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  • City planners to decide on new marine training base at Devonport Naval Base

    By LocalPeep at 12:06 on 25/05/11
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    Plans to move Royal Marines from Poole and Turnchapel to Plymouth are expected to take a step forward. The move to "co-locate" the marines in the city were announced as part of last autumn's defence review. Now the Ministry of Defence has applied to Plymouth City Council for planning permission to build a new training base with a marina and slipway at Devonport Naval Base. If city planners agree at their meeting on June...
  • Navy morale is ‘brittle’, admits service top brass

    By Devonport People at 07:00 on 13/05/11
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    MORALE in parts of the Navy is 'brittle' as a result of the cost-cutting drive to slash jobs military top brass have admitted. Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, the First Sea Lord, told MPs that cutbacks to the senior service inevitably had an impact on personnel. But he added they understood the economic background to the reductions and that overall morale was "holding up". His comments come as the deadline for naval personnel to apply...
  • Comedian lines up with MPs to give view on AV

    By Devonport People at 07:00 on 05/05/11
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    COMEDIAN Eddie Izzard was in Plymouth yesterday morning as part of a four-day whistle-stop tour of the UK supporting the campaign to reform Britain's voting system. Voters going to the polls in today's council elections will also be offered a vote in a referendum on changing the voting system. The referendum will offer the choice of sticking with the existing first past the post system, or changing to the so-called Alternative Vote...
  • LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

    By Devonport People at 07:00 on 04/05/11
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    LIBERAL Democrat councillors elected will oppose the incinerator. The party says Plymouth "has a terrible record on recycling, and that needs to be sorted before we start burning our waste". We will expand the range of things that residents can recycle, and we will put recycling bins throughout the city centre. We will also oppose the breaking up of old nuclear submarines at Devonport. This city needs a greener future, not one...
  • Plan to demolish pub and build flats is thrown out

    By Devonport People at 07:00 on 30/04/11
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    PLANS to tear down a city pub and replace it with student flats have been thrown out by city councillors after a plea by local residents. The scheme would have seen 44 student rooms built on the site of the Town House pub in Harwell Street, in Plymouth city centre. Members of the city council planning committee said the scheme was out of keeping with the "village" character of the area and would cause parking headaches for local...

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