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Firefighters who went to heroic lengths to help victims of the M5 crash in Somerset will be honoured at a ceremony near Exeter this evening.
Devon and Somerset Fire Service has minted a new medal to mark the bravery of the officers at the crash site near Taunton in 2011. Seven people lost their lives. Crew members will also be recognised for their role during the floods last winter.
The A394 from both the Penzance and Falmouth directions is busy this morning as thousands of people make their way to the annual Culdrose Air Day.
The Gates opened at nine am.
The Air Day is the only day of the year when the public can step into the world of Culdrose and experience the sights and sounds of a working military Naval Air Station.
There are flying displays and an opportunity to get up close to various aircraft on the ground.
With frontline helicopter Squadrons supporting the Navy across the globe, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose is home to a variety of military aircraft including Merlin and Sea King helicopters, Hawk Jets, and the King Air 350 Avengers.
He had the almost home crowd in Glasgow cheering him on to his gold medal at the pool last night.
The teenager, who lives and studies in Plymouth, has more than lived up to all the pre-Games hype, and is now being touted as a future Olympic Champion.
Ben Proud's amazing achievements at the Commonwealth Games, two Games Record, two British records, two golds and a bronze have really put him on the map as far as international swimming is concerned. The youngest swimmer in the field last night he took apart the much fancied Australians to storm once again to victory.
Today at the University of St Mark and St John where Ben is studying they were relishing his success.
Ben is studying part time at the University to enable him to continue his training. He's in the pool in excess of twenty hours a week - and that's not including his strength and fitness training and his competitions. Fitting in studying as well is hard.
His storming success in Glasgow over the past week is testament to all the work that's been put in to get him there. It's not just Ben Proud who's become a big name in swimming - Plymouth has too. It must now be the place to come to train.
It's high tech facilities like this that encourage elite athletes to choose the University of St Mark and St John. who knows if one of thes youngsters here today could be the next Ben Proud.
Exeter Chiefs have signed Namibian international Chrysander Botha from South African Super 15 outfit the Lions. The 26-year-old full back, who was in the Namibia squad at the last World Cup, will be available for the Chiefs three pre-season games, which start with a trip to Cardiff Blues on Friday, August 15.
At 6ft 1in tall and weighing 14st, He will give the Chiefs more options in the No. 15 jersey in the wake of Luke Arscott’s departure to Bath.
The Chiefs start their Aviva Premiership campaign by visiting newly-promoted London Welsh on Sunday, September 7.
Work to resurface some of Plymouth's potholed roads continues throughout August. The City Council is undertaking a a twelve week programme which continues until the middle of September. Thirty seven roads will be done - along with a number of smaller scale sites around the city.
Superstar Plymouth swimmer Ben Proud will be back in the city today after his Commonwealth Games triumph.
The 19 year old, who broke four records, took two golds and a bronze medal will be back at the Life Centre where he trains with Plymouth Leander swimming club.
The latest weather forecast from Bob Crampton
The hot weather of the last few weeks has been welcomed by many - but not by all. GP surgeries and hospitals are reporting an increase in pensioners visiting them with heat related illnesses.
Now we're all being asked to keep an eye on elderly members of our community to ensure they're not suffering in the heat.
Homcare provider Mark McGlade tells us how elderly residents are affected by the heat, and Dr Jennie Bee gives her advice on how to stay cool.
12 new buses worth £1.6 million are up and running in Exeter.
The new Stagecoach fleet was officially unveiled by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer, who was visiting the city to see how bus operators were working across Exeter.