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Kingfisher duo head to Japan to serve up 8,000 fish suppers Japanese shoppers are set for a taste of the UK’s finest when Kingfisher in Chaddlewood – officialy the country’s No. 1 fish and chip shop, sets up shop in Japan’s biggest department store. Hankyu department stores, the Japanese equivalent of Harrod’s, has invited Kingfisher’s […]

Huge job boost for Plymouth Plymouth has received a huge economic boost following the announcement that a leading global medical technology company is to invest over £170 million in its city site, creating up to 200 new jobs. Becton Dickinson plans to build eight new manufacturing lines at its site at Belliver Way in Roborough. […]

£1.3 million boost for Plymouth’s voluntary sector Plymouth’s voluntary and community organisations have received a £1.3 million boost. As part of a radical approach which will see the voluntary, public and private sectors working together for the good of the city, the Esmé Fairbairn Foundation, one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK, […]

Now Antony volunteers show true community spirit When the Antony Community Farm Shop closed its doors in 2016, it was viewed with mixed emotions. It had been run as a non-profit-making Community shop for five years and had successfully filled the void for villagers when the last village shop closed down. Villagers and volunteers who […]

Pat hands over the reins at Tamar View to Jill Singh Exciting news from Tamar View at the heart of Barne Barton. With funding from the Tudor Trust for the next two years Tamar View has appointed Jill Singh as the new general manager. Jill brings with her a wealth of experience of working with […]

Internationally-renowned Plymouth artist Barbara shows her love for the city with local exhibition Plymouth art lovers will be in their element in October when a new exhibition opens in the city. After 11 previous solo shows around the world, international artist Barbara de Mora, is holding an exhibition of paintings to celebrate living in the […]

Plymouth’s newest school opens doors to first students   Scott Medical and Healthcare College – Plymouth’s newest secondary school – has welcomed its first ever students. The new small, state school specialises in training the healthcare professionals of the future and welcomed 84 Year 9 and Year 12 students in September. Professor Greg Dix, Derriford […]

£5,000 boost for outdoor learning sessions for Plymouth families thanks to Santander Foundation Beach Schools South West CIC and Arterne CIC programme SEA-ing Changes has received £5000 to fund goal-based outdoor activities in the marine environment for families in Plymouth. The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation, which offers Discovery Grants to UK registered […]

Jolly Jacks – the unique waterfront venue for all seasons! With its sunny terrace outside and roaring log fire inside, Jolly Jacks waterfront bar, bistro and restaurant at Mayflower Marina is the place to go, whatever the weather. And, with distinct bar and restaurant areas that scream ‘come on in’, the bistro in Richmond Walk […]

Join Plymouth Market for a Grand Day Out this September! The major refurbishment work at Plymouth Market is finally coming to an end and to celebrate its completion the Market invites you to join them at their Grand Day Out on Saturday September 30. The refurbishment works have given the Grade II Listed building a […]

Action-packed weekend for Plymouth Seafood Festival Plymouth prepares to cook up a storm at this year’s Plymouth Seafood Festival, which was launched at the National Marine Aquarium. The launch offered partners and businesses a taster of what is to follow in September, with a morning of fascinating talks and demonstrations. The Plymouth Seafood Festival, organised […]

Full Rotation animator David comes full circle with a return to his home city From his home studio in Plymouth, animator and creative director David Mattock is crafting beautiful content for big name clients all around the world. David, 41, returned to his home city a year ago after leaving in his 20s to forge […]

Teaching languages is child’s play for award hopeful Becky When it comes to teaching French and Spanish to young children, it seems Becky MacLean from Plympton is speaking the right language!   Becky, who runs the Kidslingo classes in the Plymouth area, has been nominated for a top award just 18 months after setting up […]

Double success for Peverell student Henry Flavell, aged 17, from Peverell, took home two awards at City College’s annual Student of the Year celebration. The Skills Development Student of the Year and the special Opportunity Award, sponsored by Plymouth Marjon University, celebrated his hard work and exceptional progress.   Julie McLean, Director of Work-based Learning […]

New minister for church in Hartley A Plymouth church has welcomed a new Minister at a special service of Induction. Rev Henriette Wentink has moved to Trinity United Reformed Church in Hartley to take up her post as Church Minister there. She leaves a congregation in Enfield, North London. Rev Wentink grew up in the […]

