Daily Archives: 16/10/2015


Conversion contract for former care home awarded

A contract award for just over £1 million has been awarded to convert the former Whitleigh care home into the Four Greens Community Trust HQ. Up to 60 jobs could be created once the HQ is up and running as part of a project has been set up to deliver community and business opportunities for […]


Plaque unveiled to mark Napoleon’s link with Plymouth

A plaque to mark the amazing 10 days Napoleon Bonaparte spent captive in Plymouth Sound was unveiled today – exactly 200 years since his arrival in St Helena on 16 October 1815. The monument – a piece of stone from St Helena embedded in granite from Dartmoor prison – where thousands French prisoners were held […]


Rogue landlord admits renting substandard houses out without a licence

A Plymouth man has admitted renting substandard houses out to 30 people without being a registered landlord. John Mayer, of 68, Exmouth Road, Plymouth, pleaded guilty to four cases of failing to apply for a licence to operate a house in multiple occupation as required by the Housing Act 2004. He also failed to comply […]


Is your child starting secondary school next year?

Parents whose children are due to start Year 7 at secondary school or Year 10 at a Key Stage 4 institution in September 2016 have just 16 days left to tell the Council which three schools they would like their child to attend. The deadline for secondary school and key stage 4 institutions admission preferences […]


Stay Well This Winter in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is urging local people to get their flu jabs as a major campaign to keep people well this winter is launched. Public Health England has kicked off the new ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign with a new national flu vaccination programme for children, which this year seeks to help over three million […]


Plymouth launches eighth anthology of young people’s writing

Plymouth’s future authors, poets and playwrights have been celebrated at the launch of a special ceremony. The eighth anthology is packed with around 100 pieces of written work written entirely by the children and young people of Plymouth. This year’s anthology theme of starlight has framed our local brightly shining stars alongside their partners in […]


New employability passport will help open up the world of work

A brand new employability passport to help young people with their future careers has been officially launched. Representatives from Plymouth schools and businesses were at Devonport Guildhall to formally mark the rollout of the Passport after a successful pilot scheme last year involving several schools, led by Devonport High School for Boys and Eggbuckland Community […]