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Children put through their paces by the Royal Marines

A youngster gets some commando training at Bickleigh Barracks Credit: ITV News

Around 40 children have been put through their paces this week by Royal Marines from 42 Commando.

All of the youngsters are members of Her Majesty's School Heroes, a support group for children of service men and women.

The workshop, at Bickleigh Barracks in Plymouth, gave them the chance to do commando-style challenges.

I think it's really important for the children of the servicemen and women to sort of see what their mums and dads get up to on a day to day basis.

There's not that much opportunity really for them to see that and I think it is really interesting and rewarding for them to do that and I think HMS Heroes gives them that platform.

– Maj Andy Titerickx, 42 Commando


Holocaust remembrance service held near Plymouth

Holocaust remembrance service Credit: ITV News

A holocaust remembrance service was held for people from different faiths this morning at Mount Edgcumbe near Plymouth.This was one of the biggest events in the south-west.

Local schools are also taking part by putting on seminars and recitals.

Later the Lord Mayor will light a candle in honour of those who survived the holocaust and other genocides.


Vigil to take place for murdered Plymouth man

Tanis Bhandari was killed in an alleged axe attack on New Year's Eve Credit: Irving of Exeter

A vigil will take place tomorrow (Saturday 24 January) to remember Tanis Bhandari.

The 27-year-old died in an alleged axe attack in Tamerton Foliot in Plymouth on New Year's Eve.

Friends and family will walk through the village and light candles to celebrate his life.

Two men have been charged with his murder.

Tributes to Tanis Bhandari in Tamerton Foliot Credit: ITV News
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