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More than 10,000 people sign assault ships petition

There are fears the HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion will be scrapped. Credit: PA

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition to save the Devonport-based ships HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark as well as stopping perceived plans to cut 1,000 Royal Marines.

It means the Government will now have to officially respond.

Ministers are carrying out a review of the country's defence forces and insist any rumours at the moment are 'pure speculation'.

At the time of publishing, the petition, started by Plymouth Sutton and Devonport MP Luke Pollard, had 11,555 signatures. If that number reaches 100,000, it will be discussed in parliament.


Plymouth Argyle gain new keeper on Emergency Goalkeeper Loan

Remi Matthews joins the team from Norwich City. Credit: Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle have gained a new goalkeeper on an Emergency Goalkeeper Loan.

23-year-old Remi Matthews joins the team from Sky Bet Championship side Norwich City.

He made 17 appearances for Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premiership last season.

Graduating from Norwich City Academy and playing at Norwich City Football Club from 2014, Remi has gone out on loan to League One with Burton Albion and Doncaster Rovers. He has now just signed a new contract at Norwich City.

Remi will go play in Argyle's match against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, 21 October, wearing the 34 shirt.

The signing is subject to the normal paperwork requirements being completed satisfactorily.

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