Firefighters were called to a Plymouth park in the early hours if this morning after a Staffordshire Bull Terrier got its head stuck in a fence.
A crew from Greenbank was sent to Freedom Fields park on Greenbank Road at 12.15am this morning.
A dog was found with its head stuck in railings.
Crews used hydraulic cutting tools to release the 4-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier from a metal gate.
JUST over 100 years ago the plight of the Suffragettes hit the headlines – as Emmeline Pankhurst was arrested right here in Plymouth.The leader of the British suffragette movement was just five years away from welcoming the Representation of the People Act, giving women over the age of 30 who met certain property qualifications the suffrage, when she was met by police as she arrived into Plymouth.In 1913 Mrs Pankhurst was arrested on board the White Star steamship Majestic on arrival at...
FIRE crews were called to a flat blaze in Plymouth tonight amid concerns there were people still inside.
The fire broke out in a first-floor flat on Budshead Road in Whitleigh shortly before 6pm.
Two appliances from Crownhill were sent to the scene and called for backup from a crew based at Camels Head.
Two firefighters donned breathing apparatus to go inside the property and confirmed there was nobody inside.
They used a hose reel and a safety jet to put out the fire, which completely destroyed
A BUSINESSMAN has launched a campaign to create the UK's first ever pasty museum.
Malcolm Ball, the chief executive of WMC Retail Partners Plc, the company behind the transformation of the historic award-winning Old Spitalfields Market in London, is overseeing the creation of the new 13,000 square-foot St Austell attraction that is designed to celebrate the very best in the region's food and drink produce.
He said: "I started to research whether there's any visitor attractions focussing..
RESIDENTS are being asked for their opinion on the future of Fort Austin - one of the city's dilapidated 19th century military defences.Tory politicians, including Johnny Mercer MP and Eggbuckland councillors Ian and Lynda Bowyer, are hosting a public meeting at 10.30am on Saturday (17 Oct) outside the fort's entrance on Fort Austin Avenue to begin to gather people's views.Mr Bowyer said he was keen to see measures put in place to prevent anti-social behaviour at the historic location.Fort...
A GIANT new development of shops, restaurants, homes and hundreds of student flats on Plymouth's waterfront looks to be two years away from lift-off.
The Herald revealed in June how Sutton Harbour Holdings plc had new plans for the plot once earmarked for a BBC studio.
The company wants to build a block called Sugar House, which would include shops, restaurants, car parking and homes for about 400 residents, and about 300 student flats at Sutton Harbour's East Quays.
Bosses are aiming to have...
MOVES to shut Plymouth police stations has been lambasted by the city's council leader as chiefs are forced to make heavy cuts - but one Tory MP said police stations "do not help fight crime".The Thin Blue Line is due to get thinner as Devon and Cornwall Police bosses announced a litany of stations they plan to close over the next five years in a bid to save £29million from its current budget.Bases in Plympton, Beacon Park and Ivybridge are all under threat, along with Torpoint,.
The 150-YEAR-OLD Napoleonic Tregantle Fort near Plymouth is being recalled into action by the 16th Regiment Royal Artillery in their build up to deployment to the Falklands.
The air defence 11 (Sphinx) Battery unit are using the fort – that was built to guard the Devonport Dockyard – for part of their intense training.
The Regiment are in charge of operating the Army's only short range Rapier surface to air missile system.
Major David Joyce said: "The fort has been here a long...
MOTORISTS may have to be a little more patient over the next two weeks as council staff carry out travel surveys on Plymouth's key routes.
The surveys are set to be to gather up-to-date information on journeys made in the city, which is critical for funding submissions on major transport improvement schemes such as the Forder Valley Link Road.
Council chiefs say the surveys will also provide the essential data needed to ensure that new road schemes meet current and future demand.
PLYMOUTH'S two Apprentice hopefuls are among the favourites to be fired next, according to the bookies.
Neither Charleine Wain or Brett Butler-Smythe are among the top ten candidates tipped to win the latest series of the hit BBC reality show.
Brett avoided being fired by Lord Sugar in the opening show last night, while Charleine shone in the teams' first task.
But despite that she is still an outside bet to triumph at 18/1 according to most bookmakers.
Brett is 16/1, while the current favourite
A MAN who admitted sexually assaulting a young woman in the middle of Plymouth was let off with a fine and no need to sign the Sex Offenders Register.
Marcin Balazy, of Hill Park Crescent, Greenbank was arrested by police following an incident at 4.55am on May 10 near the Student Union bar on the Plymouth University campus.
At the time the victim told investigators she was followed by Balazy from the Cuba bar in North Hill to an isolated area within the campus.
He then grabbed her around the.
