A Day Out in Tavistock

A Day Out in Tavistock

A classic Devon market town just fifteen miles from Plymouth, Tavistock is well worth a visit. It is the largest market town in Devon, with a population of approximately 11,599 in 2007. It is set on the River Tavy, from where it’s name derives, and is below the western edge of Dartmoor.

You Know You’re in Plymouth When…

You Know You’re in Plymouth When…

Everyone who lives in Plymouth loves it (unless they are seriously deluded!). But what sets Plymouth apart from lesser places? When you’ve been away to foreign lands, like Exeter or London, what are the unmistakeable signs that you are back in Plymouth? For your...
Boux Avenue in Plymouth

Boux Avenue in Plymouth

November saw the arrival of a new store in Plymouth’s Drake Circus shopping centre. This was the launch of the 24th Boux Avenue shop in the chain owned by ex-Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. I was given the opportunity to ask him a few questions...
Meet Plymouth’s Public Speaking Club

Meet Plymouth’s Public Speaking Club

Public speaking is one of those things that strikes terror into the hearts of the inexperienced. Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, is often referred to as the most dreaded of all phobias. Even more so than the fear of dying or even – get this...
Ten Things Plymouth Gets Right

Ten Things Plymouth Gets Right

Plymouth is a great city and I love living here. InPlymouth.com launched the #LovePlymouth Twitter campaign to find out what makes Plymouth loveable. I’ve managed to whittle down my personal list to just ten things that I think Plymouth gets right. These city...
#LovePlymouth: A People-Powered Opportunity

#LovePlymouth: A People-Powered Opportunity

Last night I attended the brilliant Devon Social Media Cafe where Ash Mashhadi revealed his ‘big idea’ to turn Plymouth into a social media powerhouse. I’m always skeptical about ‘big ideas’ but what he outlined was brilliant in its simplicity and infectious in its potential.

The Hotel Inspector vs The Astor Hotel

The Hotel Inspector vs The Astor Hotel

Last night saw the first airing of a TV programme that I had been anticipating for months: The Hotel Inspector. Why was I so keen to watch it? Two reasons: it was set in my home city, Plymouth, and I was in it! This article is about what it was like to be part of the show.

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