Businesses praised for challenging youngsters attempting to buy fireworks

100 per cent of Plymouth business visited in a test purchase operation for fireworks in the run up to bonfire night, passed.

All of the 12 premises that were visited challenged the 15 year old volunteer by asking for ID and refusing the sale.

Fireworks can be great fun for families but if not handled properly they can cause burn and eye injuries in children and adults. The...

Sale of Lloyds branches to the Co-op collapses

Lloyds Banking Group's sale of more than 600 branches to the Co-operative Group has collapsed.

Europe had been forcing Lloyds to sell the branches after its taxpayer bailout during the 2008 financial crisis.

But it is understood the Co-op has struggled to plug a £1billion gap needed to complete its takeover.

Lloyds chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio said he was '...

Composters and water butts up for grabs

Plymouth residents are being invited to a one-day sale of compost bins and water butts at discounted prices.

A range of compost bins, water butts and wormeries will be up for grabs at the event taking place on Sunday 14 April.

Plymouth City Council has teamed up with Original Organics Limited to offer compost bins and other environmentally-friendly garden features at discounted...

The great big tiny penguin sell-off!

Miniature works of penguin art are being sold for charity.

Living Coasts has put 16 penguins, each 15 centimetre tall and beautifully decorated, up for sale on the charity’s website.

Designs include a punk penguin with a Mohican, Harry Potter, a Wagnerian Valkyrie, Superman, a peacock penguin, a Dalek penguin and a Damien Hirst inspired design using 1800 rhinestones.