able to borrow adult and children’s bikes and accessories from...

Devon & Cornwall vision impairment charity receives charitable donation

A charity supporting children, young people and families with vision impairment in Devon and Cornwall has received a donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation after being nominated by colleagues from the Plymouth branch.

Moorvision received the £850 donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation to help fund a project to take 25 children and young...

Member of Local Oddfellows receives highest recognition

Following a remarkable 52 years membership of the Oddfellows Friendly Society, Peter English from Redruth has been awarded the internationally recognised Unity Meritorious Service Jewel, one of very few such awards made in recent years with only eight people worldwide currently alive holding the prestigious decoration.

Following a lengthy formal nomination process, the award was...

The south Devon reservoir that could be yours for £7,000 – up for auction this month

A former service reservoir in Loddiswell near Kingsbridge in south Devon is to be put up for auction with a guide price of £7,000 - £12,000. The 146 sq m former reservoir will appear, along with dozens of other properties and plots of land, in the next online Pugh auction on 19 June.

Edward Feather from Pugh said: “This is an unusual lot and it’s USP really is that it’s in such a...

Craft Union Invests £700,000 into Six Much-Loved Devon Pubs in the Span of a Month

Between 2nd May and 6th June 2024, Craft Union has invested a phenomenal £700,000 into six key community pubs in Devon. The most recent investment is a significant £211,000 into the Sir Joshua Reynolds in Plymouth, which reopens on Thursday 6thJune.

The Sir Joshua Reynolds was named after the pre-eminent portrait painter of the same name, who was a significant figure during the 18th...

Police in Plymouth prevent the sale of knives to underage people in plain-clothed operation

In a continued effort to keep the streets of Plymouth safe, local police officers conducted a plain-clothed test purchase operation across the city centre on Saturday 18 May.

The aim of this test purchase operation was to establish if knives are likely to be sold to people under the age of 18, and whether the correct training and protocols were in place. The operation also aimed to...

Clear-sighted opticians rally Plymouth residents to help improve disadvantaged children’s reading skills

OPTICIANS are calling on kind-hearted people in Plymouth to put their best foot forward to improve children’s literacy skills.

Staff at Specsavers Plymouth are among those supporting the Schoolreaders Race for Reading event, which aims to raise awareness and vital funds to provide reading support in schools.

This comes as Specsavers was announced as the headline sponsor of...

Scouts visit sparks happy memories for John

Scouts visit sparks happy memories for John

A former Scout leader who was involved for over 60 years with the scouting movement was delighted to receive a visit from the 1st Keyham (St Mark) Scouts at the residential home where he lives in St Budeaux, Plymouth.

Resident John Stone was a Scout leader for over six decades and despite his dementia he regularly reminisces about these times with staff at Butterfly Lodge .