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Preparations underway for British Firework Championships

Competitors set up displays on Mountbatten Pier, Plymouth Credit: ITV Westcountry

The first competitors in the British Firework Championships are setting up their displays on Mountbatten Pier overlooking Plymouth Hoe. Up to 100,000 spectators are expected. Over the next two nights six teams will take part.

All the competitors are previous winners so this year the race is on to be crowned champion of champions. The first display starts at 9:30 pm tonight with each showcase lasting ten minutes.

Owners of Plymouth mansion fined for not doing repairs

The owners of a million pound mansion in one of Plymouth's most exclusive areas have been fined for failing to carry out repairs.

Nigel Healy and Karen Chan were fined £2,200 each at Plymouth Magistrates court for failing to comply with a council order to do up their huge Grand Parade home in Hoe.

It's the second time they've been fined by the council, which is warning of a crackdown on similar eyesore properties.