Plymouth Argyle’s new grandstand pictures released
Feb08

Plymouth Argyle’s new grandstand pictures released

New images have been released of how Plymouth Argyle’s new £5m grandstand will look. Kensington Taylor (KT) is the architecture firm behind the project, working alongside Plymouth’s Architects Design Group (ADG) on James Brent’s ambitious vision at Home Park. KT will work on the redevelopment and refurbishment of the Mayflower Stand in time for the 2020 Mayflower 400 celebrations. The stand will have a capacity of 5,000, which will be...

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The PM’s support for newspapers is both timely and welcome
Feb08

The PM’s support for newspapers is both timely and welcome

Theresa May has announced a review into the future of the newspaper industry, warning that the closure of hundreds of titles was a ‘danger to our democracy’. These words couldn’t be more true. In a speech in Manchester, she warned that the decline of ‘credible’ news providers left the public ‘vulnerable to news which is untrustworthy’. The review will look into sustainable funding models for the printed press at national, regional and...

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READ THIS – A SHOCKING CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Jan26

READ THIS – A SHOCKING CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Dame Ruth Carnall is the former chair of the North East West Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW Devon CCG) who were responsible for closing a number of NHS medical service in the county, including in-patient beds and the maternity unit at Okehampton Hospital and in-patient beds at Holsworthy Hospital. Former NHS executive, Dame Ruth Carnall also heads the private consultancy firm Carnall Farrar which was paid millions of pounds in...

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Staff shortages and drug problems at Dartmoor Prison
Jan26

Staff shortages and drug problems at Dartmoor Prison

Staff shortages at Dartmoor Prison have led to a range of problems including increasing levels of self-harm among inmates and prisoners being locked in their cells for long periods of time, according to a new report. Difficulties surrounding the import of new psychoactive substances – also known as Spice – and struggles in dealing with the ageing prison population are also highlighted in the latest report by the Independent Monitoring...

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Trains are returning to Dartmoor
Jan26

Trains are returning to Dartmoor

In a paper called Connecting People: A Strategic Vision for Rail, the Department for Transport said the line between Exeter and Okehampton was one of those being looked at. Now passenger trains could also soon be running on a disused rail line from Newton Abbot to Heathfield. The four mile stretch of line was closed in 1959, and in recent years, use of the line has dwindled to just the occasional freight train. But the permission to...

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