THE council will make solving parking problems on a busy city centre road a "priority" after admitting complaints had been received - despite suggesting otherwise earlier this week.
Limited parking spaces and confusing signs have left business owners in Manor Street, Stonehouse, frustrated while funky furniture store, Mr Scarecrow's Attic, says it has been forced to downsize.
Despite meeting with Cllr Ian Tuffin last week to discuss the issues, business owners - including Nadeem...
A Royal Navy nuclear submarine has crashed into a merchant ship. HMS Ambush collided with the unnamed merchant vessel off Gibraltar while submerged.The Astute-class sub was involved in a training exercise at the time, the Ministry of Defence said.An MoD statement said: "At approximately 1330 local time today (Wednesday, July 20), HMS Ambush was involved in a glancing collision with a merchant vessel off the coast of Gibraltar.""Initial indications are the merchant vesssel has not
Publish date: 2016/7/21 15:21
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There was a rare sight for beachgoers on Devon's coast yesterday after a shark was spotted in the water.
Sun seekers at Torre Abbey Sands spotted what is thought to be a smooth-hound shark in shallow waters on Wednesday afternoon.
The fish swam around bathers in shallow water before heading back out to sea.
Local resident Leanne Towell, who was visiting the beach with her family, captured photos and video of the animal.
She said: "It was my seven-year-old daughter who saw it first. She.
'Hands on' experiments were carried out by primary school pupils in Plymouth as part of a science programme. In a bid to enthuse Plymouth's future scientists over 100 Year 5 pupils from neighbouring schools of All Saints Academy Plymouth (ASAP) gained real, practical experience in the academy's high tech laboratories.The magic of science was brought alive for the youngsters fuelling their interest in the STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in this year's Science with
A young woman was assaulted by a short fat man with dirty trainers in a busy Plymouth street.The incident happened in Alma Road between 3pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday, July 13.Police are appealing for help in tracking down their suspect, who is described as black, 5ft 5ins tall, with a buzz cut haircut, dark eyes, a chubby face and high forehead. He is also said to have broad shoulders and a prominent belly.The man was wearing a bright blue hooded jacket with a prominent white zip, grey tracksuit..
Fire crews were called during the early hours of yesterday morning to help two women escape from a locked flat.
Camels Head received the call around 4.30am alerting them to the two ladies who were unable to get out of a locked flat at Acre Place in Devonport.
A fire spokesperson reported that the women appeared to have been locked in the property accidentally and one of them was beginning to suffer from claustrophobia.
Crews from #CamelsHead assisted two females from a locked flat...
If you just can't get enough pasty in your life (and who can?), we have some great news for you - pasty flavour crisps are now a thing. via GIPHYThis new taste sensation is being brought to the public by The Great British Crisp Company, part of Warrens Bakery - which knows a thing or two about pasties, as it claims to be the oldest Cornish pasty maker in the world.They're available from most Warrens shops in Cornwall, so we went sent our colleagues on the West Briton and Cornish Guardian, down
Today:Mostly dry and bright, with sunny spells for most, but there will also be a few showers during the afternoon. Feeling fresher, but still pleasantly warm in the sunshine, with light winds. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.Tonight:Mostly dry with variable cloud and clear spells tonight. However, there is the chance of a few showers in the far west. It will feel cooler and fresher for most. Minimum Temperature 14 °C.Friday:Friday will see a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. Some
The winning entries in this year's Holyer an Gof publishing awards covered books on a variety of subjects, spanning the Cornish language, trench life, pub songs and piracy.
Now in its twentieth year, the annual competition organised by Gorsedh Kernow aims to raise the standard and profile of publishing in Cornwall. The winners were announced at an evening in Waterstones book shop in Truro, with "Kernow King" Ed Rowe acting as MC.
"The range of entries have been truly remarkable this year,"...
Welcome to The Herald's breaking news service.All the latest news and traffic, travel and weather updates for Plymouth and the South West. If you've seen something going on and want us to check it out, please get in touch - call the newsdesk on 01752 293100, email email@example.com tweet us at @plymouthherald.Today's headlines Woman attacked in busy Plymouth street by short fat man wearing dirty trainers British nuclear submarine crashes into ship during trainingRejoice! Pasty...
A small van was set alight in Southway last night - the latest in a spate of arson incidents in the area.A fire engine from Crownhill was sent to the scene in Southway Drive at about 1.15am on Thursday morning, after receiving several calls from the public about the fire.They found a small van on fire while it was parking on the driveway of a home, and put it out using one hose reel jet. The fire service declared the incident deliberate.The blaze comes after four vehicles were set alight in...
Tilly Dixon talks to Falmouth-based landscape painter Nick J Williams about his forthcoming exhibition in Fowey.
