New Changing Places facility will improve experience for disabled patients

A new, state-of-the-art Changing Places facility has been fitted at Derriford Hospital, which will greatly improve the experience of disabled patients and their families, carers and support workers.

The new specialist toilet and changing facility includes a height-adjustable, adult-sized changing bench, a ceiling track hoist system, a privacy screen, shower, and, importantly, plenty of...

Plymouth accountants support JJ 20/20 campaign

The team at Parkhurst Hill & Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants in Plymouth is supporting Jeremiah's Journey by signing up to take part in the children's charity's 20th anniversary fund raising campaign.

Now in its 20th year, Jeremiah's Journey, which works with children who have suffered bereavement or have someone close to them with a terminal illness, launched the JJ 20/20...

Year 7 Plympton Academy residential trip a great success

Year 7 students from Plympton Academy spent three days in Bude recently on their first secondary school residential trip.

The youngsters had the opportunity to take part in a wide range of adventurous activities including, high ropes, kayaking, dragon boating, caving, surfing and body boarding, during their stay at Adventure International.

The aim of the trip was to allow...

Catfish and the Bottlemen announce Plymouth date

Plymouth Pavilions are thrilled to announce that following a triumphant summer festival run at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, Glastonbury, T in the Park, Boardmasters and countless others, Catfish and the Bottlemen will continue to thrill fans with an extra stop on their UK Tour - at Plymouth Pavilions on Monday 7 November!

Formed in 2007, their debut album The Balcony reached the Top 10...

Zero tolerance on social housing fraud

An Exeter man has been sentenced at Plymouth magistrates after illegally subletting his Local authority council flat when he was living somewhere else.

David Mukanirwa, 31, of Darwin Court was prosecuted under S1(2) of the prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 for subletting his Exeter flat on two occasions whilst he lived in Swindon after advertising it for rent on Gumtree....

A wild Devon summer for all the family

Devon Wildlife Trust has teamed up with South West Water to offer a range of wildlife events for all ages this summer.

The events have both water and wildlife themes and will include rockpool rambles on the coast, and pond-dipping, bug-hunting and wildlife walks at stunning nature reserves.

Many of the activities will be based at Wembury Marine Centre and beach, near Plymouth,...

Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse announce extra date

Due to overwhelming public demand, comedy duo Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse have added 12 shows to their Legends! UK tour. The initial dates sparked such a positive reaction with the public, that the added shows will see the tour run until December. Fans will be able to purchase tickets for the additional Plymouth Pavilions date of Thursday 26 November from 9am on Friday 5 June.


Grow Wild in the city

Funky flowers and sensational settings could be on the cards for a community group or organisation in Plymouth with a wild touch.

Plymouth City Council is helping to spread the word about a new fund to transform community spaces from tired to inspired using our native wildflowers, plants and trees.

The funding – of between £500 and £5,000 – is being put forward by the...

St Luke's Hollywood Ball

On Saturday 14th September, the graduation marquees on Plymouth Hoe will be transformed in the style of Hollywood’s most glamorous red-carpet occasion. A delicious three-course meal will be provided by award-winning local caterers, Posh Nosh; a fantastic live band will keep this stylish ball going long into the night; and there will be a live auction featuring a selection of unique prizes and experiences worthy of a star.

There are just 50 tables available on a first come first served basis so make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to experience a star-studded night in...