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Stars come out for the Royal Marines' birthday

Harrison Ford is one of the stars to appear on a video wishing the Royal Marines a happy birthday Credit: Royal Marines

Some famous faces have appeared on a video wishing the Royal Marines a happy 350th anniversary.

They include The Prime Minister, Bear Grylls, Harrison Ford, Ross Kemp, Caroline Quentin, Tom Hardy and Henry Cavill.

You can watch the video here.


Plymouth's Ben McBean runs for the Poppy Appeal

Ben McBean in Trafalgar Square before setting off on his run in aid of the Poppy Appeal Credit: PA

Former Royal Marine Ben McBean from Plymouth has taken a 31-mile run through the streets of London, taking a route that forms the outline of a poppy on the London map.

He used a smartphone running app on his mission to raise money for the Royal British Legion'?s Poppy Appeal. The appeal provides help and welfare to the serving and ex-Service community and their families.

Ben lost an arm and a leg in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan. He now has a career as a businessman and inspirational speaker.

Ben McBean on his quest to trace a poppy on the streets of London Credit: PA

Person rescued from fire in Plymouth

One person has been given medical treatment after being rescued from a property on fire in Plymouth.

Fire crews were called to Hornchurch Road, Ernesttle just after 5:30am, with reports of a person trapped in the fire.

When they arrived they found a person had been rescued unconscious already and they were given oxygen therapy.

The fire was found in the lounge involving bedding. An investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.

Woman who killed mother has sentence reduced

Douglas' sentence has been reduced to a minimum of seven years

A woman who killed her sick mother in what she believed was an "act of mercy" has had her life sentence cut. Angela Douglas held a pillow over the face of Ann Matthews who was housebound at her home in Plymouth.

Douglas was jailed for a minimum of 12 years after being convicted of murder. That's been reduced to seven years after an appeal.

Man who died on run from police named

A man who died after jumping into Sutton Harbour to escape from a police chase has been named as Darren Wakefield.

The 35 year old died on 12th October after being chased by police on suspicion of stealing a bicycle. He was seen entering the water before becoming trapped between a boat and the harbour wall, and died despite efforts by the emergency services to save him.

The medical cause of death is still to be confirmed. Mr Wakefield was unemployed at the time of his death, and married but separated from his wife.


Plymouth named best city for families

Plymouth owes its success in the poll partly to its green spaces - including Plymouth Hoe Credit: ITV News

Plymouth has been named the best city in England and Wales for families to live, according to a report which looks at education, safety and childcare costs to local amenities, affordable property and green spaces.

Rising from fourth place last year, Plymouth owes its success this time around to a lower crime rate and improved exam results.

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.

Plymouth young athletes get honorary degrees

Matthew Dixon competing at 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Credit: PA

Some of our countries greatest athletes are in Plymouth today for a 'Celebration of Sport' Awards ceremony.

Among those at the event being held at the University of St Mark and St John this evening will be the Commonwealth double Gold medallist Ben Proud and divers Tonia Couch, Sarah Barrow and Matthew Dixon.

Diving coaches Andy Banks and Jon Rudd will also be there. Andy Banks, who helped coach Plymouth diver, Tom Daley will also be picking up an honorary degree.

Also being launched this evening is a charity called 'Making a Difference', a programme set up to provide financial help for Plymouth's, young elite athletes. It'll help promising youngsters and their families with the cost of pursuing their sporting dreams.

"I'd really like to go to the Olympics so twenty sixteen would be amazing but I'd like to aim for twenty twenty as well and just be at the Olympics would just be a dream ".

– Matthew Dickson, Diver
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