Tag Archives : defence


Loss of Devonport-based ships would hit region’s economy hard

Threatened cuts to two Devonport-based assault ships would inflict a body blow to Plymouth’s economy, a new study has revealed. The loss of HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark could hit the 968 jobs they provide directly through military and Babcock engineering personnel, which is equivalent to eight per cent of the total Navy Base workforce […]


Support the campaign to save Devonport-based assault ships

  Plymouth residents and businesses are being urged to show their support for a campaign to prevent cuts to Devonport based ship and Royal Marines. (Watch the video) The cross-party campaign calls for a re-think on leaked Government proposals to decommission the amphibious assault ships HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark as part of a package […]


Plymouth leader sets tone with new Government Ministers

Plymouth City Council’s leader has wasted no time in working to establish a relationship with the new Government Ministers following the recent cabinet reshuffle. Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of the Council, has written to all the Under-secretaries, Ministers, and Secretaries of State, congratulating them on their appointment and making them aware of the priorities for […]