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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Panels of cladding have been removed in Plymouth after being given the worst fire rating under new safety guidelines.
Children and adults alike took to their boards todays for Newquay's annual charity paddle race, in memory of toddler Joe Way.
One or two showers on the way, although not too heavy. Breaks of sunny spells but cloud developing through the afternoon.