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Plymouth crew exercises freedom of Welsh town

The crew of HMS Monmouth exercises the Freedom of Monmouth Credit: Royal Navy

Devonport-based HMS Monmouth has made a return visit to her "home town" for the first time in three years.

The ship was given the Freedom of the town of Monmouth in 2004 and on Sunday (21 March) the crew exercised this right by parading through the town in the traditional style, bayonets fixed, drums beating and colours flying. They were cheered by hundreds of residents.

The ship leaves Cardiff on Thursday (24 March) to return to her base port of Plymouth for routine maintenance ahead of intensive operational training in the summer.

Badger cull protest in Plymouth

Hundreds of people turned out in Plymouth earlier to protest against the government's badger culling programme.

The rally was organised by the Devon Badger Group who insist killing badgers won't help farmers in the battle against Bovine TB.

The government says the culling strategy to fight TB in cattle is working.


Argyle sign new player on 28-day emergency loan

Jamille Mat will wear the no. 19 shirt during his time with the Pilgrims. Credit: Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle have signed high goal-scorer Jamille Matt on an emergency loan from Fleetwood Town.

The 6ft1 Jamaica-born forward has had his share of ups and downs, missing the whole 2014/2015 season with a serious injury, but he has since bounced back for Fleetwood, and will be with the Pilgrims for 28 days.

Did you see man repeatedly punched in face in '20-person fight'?

Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Did you see a large fight break out outside a pub in Plymouth on Sunday?

A man was hospitalised with serious injuries to his face after the midnight clash outside The Windmill pub on Thurlestone Walk, which police believe was between two large groups of around 20 men and women.

The victim was a 20-year-old local who had tried to intervene, but was punched repeatedly by three of the men. He has since been discharged from hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

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