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Rescue operation finds crew safe and well

Plymouth lifeboat are towing the fishing boat to shore Credit: ITV News

Two crew members have been found safe and well after a huge search rescue was underway this morning.

Five lifeboats and a helicopter took part in the search off Plymouth after an open fishing boat reported it had broken down in fog. It took the rescue crews several hours to find the boat in poor visibility.

Plymouth lifeboat is now towing the boat back into Plymouth.

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Two die after being hit by a car as they got off a bus

Police are asking any witnesses to contact them Credit: PA

Two women have died after being hit by a car as they got off a bus in Plymouth.

It happened in Torr Lane on the 18 May.

One of the women, aged 60, died as a result of her injuries. The second was kept in hospital in a critical condition but has since also died.

Neither woman has yet been named by police.

The driver, a 58-year-old local woman, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released on bail until 12 August.

Police have begun an investigation and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them.

Anyone who has information or saw the Ford B-Max travelling in Torr Lane before the collision is asked to contact police by:

  • email on 101@dc.police.uk
  • telephone on 101, quoting log 877 of 18/05/16

Olympic fanzone comes to Plymouth

The Olympic Games 2016 are being held in Rio

People in the Westcountry can get one step closer to the Rio Olympics this summer as an official fanzone comes to Plymouth.

Team GB supporters will be taking over Armada Way as they show live coverage of the Games, as well as other offerings.

Entry will be free, and there will be an opportunity to learn more about how you can participate in some of the Olympic sports on show.

Team GB Beijing Homecoming Parade in London, 2008 Credit: PA

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Family and friends complete London Marathon in memory of Plymouth army captain.

David Seath, 31, a veteran of the Afghanistan conflict, suffered a cardiac arrest

Family and friends of a Plymouth-based army captain who tragically died while running the London Marathon, have completed the last three miles of the course in his honour.

Today we return to London to finish the 3.2 miles of the Virgin London Marathon David so tragically could not finish.

It will not doubt be an incredibly emotional day but an important step in moving forward as a family and wider community

– MEMORIAL FUND'S FACEBOOK PAGE

David Seath, 31, a veteran of the Afghanistan conflict, suffered a cardiac arrest around 23 miles into this year's event

A memorial fund set up in his name has already raised £103,000 for his chosen charity Help for Heroes.

Family and friends took an important step forward tonight by finishing the 3.2 miles David so tragically could not finish.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in London as well as all those who walked simultaneously across the world.

We move forward, as one

– MEMORIAL FUND'S FACEBOOK PAGE

Last night the group finished the last 3.2 miles of the course in his honour.

They said the the experience as "emotional, overwhelming, yet inspirational".

Pedestrian killed in crash on the A38 near Plymouth

Investigators at the scene of the fatal crash on the A38 at South Brent Credit: ITV News

A man has died after being hit by a lorry on the A38 near Plymouth.

It happened at around 11am today, 20 May, forcing both lanes of the northbound carriageway to close. Police say the man - who died at the scene - has yet to be identified.

Police, the fire service, ambulance crews and the air ambulance all attended the scene.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw the crash - or saw the man on the A38 beforehand.

Plymouth Albion's new owners get RFU approval

Plymouth Albion's Brickfields home Credit: ITV News

The takeover of Plymouth Albion RFC by former players Bruce Priday and Dave Venables has been formally ratified by the RFU.

The RFU confirmed that Plymouth Albion would be playing National 1 rugby in the 2016-17 season.

There were fears that Plymouth Albion could be demoted down the league structure, like Richmond RFC some years ago.

Priday and Venables have had to put up a cash ‘Bond Deposit’ of £147,000, which will be held by the RFU.

While we are really pleased that Plymouth Albion will be playing National 1 rugby next season, we feel the size of the ‘Bond Deposit’ to be excessively large.

We presented a well prepared case which highlighted the strong working relationship we have with Plymouth City Council and the desire of both parties to build a Premiership standard club in the City.

– Bruce Priday
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