A STUDENT in his first year living away from home was found dead in his Plymouth bedroom after taking a 'legal high', an inquest heard.Muhib Ahmed Abbas was discovered on the floor of his dorm room in Discovery Heights halls of residence after friends raised the alarm, saying they hadn't seen the 19-year-old for three days.Plymouth Coroner's Court was told how the Muslim teenager informed friends, not long before his body was found, that he wasn't feeling well and might have to go to...
Plymouth City Council Leader Tudor Evans has called for an urgent meeting with top police officials to discuss proposals to close two police stations in the city. Devon and Cornwall Police announced plans to close police stations and offices across their area in the next five years in a bid to save £29m from its current […]
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A PLYMOUTH cafe has set up a scheme which will see generous customers buy the homeless a hot drink.The Stoke Cafe, in Devonport Road, launched a 'suspended coffee' scheme last Friday (Oct 9) to help homeless people this winter.Sue Austin, who opened the cafe three years ago, says she first got the idea from travel website TripAdvisor."Somebody on TripAdvisor asked me if I had done a suspended coffee and I had to look it up to find out what it was," said the 53-year-old, who lives in...
TRIBUTES have been paid to a "happy" Plymouth six-year-old following his sudden death.Sebastian Hibberd, aged six, was rushed to Derriford Hospital on Monday after taking ill at his home in Plympton.Paramedics were called to the home of the Boringdon Primary School pupil following reports that he was unwell, police say.He arrived at Derriford Hospital at about 3pm on Monday but sadly died a short time after.David Maddison, chief executive of Plymouth Learning Partnership, which...
VINCENT BAILEY, aged 34, of Moor Lane, Plymouth: assaulting an officer in the execution of his duty, driving without insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence – fined £70, ordered to pay £150 criminal courts charge, £85 costs, £50 compensation and £20 victim surcharge.
CARL HAMMOND, aged 42, of Corner Brake, Plymouth: assaulting a man by beating and causing criminal damage to a taxi – 12-month community order with 160 hours...
HALF Penny Cottage is a reverse-level detached barn conversion tucked away in a secluded rural location at Venton near Lee Mill. The garden is surrounded by open countryside and enjoys far-reaching views to Dartmoor.An oak stable door opens into a hall with two double bedrooms and a well-equipped modern shower room.A staircase leads to an open plan living area with vaulted ceiling and a wood-burning stove on a slate hearth. The kitchen area has a country style kitchen with a Belfast sink,...
A year after he left Rockafella to focus on training as a teacher, top local vocalist Ollie Hayne has rejoined the band and they are to play their first gig in the original line-up at the Thistle Park Tavern this week."The irony is that the Michael Mochen who took over from me as lead vocalist last year has just started a PGCE in music, so he needs time out for that," explains Ollie. "It was perfect timing really."Ollie had been with Rockafella practically since the formation
Plymouth's very own popstar, Jamie Lawson, had his single made Track of the Day on Radio 1 on Thursday.Jamie was born in St Budeaux, has been signed by superstar Ed Sheeran's label and has had nothing since success since. His first single, Wasn't Expecting That, has already made it to Number 10 in the iTunes chart and on Thursday was played across all the day time shows on Radio 1. The singer has been supported by the likes of Radio 2's Jo Whiley and Radio 1 BBC Breakfast host, Nick Grimshaw....
A NEW children's theatre and arts hub is to be created in Devonport Park after planning chiefs gave the idea the thumbs-up.
Stiltskin Arts CIC brought back to life a former changing room for munitions workers in the park last year.
Now it has been given the formal go-ahead to operate it as a children's theatre and to create an amphitheatre next to it.
Iain Slade, director at Stiltskin Arts CIC, previously told The Herald how the Stiltskin's SoapBox Theatre building has been designed around...
THERE are reports of a two-car collision in Plymouth this evening.A two-car crash took place on Eldad Hill at about 5pm today.A pale blue Honda and a silver Vauxhall Zafira were involved in the incident.Police have put a temporary single file traffic system in place causing slow-moving traffic in the area.No injuries are believed to have been sustained during the crash.Officers remain at the scene.More to follow.
