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British Fireworks Championships in Plymouth

Fireworks at their best. Credit: PA

The British Fireworks Championships in Plymouth got underway last night. Now in their 19th year, tens of thousands of people gathered on the Hoe to see four tonnes of fireworks light up Plymouth Sound. Six of the UK's top pyrotechnics companies will be vying to see who's best over two nights of competition.

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Plymouth prepares for fireworks spectacular

Tens of thousands of people are expected to line The Hoe Credit: ITV Westcountry

Final preparations are taking place ahead of the annual British Fireworks Championships in Plymouth tonight.

Now in it's 19th year, it will take place over two days where thousands of people to see more than four tonnes of fireworks light up the city sky and Plymouth Sound.

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Injury's no rib-tickler for comedian Dawn French

Westcountry comedian Dawn French has been bringing laughter to audiences across the country over the last couple of months with her first ever one-woman stage show.

But while she's left people rolling in the aisles poor Dawn has been in agony. At her home in Cornwall she revealed she's been battling through the pain of three cracked ribs.

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