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Plymouth miracle glass treatment makes cleaning a cinch

Authored by Duncan Little

Keeping windows and glass surfaces speckless and sparkly is now a lot easier - thanks to a specialist treatment service provided by Plymouth based ADS Window Films.

All glass has miniscule pits and bumps which are invisible to the human eye but it’s where dirt can quickly build up. And that means windows and glass surfaces can become the perfect place for grime to lurk.

But,...

Temporary glass flood defence panel to be tested on Sidmouth esplanade

Authored by Sarah Parker

Glass panel will be exposed to the elements to see if it is a sufficiently robust form of flood defence for Sidmouth

As part of work to progress the Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan, a temporary glass splash defence test panel is due to be installed week commencing 20 January 2020 on top of the existing sea wall, mid-way between the York Street and Fore Street road junctions...

Souvenirs from Home - Football Clubs & Craft Industries

Souvenirs from Home brings together work produced in the three-year touring project ‘Home Ground’. An exhibition and workshops travelled to six towns across the UK whose football clubs have nicknames linked to their traditional craft industries: these are Sheffield United (The Blades), Crystal Palace (The Glaziers), Stoke City (The Potters), Luton Town (The Hatters), Macclesfield Town (The Silkmen) and Walsall (The Saddlers). Work on display is made by local communities and club supporters who worked alongside selected artists. Zoe Hillyard helped The Silkmen supporters design unique...

Scientists discover new species of glass frog in Costa Rica

Authored by Mary

A Plymouth University lecturer is one of three scientists to have discovered a new glass frog in Costa Rica – the first in the country since 1973.

Dr Robert Puschendorf, Lecturer in Conversation Biology, along with researchers Brian Kubicki, founder of the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center (CRARC), and Stanley Salazar, Costa Rican naturalist, made the discovery after collecting...

Smashing recycling performance

Authored by George Dawson

Glass recycling in Plymouth has increased by nearly 20 per cent, thanks to the glass recycling scheme that is now available to all Plymouth residents

From May everyone in Plymouth could put empty glass bottles and jars into their green recycling bins or bags for the Council’s crews to pick them up.

Now statistics for the first three months of the service have revealed a total...

Fire service reminds people to keep glass and mirrors away from the sun

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Sunshine is forecast over the next few days! Every year at this time Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service attends a number of fires caused by the sun’s rays focussing through or onto glass, and then setting fire to nearby objects.

At this time of year the sun is low in the sky, and shines directly through windows, so any mirrored or glass items close to the window may re-focus...

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