Surveys to collect important travel data will be carried out on some of Plymouth’s key routes over the next two weeks. The surveys will be used to gather up-to-date information on journeys made in the city, which is critical for funding submissions for major transport improvement schemes such as the Forder Valley Link Road. They […]
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Ten young people from Plymouth’s Young Inspectors group have been talking to the Council’s most senior managers about the experiences of children and young people in the city’s child protection processes. The project was started to make sure that the voice of the child was included in all aspects of work around children’s social care. […]
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Around 1,000 more people in Plymouth will be helped to get online as part of the city’s continuing mission to get more people – and services – internet savvy. Plymouth City Council is one of four councils nationally to be awarded £112,000 from the Big Lottery Fund as part of a ‘test and learn pilot’. […]
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Over 9000 young people made their voices count at the weekend as they took part in the annual Make Your Mark campaign. Make Your Mark is a UK-wide ballot which gives young people aged 11-18 the chance to decide what Members of the Youth Parliament should debate and vote on. A total of 9319 votes […]
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Tattoo equipment has been seized as another ‘scratcher’ has been raided through the Council’s Operation Itchy. Officers from the Council’s Public Protection Service, together with the police, executed a court order at an address in the city last week in the continued crackdown on illegal tattooists, known as scratchers. Scratchers are people who have bought […]
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Publish date: 2015/10/9 23:47
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Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) have been shortlisted for two Green Energy Awards. The Council, which has been instrumental in the start-up and continued support of PEC, has been shortlisted for the Most Proactive Public Sector Body category at the awards, organised by Regen South West. The Council helped establish PEC in […]
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Publish date: 2015/10/9 18:05
Posted by Chris Gomm
Dementia Friendly employers in Plymouth are being recognised for their commitment as the city becomes more dementia aware. All local organisations that have signed up to Dementia Friendly status are being recognised at a special event at the Reception Room, Council House on Monday 12 October. In addition Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet will receive an […]
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We are currently experiencing a ‘denial of service’ attack which means we cannot receive emails from outside the Council. We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible. A denial of service attack is where hackers try to prevent legitimate users from accessing a service. They usually do this by sending an excessive number […]
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We have been made aware of a phishing email today, which claims to be from Plymouth City Council and contains a malicious attachment. The subject header of the email is ‘Invoice for Payment’ and it claims to be from CivicaReports@plymouth.gov.uk. The email did not originate from the Council and customers are advised to delete it […]
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Publish date: 2015/10/8 21:19
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A range of events are taking place in Plymouth to mark Hate Crime Awareness Week (10 – 17 October) and encourage local people to report hate crimes and incidents. Events are being held by organisations from across our local voluntary and statutory sector here in Plymouth. Hate crimes and incidents are targeted at a person […]
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Young people across Plymouth are being encouraged to get involved in the 2016 UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) Elections, which take place from Saturday 23 January to Saturday 30 January. Plymouth’s young residents, aged 11 to 18 years, have until Friday 13 November to register their candidateship for the UKYP Elections. Four positions will be up […]
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Plymouth City Council libraries are celebrating Get Online Week (12 to 18 October) with a number of free courses showing people how the internet can help make life easier. Total beginners can learn mouse and keyboard skills and find out how to navigate a website at the Central Library on Thursday 15 October. Other drop-in […]
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Publish date: 2015/10/7 16:01
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Plymouth’s iconic Civic Centre and Council House recently welcomed the cream of British comedy to the city for the latest Comic Strip film. For the new film, ‘The Comic Strip Presents…The Red Top!’, the film makers Great Western Features were looking for a building that could double up as 1970s newspaper offices in Wapping, plus […]
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This is what Plymouth’s new history centre could look like at night. The team behind the project has issued the latest concepts for the project which will be a game changer in how Plymouth celebrates its incredible history and culture. The images are being released as exciting plans to put Plymouth on the national cultural […]
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Plymouth City Council’s Public Protection Service is now running the Level two Personal Licence Holders Course. A personal licence is needed if you are responsible for the sale of alcohol for example in a restaurant, public house or shop/supermarket. This doesn’t mean you have to have a personal licence to be employed in a business […]
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Detailed plans for improving traffic flow in the Derriford area will be on public display next week. The Derriford Transport Scheme, which will see improvements on the A386 Tavistock Road, aims to reduce congestion and create more road capacity for the extra traffic that will be generated by proposed developments in the area. It will […]
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Plymouth’s ‘shhh patrols’ had a good reception from students as they hit potential noise hot spots during Freshers’ Week. The team was out in the city centre, Mutley, Greenbank and Mount Gould to advise noisy students new to Plymouth to turn the dial down and think about their neighbours. The patrols, which involved the Council, […]
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Publish date: 2015/10/1 23:59
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From 1 October, responsibility for commissioning (shaping and buying) health visiting services for young children passes from NHS regional teams to local authorities (councils). This “completes the jigsaw” of public health services, placing health visiting alongside other services which have been commissioned by councils since April 2013. The transfer will now enable all support commissioned […]
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A successful scheme designed to support young people in Plymouth to gain important employability skills, with the support of volunteer mentors is back for a second year. Skills Aid Plymouth (SAP) is a joint project between Plymouth City Council and Plymouth’s Rotary Clubs, who have provided the majority of the volunteer mentors working on the […]
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