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Tickets go on sale for Plymouth high-speed water slide

Last year Bristol's water slide drew a huge crowd. Can Plymouth's be even better?

People hoping to ride the 400ft water slide heading for Plymouth city centre can now get their hands on tickets.

The two-lane slide will be installed on the city's waterfront on March 12, 2016 - the event will raise money for St Luke's Hospice through collecting buckets and a percentage of admission charges.

As well as the high-speed slide, people will also be able to enjoy other activities and stalls.

Tickets up for grabs
People expected to attend the event

Missing Plymouth woman found safe and well

Deborah Mason has been found

Missing Plymouth woman Deborah Mason has been found safe and well by police.

Officers have been searching for the 42-year-old since she was reported missing in the evening of November 2.

She was located in the Plympton area around 1.20pm today after being seen by a member of the public.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.


Woman missing in Plymbridge Woods

Deborah Mason Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 42-year-old woman from Plymouth.

Deborah Mason was reported missing by a family member on Monday 2 November.

She was last seen between 8pm and 8.30pm beside her car, which is parked at the entrance to Leigham Manor Drive, near Plymbridge Woods.

Officers have been searching the area with assistance from police dogs and the Dartmoor Rescue Group. A drone is also being used to help with the search.


  • white
  • 5 ft 7ins
  • medium to large build
  • short blonde hair
  • wearing a biscuit coloured cardigan when last seen.

Officers are concerned for her welfare and are appealing to the public, particularly dog walkers in the area, to report any sightings of her to police.

Plymouth special constable kicked in the head

Plymouth special constable kicked in the head Credit: ITV News

A Police special constable was kicked in the head during Halloween celebrations in Plymouth.

Devon and Cornwall Police say 23 revellers were arrested in the city. There were enhanced patrols across the region and a number of minor offences.

The special constable's injuries are not thought to be serious.

Aquarium in Plymouth takes delivery of two sharks

The two sharks - named uShaka and Mandela - arrived at the aquarium in Plymouth this afternoon Credit: ITV News

The Marine Aquarium in Plymouth welcomed two new arrivals this afternoon.

Two sand tiger Sharks - the first of their kind in Europe - completed their journey from Durban in South Africa.

The two sharks - named uShaka and Mandela - will grow up to three metres in length. At the moment they are being kept in a holding area before being taken to the big ocean tank with the other sharks.

Curator Eugene Bruin explained: "They will stay here for two three weeks, we will monitor them and teach them to feed from a stick. Then they will go to our big ocean tank but they will have their own private area behind a net to get used to the tank. That way the sharks can smell each other so when they are released a couple of weeks later they will not appear as new sharks and as potential prey to the other sharks that are present in that tank."

The sharks will be kept in a holding area before being taken to the main aquarium Credit: ITV News


Hundreds expected to march in support of jailed former Royal Marine

Former Sergeant Alexander Blackman was jailed for life after being convicted of murdering the wounded Afghan captive in September 2011

Hundreds of people are expected to gather in London's Parliament Square today for a rally in support of a former Royal Marine from Taunton who was jailed for killing a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan.

Former Sergeant Alexander Blackman - also known as Marine A - was jailed for life after being convicted of murdering the wounded Afghan captive in September 2011. The MoD has banned military men and women from attending the rally as it has been labelled as a political protest.

Large prop sword handed into police

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