Daily Archives: 02/03/2015

£50,000 funding boost for Plymouth-led arts initiative

A groundbreaking scheme led by our arts and heritage service has received a £50,000 funding grant from Arts Council England (ACE) today. New Expressions involves 15 museums and heritage sites across the South West, Midlands and North of England, all of whom are working with artists to produce new work inspired by their historic collections. The […]

Teenage pregnancy rates in Plymouth almost halved since records began

The number of unplanned teenage pregnancies in Plymouth have almost halved since records began in 1998, and fallen to an all time low according to latest figures published this week The under 18 conception rate has dropped again for the seventh year in a row, to the lowest rate since the baseline for teenage pregnancies was first […]

Lord Mayor’s Day needs you!

We’re gearing up for Lord Mayor’s Day on Saturday 6 June and our events team wants to hear from anyone interested in taking part. This year’s theme will be ‘the 200th Anniversary of Napoleon on HMS Bellerophon in Plymouth Sound’ and anyone can get involved – from individual people to community groups, clubs and organisations. […]

Last chance to see top photography exhibition

An exhibition featuring images by nine of the world‘s top photographers will be on display at the City Museum and Art Gallery for just 10 more days. Open for Business features images of contemporary British manufacturing and is the result of a project led by UK arts organisation Multistory and world-famous photographic co-operative Magnum Photos. […]

Celebrate World Book Day at the library

Plymouth libraries are celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5 March with fancy dress rhymetimes for little ones and special visits for schools. Now in its 18th year, the annual event encourages children to explore the world of books and reading and provides them with a book of their own. It is marked in more […]

Plymouth fights for better jobs and more of them

Plymouth is one of the areas leading in the fight for better jobs and more of them. Business, council and social enterprise leaders in Plymouth are among those supporting the city in asking the Government to devolve powers to help get more people into work. Plymouth is one of 23 local authorities leading a national […]

Secondary school place allocations announced

The number of young people being accepted into their first choice of secondary school has increased this year, as thousands of primary pupils in Plymouth will today find out which school they will be going to this September. Plymouth City Council confirmed that 94.86 per cent of young people received their first choice of school, […]