Tributes paid as Stoke postmistress Jenny Clarke decides to call it a day Sometimes local heroes are remembered for one off acts of extreme bravery or selflessness. Other times they are just part of the community that keeps going despite all the trials of life. These heroes are so much part of the fabric of […]

Primary school children shine in Paws and Claws Lipson Co-operative Academy’s Primary School production, ‘Paws and Claws,’ kept the audience enthralled with fantastic performances over three nights. Four of the local feeder primary schools were involved – Mount Street; Salisbury Road; Lipson Vale and Prince Rock – and their Year 5 students certainly did them […]

Success for dedicated decorator Nicholas Barber, 19, from St Budeaux, walked away with two impressive awards at the annual Student of the Year awards ceremony which celebrated the exceptional achievements of City College students. Nicholas was named Construction Student of the Year and received the special Equality and Diversity Award sponsored by Livewell Southwest, for […]

Plymstock actor cast in major role Plymstock actor and singer, Darren Lake, has been cast as one of the lead characters in a new production of Aladdin at The Stockport Plaza, this Christmas. Darren, who recently had a role in upcoming Will Ferrell movie, Holmes & Watson, will play The Emperor Of China when the […]

Success at the double for Plympton student Jack Trestrail, 18, from Plympton, was awarded both the Media and Digital Student of the Year and the special Enterprise Award, sponsored by Plymouth University, at City College’s annual awards ceremony. The event rewards students who are actively participating in their course, the College or the local community. […]

Time for celebration as Richard marks 20th anniversary for lettings business One of the best-known figures in the Plymouth property scene is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his successful lettings business. Richard Rabin launched Town & Country Lettings in August 1997 and over the last two decades has overseen the company’s continued growth, establishing it […]

DCL delivering a service that puts customers in the driving seat! The past six years has been quite a ride for Rupert Wills, boss of the DCL group that includes Devon Couriers, DCL Vehicle Hire and now, his newest venture, Plymouth Taxi Van. When Rupert set up the company from his spare bedroom in Plymouth […]

Column Bakehouse café and stores now open at Royal William Yard A second outlet for the popular artisan bakery Column Bakehouse has opened at Ocean Studios in Plymouth’s Royal William Yard. The successful artisan bakery started at Devonport Guildhall in 2013 and has grown from strength to strength winning countless awards and fans along the […]

Connor the inspiration behind a new charity that’s helping families to make memories Tracy and Gareth Walters’ world was turned upside down in the summer of 2015 when their young son Connor was diagnosed with a rare condition that causes tumours to grow along the nerves. The couple, from St Judes, suspected that something was […]

New business is a piece of cake for Jasmine Jasmine Pillar is enjoying the sweet life after bringing together her talent for baking and marketing to set up her own cake-making business. Jasmine, from Brixton, launched Sweet Buns last year after being encouraged by family and friends. It’s a world away from her previous career […]

Plymouth City Market’s new arrival is hot stuff! Tracey Medley really hit the spot when she named her new chilli business in Plymouth City Market ‘Some Like It Hot’ because it seems the people of Plymouth just can’t get enough of the stuff! Since opening her stall in February, the artisan produce has been flying […]

Zuzimo! owners Mo and Zuzi reveal their recipe for success Question: How do you successfully manage one of the most popular restaurants in Plymouth AND bring up a young family at the same time? The answer can be summed up in one word, according to Mo Vassif and partner Zuzi Fancovicova who’ve run Zuzimo! in […]

Plymouth at cutting edge of culture nationally with huge funding boost   Plymouth’s vision of powering the regeneration of the city through culture is paying off with £16 million worth of Arts Council funding coming to the city. The amount of ‘National Portfolio Organisation’ investment from the Arts Council England coming to Plymouth is set […]

Artist Shari’s inspiration comes from nature Saltash artist, Shari Hills was born in Blackpool, moved to Hertfordshire and arrived in the South West as a teenager. Ever since she can remember she has always loved wildlife, nature and animals of all kinds. When speaking of growing up, she said: “My Dad spent a lot of […]

Best ever May Fair Plympton Community Council’s 40th anniversary May Fair in Harewood House and surrounding grounds last month has generally been accepted as the most successful for many years. There was a big focus this year on events outside in the open air rather than just concentrated inside in the main hall of Harewood […]

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