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TOP children’s TV stars Dick and Dom will be performing live shows at the Eden Project over May half-term. The multi-BAFTA winning legends will stage Dick v Dom in front of the world-famous Biomes in Cornwall from May 25 to June 2. Their madcap show will take place on the main stage every day of …

HMV stores in Plymouth, Exeter, Bath and Bristol’s Cribbs Causeway are set to close, it has been announced. Canadian firm Sunrise Records has agreed to buy 100 stores out of administration, securing 1,487 jobs. But 27 stores will close resulting in 455 redundancies. As well as shops in the West Country, HMV’s flagship Oxford Street …

COUNCILLORS Sue Dann and Mark Coker have planted the first of 14,500 trees destined for the Forder Valley as part of the programme of work to build the long-awaited link road. An oak sapling and 20 other trees including aspen, hawthorn, blackthorn and black poplar have been planted today as part of a wider landscaping …

CHARITY St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is to move into the empty Toys ‘R’ Us store on Western Approach. Plymouth City Council and the charity have just agreed a temporary lease arrangement which will see a pop-up charity shop set up within the store. As well as stocking furniture, the shop will also be the artist’s …

KNITTED tea cosies have been keeping the tea warm and raising money for Children’s Hospice South West at the Tors Inn in Belstone. Mango, the pub’s springer spaniel, was the inspiration behind a baker’s dozen of tea cosies made by local Margo Cockell – 12 for the pub and one for the charity’s Little Bridge House hospice …

THE hunt is on for someone to help one of Plymouth’s biggest industries to grow and flourish. Plymouth City Council is looking to appoint a fishing industry development manager to fight the industry’s corner at a national and local level and help the city’s fishing industry thrive. Fishing is an important business sector in Plymouth. …

POLICE are advising the public to only travel if essential, following an upgrading in the weather warning for snow, affecting large areas of Devon and Dorset. The Met Office has put in place an amber weather warning from 2pm Thursday (January 31) which lasts throughout Friday, which will lead to challenges for road users in …

CELEBRATED Invictus Games gold medal winner and motivational speaker Mark Ormrod and South West Devon MP Sir Gary Streeter joined local dignitaries and families to officially open Sherford’s first primary school. The new school represents a £6m investment into community infrastructure and has been funded by the Sherford Consortium – the partnership of award-winning homebuilders, …