Special plaque brings together 48 names of fallen firefighters for the first time
Apr30

Special plaque brings together 48 names of fallen firefighters for the first time

Blue Watch Commander Rob Baxter with the plaque of firefighters’ names – Copyright Chris Saville To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Plymouth Blitz, a special ‘Red Plaque’ will be unveiled in honour of the World War II firefighters who fought the flames that engulfed the city. For the first time, the names of 48 firefighters, consisting of 45 men and three women, killed during the Plymouth Blitz, have been brought...

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Woodland Trust seeks help from the public to dig out memories of popular beauty spot
Apr30

Woodland Trust seeks help from the public to dig out memories of popular beauty spot

Dartington Axe Team. Credit: Moretonhampstead History Society Do you have fond memories of Fingle Woods that you can share as part of an exhibition? The Woodland Trust is looking for stories from people who have lived, worked in or loved this iconic Dartmoor wood. Contributions could include old photos, film or audio recordings, letters, postcards, or memories and quotes shared in person, via email or recording. Together they will...

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Blackpool School’s Massive 5000 Challenge
Apr30

Blackpool School’s Massive 5000 Challenge

Ethan Dulling – Completing 5000 jumps on his trampoline Over the past couple of years, Blackpool School in Liverton has been raising money to redevelop their very run down and sparse school playground. They are hoping to reach a total of £15,000, which will enable them to build a brand new climbing tower and activity trail for the children. So far, they’ve managed to raise £10,000 – a fantastic achievement, especially given the...

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Ashburton postmaster launches fund to extend town’s library
Apr30

Ashburton postmaster launches fund to extend town’s library

Ashburton Postmaster Stuart Rogers in the Community Library © Chris Saville Postmaster Stuart Rogers, together with his wife Jackie, recently celebrated eight years to the day since taking over Ashburton Post Office on 30th April, 2013. To celebrate their eighth anniversary the community-driven couple have launched an ambitious plan and a series of fund raising initiatives to extend the town’s library which is sited within the Post...

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Heather Knight calls for women’s IPL
Apr25

Heather Knight calls for women’s IPL

Plymouth-educated England captain Heather Knight has praised the supportive words of Ben Stokes in calling for a women’s version of the Indian Premier League. Stokes, England’s highest-profile cricketer, started his own IPL campaign this week when the all-rounder’s Rajasthan Royals team faced Punjab Kings in Mumbai. However, it was Stokes’ support for a women’s IPL when speaking in India that caught the attention of Knight. The hero...

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