School and hospital wards closed by sickness bug

A winter vomiting bug has forced one school and three hospital wards in Plymouth to close. Knowle Primary School in West Park, has been shut after 50 of its pupils were struck by the bug.

Three wards at Derriford Hospital have also been affected. Norovirus, better known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages.