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Tom Daley wins National Championships in Plymouth

Plymouth's Olympic hero Tom Daley was back in Devon today where it all began. He was competing against the best in Britain in the National Championships and came first.

Tom was competing the British Gas Championships. At the Plymouth Life Centre. It gave him the chance to perfect some of the dives he hopes will get him to next year's Olympics in Brazil. One of them is a routine he calls the firework:

Tom's coach Jane Figueireeo has been with him now for just over. She's pleased with his progress so far:

We've got to keep things in the now.We have the world series coming up,six legs of that.So the main focus of that is to stay healthy,keep working on our new dives.

I really wanted him to come back to Plymouth,embrace everybody that's contributed so much to his success.

– Jane Figueireeo, coach

Plymouth women win gold at the diving championships

Sarah Burrow and Tonia Couch during the final of the Women's 10m Synchro during day one of the British Gas Diving Championships at The Plymouth Life Centre Credit: PA

The National Diving Championships got underway in Plymouth today.

There was success for home-grown talent Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow. The Commonwealth Games silver medallists won gold in the women's 10 metre synchro.

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Plymouth divers to compete in National Championships

Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow warming up at the Plymouth Life Centre ahead of the Championships Credit: ITV News

The National Diving Championships start today at Plymouth's Life Centre.

The three-day competition will see the cream of British diving challenging for national honours as they compete across all Olympic events.

Local women Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch will be in action this afternoon.

Tom Daley is back in Plymouth for first time since moving to London

Tom Daley was back in Plymouth today putting the finishing touches to a new routine he'll showcase at the National Diving Championships.

It is the first time Tom has been back to his home town since switching his training base, and moving to London 12 months ago.

He'll be going for gold at The National Diving Championships which are taking place at the City's Life Centre. Local diving stars Sarah Barrow and Tonia Crouch will also be there alongside new 14-year-old sensation Matthew Dixon.

Tom Daley was back in Plymouth today for the first time since moving to London Credit: ITV News

Tom Daley & Co in Plymouth for Diving Championships

Tom Daley in action at last year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Credit: PA

Diving stars - including Tom Daley - are descending on Plymouth in readiness for the National Diving Championships at the City's Life Centre.

Local divers Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch will be competing alongside new young sensation 14-year-old Matthew Dixon.

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Tom Daley created from batter for Pancake Day

The pancake (left) and Tom Daley (right) Credit: ITV News

Olympic diver Tom Daley is serving up a sweet treat for his fans as he is immortalised in batter for Pancake Day.

In a video, posted by Team GB, the athlete's face is piped on to a pan before more and more is added to create the 20-year-old's signature grin.

The flipping brilliant video has been retweeted and favourited by hundreds of fans on Twitter, including the subject of the art work himself.

Tavistock woman dies at National Diving Centre

A woman from Devon has died and a man, also from Devon, was airlifted to hospital with breathing difficulties during a training session at the National Diving and Activity Centre.

The two friends were diving with a second woman when they got into difficulties at the 260-ft deep former quarry in Gloucestershire.

The 30 year old woman from Tavistock suffered a cardiac arrest and was pulled unconscious from the water. Paramedics were unable to save her and she died later in hospital.

A man was flown by air ambulance to a specialist decompression unit at a hospital in Plymouth.

Police said they are not treating the incident as suspicious and it has been referred to the Health and Safety Executive.

Police are investigating the death of a female diver at the National Diving Centre, Chepstow, over the weekend. Police were called just before midday on Saturday after an incident involving a woman and man from Devon who were diving with an instructor. The woman died at the scene, the man was taken to a decompression unit in Plymouth. Officers are working with the Health and Safety Executive to investigate this unexplained death but it's believed not to be suspicious.

– Gloucestershire police

Tavistock woman dies in diving accident

A woman from Devon has died and a man is seriously ill following an accident at a Gloucestershire dive centre.

Paramedics were called to the National Diving and Activity Centre at Tidenham in the Forest of Dean on Saturday.

The woman, from Tavistock, was treated by paramedics but died later in hospital. A man was been airlifted to a decompression unit in Plymouth.

Young divers talk about their dreams

Diving coach Andy Banks is awarded an honorary degree Credit: ITV News

Plymouth sporting stars have been honoured for their summer of success at the Commonwealth Games and European Championships this evening.

At a special event at the University College of St Mark and St John honorary degrees were given to Plymothian swimming star Sian Davies and diving coach Andy Banks.

Before the event our reporter Jacquie Bird went to meet two young divers who are already successful in the sport and talked to them about their hopes and the pressure they face in the field.

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