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Plymouth athletes in London for Invictus Games

The opening ceremony for the Invictus Games is due to take place in London later.

Injured servicemen and women from the south west are among those competing in a range of sports over the next five days. Among them are Josh Heyes and Louisa Walker, who says the opportunity to compete has given her a renewed sense of pride after being injured.


Westcountry competitors head for Invictus Games

Louisa Walker Credit: ITV News West Country

The Invictus Games begin today - with a number of servicemen and women from the south west competing over the next five days in a range of sports. The Games will see injured men and women from around the world taking part. Among them are Josh Heyes and Louisa Walker - both of whom are being treated at Help for Heroes Plymouth Recovery Centre while serving with Hasler Company, the Navy's rehab unit.

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London set for official opening of the Invictus Games

Prince Harry's inaugural Invictus Games will officially open tonight with a military-themed ceremony at the home of the London 2012 Olympics.

The opening ceremony for the Games for injured servicemen and women will feature an performance of the official anthem penned by Coldplay's Chris Martin as well as a flypast from the Red Arrows.

Prince Harry addresses the audience at the Invictus Games welcome reception in Regent's Park, London. Credit: Geoff Pugh/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

The 5,000-strong audience will include Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

It is not known whether the Duchess of Cambridge will attend after she announced earlier this week that she is suffering from acute morning sickness with the pregnancy of her second child.

Tributes paid to cyclist who died this weekend

Chris Dennehy

Tributes have been paid to a cyclist who was killed along a busy dual carriageway in Devon on Friday.

Chris Dennehy died on his daily commute to work when he collided with a lorry on the A38 near Lee Mill. The 58 year old's family say he will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. The lorry driver was arrested and has since been released on bail.

Police question lorry driver over death of cyclist

The cyclist was travelling along the A38 at Smithaleigh when the collision occurred Credit: ITV News

Police are continuing to question a lorry driver after a cyclist was killed along a busy dual carriageway in Devon.

The driver was arrested and taken into custody after the collision on the A38 near Plymouth on Friday.

The 58-year-old cyclist, who is local to the area, suffered serious injuries and was flown to Derriford Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.


Albion lose Championship opener at Doncaster

Plymouth Albion have been beaten on the opening day of the new Championship season.

James Shanahan's men went down 27-6 at Doncaster. Lawrence Rayner scored Albion's points from the penalty spot.

Tomorrow in the Premiership, Exeter Chiefs travel to newly promoted London Welsh (2pm). And in the Championship, the Cornish Pirates take on Yorkshire Carnegie at the Mennaye Field (3pm).

Sunday's rugby fixtures.

Plymouth teenager found in Cheshire

Joshua Hawker has been found after being missing for three weeks Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A teenage boy who went missing from Plymouth last month has been found safe and well.

16-year-old Joshua Hawker (Joshua Byrne) was last seen by his family on 13 August leading and police appealed for help in finding him.

Officers say he was found in Cheshire.

Researchers in Devon join forces to beat dementia

Dementia researchers in Exeter and Plymouth have been brought together in a new bid to beat dementia.

Alzheimer's Research UK is donating £50,000 over ther next two years to create a centre of excellence. The investment is part of the charity's £100m Defeat Dementia fundraising campaign.

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