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25th August 2021

LAST-MINUTE LOCAL GETAWAYS & DAYS OUT

Summer is almost over which means now is the perfect time to plan some last-minute fun days out & getaways! We can’t think of a better […]
25th August 2021

Recycle Week 2021

Something that we can all do to help the current state of the environment is by correctly recycling our waste. Encouraging people to recycle was the […]
25th August 2021

MOVING HOUSE? Here are the keys to success…

• New research highlights that one in ten UK adults (11%), intend to spend money on moving home over the next year. • This is despite […]
25th August 2021

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

World Suicide Prevention Day is taking place on Friday 10th September 2021. Suicide is a terrible waste of human potential. It is a tragedy that a […]
28th July 2021

The Hatchling

World’s first flying puppet to take to the streets and skies of Plymouth on 14th-15th August 2021! This August, theatremakers Trigger will stage The Hatchling, an […]
28th July 2021

Cycle To Work Day

Cycle to Work Day is an annual awareness day set up to encourage people to cycle to work and to spread awareness of the benefits this […]
28th July 2021

International Beer Day

Annually on the first Friday in August, we raise a glass to celebrate International Beer Day! The end of summer is looming but the start of […]
28th July 2021

British Firework Championships

The annual British Firework Championships have been displaying their beautiful firework displays in Plymouth since 1997. Last year they had to cancel the event due to […]
30th June 2021

SailGP

The third event of SailGP Season 2 takes place in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, 17-18 July. In Season 2, not only will SailGP’s eight incredibly competitive […]
30th June 2021

Plastic Free July

Become a part of the solution by refusing single-use plastics this July (and beyond!) Plastic Free July is a worldwide movement to encourage people to make […]
30th June 2021

Keeping Dogs Cool This Summer

It’s almost mid-summer which means hot weather and hot dogs. We have gathered together the best tips to keep your dog cool this summer along with […]
28th May 2021

Pride Month: An Interview With Luke Pollard

June marks pride month, a month where we can learn from the past and celebrate how far we have come as a nation towards equality. We […]
28th May 2021

Summer Days Out

There has been a record number of staycations booked for this summer across the UK but particularly in Devon & Cornwall. If you have missed out […]
28th May 2021

Father’s Day Gifting Ideas

Father’s Day is fast approaching, June 20th to be exact, and it’s always challenging finding a gift that your father will enjoy and cherish for a […]
28th May 2021

Bring Your Dog To Work Day

One of the hardest parts of being a dog owner is having to say goodbye to those puppy dog eyes as you leave for work. On […]
26th April 2021

Making Waves

We have seen a massive increase in water users in Plymouth, already the UK’s busiest coastal RNLI Lifeboat Station. Sea swimming has seen an incredible increase […]
26th April 2021

Buying a Home in 2021

Whether you’re looking at moving house or want to stop paying rent and start up a mortgage, we have gathered together some tips to help make […]
26th April 2021

Staying Healthy After Lockdown

Stay healthy in your body and your mind as you begin to shift back into ‘normal’ life. We have so many opportunities on our doorstep to […]
26th April 2021

How to Attract Wildlife to your Garden

From the 31st May to the 6th June, it is Garden Wildlife Week here in the UK, so what better time to embrace the natural world […]
1st April 2021

Earth Day 2021

This Earth Day, the World turns its focus to Climate Change. Read the 5 facts, 5 myths and 5 ways that you can be a part […]
1st April 2021

Eco-friendly Spring Clean

As soon as the sun begins to make more of an appearance, something inside of us tells us, it’s time for a thorough clean of the […]
1st April 2021

National Pet Month

It’s National Pet Month! Now that the lockdown is over, our schedules are gradually starting to fill back up again. We have had a two-month lockdown […]
1st April 2021

Brian Blake – Why I am standing for Police and Crime Commissioner

Brian Blake explains why he will be standing for Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall on behalf of the Liberal Democrats. An ex-copper as […]
4th March 2021

The Roadmap Out Of Lockdown

As many of you will know, Boris Johnson gave an announcement on Monday 22nd February that delighted the nation. It was a ‘one-way road to freedom’ […]
4th March 2021

