Police put the brakes on careless driving in Devonport

In response to the communities’ concerns surrounding road safety in the Devonport and West area of Plymouth, local police recently ran an operation aimed at improving safety on the roads by cracking down on dangerous driving and deterring motorists from exceeding speed limits.

The road safety operation deployed plain-clothes officers to identify vehicles and drivers committing or...

Devonport waterfront upgrades contract set to create supply opportunities for local firms

Dozens of businesses are set to attend an early morning networking event in Plymouth on Tuesday 14 May to highlight supply opportunities on offer during the design, installation, and refurbishment and/or repair of water management infrastructure across Devonport Royal Dockyard.

The breakfast session provides a fantastic opportunity for prospective suppliers to meet with Babcock...

Funding from the proceeds of crime funds new equipment for Devonport Services Under 11s rugby team

The Devonport Services Under 11s rugby team have benefitted from brand new mid-layer tops and waterproof jackets for all of their players, thanks to funding from the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), awarded by Devon & Cornwall Police.

The funding has been used to secure new equipment for the Under 11s rugby team, including mid-layers and jackets, which the team proudly wore for the...

Regional jobs boost as Devon-based Supacat secures major MOD contract

Devon-based Supacat has today confirmed receipt from UK MOD of an order on behalf of the British Army for 70 High Mobility Transporters (HMT 400 series), to be manufactured in collaboration with major defence engineering contractor Babcock International Group plc through its facility in Devonport.

The contract award for an undisclosed sum could lead to as many as 240 of the light...

It's 'showtime' at Plymouth's cutting-edge immersive dome with new 'pay as you feel' structure

Truly open to everyone, Plymouth’s world-class and cutting-edge immersive dome experience at Market Hall in Devonport has just released its dynamic winter programme for 2022 with a unique and accessible ‘pay as you feel’ pricing structure.

Spanning a range of different genres, thought-provoking topics, driving deep engagement and encouraging learning in a completely unique setting,...

Film: Remembrance (1982)

A sell-out in November, and now back by popular demand to coincide with Plymouth History Festival, Remembrance following a group of Devonport-based Royal Navy ratings, due to sail to America for a six-month NATO exercise. On their last night in port they go out on the town, hitting Plymouth's notorious Union Street district, with violent results.

The film features a distinctive Brian Eno soundtrack, significant early performances from British actors who have gone on to establish significant careers such as Gary Oldman, Timothy Spall and John Altman. It is also a compelling...

Devonport Task Group reconvenes to fight threat to Devonport-based assault ships

A high level Plymouth task group has met to spearhead a campaign to stop threatened cuts to two Devonport-based amphibious assault ships.

The Devonport Task Group has reconvened to protect HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark from threat of being decommissioned by the Government.

There are rumours that the ships could go under a Government review of national security capabilities as part...

Film: Remembrance (1982)

Dir: Colin Gregg Running time: 117 mins Cert: PG

In the first screening of this film based on Plymouth’s notorious Union Street since the 1980s, Remembrance tells the tale of a group of Devonport-based Royal Navy personnel who go out on the town before they are due to set sail to America.

Featuring the distinctive Brian Eno soundtrack and significant, early performances from British actors Gary Oldman, Timothy Spall and John Altman who have gone on to establish significant careers, the film also features Plymouth residents who will reunite for the first time on this night...

SW shipyards demand Government listen to Parker Report - sand save millions

GMB and the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions workers in the South West have demanded MPs take heed of the Parker report – and save hundreds of millions of pounds into the bargain.

Workforces at Babcock's Appledore Shipbuilders and Devonport Royal Dockyard, and at A&P Falmouth, have joined forces to write to South West MP's and Council Leaders to call for a full...

First wave of Oceansgate buildings given green light

The first wave of buildings destined to become part of the city’s Oceansgate has now been granted planning permission.

Planners have given the green light to the application to build offices and two rows of industrial units at the entrance to the Marine Industries Production Campus in Devonport.

The two and three-storey buildings will offer flexible office and workshop space...