With an intricate eye and an "obsession" for detail, Nick J Williams is a Cornish-based painter specialising in oils. Nick regularly enjoys solo sell-out shows at Fowey River Gallery, with his realistic representations of Cornish wildlife and water. The work is so life-like that you may, at first, mistake his alluring paintings for photographs.
In his teenage years Nick decided to..
There are few more vivid evocations of how it feels to fall for someone than in Chagall's ecstatic paintings of his wife. As Kneehigh's production about the pair opens at The Asylum in Cornwall, Daniel Jamieson retraces the couple's story. Pictures by Steve Tanner.
From the moment they fell for each other in 1909, painter Marc Chagall and his wife, Bella, seemed to share a particular way of seeing the world. Bella was a talented writer and her description of their first encounter is like a...
This video shows the scene which greeted people in Southway one morning earlier this week.Four vehicles were damaged by fire in Frontfield Crescent in the early hours of Tuesday, July 19. The cost of the fire to the vehicles is thought to be more than £30,000.And since then this video showing the damage caused and posted on Sheree Hayden's Facebook page has been widely shared.It shows three of the vehicles which fell victim to the blaze - an silver Nissan MPV, a blue Peugeot sports car and
Roger Malone talks to 'national treasure' Pam Ayres who is heading to Sidmouth with her one-woman show.
With her poems fizzing with fun, there are few entertainers that can charm an audience with such warmly observed humour as Pam Ayres. Making a welcome return to Sidmouth Folk Week for the first time since 2009 she will headline the Ham Marquee stage on July 28 with a mix of poems and readings.
"I will read a couple of extracts from my books, and talk about all sorts of things like horses,
Cornish-born Phil Vickery started his sporting career playing for Bude and Redruth. At 16 he gained his first national honour, before going on to eventually become part of the 2003 World Cup winning side. Nicknamed 'Raging Bull', the retired England captain, London Wasps and Gloucester tighthead prop remains as active as ever. He is currently promoting a nationwide competition as part of Sharp's Brewery's 'There's an Adventure Brewing' campaign, which aims to attract more than 1,200...
The sale of energy drinks to children under 16 should be banned following studies linking them to a range of health complaints and risky behaviours, according to a report.A review of worldwide evidence on energy drinks links them to health complaints such as headaches, stomach aches and sleeping problems, while emergency department visits associated with their consumption in the US doubled between 2007 and 2011, the report published by the Food Research Collaboration, an initiative of the Centre
Everyone should ensure they are getting 10 micrograms of vitamin D per day, and breastfed babies and young children must be given a supplement, a Government agency has said.In a raft of new guidance, Public Health England (PHE) said vitamin D was vital for bone and muscle health but people were generally not getting enough from exposure to sunlight.It said:* Babies under one who are exclusively or partially breastfed should be given a supplement containing 8.5 to 10 micrograms...
Health services in Plymouth are at risk of being cut after council chiefs were warned of a £400million deficit.Councillors were told to "make changes" to the city's strained services within the next five years or face a multi-million pound deficit at a scrutiny meeting this evening.The warning comes as Plymouth City Council (PCC) leader Ian Bowyer promised to be "even tougher" in plugging the financial gap.The Tory councillor, who replaced Tudor Evans as leader in May,.
A housing association has apologised after an elderly disabled woman was left unable to get into her flat overnight because the building's lift had broken down.Devon and Cornwall Housing (DCH) today apologised after the 86-year-old woman returned home on Monday to find she could not get into her home.The woman, who lives at the housing association's Pinder Court, in Tavistock, has disabilities preventing her from using the steps leading to her flat so she would normally use the lift.But on...
The story published in today’s Herald (Wednesday 20 July) is wrong. The leat mentioned as being threatened on the land at Christian Mill Business Park is actually the Devonport Leat, not Drake’s Leat (also known as the Plymouth Leat) as the Herald story suggests. The two leats (Devonport and Drake) do run quite closely together […]
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It’s not too late to sign up for a range of different courses as part of this year’s exciting Summer Mix programme. Hundreds of young people from right across Plymouth have already signed up for loads of free, fun activities this summer from the hundreds of choices available. Summer Mix is organised and funded by […]
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With just nine days to go until MTV Crashes Plymouth, people are being urged to plan ahead to ensure a fantastic time is had by all. Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to attend the two-day music event, which takes place on Plymouth Hoe on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July. Tickets are being […]
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T The impressive location as well as business potential of Oceansgate helped create a real buzz at the first business briefing to be held at the key site. Representatives from 40 businesses, including national and international companies, were given a tour of Oceansgate at the site of the former South Yard. Oceansgate is five times […]
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Plymouth residents are being warned against the high pressure selling of services on the doorstep after a spate of complaints. The City Council’s Trading Standards Team has seen a series of incidents where tradesmen have targeted elderly and vulnerable people to carry out work such as power-washing, roof repairs and guttering. In all the cases […]
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The severe financial challenges facing Plymouth City Council as its funding reduces have been set out in a draft medium term financial strategy to be considered by the Council’s scrutiny on Wednesday. The strategy sets out the funding needed to provide Council services and deliver priorities for the city over the next three years. The […]
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History Centre partners have today announced the appointment of construction and regeneration specialist Willmott Dixon as the contractor for the project. Willmott Dixon is one of the largest contracting companies in the UK with offices throughout England and Wales, yet it has remained a family-run business since its establishment in 1852. The company, which recently […]
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Shoppers are being reminded to thoroughly wash mixed salad leaves amid concern that this food could be the source of an E. coli outbreak that has killed two and infected more than 150 people in the UK.
