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Football chairman comes to aid of disabled fan

James Brent Credit: ITV News

The Plymouth Argyle chairman came to the aid of a disabled fan who suffered a fit during the team's match on Saturday.

James Brent rushed to help after the boy fell ill in the second half of the game, away to Dagenham and Redbridge.

Following the kind-hearted act, Chris Webb, club president, took to social media to tell the story.

Chris Webb posted this touching story on Twitter Credit: Chris Webb
Chris Webb posted this touching story on Twitter

Mr Brent declined to comment, saying the matter was a “private medical matter”.

Striker Ryan Brunt grabbed a last-minute equaliser for Argyle as they drew 1-1 with Dagenham at Victoria Road.


Permanent Traveller site approved by Plymouth City Council

A new dedicated transit site for Gypsies and Travellers has been approved.

The 16 pitch site at Broadley Park is being funded with a £790,000 grant from the Homes and Communities Agency.

It's hoped it will reduce the costs of checking and clearing other illegal sites.

Map showing the approved site

Plymouth’s City Council’s Investment Board signed off the plans on Friday 27 November.

Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “This is fantastic news as it will give us more power to be able to respond to local residents’ concerns and move on Travellers.

Having a dedicated site like this means we will be able to move them on much more quickly.

– Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council

Plymouth's Mayflower Steps will be lit up to commemorate pilgrim past

The Mayflower steps are due to be lit up today, Thanksgiving Day Credit: ITV News

Lights for the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth are being switched on for the first time this afternoon, to commemorate the city's pilgrim history.

Up to 16 million Americans can trace their ancestry back to the voyage which set sail from the city in 1620. Plymouth is planning a huge celebration to mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower in five years' time.

Plymouth is planning a huge celebration to mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower in five years' time. Credit: ITV West Country
Credit: ITV West Country


'I just wanted to make people happy', says man whose online shop went viral

Andy Workman with his bottle of whiskey - which only cost £6 Credit: ITV News

An ITV News viewer who received a bottle of whisky in his online shop as a replacement for baby wipes, says he wanted to share his story to make people happy.

Andy Workman, from Plymouth, contacted Ian Axton, which led to over half a million people seeing a photo of the receipt.

Since all the publicity, Asda have sent Andy his baby wipes as well as a some additional gifts:

Tanis Bandhari murder: accused changes plea to guilty

Tanis Bhandari Credit: Irving of Exeter

One of two men accused of the murder of Plymouth man Tanis Bhandari has changed his plea to guilty.

Tanis Bhandari died after he was attacked while leaving a pub in Tamerton Foliot in the early hours of New Year's Day this year.

Ryan Williams had denied murder along with Donald Pemberton. Williams has now admitted the offence, along with four other charges.- three counts of wounding with intent and one of ABH.

His co-defendant Donald Pemberton denies all charges.

Five police officers injured at Devon derby

Police heading to the Plymouth v Exeter football game Credit: Devon Dog Handlers/Twitter

Five police officers were injured while on duty at the Devon football derby between Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City this weekend.

Devon and Cornwall Police's Superintendent Ian Drummond-Smith used social media to report a handful of officers suffered minor injuries during disorder. 6 people were arrested.

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