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New Foyer Federation chief kicks off national tour in South West

As a leading regional housing association DCH has invested around £565m into the south west economy over the past five years.

DCH is committed to supporting growth in the region; from building thousands of new homes and working with partner organisations such as the Foyer Federation, to creating jobs and investing in communities.

In recognition of the great work being done in...

Ridgeway's Year 7 football team win Plymouth Cup

Ridgeway School Year 7 football team has won the Plymouth Cup. Under the new management of PE teacher and head of the school’s Football Academy, Richard Harvey, the team has gone from strength to strength. The team beat four schools on their way to lifting the coveted trophy. “The boys did not make it easy for themselves, going 2-0 down in the semi-final against Lipson, however they showed great...

Plymouth MPs host Political Awareness Day

Students aged 16-plus from Plymouth’s schools were invited to attend a Political Awareness Day hosted by City MP’s Alison Seabeck MP, Oliver Colvile MP and Gary Streeter MP, in partnership with the Plymouth Excellence Cluster last week.

The three MPs, alongside the Excellence Cluster, have become concerned about increasing disillusionment amongst voters, particularly in relation to...

Are you Ready to Rock?

Alison Seabeck MP is urging local musicians and small venues to enter national music competition.

Ms Seabeck has called for musicians and small venues in Plymouth Moor View to enter Rock the House 2015, Parliament’s biggest competition which celebrates up-and-coming British artists and the live music venues that support them.

Applications are open now and will close on December...

Police Commissioner seeks public opinion

The views of students and young adults will play an important role in the battle to cut alcohol related crime and misuse in Devon and Cornwall.

It’s a top priority for Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg.

“There is no easy answer, but we need to initiate cultural change in our cities, towns and villages. We all need to ask ourselves what kind of place we want to live in?...

Plymouth’s performing arts course gives new skills to young jobless

Unemployed young people in Plymouth are being given the chance to take part in a three-week course to give them the skills and confidence they need to get a job.

Experience Performing Arts, funded by The Co-operative Foundation and delivered in partnership with The Prince’s Trust and Theatre Royal Plymouth, will give local young people the opportunity to boost their confidence and gain...

Boost for Devon as Jobseekers fall in April

The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) has fallen for the second consecutive month. The percentage of the working age population claiming JSA has now returned to the December 2008 level.

Claimants have dropped from 9,603 in March to 8,849 in April.

The Devon figures reflect the national trend, however the month on month decrease of 7.9% has occurred at a...