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MasterChef’s John Torode will star at Flavour Fest MasterChef judge John Torode will be the star of the chef stage at this year’s Flavour Fest in Plymouth. Returning for its fifteenth year, Flavour Fest 2018 – a Plymouth City Centre Company event – promises yet another jam packed weekend of food, fun and entertainment. Visitors […]

Mutley Plain improvements on the agenda In 2017 the three Compton Ward Councillors together with Officers from the City’s Economic Development Department, local business leaders and residents set up an influential steering group to create an atmosphere of improvement for Mutley Plain. Monies from the Councillors’ Community funds have been allocated to improve the facades […]

Life Remedy offers a helping hand to expectant and new mums A Plymouth charity set up in 2017 to provide fitness and wellbeing support to perinatal women has helped over 100 young mums and mums-to-be in its first year. Life Remedy offers free specialist group sessions for women who are pregnant or postnatal to stay […]

Exciting plans for Cawsand’s Old Ship Inn One of Cawsand’s oldest pubs could be rising from the ashes – literally. The Old Ship Inn stood empty for many years, before it was destroyed by fire in 2013, leaving an empty ruin. Now the Peninsula Trust have bold plans to bring the derelict eyesore back to […]

Trevi House: 25 years of giving children back their mums A packed crowd attended the public screening of the recent BBC Panorama programme highlighting the work of Trevi House in Plymouth, and the journey of two of the mums that lived there in particular. Trevi House will be familiar to many Plymothians, especially those who […]

Petition calls for urgent action on re-cladding of Mount Wise towers A petition calling on the Government to pay for the recladding of three tower blocks in Devonport has been launched. Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, has teamed up with Devonport Councillor, Bill Stevens, to offer his support to a local petition, […]

Cutting edge fashion enterprise is to be launched in Plymouth Plymouth College of Art and Millfields Trust are launching a new venture, Makers HQ, a unique and visionary community interest company created to provide cut, make and trim services to the fashion industry, with a strong focus on achieving ethical, British manufacture. Power to Change, […]

St Piran’s Day Here’s hoping a healthy dose of Cornish Nationalism will be celebrated on March 5, St Piran’s Day. Legend tells us how Piran, originating from Ireland and know there as ‘Ciran’ , was cast to sea tied to a millstone on the order of the Irish King who was suspicious of Piran’s miraculous […]

Rame Male Voice Choir raise £15,000 for hospital equipment A campaign by Rame Peninsula Male Voice Choir campaign to help fund molecular diagnostic equipment for Derriford hospital has reached almost £15,000. Over Christmas, the Cornish community opened its hearts and wallets in a bid to save lives. Choir chairman Clive Brinkmann presented a £10,000 cheque to […]

Busy time ahead for Plymouth Lions Club The Lions Club of Plymouth have a busy few months ahead with a variety of events Last year’s Dartmoor Walk presentation of trophies and prizes will be made by the Lord Mayor to the winning teams at the Lord Mayor’s Parlour on February 19, which will be attended by many […]

City College students take over The Duke of Cornwall for a week A group of students from City College in Plymouth have been involved in a ground-breaking project at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel. Students and staff from the college took over the Duke of Cornwall for a week in January, handling everything from their […]

Plymouth creative business offers support for emerging artistic talent A new venture, which aims to help artistic talent in Devon, is being launched by a Plymouth creative company. Gammaray Creative, who are based at Plymouth Science Park will work with upcoming designers, who may have hit hard times but who are all keen to build […]

Charitable Millbrook firm raises nearly £1000 for Jeremiah’s Journey Millbrook-based J Weekes Funeral Directors have always tried to help the local community and charities in many aspects of the business. It was an easy decision to help Jeremiah’s Journey as it’s a local bereavement charity for children and young people based in Plymouth. After lengthy […]

The journey that led to Street Factory and an MBE for Toby From being a teenager practicing hip hop in his local park, to inviting other youngsters to join in with him, to setting up the Street Factory Community Interest Company, to being recognised in the New Year’s Honours List for his work in the […]

Meet the faces behind Plymouth’s successful International Women’s Day Conference Alexis Bowater is best known for her work as a journalist and as a former anchor for ITV News. Today, over coffee in her kitchen, the tables are turned. Today, it’s her turn to answer the questions, and some are harder to answer than others. […]

