A convicted West Country killer who went on the run in Australia for 15 years is back behind bars.
Robert Hennessey, 50, was jailed in 1978 for repeatedly stabbing his elderly aunt in Plymouth when he was 14 years old.
Hennessey disappeared after walking out of Leyhill prison, in South Gloucestershire in 1998. Officers finally tracked the 50 year old down in Australia and he has now pleaded guilty to evading lawful custody.
He has been jailed for 16 months.
Robotic hand creator Joel Gibbard from Bristol has won second place and a $200,000 prize in an international competition.
Joel, who studied at Plymouth University, has been able to print a prosthetic hand using a 3D printer. He hopes the technique will make prosthetics more affordable.
He had to pitch his idea to a panel of judges at Intel's Make it Wearable challenge.
You can find out more about Joel and his robotic hand here.
Plymouth Military Wives Choir have joined the families of the armed forces at the first 2014 "Poppy Picnic" in Weston-Super-Mare yesterday. It's part of the national campaign to raise money for the Royal British Legion and is the first of a thousand "Poppy Picnics" taking place across the country this year.
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.
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.
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.
A young engineer from Bristol has designed and built a prototype bionic hand - from his bedroom.
24-year-old Joel Gibbard, who studied at Plymouth University, hopes the project could lead to low-cost bionic hands for amputees.
Emily Dexter reports:
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A young engineer from Bristol has designed and built a prototype bionic hand in his bedroom.
Twenty four year old Joel Gibbard who studied at Plymouth University hopes the project could lead to a low-cost robotic prosthetic hand for amputees.