Daily Archives: 10/11/2015


Council approves radical 5 year one system one budget for health and care

The next step in Plymouth’s radical approach to health and care services has been given the greenlight by one of the main partners. Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet has agreed the Integrated Commissioning Strategies for the next five years, which join together the Council and NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW Devon CCG)’s […]


Contracts exchanged with Cineworld

British Land has exchanged contracts with Cineworld to run the anchor cinema complex as part of the £42 million redevelopment of Bretonside. The 12 screen cinema will incorporate state of the art audio and visual technology and have screens ranging in size from a 63 seat to a giant 450-seat IMAX auditoria. The deal means […]


Plymouth launches new safeguarding training for taxi drivers

A new scheme aimed at keeping some of Plymouth’s most vulnerable people safe is being officially launched after a successful pilot. Plymouth City Council’s Taxi Licensing Team joined together with the Local Children and Adult Safeguarding Boards to offer training sessions to 60 of the city’s hackney carriage, private hire drivers and operators. The pilot […]


Naval collection on the move

Plymouth Central Library’s extensive naval history collection is moving to Devonport Library this weekend. The collection includes books, images, journals and other artefacts and provides a fascinating background to the history of the Royal Navy in Plymouth. It is moving to Devonport ahead of the relocation of the Central Library and eventually being homed in […]


‘Here comes the bums’ – cheeky tribute to the Beatles!

We love this yeah, yeah, yeah! – A unique piece of modern art will be unveiled – next Wednesday 18 November – at the spot where the Beatles once sat on Plymouth Hoe. Casts of four fab butts have been laid in the ground where John, Paul, George and Ringo posed for a picture that […]


Funding windfall to get people more active

  People living in five areas of Plymouth will be embracing healthier lifestyles and enjoying the great outdoors on their doorstep, thanks to a new project. Active Neighbourhoods has today been awarded £419,000 from the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund to get cracking on a programme of health and community-related activities in and around woods […]


Plymouth’s young people set to ‘sparkle’

Young Plymouth learners who’ve gone the extra mile were celebrated at a special ceremony as part of the Plymouth’s Children’s University graduation celebration. Over 300 young people between the ages of five and 14 graduated with the Children’s University (CU) – a national organisation that recognises the efforts of young people who learn outside the […]