The battle for the region's shoppers begins a new phase tomorrow when John Lewis opens in Exeter.
Attracting the upmarket department store is part of the city's strategy to become Devon's top shopping destination.
But will it be the game changer and, if so, where does that leave Plymouth? Jonathan Gibson reports on a tale of two cities:
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The day's gusts will ease as the evening goes on. It will be mostly dry with cloud cover but occasional clear spells.
Strong winds will steadily ease through this evening and overnight, but it will remain dry with clear spells.
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