It was brilliant to meet with Plymouth mumpreneurs Amy and Amanda this morning, the mother-daughter team behind Bebek Boutique. The passion for what they do is infectious!Read More
It was great to welcome Tom Watson MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to the Plymouth Moor View constituency yesterday.Read More
Today there was very troubling news from Babcock of up to 500 job losses at Devonport Dockyard, which amounts to around one in 10 jobs there. My thoughts are with employees and their families that this could hurt who are now facing uncertainty.Read More
I’m a natural optimist. We can and must be positive and ambitious for the future of Plymouth. But I was left disappointed by Wednesday’s Budget that saw a Conservative Chancellor out of ideas and making zero mention of investment in our city and next to nothing for the far South West.Read More
Today, the Office for National Statistics issued their latest inflation figures and it's not pretty reading if you live in a low or middle income household.
While inflation overall stayed at 3%, there are concerning trends beneath this headline figure. Food and drink prices increased at a worrying rate of 4.1%, hitting hardest those with least. The ONS said the bulk of the pressure on inflation last month came from vegetables - rising 5.7% on an annual basis.Read More