The deadline for bids to become UK City of Culture 2017 has now passed. Plymouth has submitted its 30-page document to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. A shortlist will be announced in June. Plymouth will be competing against:
- East Kent
- Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea
- Swansea Bay
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After a weekend of heavy rain and high winds, the West Country has been told to brace for another bout of bad weather.
The Environment Agency has issued its highest flood warning for Portreath - saying that lives are at risk in the area.
A weekend of bad weather is due to hit the South West from today (6 February). The Met Office and Environment Agency have issued warnings.