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Last chance to have your say on Fort Bovisand

Fort Bovisand dates back to Napoleonic times and plated a vital role in protecting the city in both World Wars Credit: ITV News

People in Plymouth have a last opportunity today and tomorrow to comment on plans to turn a local landmark into a visitor attraction.

Fort Bovisand dates back to Napoleonic times and plated a vital role in protecting the city in both World Wars.

Homes will also be built on the site with work due to start next year.

Trumpton bonfire raises thousands for charity

Trumpton bonfire raises thousands for charity Credit: ITV News

In the late Summer twilight it almost seemed a shame to burn Trumpton down. Two years of hard graft from Torrington Cavaliers had come to this moment.

To the theme tunes of other much loved children's television programmes a stunning fireworks display lit up the chipboard and pallet construction.

But the thousands of people had come to watch the latest incredible bonfire by the charity group that's raised hundreds of thousands of pounds over the past forty five years through these displays.

Windy Millar's windmill was ripped apart in moments. Ironically, in Trumpton the programme the village's famous firefighters Pugh, Pugh and the rest never actually fought a fire.

Never been here before but I've been to other shows in other places and that is probably the best I've seen.

– Spectator

Amazing, best fireworks I've ever seen, that was awesome, it was literally cool and all the ones to music were great.

– Spectator

That was the best one yet by far, fantastic, absolutely amazing.

– Spectator

The past two bonfires raised more than £130,000 for good causes. The cancer charity MacMillan and the Torrington's Plough Arts Centre along with many other smaller groups will benefit this time

Everything worked perfectly all the timings worked as we planned them out. Two Tigers fireworks put on a tremendous display and the village that we built has just burnt beautifully which was always what it was going to do anyway from the first nail we knocked in this was always going to be the result.

– STEVE YOUNG, Chairman, Torrington Cavaliers

The embers haven't yet been extinguished but the fire has already been stoked for five years time the fiftieth anniversary of Torrington Cavaliers.


Children's TV village Trumpton will be set alight tonight

Children's TV village Trumpton will be set alight tonight Credit: ITV News

A North Devon group famous for building enormous bonfires with novelty scenes and figures will be setting fire to their latest creation tonight.

This re-creation of the Children's TV village Trumpton will be set alight later this evening.

Around 20,000 people are expected, while raising thousands for charity.


Remembering Torrington's greatest bonfires

On Saturday night, a small North Devon market town will burn down a model village based on the 1970's children's television classic 'Trumpton'. It's been recreated in Torrington by a group of volunteers and it's all part of the town's tradition of huge bonfires.

For the past 40 years, local men and women have created the incredible displays - which include a replica of HMS Victory and the Great Fire of London.

Here are some of the best ones:

Red Arrows cancel Aerial Acrobatic Display but still head to Dartmouth

The Red Arrows have cancelled their aerial acrobatic display at the Dartmouth Regatta - but are still promising to do flypasts. Changes to Civil Aviation Authority regulations have forced the Red Arrows to re-think their plans. The flypasts will take place at around 6.15pm this evening.

The Red Arrows in the skies above Gloucestershire Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Make it to the top or plunge into the quay: Climbing with a splash in Exeter

Climbers either make it to the top or plunge into the water. Credit: The Quay Climbing Centre
Climbers in Deep Water Solo do not use ropes. Credit: The Quay Climbing Centre

The UK's only climbing wall event on water returns to Exeter this weekend - Deep Water Solo 2015.

As this film from The Quay Climbing Centre shows, climbers from across the country will compete on a wall built over the city's quay.

They don't use ropes - and either make it to the top - called 'topping out' - or fall into the water below.

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