Publish date: 2016/7/18 17:09
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Organisations in Plymouth can apply for small grants for events promoting inclusion and diversity in the city. Plymouth City Council is working with Plymouth Drake Foundation to provide small grants of up to £2,000 to organisations in the city who promote inclusion and integration across any of the following protected characteristics: Age Disability Faith, belief […]
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Publish date: 2016/7/15 20:56
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Sherford, the new community being created in the heart of the South Hams, has reached a monumental milestone in its construction, with building work now officially starting on the first homes. The Sherford Consortium – the partnership of award-winning homebuilders Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey – were joined onsite by key local authority […]
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Plymouth’s newest and most charming bridge was opened at an event on Tuesday ( 19 July ) designed to encourage local people to go wild. The opening event included activities for families with the Marine Biological Association’s Beach Rangers, foraging for wild food walks and wild refreshments. Young people in Barne Barton led the bridge […]
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The team behind the Plymouth History Centre project is celebrating again after receiving confirmation of a £128,000 grant from the Wolfson Foundation. The London-based charity supports excellence in the fields of science, education, health and the arts and humanities, including museums and galleries, historic buildings and landscapes. It has already awarded more than £1 million […]
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Publish date: 2016/7/14 21:36
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A volunteer scheme in Plymouth which has improved access to healthy fruit and vegetables and saved local people thousands on their energy bills has been shortlisted for a national award. The Our Plymouth pilot scheme is a finalist in the Best Community and Neighbourhood Initiative category for the APSE Service Awards 2016, which takes place […]
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Publish date: 2016/7/13 18:35
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Plymouth has been held up as an example of good practice for its work on Empty Homes in newly published national research. The research – Affordable Homes From Empty Commercial Spaces – published by Empty Homes (a national campaigning charity) and funded by the Nationwide Foundation, features a number of case studies, including Hoegate House, […]
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Representatives from 40 businesses will be at an event to mark the formal launch of Oceansgate, the first exclusively marine Enterprise Zone in the country. Oceansgate is the new name for South Yard, part of the Devonport Naval Dockyard which covers 35 ha, five times the size of the Royal William Yard. A marketing campaign […]
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We and Everyone Active are wishing Plymouth’s Olympic divers and swimmers the very best of luck as they prepare to head off to Rio de Janeiro. Tonia Couch, Sarah Barrow and Dan Goodfellow from Plymouth Diving have been selected to represent Team GB, along with Plymouth-born Olympic bronze medallist and former team-mate Tom Daley. Swimmer Ben […]
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Councillors from across different political parties have come together to condemn racism, xenophobia and hate crime. A motion agreed unanimously at the full council meeting held on 11 July, agreed that: Plymouth City Council and its partners want Plymouth to be a welcoming city where all residents are proud to live in a diverse and […]
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Government legislation and local policy have not changed as a result of the motion passed by full Council. Parents still need to seek permission from the head teacher to take their children out of school in term time. However, as a result of the motion passed at full Council we will no longer issue any […]
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Publish date: 2016/7/12 18:21
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MTV today announced Jonas Blue to join the already epic line up for MTV Crashes Plymouth! He joins Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Anne-Marie and Raleigh Richie on the Day 1 line up, July 28th. Rounding up the massive two day event, Afrojack, Example, Tough Love and Sub Focus will be taking the Plymouth Hoe by storm […]
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A representative from the Polish Embassy met with Plymouth City Council and Devon and Cornwall Police today to show support for Plymouth’s Polish community following recent hate crime incidents. Michal Mazurek, head of the Consular Section of the Polish Embassy, visited Plymouth to meet with a Polish family who were the victims of an […]
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Urban living could return to Plymouth city centre as part of a move to inject people and a fresh feel into the heart of the city. More families, couples, as well as singletons could live in new apartments and affordable houses with easy access to cafes, bars and shops through exciting redevelopment schemes designed to […]
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