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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

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.

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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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Man sentenced for murdering Plymouth mum

Photo of David Wilder who has been sentenced for the murder of a woman in Plymouth
David Wilder has been sentenced to life in prison Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A 42 year old man from Plymouth has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Kerry Power. Her body was found in Tailyour Street in the town in December. David Wilder from Crownhill pleaded guilty to her murder and has been told he will serve a minimum of seventeen and a half years imprisonment.

“I welcome the life sentence today for the selfish murder of Kerry which was committed by a controlling and manipulative individual. The investigation team would like to pay tribute to the family who have conducted themselves with dignity and courage throughout, especially Kerry’s 10 year old son Ollie”.

– Detective Inspector Nassaris, Senior Investigating Officer

Man banned from Plymouth for two years

Still of Sean Marsden
Marsden has a history of abusive and anti-social behaviour Credit: Plymouth City Council

A man with a history of abusive and anti-social behaviour has been banned from the whole of Plymouth for two years.

53 year old Sean Marsden has been banned from the city following a joint court application by the police and Plymouth City Council. He has already been the subject of two restraining orders for the serious harassment of two women.

Space available in Plymouth harbour for MTV Crashes

20,000 people are expecting to pack Plymouth Hoe for tonight's MTV Crashes concert, which will be broadcast across the world. Headliners include Kaiser Chiefs, the 1975 and Kiesza. Kai

Cllr Peter Smith, the Deputy Leader of Plymouth Council is suggesting that the Hoe will be buzzing but there is space in the harbour, if people want to come by boat.

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