New café to champion Devon produce

On Saturday 30th April, children’s favourite Elmer will be at Waterstones on New George Street as the bookshop launches its new café with a day of magic and face-painting family fun.

With six years of bookselling experience and eighteen years in the hospitality industry, Waterstones Bookshop Manager Lee Auburn is relishing the opportunity to marry his twin passions for food and books...

Plymouth University's robot footballer clicks between the sticks for Children in Need

The England football squad’s record in penalty shoot-outs has left a lot to be desired in recent years. But the next generation of star players are being given the chance to banish the memories of past failings thanks to the robot football team at Plymouth University.

Ahead of this year’s annual Children in Need appeal, the team’s latest high profile signing will be getting between the...

The Pre-War House and Other Stories by Alison Moore

Part of Plymouth International Book Festival

A writer whose star is definitely on the rise, Alison Moore will be in conversation with Johnny Mains, award winning editor, biographer and horror historian.

Alison Moore’s The Lighthouse was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize and the New Writer of the Year Category in the 2012 National Book Awards. She’ll be reading from her latest collection of short fiction, The Pre-War House and Other Stories, which includes stories shortlisted for more than a dozen different awards.

“The level of...