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Exclusive interview with Ben Proud's family

Plymouth swimmer Ben Proud's family have spoken exclusively to ITV Westcountry of their pride at his ground-breaking gold medal. The 19 year-old became England's first gold medal winner in the pool on Friday night, setting a new Commonwealth and British record. Later, Proud collected bronze in the 100 metre freestyle relay.

A second gold at these Commonwealths is well within Ben's sights now after he qualified third fastest for the 50 metre freestyle final tomorrow.

His mum Sally and big brother Oliver talk below about how proud they are:

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First female Navy Commander leaves vessel after claims she had an affair

Commander Sarah West
Commander Sarah West Credit: David Cheskin/PA

The first female Navy Commander is believed to have left her vessel after allegations of having an affair with another officer.

42 year old Commander Sarah West took charge of HMS Portland in Plymouth in May 2012. The Ministry of Defence wouldn't confirm the claims - which if true would be in breach of Armed Forces Conduct - but was aware of a complaint. Commander West is currently on annual leave.

17 injured during car meet in Plymouth

17 injured at 'car meet' in Plymouth
17 injured at 'car meet' in Plymouth

17 people, including ten under-eighteens, were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of spectators during an unofficial car meet in Plymouth.

The car show gathered a crowd of around 500 people in the B&Q car park off Tavistock Road on Saturday night. The injured were taken to Derriford Hospital. None of the injuries are thought to be life threatening.

Police are appealing for witnesses after car ploughed into crowd of spectators
Police are appealing for witnesses after car ploughed into crowd of spectators

Police were called to the scene at 10pm. A 19-year-old man from South East Cornwall was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. He has been released on bail.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision. If you have any information please contact police on 101 quoting log number 1025 26th July 2014.

500-strong crowd gathered to watch unofficial car show
500-strong crowd gathered to watch unofficial car show

Commonwealth medal hopes in the pool

Plymouth's Ben Proud is Commonwealth favourite
Plymouth's Ben Proud is Commonwealth favourite Credit: ITV West Country

Two West Country swimmers are hoping to win medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow tonight.

Plymouth's Ben Proud is the favourite to win gold in the men's 50metres butterfly having reached the final as the fastest qualifier.

Plymouth's Ben Proud
Plymouth's Ben Proud Credit: John Walton/PA

Exeter's Liam Tancock is in contention for a medal in the men's 100metres backstroke.

Liam Tancock in action in the Men's 100m Backstroke
Liam Tancock in action in the Men's 100m Backstroke Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

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Tom Daley: 'I'm NOT retiring'

Plymouth diver Tom Daley has told us he's committed to carrying on in the sport for at least another two years. It comes just 24 hours after it was rumoured he was going to retire to pursue his television career.

In an interview with our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth, he said diving remained his priority - and his ambition was to compete at the next Olympic games in Rio.

Success for West Country swimmers at Games

There's been early success in the pool for our West Country swimmers at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Plymouth's Ben Proud won his heat in the men's 50metres butterfly to go through to tonight's semi-finals as the fastest qualifier.

Plymouth swimmer Ben Proud
Ben Proud is through to the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games Credit: PA

Exeter's Liam Tancock qualified for the semi-finals of the men's 100metres backstroke with a second-placed finish in his heat.

Liam Tancock competing in backstroke
Liam Tancock finished second in the men's 100m backstroke heat Credit: PA
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