A summer of spontaneity in Plymouth starts here

Three quarters of people in Plymouth promise to be more spontaneous this summer, as they say they’re more likely to live life in the moment following the pandemic, and over three quarters (77 per cent) want to make lots of plans while they can.

As the summer holidays begin for families across the city, new research by Drake Circus reveals that people in Plymouth are planning to make...

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Plymouth Science Park’s longest standing tenant, Rowe IT, announces expansion

Plymouth Science Park -based IT support company, Rowe IT , which has been located at the Park for four years, has announced that they are expanding their business and office space.

Investment at the Science Park and a growing South West tech sector has seen home-grown business Rowe IT establish themselves in the market place and enjoy year-on-year growth.

Rowe IT delivers a...

New animation explores Plymouth City Centre's Heritage

When it comes to architecture not many of us know our Post Modern from our Beaux Arts, so understanding the different architectural styles that make up a city can be confusing – but thanks to a new animated film, Plymouth residents can learn much more about the heritage right under their feet.

‘Plymouth – City of the Future’ has been produced by animator Robin Holland at Saltash-...

Joe Pasquale announced as star of the Theatre Royal Plymouth pantomime

This year the Theatre Royal Plymouth panto will be everything you could wish for as Joe Pasquale stars as Wishee Washee.

Well-known and best-loved for being one of the hardest-working and top-selling live comedians in British comedy today, Joe has been delighting audiences for more than 30 years with his live stand-up tours and infectious sense of fun.

Joe has toured in...

Tom Daley could be made 'freeman of Plymouth' after winning Olympic gold

By Philip Churm, Local Democracy Reporter.

After Plymouth’s Tom Daley won an Olympic gold medal, some of the city’s councillors are calling for the diver to be made a freeman of the city; the highest honour the city can bestow.

On Monday morning Tom Daley and diving partner Matty Lee made history by winning Great Britain’s first gold medal in the men’s synchronised 10 metre...

Almost £60,000 of illegal tobacco seized

Illegal tobacco worth almost £60,000 has been confiscated from retailers across the region following a series of operations.

Led by Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, and Torbay Trading Standards and supported by HM Revenue and Customs and the police, the seizures were part of a three-day operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco.

In total 156,840 cigarettes (7,842...

New blue plaque highlights artist’s links with Devonport

A new blue plaque highlighting a special link with celebrated 18thcentury portrait artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds has been unveiled at Devonport Market Hall today – the 298th anniversary of his birth.

Reynolds was born in Plympton St Maurice on July 16, 1723 and his artistic ability was clear from an early age. In 1740, with the support of his family he moved to London to be apprenticed...

New public sculpture by Camille Walala comes to The Box

Plymouth’s highly acclaimed new museum, art gallery and archive is delighted to announce a new public art commission by internationally renowned artist Camille Walala. The commission, which is curated by Alter-Projects, is a major highlight of The Box’s summer 2021 programme. It will form part of a series of events and activations designed to bring its newly created public square, Tavistock...

Derriford Hospital to gain two additional operating theatres as part of national covid recovery funding

Derriford Hospital has secured national investment to expand its operating capacity, with work set to begin on two new modular operating theatres.

This development has secured funding from the national NHS Elective Recovery Fund to address the major impact of covid on hospital waiting times, as part of the Accelerator Programme.

The move will see the existing REI (...

COVID-19 variant vaccine study begins in Plymouth

Volunteers in Plymouth are taking part in a study using an Oxford/AstraZeneca variant vaccine, aimed at preventing the Beta COVID-19 variant.

The University of Oxford in partnership with AstraZeneca are leading the Phase II/III study, supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which will assess the safety and immunogenicity of the variant vaccine in both...