Plymouth is well known as Britain's Ocean City, but some might say the South West tends to get forgotten about when it comes to individuals that have pursued a career in the spotlight. But there are in fact plenty of locals that have gone on to have extremely successful careers. From actors, singers, Olympians and reality stars, Plymouth is home to a number of well known faces that boast a range of fantastic achievements. Here is a list of some of the city's biggest successes, and those that make us proud to be from Plymouth. Tom Daley One the most obvious faces for the top of our list, Tom Daley is one of the most successful British divers of our time. Born and raised in Plymouth, Tom is a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, double World Champion and winner of the 2009 FINA World Championship at the age of just 15, also earning the same title in 2017. He also won two gold medals for England at the 2010 Commonwealth games. Most recently Tom won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games with … [Read more...] about Plymouth’s famous faces and the city’s most successful stars
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New York City is a place where attitude and strong opinions are in the DNA. New Yorkers might not agree on much, but there is one thing on which millions of them do agree: the subway is a mess. Trains are packed, breakdowns and delays are routine, some say it's gone off the rails. After an actual derailment last year injured more than 40 people, the governor declared a state of emergency. When it first opened more than a century ago, the New York City subway was considered a feat of American engineering, now it's another example of the country's ailing infrastructure. Luckily, there's a man with a plan, an Englishman in New York who proposes the city's largest infrastructure expenditure since the 1950s. More on that in a moment. First, if you have never ridden the sprawling New York City subway, welcome aboard. When the trains are moving, there's no better way to get around New York City, than on the subway. These 400-ton behemoths crisscross the underbelly of the city, zipping … [Read more...] about Why has the New York City subway gone off the rails?