False widow spiders cause school closure

The false widow spider resembles the black widow spider seen here in this picture Credit: DPA/Press Association Images

The Dean Academy in Gloucestershire will be closed all day tomorrow, following an outbreak of false widow spiders.

The Academy said it had taken advice from the Health and Safety unit at Gloucestershire Local Authority and C & D Pest Control, Chepstow, to close the school.

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Spiders cause school closure

The Dean Academy in Gloucestershire will be closed all day today, following an outbreak of false widow spiders.