Thh Box, Plymouth

The Box to receive £211,500 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

The Box in Plymouth has received a further funding boost to help it deal with the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a grant of £211,500 from the second round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery...

Plymouth Science Park welcomes global tech firm, Ancora Software

Global tech firm Ancora Software, Inc. is the latest tenant to join the dynamic business community at Plymouth Science Park.

Ancora Software, Inc. is an innovative provider of Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) solutions including intelligent document classification and data capture. Headquartered in California, Ancora Software maintains sales and support operations throughout...

The Box connects with CityFibre for new sponsorship deal

The Box connects with CityFibre for new sponsorship deal

The Box has secured an exclusive sponsorship deal for its digital reminiscence service, ‘The Box on Screen’ with CityFibre, one of Plymouth’s newest companies and the UK’s third largest digital infrastructure builder.

CityFibre will be providing thousands of Plymouth businesses and residents with access to a state-of-the-art full fibre broadband network. It’s already started...

Plymouth midwife reassures women the  Coronavirus vaccine is safe

Plymouth midwife reassures women the Coronavirus vaccine is safe

The NHS in Devon is reassuring women that the Coronavirus vaccination will have no impact on their ability to have a family and is encouraging health and social care workers to take up the vaccine.

More than 87% of frontline health and social care workers across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay have had their first dose of the life-saving vaccine. However, some female staff have hesitated...

Plymouth Science Park supports the expansion of Peninsula Medical School

Plymouth Science Park is providing a high tech training facility for students studying medicine and other health related degrees at the Peninsula Medical School, the University of Plymouth.

The medical school, which is committed to outstanding clinical education, strong social engagement and world-class research, has significantly expanded its cohort. Just three years ago, the BMBS...

Partnership aims to boost aspirations

City College Plymouth and Millbay Academy have formed a new partnership in the bid to provide pupils with the best possible careers advice in an attempt to further raise aspirations within the Plymouth community.

Similar to the successful ongoing partnership announced last summer with All Saints Academy, the College and Millbay Academy will work together to offer pupils high-quality...

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards expands to include Plymouth

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards expands to include Plymouth from April

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service will merge with Plymouth City Council Trading Standards from April 1 2021.

All four authorities have approved the plans which will give them ‘greater clout’ at a time of financial pressure, regulatory change and increasing demand.

The newly expanded service will cover the entirety of the Heart of the South West Local...

Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House refurb nears completion ahead of opening later this year

The restoration of one of Plymouth’s most historic buildings is almost complete, as major refurbishment works at the Elizabethan House approach the finishing line.

The grade 2* listed property, which dates from the late 1500s, has been closed for the last six years.

During that time a team of specialist conservation architects, building and fit out contractors have been...

A photograph showing the main reception of Plymouth Science Park on a sunny day

Fast-growing healthcare agency relocates to Plymouth Science Park

Plymouth Science Park has this month welcomed a new company specialising in Healthcare recruitment to their campus.

Acorn Healthcare are moving to the Park to support their growing client base in Plymouth, North Devon and East Cornwall.

Acorn Healthcare specialise in providing tailored recruitment solutions for a range of healthcare clients in the private and public spheres...

Exposed, Japanese knotweed

First Japanese knotweed shoots of the year spotted in Plymouth

The first Japanese knotweed shoots to emerge in 2021 have been spotted on the banks of the River Plym in Plymouth, Devon, confirming that the UK’s most invasive plant has begun its spring growth season.

Japanese knotweed hibernates during the winter months before emerging when the ground temperature reaches around 4°c, usually in March or April. Red or purple asparagus-like shoots...