Tom Daley to leave Plymouth for London

Plymouth's diving hero Tom Daley has announced that he will relocate his training base to the London Aquatics Centre from spring 2014.

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Swimming authorities petitioned over Andy Banks

More than 600 people have signed an online petition encouraging British Swimming to keep Andy Banks as head diving coach.

It's believed the man responsible for turning Plymouth into a national centre of excellence is considering a job abroad after he was told he won't be offered a new contract. Commonwealth silver medallist Sarah Barrow is among those who have backed the petition.


Tom Daley: 'I'm NOT retiring'

Plymouth diver Tom Daley has told us he's committed to carrying on in the sport for at least another two years. It comes just 24 hours after it was rumoured he was going to retire to pursue his television career.

In an interview with our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth, he said diving remained his priority - and his ambition was to compete at the next Olympic games in Rio.


VIDEO: Tom Daley brings Queen's baton to Britain

Tom Daley has brought the Queen's baton back onto British soil ahead of this summer's Commonwealth games. The Olympic and Commonwealth medallist from Plymouth carried the baton into Jersey yesterday evening. It'll now make its way to Glasgow ahead of the Games in July.

The baton has spent that last seven months travelling to 63 Commonwealth nations and territories.

Here is the video of the baton's arrival in Jersey and Tom's reaction to the honour.

Tom Daley brings Queen's Baton back to Britain

Tom Daley brings Queen's baton back to Britain Credit: John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Tom Daley will this afternoon be bringing the Queen's Baton back to British soil as it arrives in Jersey. The Olympic and Commonwealth medallist from Plymouth will carry the baton which contains a message from the Queen ashore.

The message is then read out at the start of the Commonwealth Games 2014 held in Glasgow. The baton has spent that last seven months travelling to 63 Commonwealth nations and territories.

Tom Daley is Britain's first baton bearer for the Commonwealth Games

Tom Daley says he is "so honoured" to take on the key role Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Tom Daley is to carry the Queen's Baton when it touches down in Britain for its tour of the Commonwealth ahead of this summer's games in Glasgow.

The Plymouth born diver will take on the role for the big arrival at St Aubin's harbour in Jersey on Sunday.

It marks the start of the home nations leg of the baton's 288-day international journey and the final run-up to the July 23 opening ceremony.

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