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In Plymouth today, we bring you the news that a road which leads to the home of Plymouth Argyle could soon be named Jack Leslie Way – after the city's pioneering black footballer. Leader of the council, Cllr Nick Kelly, said that the proposal is a far more appropriate tribute to Jack and his family than renaming Sir John Hawkins Square after the footballer. Read More here
We also bring you the story that there will be a community meeting tonight after residents in the Greenbank area of Plymouth say the area has become a drugs hotspot. Some people in the area say they believe the issue became much worse at the start of lockdown – and that agencies who are supposed to tackle the problem aren’t listening to local people. Read More here
And we also bring new that plans for four new cycling routes across Plymouth to allow more people to enjoy the city by bike have been unveiled. A consultation on Plymouth’s 2022 Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan has been launched, which considered four cycling routes. Read More here
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Morning everyone. We're moving to a new blog for Friday's UK news headlines and top stories from Plymouth and beyond – you can find that here.
Wow! The four Hawk jets have just roared over Plymouth. Reporter Stuart Abel was on the Hoe as it happened so you can watch back below if you missed them.
If you're in Liskeard, Launceston or north of Dartmoor, this is what the noise was. There will be more military aircraft activity happening in the Plymouth area later on.
Officers want to speak to the men after an assault outside a Plymouth nightclub.
One of the men has a tattoo of red lips on his neck.
"It's basically saved my life"
The plans are part of a bid to get people using their bikes more:


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