Plymouth City of Culture

Plymouth has not made the shortlist for the City of Culture comepetition

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Plymouth hopes to make City of Culture shortlist

Smeatons Tower in Plymouth Credit: PA/Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment

It will be announced later if Plymouth has made it onto the shortlist for the UK City of Culture.

The competition was opened by culture minister Ed Vaizey and if the city is successful it could bring millions of pounds into the local economy and attract major events. It's up against cities as diverse as Southampton, Chester and Dundee.

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