Yeovil's survival hopes severely dented

Yeovil Town's Championship survival hopes were severely dented last night, but Plymouth Argyle have edged closer to the League 2 play-offs.

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Plymouth Recovery Centre for injured personnel to open soon

A twenty three million pounds recovery centre for injured service personnel in Plymouth has been shown for the first time ahead of its official opening next week.

Royal Marines who suffered life-changing injuries in Afghanistan will be able to regain their strength alongside other service people injured nearer to home. Help for Heroes has helped pay for the facilities from public donations.


Fisheries minister visiting Plymouth today

George Eustice MP. Credit: Daybreak/ITV News

Fisheries Minister George Eustice will be in Plymouth later today to speak to fishermen about the discard ban. Discarding fish because of EU quotas will be banned from 2016. The MP for Camborne and Redruth will see what companies plan to do with the extra catch that they will land.

Probation officers in Plymouth strike

Probation officers in Plymouth are on strike over government plans to outsource parts of the service. It's part of a national day and a half walk out.

The government wants to privatise seventy per cent of their work - and transfer low risk offenders to voluntary groups and private firms. Dino Peros Probation Service says the plans are flawed.


Gay wedding to be held at Plymouth nuclear submarine base

A Royal Navy Gunner and his fiance have been granted permission to host their gay wedding reception - at a nuclear submarine base in Devon. Petty Officer Craig Hewitt, 30, will also be allowed to wear his mess undress uniform when he ties the knot with hairdresser partner Josh Brook, 23.

Navy brass agreed to let the couple throw a party inside the ballroom at HMNB Devonport in Plymouth, Devon, after same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales.

Craig proposed to Josh on a recent trip to Cuba, two years after they met and fell in love.

"We wanted to try and get married as soon as it was legalised. The Navy are being incredibly supportive and have given me permission to wear my mess undress uniform for the ceremony. I think we're going to be one of the Navy's first gay weddings."Rather than being labelled as 'gay marriage' hopefully now it has become legalised it will just be referred to as marriage, the same as everyone else."

– Petty Officer Craig Hewitt

Craig and Josh will marry on September 6 at Plymouth Register Office ahead of their military base bash.

We're just really happy about it. If two people love each other they should be able to get married."

– Josh Brook, hairdresser & Craig's fiance

New forces support centre opens in Plymouth

by Francesca Carpenter

A new support centre for members of the armed forces and their families has opened in Plymouth. It is part of the Royal British Legion's plans to bring the charity's work closer to the community they serve.

Serving personnel, veterans and their families will be able to get help and advice closer to home.

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