South West

Look back on 2019: Animals do the funniest things...

RSPCA officers never quite know what they’re walking into from one job to the next.

The charity - which rescues more than 110,000 animals every year - is often called out to shocking, and upsetting incidents of animal cruelty and neglect. But the RSPCA ’s rescuers are also on the frontline when it comes to helping animals who find themselves in a spot of bother - and these can often...

Emergency services unite to tackle #unacceptable abuse on staff

Emergency services from across the South West are working together to highlight the unacceptable rise of violence and abuse towards their 999 Emergency Control hub staff, with the continuation of the #Unacceptable campaign.

With Easter being one of the busiest times of the year for emergency staff, the services are expecting a sharp increase in incident calls over the holiday period...

CPRE Devon announces ministerial visit to address growing concerns over new housing developments in the county

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has announced that the Minister for Housing and Planning, Kit Malthouse MP, will be coming to Devon next month to address growing concerns amongst local people about the scale and appropriateness of new homes developments across the county.

At the opening of CPRE Devon’s housing seminar in Tavistock on Friday (8th Feb),...

Bruton Knowles Celebrates Five Years of Growth in Plymouth

National property consultancy, Bruton Knowles, is celebrating its 5th year anniversary of the opening of its Plymouth office and is set to instigate plans for further growth in 2019.

The firm, which has 12 branches across the UK, opened an office in Plymouth as part of its expansion into the South West region. Since launching five years ago, it has already proved a success, seeing...

Kitley’s cuisine goes from strength to strength with the award of an AA Rosette

Kitley House Hotel in South Devon has been awarded One AA Rosette in recognition of the high standard of its food. The award comes hot on the heels of the appointment of a new Head Chef, Ben Davies, and a revamped menu focused on high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients.

Only about 10% of UK restaurants are of a standard worthy of One Rosette and above. The award signifies a...

The British Army brings virtual reality technology to the Skills Show South West in Plymouth

On the 14th and 15th March, the British Army is bringing interactive kit to the Skills Show South West in Plymouth, the largest careers, jobs, skills and apprenticeship event in the South West. The British Army is the UK’s largest employer provider of apprenticeships and will be talking about the wide variety of paid opportunities in the British Army for those seeking a challenge, adventure or...

Award Winning Placement for Plymouth University Student

Plymouth University student Ian Alberto has received a prestigious award from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) for his outstanding performance during a placement year as part of his MEng course in civil and coastal engineering.

Ian, from Wallington in Surrey, received the accolade for his achievements as a trainee site engineer with BAM Nuttall – and with...

RICS pledges to help end youth homelessness in SW

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a campaign with property industry charity LandAid* to raise over £2 million in the biggest ever fundraising campaign for the charity. The funds will contribute to ending youth homelessness across the South West and will provide secure and affordable bed spaces in the region.

As part of RICS’ 150th anniversary in 2018, the...

South West is home to some of Brits' happiest places

The South West of England is home to some of Brits' ultimate “happy places”, according to a new study.

New research from SACO, The Serviced Apartment Company polled UK holidaymakers to discover the places in the UK which evoke special memories and ultimately make us “happy”.

The poll of 1,500 British adults revealed that Cornwall is our top ‘go-to’ holiday destination for...

More clarity needed for rural markets post-Brexit

Transaction based price index slips for a third successive report Headline demand continues to decline but conditions vary depending on land quality Twelve-month price expectations still negative but only modestly in the South West.

Subdued demand for farmland coupled with falling land prices and a lack of new supply across the rural sector sees calls for more post-Brexit clarity from...

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