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Plymouth's Tinside Lido reaches milestone anniversary

Plymouth's art deco outdoor sea water pool is celebrating its 80th anniversary. Credit: ITV West Country

Plymouth`s art deco outdoor sea water pool is celebrating its 80th anniversary.

The art deco pool on the city's waterfront was opened in 1935, and was hailed as the ultimate in modern bathing. It closed and fell into disrepair in 1992, but reopened after a strong local campaign.

It's recently undergone almost £200,000 in repairs after suffering winter storm damage. All weekend admission was at the original admission price of just a penny.

Harry Roberts is duty manager at the pool.


Top lawyer helping Royal Marine jailed for Taliban killing

Former Sergeant Alexander Blackman.

One of Britain's top defence lawyers has joined a campaign to free a Royal Marine convicted and jailed for life for the murder of a Taliban gunman.

Sgt Alexander Blackman from Plymouth shot the Afghan fighter, who'd already been wounded by fire from an Apache helicopter.

Jonathan Goldberg QC hopes to take the case to the Criminal Cases Review Commission, backed by MPs, Sgt Blackman's former commanding officer, and the thriller writer Frederick Forsyth.

"The point that cries out to us straightaway is that the manslaughter alternative which is inherent whenever a murder charge is brought, was never raised to any of the previous tribunals. And we think the facts called out for it."

– Jonathan Goldberg QC, defence barrister

Sgt Blackman's wife has said she will not give up the fight to bring her husband home.

Pride of Britain: See the moment this amazing woman found out she was our winner

Elsbeth Hallam raises money for families whose children have a very rare form of cancer. Credit: ITV West Country

Elsbeth Hallam from Plymouth raises money to support families with children diagnosed with neurobalstoma, a very rare form of cancer.

She is our Pride of Britain Local Fundraiser for 2015, and the person we will be sending to London for the Pride of Britain Awards. Watch the amazing moment she found out - and be prepared for tears and hugs...

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Marine's wife says she will not give up fight to bring husband home

The wife of a Plymouth based Royal Marine convicted of murdering an injured Afghan fighter on the battlefield says she will not give up the fight to bring her husband home.

Sergeant Alexander Blackman shot his victim in the chest at close range in Helmand province after the Afghan had been seriously injured in July 2011.

Blackman was given a life sentence and ordered to serve a minimum of 10 years after being found guilty in 2013.

In a TV appeal for donations to help fund their latest legal appeal Claire Blackman says "had the roles been reversed that man would have tortured my husband before killing him."


Devon shows surge of generosity for struggling refugees

Hundreds of people have been donating clothes, toys and blankets to a collection point in Exeter. Credit: ITV West Country
Credit: ITV West Country

There has been an overwhelming response from people across Devon to the refugee crisis. Hundreds of people, anxious to help, have spent the day donating clothes, blankets and toys to a collection point in Exeter.

It's been organised by the charity Refugee Support Devon - which has been inundated with calls and emails from residents eager to help.

Volunteers told Jacquie Bird they were astounded by the response.

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Credit: ITV West Country
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Credit: ITV West Country

Plymouth roads could be given controversial 20mph limits

As many as 80 roads across Plymouth could be reduced to 20mph in a bid to crackdown on roadsafety.

The tough new measures, proposed by the City Council earlier this week and backed by Cllr Brian Vincent, will be part of a long term scheme to "make roads safer and save lives".

Plymouth roads to be given controversial 20pmh limits Credit: ITV News

Restrictions will be introduced on roads in North Prospect, Ham, Leigham and Estover - including Wolseley Road, North Prospect Road and St Pancras Avenue.

But, the idea has polarised opinions in areas where it is already in use.

We are currently proposing reducing the speed limit in some areas of the city, as part of a range of measures.

The aim is to reduce the number and severity of road casualties among school pupils in the city, reduce speed in residential areas, and address local concerns that have been raised about traffic and transport issues.

– Cllr Brian Vincent

However the RAC Foundation has warned that without adequate "traffic calming" or active enforcement by local authorities, the introduction of a 20mph zone will only lead to a marginal drop in speed.

Plymouth City Council which is now seeking reaction from members of the public.

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