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Sutton Harbour Boardwalk plans scaled back

Artist impression of the Boardwalk

The latest plan to build a £3 million Boardwalk at Plymouth's waterfront has been unveiled - and has been scaled back from previous proposals.

The Boardwalk is a key part of the Sutton Harbour Vision for its entire waterside area, that aims to create more than 1,300 jobs by regenerating sites around the harbour during the next 5 to 10 years.

Artist impression of the Boardwalk from the opposite viewpoint


New owners of Pannier Market unveil plans

New owners of Pannier Market unveil plans Credit: ITV News

The new owners of Plymouth's historic Pannier Market plan to restore the building and create a new gallery. The Grade II listed building dates back to around 1860 and was home to several small traders. Plymouth artist Robert Lenkievwicz had a studio here and there are now plans to build a gallery to celebrate his work. There will also be a shop and new apartments.

Plymouth students to be repatriated after fundraising target reached

Two Plymouth students who died in Amsterdam will be brought home after thousands of pounds was raised. It's believed that Shaun Brotherston and Bradley Price died after inhaling white heroin while celebrating Shaun's 21st birthday. Their friends have raised more than £9,000 to repatriate their bodies.


Plymouth's landmarks used in light show

Devonport's Guildhall and Palace Theatre were used in the show Credit: ITV News

Plymouth is being lit up in quite spectacular fashion this weekend. Some of the city's landmark buildings are being used as screens depicting images of the one hundred years since the towns of Devonport, Stonehouse and Plymouth became the city of Plymouth.

Devonport's Guildhall provided big screen entertainment and in Union Street, the now derelict Palace Theatre was once again a place of entertainment.

Images of school children were used in the film archives Credit: ITV News

The lighthouse was lit up as Smeaton's Tower on the Hoe became the screen for an unusual art installation. Images from schoolchildren, students, and every sort of group you could imagine, was brought together with material from photo and film archives by professional artists.

Light house was lit up with art installations Credit: ITV News

MTV Crashes to return to Plymouth Hoe

Last summer's MTV Crashes attracted thousands to Plymouth Hoe Credit: ITV News

Plymouth has been chosen to host a popular music festival for the next three years.

The success of this summer's 'MTV Crashes' event means organisers are also planning to extend it to two nights instead of one.

More than 20,000 people turned out for July's gig on the Hoe - and millions of people saw it across the music channel's global network.

It featured the Kaiser Chiefs among the headliners.

The Kaiser Chiefs were headliners this year - big bands are expected for future MTV Crashes events in Plymouth Credit: PA

We’re chuffed to bits that MTV want to come again and want to be in partnership with us over three years.

Anyone who was on the Hoe this summer will know what an epic event it was. The crowds loved it, the bands loved it, MTV loved it and millions of people across the world got to see Plymouth at its best.

This decision marks the start of a lot of hard work for our staff and partners to make this happen. It will be bigger, better – and with more beer tents!

– Councillor Peter Smith, Plymouth City Council

Plymouth City Council has agreed to underwrite MTV Crashes as it has major economic benefits for the city.

Ticket details and prices will be announced in the New Year.

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