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Military dog scoops national prize

PC Simon Hill and Jura on lead. Credit: Ministry of Defence.

A dog stationed at Her Majesty's Naval Base Devonport has won Service Dog of the Year.

Jura was the youngest dog in this year's competition and works with Ministry of Defence Police Dog Handler Constable Simon Hill.

Constable Hill and Jura with their trophy. Credit: Ministry of Defence.

Disciplines included criminal work, test of courage, gun attack, article search, agility and obedience.

Constable Hill and Jura competed in the Regional Police Dog Trials in Wales in February where they scored 765 points.

The pair has also qualified for the National Trials to be held later this year.

Dog handler Simon Hill and Jura with their prizes. Credit: Ministry of Defence.

VIDEO: Keeping the Royal Navy fuelled

The Navy and Rolls Royce have been working together to come up with a solution to keep Britain's biggest ever warship refuelled and its crew with fresh food and water while staying out to sea.

A test rig has been set up at Torpoint to make sure the £25million project works before the kit is fitted to the giant aircraft carrier, Queen Elizabeth.

John Andrews has been to have a look:

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HMS Somerset sails again

HMS Somerset returns to sea

ThePlymouth-based Royal Navy frigate, HMS Somerset, has returned to sea for the first time in nine months, after an extensive revamp.

The Type 23 frigate has been given a new lease of life as one of the most advanced fighting ships in the fleet, following the £20 million upgrade in her home port of Plymouth.

The ship sailed from HM Naval Base, Devonport, to undertake a period of training and equipment trials before returning to operational tasking later this year.

HMS Bulwark returns

HMS Bulwark returns after deployment Credit: ITV Westcountry

The warship HMS Bulwark is returning to the West Country today after a two-month deployment in the Mediterranean. The Plymouth-based ship is due to berth in HM Naval Base Devonport at midday after completing a training exercise with 550 sailors.

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HMS Raleigh Praised

Recruits from HMS Raleigh Credit: MOD/Dave Sherfield.

HMS Raleigh’s overall effectiveness in providing training for new recruits has been judged as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Ofsted carried out an inspection of the Royal Naval base at Torpoint in September 2011.

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