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Elite cyclist's death ruled accidental

Junior Heffernan was killed during the Severn Bridge Road Race in March 2013 Credit: Herbalife-Leisure Lakes

A coroner has ruled that the death of a cyclist from Plymouth in a race was an accident.

23-year-old Junior Heffernan was hit by a car during the Severn Bridge Road Race in Gloucestershire in March last year. He was on the wrong side of the road and had been over the speed limit.

Police told the inquest the driver couldn't have avoided the collision.

Vulnerable missing Bristol man 'may be in Plymouth'

Richard Wilson. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are appealing to the public to help find a vulnerable missing 46 year-old man. Richard Wayne Wilson went missing from his address in Eastville, Bristol on Monday 6 January. A search has been carried out in Bristol but it is possible he has travelled to Plymouth.

He usually travels by train and tends to favour guest houses or B&B’s. Richard is 6'2" tall, heavily built, with short, spiky, grey hair. He usually wears trainers and cream coloured trousers. Police would like Richard to contact them.

Police say anyone spotting Richard should not approach him but contact police immediately. Anyone able to help is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police or Avon and Somerset Police, by dialling 101.


Plymouth teenager debates in Parliament

The National Youth Parliament has been in session at Westminster today, where a speech from a Plymouth teenager received a rapturous applause.

Harry Samules is the Member of Youth Parliament for the city. He was taking part in a debate about what the youth parliament should turn its attention to for next year. The 16 year old said he wants to address youth unemployment and bullying.


Eco Village to provide sustainable jobs for Plymouth

Plymouth City Council have unveiled plans to build an eco village on the outskirts of Plymouth, at Bickleigh Down. The Council will be working with developers CornerstoneZED on a project to develop zero carbon homes which will provide employment for more than 50 people.

Eco Village
CGI image of proposed eco village

Council Leader, Councillor Vivien Pengelly said: "...We are putting Plymouth at the forefront of the eco homes industry, creating new sustainable jobs and encouraging green businesses to use Plymouth as their base. This is exactly the type of innovative economy that we need to develop."


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