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Work begins on Plymouth's £50million leisure complex

Credit: ITV West Country

Work has begun on a £50million leisure complex in Plymouth, which councillors say will be a "huge boost" for city's nightlife.

The Drake Circus scheme is being built on the site of the former Bretonside coach station.

It is set to create 350 jobs.

It is due to open in autumn 2019 and will feature a cinema and 15 restaurants.

Former Royal Marine pays tribute to fallen comrades

Rob French has had his back tattooed in memory of seven other Royal Marines who were killed in Afghanistan. Credit: ITV West Country

A former Plymouth-based Royal Marine has had his back tattooed with seven poppies in memory of his fallen comrades.

Rob French served with 42 Commando and suffers from PTSD from his time in Afghanistan. He has dedicated a poem, "The Night Before Deployment", to his friends who lost their lives during the conflict. The seven Royal Marines are now known by many as "The Magnificent Seven".

  • Former marine Rob French reads 'The Night Before Deployment'

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