Barne Barton to get its own pharmacy later this year Barne Barton will get its own pharmacy in the next few months – and plans are also to be prepared to build homes for up to 20 armed forces veterans. With plans for a GP surgery thwarted, Tamar View Community Complex manager Pat Patel has […]

Tim Peake’s spacecraft to touchdown in Plymouth? Plymouth could be getting a slice of space history – Tim Peake’s Soyuz descent module. The city bid to be part of the UK tour of Tim Peake’s Soyuz descent module and has today learned Plymouth has been shortlisted to host the spacecraft and parachute. On 18 June […]

Lecturer’s Jewel of India Award Academic named ‘Jewel of India’ in recognition of international impact A Plymouth University lecturer has received an award from the Indian Government in recognition of her international impact in her field. Dr Tina Joshi, a lecturer in Molecular Microbiology, specialises in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – with her research focusing on […]

 Youth Council hosts first Youth Awards As the general secretary of the Saltash Town Youth Council, and the reporter for the youth section of the Love Saltash Magazine, I was delighted to attend the Youth Council’s first youth awards evening on in December 2017.The event was to mark the 25th anniversary of the Youth Council, […]

Introducing the Plymouth Chronicle! New name, new local editions, same trusted community newspaper The Plymouth Chronicle is the new name for the Plymouth Shopper! Between 2001 and 2017, the Plymouth Shopper grew from one local monthly edition in Peverell, to seven local editions totalling 64,000 copies. Now, in line with response from local communities and […]

Making Coffee Better Love Saltash is introducing a new series written by Peter Castell and Tina Parker of Just Be Café Wines Ltd to help us eat and drink with more consideration. This month, if you are looking for the finest cup of coffee, you can visit Just Be on the waterfront; or use their […]

It’s time to sign up for Men’s Day Out and Neon Midnight Walk The guys or the girls – who will raise the most for St Luke’s? As two of the city’s most popular fundraising events are launched this month, St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is laying down a challenge to men and women in the […]

Volunteer Connections Improving Lives Plymouth’s Volunteer Connections service supports people into volunteering. People volunteer for different reasons, such as, to meet new people, to connect to their community, to enhance their CV, to help people and make a difference or to use their skills. At Volunteer Connections we match people to the reasons they would […]

Awards celebration for Plymstock care home It is a Happy New Year at Anchor’s Selkirk House in Plymstock as they are celebrating receiving two awards, one from St Luke’s Hospice and another from Plymouth City Council. The St Luke’s award has been received for providing quality end of life care. Team leaders Laura Osborne and […]

Studio One South West making a splash with new Plymouth showroom With three fully working bathroom displays, 17 different working shower systems and a further 18 displays to view, plus a level access shower and steam room complete with spa seat and underfloor heating, Studio One South West is the place to visit if you’re looking for […]

Sculpture to come alight thanks to award-winning firm An award-winning Plympton firm has been tasked with creating the lighting scheme which will illuminate the city’s towering bronze sculpture ‘Bianca’. The Pyramid Group will be working closely with the Theatre Royal Plymouth to decide on the best way to illuminate ‘Bianca’ when she takes up residence […]

Parents’ story inspires a new support service for families affected by autism Anzel and Cindy’s son was two years old when they noticed he was exhibiting some challenging behaviours. Their son would often become really upset for no visible reason and they were concerned that elements of his development, such as communication, weren’t progressing as […]

Best of local creative talent on display at Torpoint Arts Festival Torpoint Arts Festival really showed the amount of talent that there is in this area. Photography, Art, guitars, woodwork, sculptures, embroidery where all on display there was even a model of the Torpoint Ferry. It was a great showcase and there was plenty of […]

Elliott’s Store Success Huge Congratulations are in order for the team of volunteers involved in the preservation and ongoing use of Elliott’s Store in Lower Fore Street. Led by Gerry Sweet, they have worked tirelessly for the last three years with the support of the museum development officer for Cornwall to achieve accredited museum status. […]

Loving homes sought for bunny boys Woodside Animal Sanctuary based in Elfordleigh, think they may have seven of the most unlucky baby bunnies. Six weeks on from their arrival the seven brothers are still looking for new homes. Having come from a home where they were too many to cope with, the brothers arrived at […]

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