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Brand new multi-million pound warship to be based in Plymouth

An artists impression of what the new ship will look like Credit: ITV News/ Artists impression

The MOD has announced that Plymouth will be the home of one of its new multi-million pound warships.

The Type 26 Global Combat Ships frigates are part of a national ship building plan, and will be based at both Plymouth and Portsmouth.

The government says they will help deliver the most modern navy in the world.


Man arrested in Dawlish murder investigation

The body of a woman was found at the house in Iddesleigh Terrace this morning Credit: ITV News

A murder investigation is underway after the body of a 36-year-old woman was discovered in Dawlish this morning, 29 January.

The body was found at a house in Iddesleigh Terrace. A 36-year-old man from Dawlish was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and is in police custody.


Policeman and two civilians appear in court in relation to Thomas Orchard's death

Sgt Jan Kingshott (centre) Credit: ITV News

A police sergeant and two civilian custody detention staff have today appeared at Exeter Magistrates Court to face charges in connection with the death of Thomas Orchard.

Sgt Jan Kingshott along with Simon Tansley and Michael Marsden were jointly charged with the allegation that they unlawful killed Thomas Orchard with the use of unreasonable force.

Simon Tansley (centre) Credit: ITV News

The three accused spoke only to confirm their names and the case was transferred to Bristol Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on Feb 26th.

Michael Marsden (centre) Credit: ITV News

Mr Orchard, a church caretaker, was arrested in Exeter City Centre in October 2012. He was taken to Heavitree Road police station and found to be unconscious in his cell a short while later. Mr Orchard died in hospital a week later.

Mr Orchard's mum Alison Orchard spoke of her frustration at the length of time it has taken for the case to get this far but she said the family were relieved that proceedings were now under way.

Cameron announces £88 million investment in South West

David Cameron visited the Exeter Science Park to announce the growth deal. Credit: ITV News

The Prime Minister is on a whistle stop tour of the South West and has announced a £88 million investment into the area.

The money will be spent on various projects including building work, and road improvements and bringing broadband to remote areas.

The government says it will create 22,000 jobs and 11,000 new homes.

The investment will create 22,000 jobs Credit: ITV News

Plymouth Albion avoid administration after fundraising over £250,000

United at last! Credit: ITV News

Plymouth Albion will not be entering administration after a hugely successful fundraising appeal.

Friends of Plymouth Albion pledged over £250,000 and combined with existing funds, the rugby club are able to meet immediate requirements.

Further funds are still needed but the club say this is a major step forward.

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