Daily Archives: 19/06/2014

Work starts on Laira Rail Bridge scheme

Work to breathe new life into Plymouth’s disused Laira Rail Bridge is now under way. The £3.1 million scheme, funded through the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, will see the former rail bridge restored and converted into a new walking and cycling route over the River Plym. Built in 1887, the Laira Rail […]

Launch of Plymouth’s Book of Wonder

Over 100 amazing facts about Plymouth have been brought together in a lovely book that will help show off Britain’s Ocean City. The publication features a mixture of quirky and fascinating knowledge nuggets all beautifully illustrated with stunning photographs and designs that will catch the eyes of movers and shakers in the region, Whitehall and […]

The 1975 and Kiesza join MTV Crashes Plymouth line-up

Number one selling band The 1975 and electro-pop breakthrough artist Kiesza have joined the stellar line-up for MTV Crashes Plymouth. The sold out show, which takes place on the Hoe on Tuesday 15 July, is being organised in collaboration with the Council and is one of the highlights in this year’s Three Towns centenary celebrations. […]

Aggie Weston’s memorial gets spruced up

A special memorial at Weston Mill cemetery has been given a spruce up  – the city’s tribute to Agnes Weston. One of Plymouth’s favourite adopted daughters, Agnes Weston was buried at the cemetery with full naval honours in 1918 for her work providing a place for a home onshore for sailors. Agnes (1840 to 1918) […]