Plymouth

Is Western Morning News doomed?

Reuters is reporting that Daily Mail and General Trust is to sell its regional newspaper titles, including the Western Morning News and other West Country papers to a new company headed by “tabloid veteran” David Montgomery for £52.5m. …

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Devonport Dockyard saved

There will be no instant demise for Plymouth’s Devonport Dockyard, although if its flagship, HMS Ocean, is to be mothballed or decommissioned it will have a knock-on effect for the area’s …

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Plymouth man heads HSBC bank

Plymouth man Stuart Gulliver has been appointed Chief Executive of HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks. A keen sailor in the Westcountry tradition, Gulliver previously ran the bank’s profitable investment operation, popularly known as “casino banking” …

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New blow for Devonport

Plymouth’s Naval Dockyard was plunged into more uncertainty today as Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, appeared to pull the plug on the Trident nuclear deterrent …

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Is Devonport sacrifice a bluff?

It’s being reported that the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, had offered to sacrifice Devonport Naval Base in order to save the Royal Navy’s historically small fleet of ships. He is also said to be prepared to hand over the Royal Marines to the Army …

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Major fire in Plymouth

At 2.30pm Sunday a fire broke out in a top-floor flat in Plymouth. At least six other flats in the same street were affected. The fire started in the kitchen of an apartment in Meadfoot Terrace …

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Dawson interested in buying Derrys

Chris Dawson, owner of DIY stores group, The Range, is reported to be interested in buying some of troubled Vergo Retail’s outlets, including Derrys of Plymouth …

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Maritime Plymouth

The city of Plymouth is the 15th most populated city in the UK and is home to the country’s 11th largest university. Located at the mouth of the River Plym, Plymouth’s history dates right back to the Bronze Age and it is probably the earliest recording trading centre in Britain …

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Gold for Plymouth’s Tom Daley

Fifteen year old Plymouth-based Tom Daley has become the first British world diving champion. Against the odds, and with his last of six dives, Daley beat the Olympic gold medal-winner, the World Cup champion and the world junior champion to win the ten-metre platform event.

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