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Plymouth divers to compete in National Championships

Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow warming up at the Plymouth Life Centre ahead of the Championships Credit: ITV News

The National Diving Championships start today at Plymouth's Life Centre.

The three-day competition will see the cream of British diving challenging for national honours as they compete across all Olympic events.

Local women Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch will be in action this afternoon.


Tom Daley is back in Plymouth for first time since moving to London

Tom Daley was back in Plymouth today putting the finishing touches to a new routine he'll showcase at the National Diving Championships.

It is the first time Tom has been back to his home town since switching his training base, and moving to London 12 months ago.

He'll be going for gold at The National Diving Championships which are taking place at the City's Life Centre. Local diving stars Sarah Barrow and Tonia Crouch will also be there alongside new 14-year-old sensation Matthew Dixon.

Tom Daley was back in Plymouth today for the first time since moving to London Credit: ITV News

Police searching for wanted man believed to be in Pymouth

Police are looking for a wanted man believed to be in Plymouth.

They're asking the public to help them track down Hasan Bolat, a 20 year old Turkish man wanted by the Metropolitan police.

Bolat has a tattoo on the right side of his neck saying 'Blessed'. People should not approach him but call 999 if they see him.

Police are looking for wanted Hasan Bolat Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Tom Daley & Co in Plymouth for Diving Championships

Tom Daley in action at last year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Credit: PA

Diving stars - including Tom Daley - are descending on Plymouth in readiness for the National Diving Championships at the City's Life Centre.

Local divers Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch will be competing alongside new young sensation 14-year-old Matthew Dixon.

Burst water main submerges Sainsbury's car park

Emergency services are dealing with a major flood after a burst water main left a Sainsbury's carpark in Plymouth completely underwater.

Water continues to rise at the Marsh Mills superstore and in some places had reached 2ft deep, fire crews say.

Police and five five fire crews were alerted shortly after 6am to the flood and are now attempting to pump water into the River Plym.

Plymouth City Council, the water board and the Environment Agency are also helping.

Police and five fire crews have been sent to the scene, while Plymouth City Council and Network Rail have also been informed.

Traffic on the Marsh Mills roundabout and the A38 is being affected.

A burst water main has left Sainsbury's car park completely submerged in up to 2ft of water Credit: ITV News


Tom Daley created from batter for Pancake Day

The pancake (left) and Tom Daley (right) Credit: ITV News

Olympic diver Tom Daley is serving up a sweet treat for his fans as he is immortalised in batter for Pancake Day.

In a video, posted by Team GB, the athlete's face is piped on to a pan before more and more is added to create the 20-year-old's signature grin.

The flipping brilliant video has been retweeted and favourited by hundreds of fans on Twitter, including the subject of the art work himself.

RUGBY: Six-year-old Harry sings for England

England mascot Harry Westlake belts out the National Anthem at Twickenham Credit: PA

A new star of rugby was born at the weekend - and he's only six years old .

Harry Westlake, from Plymouth was the England mascot for the Six Nations tie against Italy.

He won the hearts of millions with the passionate way he belted out the National Anthem.

We asked him for an encore - and he duly obliged.

Therapy dog in suspected poisoning

Therapy dog in suspected poisoning Credit: ITV News

A therapy dog who visits Alzheimer's patients in a Plymouth hospital has been the victim of a suspected poisoning attack.

Owner Rob Read from Manadon says his pet Charlie Bear was made seriously ill, after a stick of meat laced with what's thought to be rat poison was thrown into his garden on Monday.

Charlie Bear was poisoned with what's thought to be rat poison Credit: ITV News

Mr Read says he can't understand why his dog would be targeted.

He was up Monday night being sick quite a few times, but he's on the mend. We can't understand why it's been done really because he's such a lovely little dog.

– Rob Read, owner

Mr Read says he captured a video of something being thrown over his fence on CCTV which he intends to hand to police.

He's now warning other Plymouth dog owners to be vigilant. Charlie Bear makes regular visits to Mount Gould Hospital where patients can pat and feed him. The dog is now recovering from his ordeal at home.

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