Queen Elizabeth Community College students quizzed a panel of district and county councillors and a police sergeant last week as part of Local Democracy Week. With a teacher taking on the role of David Dimbleby the pupils were able to ask the panel about any concerns they had.
More than £20,000 a year could be lost in production and down time at Exeter’s recycling centre because of the number of needles and syringes found in the waste.
Garden waste composting could be extended to 24,000 more households in Plymouth.
Exeter City Council is having to re-educate people about their recycling.