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Little Mix looking forward to performing at MTV Crashes

Girl band Little Mix have been tweeting fellow music artists Foxes, Tinie Tempah and Kodaline, who are all set to perform at the sold-out MTV Crashes festival today.

They excitedly tweeted "look forward to seeing you all at MTV Crashes in Pymouth today xx".

The group which formed in 2011 will be performing for the first night of the two-day music festival where 35,000 people are expected on the Hoe.

MTV Crashes kicks off tonight with Tinie Tempah set

London rap star Tinie Tempah will be headlining tonight's event. Credit: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment

Plymouth's biggest music event of the year MTV Crashes kicks off tonight on the Hoe.

Tinie Tempah and Little Mix have both been confirmed for the first night of the two-day music festival - the second night is a Club MTV special.

35,000 people are expected on the Hoe for the sold-out event, which will be broadcast around the world.

MTV Crashes Plymouth is going to be awesome. It’s so beautiful down there. I can’t wait to get out there and perform by the sea this summertime.

It’s going to be a wicked show!

– TINIE TEMPAH
Girl band Little Mix will be headlining on the Hoe tonight Credit: MTV Crashes

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Fisherman's body formally identified

The body of a fisherman found off the coast of Plymouth has been formally identified as 33-year-old Shane Hooper.

The father-of-three is one of two fisherman aboard the JMT scalloper when it sank five miles off the Eddystone lighthouse last week.

Friends said his family are "besides themselves after this horrendous news" and have started a fundraising appeal to give him a ‘good send off’. They have so far raised £1,800.

Police divers have been searching the wreckage of the sunken trawler for the body of the second fisherman, named locally as Mike Hill, but have been unable to find anything.

A team of six divers used Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles, or ROVs, to send back live pictures from the wreck to the team on the surface yesterday.

The divers were able to use the ROVs to thoroughly search the vessel and there was absolutely no evidence of a body inside or nearby. Because of this, the depth of the wreckage and the dangerous conditions, we did not send any of the dive team down manually.

The families have been told about all our findings and we have been in contact with them throughout this investigation.

– Ian Reid, Detective Inspector

Police divers fail to find body of missing fisherman

Police divers searching the wreckage of the sunken scallop trawler, JMT, have not found the body of a missing fisherman.

A team of six divers used remote-controlled underwater cameras to searched the wreck, which sunk off the Devon coast last week, near the Eddystone Lighthouse.

The divers were using Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles, or ROVs, which send back live pictures from the wreck to the team on the surface.

The trawler wreck is not in too bad a condition. The divers were able to use the ROVs to thoroughly search the vessel and there was absolutely no evidence of a body inside or nearby. Because of this, the depth of the wreckage and the dangerous conditions, we did not send any of the dive team down manually. The families have been told about all our findings today and throughout this investigation

– Detective Inspector Ian Reid

The body of Shane Hooper was found on Friday. The skipper - named locally as Mike Hill - is still missing.

Divers to search for body of missing fisherman

Flowers have been laid at Teignmouth harbour in memory of the two fishermen Credit: ITV News

Police divers are due to search for one of the fishermen whose boat went down near Plymouth a week ago.

The body of Shane Hooper from Teignmouth has been recovered. It's thought the body of the skipper, Mike Hill, will be in the wreckage, which is on the seabed near Eddystone lighthouse.

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Family creates app to raise awareness of epilepsy

The parents of a young woman from Cornwall who lost her life to epilepsy have helped develop a new app to try to reduce the worryingly high level of people who lose their lives to the condition.

Katie's parents Bob and Liz have helped create an app to help save lives. Credit: ITV News

Katie Hallett was nearing the end of her training to be a nurse in Bristol when she died. She'd been waiting for two years for an appointment with an epilepsy nurse at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital.

That appointment was scheduled for a week after she died.

Memories of Katie - who died just before her 21st birthday Credit: ITV News

Katie died just before her 21st birthday in 2006. Her parents Bob and Liz have helped create an app to help save lives. It provides a checklist for people with epilepsy, and tells them if they need medical attention.

The app was jointly created by the epilepsy charity SUDEP Action https://www.sudep.org/

Missing fisherman named

The second fisherman who was on board a trawler when it sank off Plymouth has been named locally as Mike Hill. Mr Hill remains missing since the JMT scalloper went down five miles off the Eddystone lighthouse last week.

The body of Shane Hooper has been recovered. Mr Hooper, who came from Teignmouth, Devon, was married with two daughters and a son.

Trial of five Czechs accused of people trafficking collapses

Credit: Elizabeth Cook

The trial of five people from Plymouth accused of slavery offences has collapsed.

The five Czechs are alleged to have brought their countrymen and women to the city to exploit them. They were arrested in a series of raids last September. Today the judge at Plymouth Crown Court dismissed the jury for legal reasons. The defendants have been released on bail to appear again in September.

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