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Investigations are underway after an elderly man died in a house fire in Plymouth.
It's thought to have started in the living room early yesterday (Jan 17) morning at his home in Efford.
Fire Crews rescued the man's wife who remains in a serious condition in hospital.
An eldlerly man has died in a fire in Plymouth - after becoming trapped in the house.
The fire is believed to have started in the living room early this morning at his home in Efford.
Reports have emerged that neighbours tried to go into the building to help, but couldn't break through the thick black smoke.
Fire Crews were able to rescue the man's wife who remains in a serious condition in hospital. Investigations are underway to find out what happened.
Plymouth City Council has dismissed claims that two schools in the city are among the most difficult to get into because of the size of their catchment areas.
According to research by a directory website, last year, Morice Town Primary School and Stuart Road Primary School both had cut off areas of less than 250 metres.
The council says the distance a child lives from the school is only considered if it's oversubscribed. Today is the deadline for applying for a primary school place in September.
"I think parents are incredibly frustrated. Quite often people are putting down 5 or 6 primary schools and they're not getting any and if they re getting one they're getting one at the bottom. "
Morice Town Primary School and Stuart Road Primary School in Plymouth both have catchments of less than 300 metres.Read the full story ›
Scaffolding which spans 60ft has been erected in Elgin Crescent, Plymouth, for roof repairs has baffled residents.Read the full story ›
Scaffolding which spans 60ft has been erected in Eglin Crescent, Plymouth, for roof repairs.
The logic behind the giant construction is to protect the grassy verge which builders would otherwise be walking over. Instead, materials will be hoisted up 30ft, before being carried to the roof via the scaffolding.
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Princess Yachts is one of Devon's biggest companies. The luxury boat maker is based in Plymouth and currently employ more than 2,000 people.Read the full story ›
Luxury yacht builder Princess Yachts is to axe up to 350 jobs following a meeting with more than 2,000 staff and unions.
The manufacturer, which has sites across Plymouth announced it would start redundancy consultations.
It's believed jobs will go across the company including, in back office and in its development and production divisions.
The luxury yacht makers marked 50 years in business last year and are due to unveil new boats at the London Boat Show next week.
Despite the cuts, the firm say they're looking forward to the new year 'with confidence'.
They say the job losses form part of a long-term plan to improve productivity across the company’s Plymouth facilities.
We have invested heavily in state-of-the-art facilities and product development while our competitors’ businesses have been contracting, and we are proud of our commitment to Plymouth, having maintained a consistently high level of employment throughout the recessionary period.
However, like all successful companies, we need to be able to adapt and adjust the constitution of our workforce periodically.
Today’s announcement of job losses, although not undertaken lightly, is designed to maintain the business in the best possible shape for the next phase in its evolution."