Tudor Evan’s Roadmap Thoughts

What are your thoughts on the Prime Ministers announcement? Do you think the relaxing of rules came at the right time or too early/late? Overall I […]
4th March 2021

Home & Garden

March marks the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring which brings us hope, new life, warmer, longer days and lots of beautiful flowers. As […]
4th March 2021

Our Top Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

Showing your love and appreciation for your Mum when you are miles away from her can seem like an impossible mission, especially with the shops currently […]
4th March 2021

International Woman’s Day

“A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let’s all choose to challenge.” March 8th marks a hundred and ten years […]
4th March 2021

Easter Crafts

It’s time to get a little bit messy and have some fun crafting! Easter Sunday is less than a month away now, so what better time […]
10th February 2021

10 Reasons Why You Should Walk 30 Mins Every Day

As we pass the one-month milestone into lockdown number 3, things can seem bleak for most of us. Rainy days, dark evenings and being told to […]
4th January 2021

Tudor Evans’ New Year Message

Plymouth has a great amount of hope for the future as well as a community spirit that has helped to bring everyone together at this worrying […]
4th January 2021

Don’t Worry – Be Happy

Start the year of right by looking after yourself. We have some great ideas for ways to stay happy and healthy this January. After the busy […]
4th January 2021

Money Saving Tips for 2021

With the possibility of a ‘normal’ summer in sight – it’s time to start saving that hard-earned cash. Whatever you may be saving for; a house, […]
4th January 2021

Where To Go For Walkies Around Plymouth

It’s Walk Your Dog Month! Of course, we should be taking our furry companions on walkies every day of the year but this month, let’s make […]
4th January 2021

Shop local and Support Plymouth’s Businesses

These past few months, we have done our very best to support independent, local businesses in the run-up to Christmas. We would like to start January […]
25th November 2020

How to spread Christmas cheer when they’re not here

With the pandemic interfering with daily life, we begin to worry if we will be able to spend Christmas with our loved ones this year. Therefore, […]
25th November 2020

What’s On In Plymouth This Holiday Season

The restrictions of Covid-19 have meant a lot of events have been cancelled this year, therefore, we have compiled some ideas to keep everyone entertained this […]
25th November 2020

Shop Local This Christmas

Have a little think about who may need a little extra hand this Christmas. One of those is probably your local shop. Independent businesses have their […]
25th November 2020

Christmas Advent Giveaway with Plymouth Businesses

We all need a little something to get excited about this Christmas time, with everything that is happening around us, a little pick-me-up is required, and […]
25th November 2020

Ruth Harrell’s Covid-19 Message

As you read this, we should be coming out of our second lockdown; many of you will have questions and be wondering about the future. Here, […]
28th October 2020

Spend Local In Plymouth This Christmas

Whilst you are writing your Christmas list this year, have a little think about how you could help out your local business, to give them the […]
28th October 2020

Countdown to Christmas

It’s the 1st December, the nights are getting longer, the woolly hats and scarfs are in full swing and it’s the moment we’ve been waiting all […]
28th October 2020

Have yourself a sustainable Christmas

With Christmas in close proximity, it is all too easy to forget the positive eco-friendly advances we have made and switch to panic buying mode. It […]
28th October 2020

Movember

It’s about to get hairy this month! Grow a moustache this November and raise money for men’s health. Men are dying too young and it is […]
28th October 2020

Remembrance Day

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of […]
25th September 2020

Day of the Dead

Learn all about the two-day celebration that is often overlooked as the ‘Mexican’s version of Halloween’ Usually mistaken for Halloween, Day of the Dead is a […]
25th September 2020

Stoptober

REDUCE THE RISK OF COVID-19 AND QUIT SMOKING THIS OCTOBER! It is scientifically proven that if you stop smoking for 28 days, you are five times […]
25th September 2020

World Mental Health Day

On the 10th of October every year, we recognise World Mental Health Day. Find out more about mental health and how to make a difference on […]
25th September 2020

National Cholesterol Month

Help raise awareness about high cholesterol levels this October and learn more about cholesterol with HEART UK. Every year in October, efforts are made to raise […]
26th August 2020

Short Breaks & Getaways

Schools are back in September so now is the perfect time to plan a little getaway with you and you loved ones. What better place to […]