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Bye bye to the Barbican market

Everything must go Credit: ITV News

Plymouth's Barbican Pannier Market is shutting up shop. The landmark building, which is known for selling everything from vintage jewellery to magic tricks, has been sold to a new owner.

Last week its shopkeepers were given just fourteen days' notice that they had to leave. Our reporter Claire Manning went to meet some of them.

Man bailed after unexplained death in Plymouth

Police investigating the unexplained death of an elderly man in Plymouth have released a 49-year-old man on bail.

Officers were called to Telegraph Wharf in Stonehouse on Sunday evening (9 November). They found the body of a 74-year-old man and arrested the 49-year-old man at the scene on suspicion of murder. He's been bailed until 17 February 2015.

Detectives say they are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances of the death.


New role for Plymouth University vice-chancellor

Professor Wendy Purcell will be returning in a different role Credit: ITV News

The vice-chancellor of Plymouth University is returning to work - following an investigation into her conduct.

Professor Wendy Purcell was put on leave in July, amid unspecified allegations which are understood to include a complaint about her management style.

Today the university announced the inquiry process has ended, and she will return to work in a new role to build the university's reputation.

Warm weather results in record number of fish at Plymouth market

Record numbers of fish at Plymouth's fish market Credit: ITV News

Record numbers of fish have been landed at Plymouth's fish market. Plymouth Fisheries says the warm weather late into the year has helped bring in sales of over 2 million during October. That's the highest amount sold in one month since the market opened in 1995. Pete Bromley is the Harbour Master:


Plans to restore historic fort near Plymouth

Fort Bovisand was built to defend the entrance to Plymouth Sound Credit: ITV News

A public consultation has begun into the £5.6 million restoration of Fort Bovisand.

The building played a vital role in protecting Plymouth in both World Wars, before becoming a diving school in the 70s. Initial plans include a learning hub, activity centre and exhibition space.

Plymouth goes wild for "Grow Wild"

If Plymouth wins then it would plant a kilometre of flowers from Armada Way to the War Memorial Credit: Plymouth City Council

Plymouth's made it through to the final five in a competition which could see a kilometre of flowers planted in the city centre - leading from Armada Way to the War Memorial.

You have until midnight tonight to vote on Plymouth's kilometre of flowers Credit: Plymouth City Council

It's the last day to vote - you can go to the Grow Wild website or just phone 0808 228 7701.

You have until midnight!

Vote of no confidence in Plymouth Uni vice-chancellor

Wendy Purcell is currently on paid leave from her role at Plymouth University Credit: ITV News

Staff at Plymouth University have given a vote of no confidence in their vice-chancellor, Wendy Purcell.

Members of the University and College Union say the recent problems at the university have undermined morale and risked long-term damage to the institution.

Wendy Purcell who is currently on paid leave, was suspended for three months over allegations of overspending and bullying colleagues.

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