School's £480 for the homeless
A SCHOOL has raised £480 in a sponsored sleepover for a charity for homeless people.
St George's Church of England Primary School in Stonehouse organised the event where children slept in the school hall.
Their efforts were in aid of the charity CRISIS.
Jill Braid, a class teacher at St George's Church of England Primary School, said: "The pupils used cardboard boxes with the windows open to experience what it would be like to live on the streets."
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An ambassador from CRISIS also visited the school to give thanks and give a short presentation.
Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people.
Their education, employment, housing and wellbeing services address individual needs and help people to transform their lives.
A COLLISION on the A38 near Pilmere roundabout, Saltash, left a motorcyclist with minor injuries yesterday.
The Triumph motorbike collided with a blue Vauxhaull Corsa and hit a road sign, according to police.
An ambulance was called and the motorcyclist was taken to Derriford Hospital and treated for minor facial injuries.
POLICE are investigating the theft of a courier van from outside a city convenience store.
The vehicle went missing late yesterday afternoon from Congreve Gardens in Manadon.
It is understood the van was left unsecured outside the Congreve Stores.
Police were last night still trying to trace the vehicle as The Herald went to press.
Anybody with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
FANS of the hit show Dirty Dancing are being treated to an extra performance next month.
Due to high demand there will be an extra show on Wednesday, February 6 at 2.30pm at the Theatre Royal.
The extra performance has been put on in response to high sales for Dirty Dancing, which runs from January 22 to February 9.
Marianne Locatori, marketing and sales director at the Theatre Royal, said: "People were keen to see one of the hottest shows around and we are delighted the producers have agreed to this bonus performance.
"Tickets have just gone on sale so don't miss out on the chance to enjoy this sensational show which is a huge hit worldwide."
The show will star Paul-Michael Jones as Johnny Castle – the role played by Patrick Swayze in the 1987 movie – while American performer Jill Winternitz stars as Baby.
A NATIONAL newspaper was today due to name Plymouth as one of the country's top places to buy a home.
The Herald reported yesterday how the city suffered one of the worst house price slumps in the country in the final three months of 2012.
The average price fell by seven per cent compared to the previous year.
But The Guardian says industry experts are naming Plymouth as "Officially The Optimum Place To Buy A Property In Britain".
The newspaper said Stoke Village was the pick of the places, adding: "Boffins have worked out that this city has the best balance of bargains and pleasantness."