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Prince Harry calls amputee rowers to congratulate them

Prince Harry has personally congratulated the four amputee rowers who've just completed the staggering 'World's Toughest Row'.

Kensington Palace confirmed the Prince video called the servicemen to say well done on their incredible achievement.

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Prince Harry also praised their determination.

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Kensington Palace tweeted their congratulatory wishes to the amputee servicemen who've made history by finishing the 3000 mile 'world's toughest row' across the Atlantic Ocean earlier today.

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The four rowers arrived in Antigua today (4 February), having set off on 20 December.

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'4 men, 3 legs - incredible' Tributes to amputee rowers about to complete the Atlantic Challenge

Two servicemen from Devon are due to make history when the complete the Atlantic Challenge today (4 February)

Cayle Royce from Dartmouth and Lee Spencer from Yelverton are part of Row2Recovery, the first all-amputee team to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

Now their journey is nearly at an end.

We've been following their journey as they go from mile to mile. Cayle told us last month the three things he's most looking forward to at the end of their journey.

Now they're close to getting their wish, and their epic effort is inspiring others all over the world.

Devon MP apologises after failing to declare £400,000 of outside income

A Devon MP has apologised to Parliament for failing to declare £400,000 of outside income.

Geoffrey Cox, Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon, admitted failing to declare eleven payments for his work as a barrister within the 28 day period required.

The house has the right to expect from its members that they will uphold its rules to the fullest extent.

I hope that the house will accept my sincere and full-hearted apology for my failure to observe this important rule.

– Geoffrey Cox MP

He blamed it on an administrative oversight and made this statement in the House of Commons:

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CCTV released of attempted robbery with iron bar

Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery at a shop in Plymouth.

This CCTV from just after 7am on Monday 1 February shows the Co-op in Poole Park Road.

The offender entered wielding an iron bar and forced the staff to the rear of the store whilst demanding money and to be shown the safe.

The staff members were very courageous and managed to usher the offender out of the store without injury.

– Devon & Cornwall Police

A potential witness dressed in a two tone blue top can clearly be seen in the CCTV footage and police are seeking to identify him as he may have vital information.

Suspect

  • male
  • around 6ft tall
  • medium build
  • dressed in dark clothing - dark coat with leather jacket, hoody and balaclava
  • carrying a yellow plastic carrier bag

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting crime reference CR/6736/16.

Or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online.

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