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May 3, 2018 9:06 PM Local elections 2018 LIVE: Latest updates as voters head to the polls

Voters - and their dogs - hit the polls today in local elections across England. The vote will put Theresa May to her biggest electoral test since she lost her government majority last year. London is the major battleground after recent polls pointed towards a substantial swing to Labour. Jeremy Corbyn's party will be hoping to win control of Tower Hamlets 12 4

April 24, 2018 9:48 PM League One round-up: Blackburn Rovers return to the Championship at the first attempt as victory at Doncaster Rovers seals promotion

Charlie Mulgrew scored a dramatic late winner as Blackburn clinched promotion to the Championship with a 1-0 victory at Doncaster. With Shrewsbury coming from behind to beat Peterborough, Rovers had looked like they would have to wait to secure a top-two spot in League One, but Mulgrew finally rewarded the Lancashire side for all their second-half pressure 26

April 5, 2018 4:41 AM "It's important to keep tradition": residents react to Palace's return to pier sign

That is how residents across the generations have reacted to the news that the “Palace” will be restored to the Brighton Pier sign after almost 20 years. The day after The Argus revealed that the owners of the attraction were finally planning to tear down its current emblem, we visited the pier to gauge the reaction of revellers. Some of the people we spoke 8

April 2, 2018 10:46 PM Fireman Matt Parziale happily climbing the ladder after earning his place to play the Masters at Augusta National

After locking up a spot for the Masters, most golfers are in the mood to celebrate. After punching his ticket for Augusta, Matt Parziale embarked on a five hour drive home, followed by four hours sleep before punching in for his 24 hour shift as a firefighter. Amateurs have long been a part of the Masters story, of course, a nod in the direction of the tournament 27

March 28, 2018 2:24 PM Schools put on lockdown over threat to mow down 'as many students as possible' with a car are told to stand down by police as email is revealed to be a hoax

Schools across the UK were put into lockdown after teachers were sent horrifying threats that children would be deliberately run over by a car and shot. The terrifying warning was sent to hundreds of British schools, ranging from Devon, in the south west of England, all the way up to the north east. Police in Cambridgeshire, where threats were also received 12

March 14, 2018 1:11 PM City Festival And Event Breaks By Train

Go for an event, stay for the weekend. Bring the whole family to Plymouth Hoe for Plymouth Armed Forces Day, an exciting, spectacular day out featuring air displays, military bands, parades, combat demonstrations, a field gun competition and activities for all ages. Over 100 exhibitors from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, emergency 18

January 25, 2018 5:05 PM Figures show how Devon schools performed based on GCSE results

Devonport High School for Girls in Plymouth was the best-performing school in the city and surrounding county at GCSEs in 2017 based on the Government’s Attainment 8 measure. Attainment 8 is an average score across eight subjects taken at GCSE, which will include English, maths and a range of other subjects - the higher, the better. Some 97 per cent of pupils 19

January 25, 2018 9:26 AM Gap year teaches man lots of things everyone already knows

A 22-YEAR-OLD has returned from a gap year full of priceless first-hand knowledge that is only available to others via Wikipedia. Julian Cook’s travels in India, Thailand and Australia have given him incredible insights which he is sharing with those who only knew about it from TV, the internet, books and common sense. He said: “Mumbai blew my mind. You couldn’t 15

January 18, 2018 5:26 PM Carers missing week's wages are assured they have all now been paid

Carers at 1st Call Homecare say the missing money was 'due to an unforeseen system error' Carers who were missing a week’s pay from their wages have been assured they have been paid - but this morning many had not still not received the money. Managing director of Carers at 1st Call Homecare in Plymouth, Leanne Shore, promised all staff would be paid today 15

January 13, 2018 9:13 AM Suspected arson is to be investigated in Plymouth

Two garages damaged in suspected arson attack A suspected arson is being investigated after a garage was set alight in the early hours of this morning. Two fire crews were called out to Underwood Road in Plympton just before 4am. When they arrived a garage in the road was well alight so they got to work putting out the fire using two breathing apparatus 9