Daily Archives: 30/10/2018


Plymouth headteacher urges schools to protect against flu after outbreak left pupils in hospital last year

A Plymouth head teacher has urged teachers and parents across the county to do all they can to get pupils vaccinated after a flu outbreak forced her to temporarily close her school last winter. Dozens of children and staff at Woodlands School in Plymouth, whose pupils have complex physical and sensory difficulties, were taken ill by […]


Plymouth to get rid of single-use plastics before Europe deadline

Plymouth City Council has reacted to the recent European Parliament vote to ban single-use plastics by 2021 by saying that the city won’t be waiting that long to make further efforts to stop polluting the oceans with items such as tea stirrers, straws, plastic bags and water bottles. Councillor Sue Dann, the Council’s Cabinet Member […]


Council becomes first to pledge support for the manufacturing sector

Plymouth City Council has become the first council in the UK to sign up to GMB’s ‘Making It’ campaign, committing to support the manufacturing sector. Plymouth is home to the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the South of England, with around 13,000 people employed in the sector. Leader of the Council, Councillor Tudor Evans, […]