Posts Tagged ‘ This is Plymouth ’

Talented Plymouth musician spared jail after being caught with…

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July 18, 2014
Talented Plymouth musician spared jail after being caught with…

A STUDENT who was caught with wraps of Ecstasy in a Plymouth nightclub has been spared prison after a Judge was told how he has turned his life around. Talented musician Joshua Claxton was already subject to a suspended sentence when he was caught with...
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American Civil War display at Devonport Library in Plymouth

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July 11, 2014
American Civil War display at Devonport  Library in Plymouth

THE Battle of Gettysburg and Independence Day are the latest subjects of an exhibition on display in Devonport. George Williams has put together the exhibition with artefacts depicting both historical events. Visitors will be able to see actual bull...
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Cyclists off bikes after diesel spill

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July 6, 2014

TWO cyclists came off their bikes after a fuel spill in the city. A "large quantity" of diesel affected the road surface in the Barnstaple Close area of Leigham, near Longbridge Road, firefighters said. There were no reports on the extent of the cyclis...
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Martial arts facts

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July 3, 2014

According to legend, Chinese martial arts date from more than 4,000 years ago, introduced by the Yellow Emperor Huangdi. The earliest confirmed references are in the Spring and Autumn Annals of about 500BC, which mentions hand-to-hand combat theory. ...
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Plymouth man fined for having drugs and missing court

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June 30, 2014
Plymouth man fined for having drugs and missing court

A MAN caught with cannabis who failed to turn up at court has been fined and given a curfew. Ben Legowski, aged 20, admitted possession of the Class B drug on April 4. Legowski, of College Road, Keyham, pleaded guilty to failing to answer his bail and ...
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Brewin Dolphin merges Plymouth and Truro offices

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June 25, 2014

LEADING private client wealth management firm Brewin Dolphin is consolidating its Truro and Plymouth offices.As part of the new operation, divisional directors Darryn Richards and Jonathon Croggon will join the Brewin Dolphin office at Langage Business Park in Plymouth.The office is headed by Brian James, who said: "I am delighted to welcome Darryn and...
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Profits for Plymouth airport site company Sutton Harbour Holdings

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June 17, 2014
Profits for Plymouth airport site company Sutton Harbour Holdings

Plymouth property and development company Sutton Harbour Holdings made a profit before tax of £300,000 in the last financial year, it was announced this morning. The company has not had to pay full business rates on the former Plymouth City Airp...
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Plymouth sailor who died onboard navy ship was fixing a lift

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June 16, 2014
Plymouth sailor who died onboard navy ship was fixing a lift

A SAILOR who died on board a Royal Navy ship in Devonport Naval Base was trying to fix a food lift, an inquest has heard. Neal Michael Edmonds, aged 42, from Ford, was pronounced dead at 10.40am on Wednesday, June 11 on board HMS Bulwark. The inquest ...
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Columnist Martin Freeman on the natural history of the school run

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June 3, 2014

NNNNNGGGGGGGGUUUH! "There it is." The voice sounds remarkably like David Attenborough's hushed tones. "It's the distinctive cry of the 13-year-old human male." Human? Debatable. "Ah, and here comes the parent. Let's listen carefully." "It's a beautiful...
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South West ambulances go to wrong addresses 500 times in five…

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June 3, 2014
South West ambulances go to wrong addresses 500 times in five…

The South Western Ambulance Trust saw ambulances go to the wrong address more than 500 times in the past five years. The figures were obtained by the BBC. The South Western Ambulance NHS Trust crews deal with nearly 500,000 calls each year. Of the 94 incidents in 2013, 33 were due to incorrect details given by...
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Dog hospitalised after eating palm oil on beach near Plymouth

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June 3, 2014
Dog hospitalised after eating palm oil on beach near Plymouth

A dog had to undergo a series of emergency procedures after eating a substance on a beach near Plymouth. Freddie, a three-year-old Labradoodle, was taken to hospital for a series of lifesaving actions after eating palm oil on Kingsand beach. The substance has killed dozens of dogs and poisoned many more. Freddie's owner, Karen de Fraine, 52,...
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Plymouth dad swaps luxury family home for bungalow because house…

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May 29, 2014
Plymouth dad swaps luxury family home for bungalow because house…

A PLYMOUTH dad in his forties who lived in a house "like something out of a film" in Spain is still struggling to realise the dream of owning his own home. Guy Alexander Bell, now 43, was a mature student studying teaching training at Plymouth Univers...
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Plymouth dog owner left "traumatised" when terrier…

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May 28, 2014
Plymouth dog owner left "traumatised" when terrier…

A PLYMOUTH dog owner has come forward to describe how she was left "traumatised" by an attack on her pet just weeks before The Herald reported a similar incident in the area. Jill Cox was out walking Cairn terrier Bramber when her ten-year-old pet was...
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Bike is found on fire at Plymouth primary school

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May 28, 2014
Bike is found on fire at Plymouth primary school

A BIKE was found on fire in a primary school playground on Monday evening.Firefighters were alerted to a two-wheeled bike that had been set alight on the premises of Knowle Primary in Ringmore Way at around 8.30pm.When the crew from Crownhill arrived a...
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Plymouth family demanding justice over death of Plymouth man they…

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May 19, 2014
Plymouth family demanding justice over death of Plymouth man they…

THE FAMILY of a man who died after being found bruised and bleeding in a Devonport stairwell in 2009 claim there are still unanswered questions over his death.The father and sister of Dale Normington, who died in December 2009 after he was found suffer...
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Man, 64, who was stabbed repeatedly is "lucky to be…

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May 14, 2014
Man, 64, who was stabbed repeatedly is "lucky to be…

A FRAIL man who was repeatedly stabbed leaving his intestines protruding from his stomach today said he was "lucky to be alive" after his attacker was jailed for 14 years. James Atkinson, aged 40 will not be released until he is deemed to be no longer...
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MP Oliver Colvile in row over tickets to Chelsea Flower Show

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May 14, 2014
MP Oliver Colvile in row over tickets to Chelsea Flower Show

A CONSERVATIVE MP said he was not trying to mislead anyone by not declaring he received Chelsea Flower Show tickets from a tobacco company when submitting questions on e-cigarettes. Oliver Colvile told the Commons he had previously recorded on the MPs'...
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Land Registry staff strike over privatisation threat

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May 14, 2014
Land Registry staff strike over privatisation threat

HUNDREDS of Land Registry employees went on strike over proposals which they say could cost jobs and damage the public service. Public and Commercial Services Union organised today's action in which they stated 450 out of 650 workers joined the walkou...
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Fire crews tackle woodburner blaze in village

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May 3, 2014
Fire crews tackle woodburner blaze in village

FIRE crews from Liskeard tackled a blaze in the nearby village of Quethiock just after midnight last night. Firefighters were called after a fire in a woodburner got out of control just before 12.30am. They used chimney rods and a stirrup pump to extin...
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Celebrity make-up artist died after falling and hitting her head…

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April 29, 2014
Celebrity make-up artist  died after falling and hitting her head…

A make-up artist who worked on film and TV productions with BBC and ITV stars died after falling and hitting her head when she became dizzy as she recovered from surgery in Plymouth, an inquest has heard Caroline Lyte, 52, was discovered unconscious b...
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Rats the way to do it with Geldof

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April 16, 2014
Rats the way to do it with Geldof

A HIGHLIGHT of last year's local festivals was seeing the Boomtown Rats headline Chagstock. After an idyllic summer days, to watch the sun set while listening to a band you never thought you'd hear again, live, was very special indeed. There's another ...
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