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Large fire at factory in Plymouth

Fire crews are at the scene of a large fire in the Southway area of Plymouth.

Several appliances are at the old Paper Converting Factory on Clittaford Road.

Police are advising people to stay indoors and keep doors and windows shut.

Plymouth dance group Wheel Fever perform at U.Dance festival

Plymouth dance group Wheel Fever have beaten off hundreds of others across the country to take part in a national festival in the city.

Wheel Fever run weekly workshops for disabled children and children who are wheelchair users.

The group have been rehearsing hard for the U.Dance 2015 festival that's on at the Theatre Royal.

Jacquie Bird has the story.


Plymouth set to welcome dozens of historic vessels

One of the star attractions will be a three-masted lugger ship named the Grayhound. Credit: Sutton Harbour

Plymouth will be welcoming dozens of historic vessels this weekend as the city hosts the Sutton Harbour Plymouth Classic Boat Rally.

The 28th annual rally is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the city’s waterfront, with a host of entertainment on offer throughout the four-day event which runs from July 24th–27th.

This year around 70 boats including dinghies, classic sail and motor boats will be on display to the public.

One of the star attractions will be an iconic three-masted ship which is over 100ft long named the Grayhound.

Ham Woods Nature Reserve awarded Green Flag

Ham Woods Nature Reserve has been given a Green Flag Award. Credit: Plymouth City Council

Ham Woods Nature Reserve has been given a Green Flag Award which recognises the best parks and green spaces in the country.

It's the first time that Ham Woods has been considered for a Green Flag and Plymouth City Council are honoured to have been given the award.

The scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country.

You can find out which parks in your area have won green flags here.

I am absolutely delighted, I know that Ham Woods is a nice place to spend time, now the Green Flag gives it a recognised seal of approval which tells everyone else that it is worthy of a visit. A huge well done to all friends and volunteers.

– Plymouth City Council Leader Tudor Evans

World-class DJs to take to the stage at MTV Crashes

35,000 people are expected on the Hoe for MTV crashes Credit: ITV West Country

The second day of Plymouth's biggest music festival, MTV Crashes takes place tonight, with DJs taking to the stage at the Hoe.

Last night the live music event saw Tinie Temper and Little Mix performing to a crowd of thousands.

35,000 people are expected across the event, which is being broadcast around the world.

Tinie Tempah and Little Mix were performing last night. Credit: ITV West Country


Little Mix take to the stage for a sound check

Girl band Little Mix have been warming up on the MTV Crashes stage ahead of their performance in Plymouth tonight.

Earlier they were tweeting fellow music artists Foxes, Tinie Tempah and Kodaline, who are all set to perform at the sold-out two-day music festival on Plymouth Hoe.

Plymouth Hoe stage is ready to welcome girl band Little Mix. Credit: ITV West Country
Mic check 1,2,1,2. Credit: ITV West Country

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