Posts Tagged ‘ This is Plymouth ’

Learn about responsible dog ownership at event

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September 2, 2014

VISITORS to Ivybridge Dog Fun Day will be able to meet their local dog warden and find out how responsible dog ownership can make a big difference to communities.South Hams District Council's Dog Warden, Tracey Weaver, will be at the event at The Donkey Sanctuary in Filham Park on Saturday, September 6.She will be...
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Plymouth school girl spends her summer holidays raising money for…

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August 29, 2014
Plymouth school girl spends her summer holidays raising money for…

A GENEROUS nine-year-old has been "following in her grandma's footsteps" by raising money for charity. Tegan Sanders has been making and selling loom bands to raise money for Pockington Care Home where her Grandma Walker used to live.Tegan's Grandma sa...
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10-year-old breakdancer makes history at UDO World Street Dance…

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August 29, 2014
10-year-old breakdancer makes history at UDO World Street Dance…

A young Plymouth breakdancer has "put Plymouth firmly on the map" after beating rivals at the UDO World Street Dance Championships.Roo Pickering, aged 10, is the first person south of London to have won the category, and was up against contestants six ...
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Latest economic forecast is positive for South West businesses

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August 29, 2014

THE latest forecasts show confidence is growing among South West businesses, according to the chief executive of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) upgraded its GDP growth forecasts for this year and next year from 3....
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Sweet Baby James ready for Plymouth crowd

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August 28, 2014
Sweet Baby James ready for Plymouth crowd

IN THE 1970s James Taylor became an icon of an entire era of American music, defining the genre of the sensitive singer/songwriter. Following the activist political songs of the troubled Sixties his compositions were far more introspective and understa...
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Plymouth Community Homes ‘garden grab’ plan for Plymstock

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August 28, 2014
Plymouth Community Homes ‘garden grab’ plan for Plymstock

PLYMOUTH'S social housing provider is bidding to build on a Plymstock garden. Plymouth Community Homes wants to build a "new detached property" on part of the rear garden at 73 Wembury Road. An outline planning application submitted to Plymouth City Co...
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Keep your umbrella at the ready – Plymouth is set for another…

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August 27, 2014
Keep your umbrella at the ready – Plymouth is set for another…

METMEN have warned there is more bad weather on the way, after heavy rain brought several Plymouth roads to a standstill.Busy routes including Budshead Road, Wolseley Road, Tavistock Road and Outland Road all saw heavy rain at rush-hour yesterday morni...
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Plumbing firm aims to create 50 jobs in Plymouth

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August 27, 2014
Plumbing firm aims to create 50 jobs in Plymouth

A PLUMBING company is aiming to set up a Plymouth operation – creating 50 jobs.Dorset-based Kings of Sherborne is well known for installing central heating, boilers and renewable energy devices such as solar panels.Plymouth-born director Andy Pol...
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New CD from organist Jonathan Delbridge

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August 22, 2014
New CD from organist Jonathan Delbridge

JUST over a week ago at a concert in St Germans Church, Cornish organist Jonathan Delbridge released his latest CD entitled A Confounded Box of Whistles, which he has been recording at St Martin's Church, Liskeard. The title is in fact Sir Christopher ...
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Man jailed for having 6ft double-ended spear in Plymouth street

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August 19, 2014
Man jailed for having 6ft double-ended spear in Plymouth street

A MAN has been jailed for having a 6ft-long double-ended spear in the street. Nigel Hulse, aged 46, was locked up for 16 weeks by Plymouth magistrates for a string of offences. He pleaded guilty to having a bladed article in a public place. The court h...
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Does this man look familiar to you?

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August 15, 2014
Does this man look familiar to you?

DOES this man look familiar to you? He was seen climbing into a Mercedes Sprinter Box van at around 8.15pm on July 11 in Duncombe Avenue, Honicknowle. Around this time a sat nav went missing from the vehicle. It is believed the man shown, who was in t...
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Nuclear explosion in Plymouth ‘not a big deal’, says spoof…

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August 15, 2014
Nuclear explosion in Plymouth ‘not a big deal’, says spoof…

A NUCLEAR explosion destroying Plymouth would "not be a big deal", according to a popular satirical website. Yesterday The Herald reported on fears that moving the UK's Trident nuclear submarines from Scotland to Devonport could pose a serious risk to ...
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Man who stole £12,000 from Barbican nightclub then went on…

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August 3, 2014
Man who stole £12,000 from Barbican nightclub then went on…

A MAN who went on the run with £12,000 he stole from his former workplace has been jailed for 18 months. Denzil Carlton appeared at Plymouth Crown Court after admitting stealing the money during a burglarly from Annabel's nightclub on the Barbica...
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‘Agoraphobic’ benefits cheat caught riding a horse and having…

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July 25, 2014
‘Agoraphobic’ benefits cheat caught riding a horse and having…

AN 'AGORAPHOBIC' benefits cheat who pocketed £130,000 by claiming she was too scared to leave her house has been jailed for two years - after she was caught holidaying in Goa and spending the cash on cosmetic surgery. Scheming Karen Trant, 51, p...
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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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