Posts Tagged ‘ This is Plymouth ’

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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Interactive map: Life expectancy for babies born in Plymouth…

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April 16, 2014
Interactive map: Life expectancy for babies born in Plymouth…

BABIES born in Plymouth are predicted to live longer now than at any time in the previous 25 years – but the city's life expectancy is still among the worst in the UK. The average life expectancy for baby boys born in Plymouth between 2010 and 20...
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Plymouth teacher tops Amazon bestsellers list with bargain…

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March 30, 2014
Plymouth teacher tops Amazon bestsellers list with bargain…

AN ENGLISH teacher has reached the top of the Amazon bestsellers list with his bargain GCSE English revision guide. Andrew Bruff, an English teacher at Lipson Co-operative Academy, hit the top spot on Saturday in the list of the online shopping giant....
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Dental students warn Plymouth primary pupils about having a sweet…

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March 30, 2014

DENTAL students helped teach primary pupils about the impact of having a sweet tooth. The students at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry worked to help make local school children aware of the dangers of hidden sugar in what...
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Cage fighters perform in Plymouth art show

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March 30, 2014
Cage fighters perform in Plymouth art show

CAGE fighters took to the floor as part of an art exhibition with a twist. The live event Accost Nascent was presented by artistic duo ATOI, at their show at gallery KARST, on George Place in Stonehouse. ATOI - Amy Thomas and Oliver Irvine - used foota...
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TV geologist says mystery Hoe gap could be sinkhole

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March 21, 2014
TV geologist says mystery Hoe gap could be sinkhole

A TV geology expert says the mysterious hole on the Hoe bears all the hallmarks of a sinkhole. The hole is being investigated by Plymouth City Council who have called in geologists to inspect. Iain Stewart, professor of geosciences communication at P...
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Ladies of Plymouth Keep Fit Association joined by ladies from all…

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March 21, 2014
Ladies of Plymouth Keep Fit Association joined by ladies from all…

KEEP Fit Association Ladies from all over the South West converged for their 48th Annual General Meeting. A lovely day commenced with three workouts led by Jackie Hamblin from Plymouth and Cathy Whitmore and Tamsin Blight from Cornwall. We received a...
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A garden club in Plymouth receive illustrated talk on nature…

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March 21, 2014

TAMERTON Foliot Garden Club meet on the last Friday of the month - February to November - no meeting in August. At the February meeting we welcomed Mr Jeremy Sabel, Green Infrastructure Officer Plymouth City Council, who gave a most interesting and il...
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Driver tackled violent man threatening to stab lone woman in her…

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March 11, 2014
Driver tackled violent man threatening to stab lone woman in her…

A DRIVER who tackled a violent man as he threatened to stab a lone woman in her car has been honoured for his bravery. Quick-thinking Jonathan Fealey, aged 28, escaped after the burly stranger said he would kill him – but returned to help the oth...
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A sweet gesture to help hospice

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March 11, 2014

A COFFEE morning was held at a primary school in memory of a former teaching assistant.The event at Glen Park Primary School raised funds for Plymouth's St Luke's Hospice.Teachers, pupils and parents all donated a large amount of hand-baked cakes for ...
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WELFARE: spend

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March 11, 2014

TOTAL spending from the emergency welfare budget to January 31 this year has been:Community care grants: £202,559. The community care grants have risen steadily quarter by quarter, going from £31,929 to £49,770 and £86,423 in th...
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Come get some! Duke Nukem voice actor Jon St. John is coming to…

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March 5, 2014

Duke Nukem is coming to Plymouth to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and he's all out of gum. Jon St. John is the latest star unveiled to be coming to Plymouth Devcon to be held at the Guildhall in May. The voice actor has played the video game characte...
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Police operation in Plymouth clubland to target drug users and…

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March 5, 2014
Police operation in Plymouth clubland to target drug users and…

DRUG users and dealers are to be targeted as police launch a new, ongoing, operation in Plymouth's clubland. Operation Goodfellow will see plainclothes and uniformed officer out and about the Evening and Night Time Economy areas, such as North Hill, U...
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Plymouth expert backs call for tax on high-sugar foods

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March 5, 2014
Plymouth expert backs call for tax on high-sugar foods

A Plymouth academic has backed calls for a tax to be added to the price of foods that are high in sugar in a bid to cut obesity The Chief Medical Officer has called for a sugar tax to be introduced to help combat the nation's obesity epidemic, and Dr ...
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Your History: 800-year-old document a city prize

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February 24, 2014
Your History: 800-year-old document a city prize

THIS isn't in bad nick for a piece of animal skin that's over 800 years old, writes Debbie Watson. This vellum (dried and stretched calf skin) is the oldest in the collections at the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office. The six-by-four-inch document ...
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Prices cut at Woodland family theme park to help families at half…

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February 12, 2014

An attraction near Plymouth has slashed its prices to help families who have been unable to enjoy a day out due to the severe weather. During half term week, an adult or a child can enjoy indoor and outdoor attractions at Woodlands for £5.72. "We know the storms have made it very difficult for parents to...
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Fix our railway, say peninsula leaders

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February 6, 2014
Fix our railway, say peninsula leaders

PENINSULA leaders are demanding that the Government delivers the £31million it promised last year to protect the region's rail link from flooding. And Steve Hindley, chairman of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, called for...
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Plymouth guitarist’s fingertips chopped off by thug in terrifying…

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January 30, 2014
Plymouth guitarist’s fingertips chopped off by thug in terrifying…

A THUG left a former wrestler and popular Plymouth guitarist and singer facing an uncertain future after chopping off the tips of his fingers. Des Finnemore – known on the pub and club circuit as Des Wilde and to old wrestling fans as Des Fierce...
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Prisoner smeared faeces over the wall of his cell

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January 21, 2014
Prisoner smeared faeces over the wall of his cell

A PRISONER smeared faeces all over a cell and told a police officer he'd 'smash him' if he entered.Simon Hooper, 23, defecated while he was being held in cell seven of Charles Cross police station on Saturday.At Plymouth Magistrates Court on Monday mor...
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Police boss calls for an end to cheap alcohol in Plymouth shops

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January 21, 2014
Police boss calls for an end to cheap alcohol in Plymouth shops

PLYMOUTH'S police boss has urged supermarkets and retailers to join his fight against alcohol-related crime and misuse.Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg has repeatedly said the issue was one of his major priorities, noting how alcohol related cr...
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Block of flats evacuated after Plymouth kitchen fire

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January 20, 2014
Block of flats evacuated after Plymouth kitchen fire

A BLOCK of flats was evacuated following a fire on the third floor. Three fire appliances attended the incident at 5.50pm today, at Lockyer Court, on the Hoe. The block of flats, on Lockyer Street, had to be evacuated while firefighters made the buildi...
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