Plymouth councillor questions further exam changes

A Plymouth councillor is calling for a halt to "last minute decisions" being made to the education system after the Government announced a further change to school GCSE examination results.

The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, announced at the Conservative Party's conference that, with effect from 29 September 2013, only a student’s first GCSE result will count in their...

Southway by-election to be held on 27 June

A by-election will be held in the Southway ward on Thursday 27 June.

The election is to fill the vacancy left by Tom Browne, who represented the Southway ward from 2006 until the end of April this year when he resigned as a councillor.

Plymouth Moor View Labour Party has already selected Johnny Morris as their candidate. Other parties are expected to confirm their...

Plymouth Plan sofa takes to the Barbican stage

Curtain’s up for the Plymouth Plan sofa! Theatre goers are being encouraged to enter the debate about the future of the city according to Plymouth City Council.

Planners will be taking the sofa to the Barbican Theatre on Friday 1 March and Saturday 2...

Council argues for controls on pedlars and street traders

A registration or licensing system for pedlars and street traders is still needed to protect the city’s more vulnerable residents – that’s the response Plymouth City Council will be giving to a Government consultation.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is looking at repealing current controls on pedlars and changing street trading regulations to comply with EU...

Council marks Earth Hour with energy saving giveaway

We are, are you? That’s the question Councillor Brian Vincent is asking as Plymouth City Council prepares to mark the year’s biggest climate change campaign, World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour.

At 8.30pm on Saturday 23rd March, hundreds of millions of people will turn off their lights for one hour, all across the world in a symbolic show of support for green initiatives....

Cabbies sign up for consumer confidence scheme

One of Plymouth’s taxi firms has joined the growing ranks of companies signing up to the city’s 'Buy with Confidence' scheme.

Need-a-Cab is the first taxi business to join up to the nationally recognised scheme that aims to take the headache out of finding a reliable and trustworthy local business.

One of the company’s directors, Dave Evans, said: “We’re very proud to be the...