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£200m Superyacht leaves Plymouth for new owner

The 'Alamshar' is thought to have cost a staggering £200m Credit: ITV News West Country

A new 200 million pound superyacht has left Plymouth after it was constructed at Devonport Dockyard. The "Alamshar" belongs to his Royal Highness, The Aga Khan who is the leader of the world's 20 million Ismaili Muslims. It's rumoured he flew in by helicopter to pick up his purchase.

New Bishop for Exeter Cathedral

The Right Reverend Robert Atwell becomes the city's 71st Bishop Credit: ITV News West Country

A new Bishop has been installed at Exeter Cathedral.

The Right Reverend Robert Atwell spent 10 years as a Benedictine Monk before serving as a priest.

He's the city's 71st Bishop.

A service was held at Exeter Cathedral to celebrate the new appointment.

A service took place at Exeter Cathedral to mark the event Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Families remember 22 killed in bombing raid

The raid took place 74 years ago Credit: ITV News West Country

Relatives came from across the country to this graveyard near Perranporth to remember the victims who died in a bombing raid seventy four years ago this month.

A new memorial now hangs in the local church Credit: ITV News West Country

Twenty two men died in the raid, nineteen of them were buried here.The graves have recently been renovated by a grant from the War Graves Commission."

The raid was carried out on Penhale Army Camp by a lone German bomber.


Plymouth ship helps search for Malaysian plane

HMS Echo returning to Plymouth in August 2012 Credit: Royal Navy

Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo is supporting the search effort for the black box of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. It has sophisticated sound locating equipment that should help in the hunt for the plane's flight recorders.

The ship is at the location where the Chinese boat, Haixun 01, detected a "pulse signal" in the southern Indian Ocean.

Flight MH370, bound for Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board, with a three-week search finding no sign of it.

Tandem couple cycle in from New Zealand

Steve and Kat Turner have cycled all the way from New Zealand Credit:

A couple from Devon have arrived in Plymouth after cycling 38,000 miles from New Zealand.

Steve Turner who's from Plymouth, and his wife Kat, started their journey after getting married two years ago. They arrived by ferry from France at the weekend.

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