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Bird of prey rescued from dockyard roof

Stock photo of peregrine falcon Credit: PA

Firefighters have rescued a bird of prey trapped in netting on the roof of a property in HMS Drake in Plymouth this morning.

They used an aerial ladder to get to the peregrine falcon, which was trapped in anti-pigeon netting. They used an animal rescue bag that is usually for dogs to hold the bird while they cut it free. It had got its wing and leg caught in the wire but they released it and handed it into the care of the RSPCA.


Barclay Beales and Stereo Kicks in final five of X Factor

Barclay Beales (on the left) and Stereo Kicks are in the final five of X Factor Credit: Factor

Barclay Beales from Bow near Credition in Devon is in the final five of the X Factor. His band, the eight-strong Stereo Kicks, were voted through without a hitch this weekend after performing Sir Elton John's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me".

Judge Simon Cowell told the band, "You just did it, you did everything right, you look like a proper group."

You can find out how the guys are getting on here.

Man and woman arrested by armed police in Weymouth

Police activity in Culliford Way in Weymouth Credit: ITV News

Armed response officers have arrested a man and a woman at two addresses in Culliford Way in Weymouth this morning.

A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

A 27-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis.

The People's Millions

Voting has started in this year's People's Millions competition Credit: ITV News West Country

Lines are now open for day one of voting in The People’s Millions competition. Today in the West Country Acorn To Oak goes head to head with Search & Rescue Drone.

A grant of up to £50,000 is up for grabs for the winner. The other project is still in with a chance of winning National Lottery cash if it gets the highest number of runner-up votes.

Details of how to vote here for terms see here

The People’s Millions is a long-running collaboration between ITV and the Big Lottery Fund. We want to help projects that capture the public’s imagination, inspire local people to get involved and to make a lasting difference to those in their area through improvements to the neighbourhood.


700 blood donations needed in Plymouth over Xmas

Around 700 blood donations are needed in Plymouth to maintain supplies over the Christmas holidays.

NHS Blood and Transplant is calling on registered donors as well as new ones to make appointments ahead of the festive period.

A single blood donation can save or improve up to three lives.

Blood donations in storage. Credit: PA

Opposition grows to 700 homes at Mudford

Plans for more than 700 homes on the edge of Yeovil are attracting opposition.

The site near Mudford is included in the district council's draft development plan for the next fourteen years.

Villagers fear building the houses near Mudford will cause traffic problems and lead to flooding. A planning application is being processed and will be decided next year.

I just can't believe that they couldn't have found a better site to develop than this. It doesn't have the infrastructure. We've had thousands and thousands of homes thrust upon us over the last few years and you can't keep growing and growing on one side of the town.

– Tony Cavalier, Friends of Mudford Action Group
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