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September 5, 2018 3:40 PM Kids ‘AT RISK’ of making wrong decisions influenced by ROBOTS

University of Plymouth scientists saw that children ignored their own judgement and copied robots in a test. The boffins set up a test where young participants simply had to point out which two lines matched in length. But with robots added to the mix, children would copy their answers even when obviously wrong, resulting in scores of just 75%. When the test was repeated 7

August 30, 2018 1:41 AM Lewis swims 330 miles to save oceans

A SWIMMER waded ashore in Dover yesterday – after swimming 330 miles along the English Channel from Land’s End in Cornwall. Lewis Pugh, who made more than 500,000 strokes over 49 days, was accompanied to the finish line by dozens of local swimmers. South African-born Mr Pugh, who lives in Plymouth, has been swimming the world’s waters for three decades 7

August 13, 2018 8:36 AM Is litter increasing the risk of fox attacks?

While fox attacks are uncommon, there is concern that litter is encouraging the population of the animals to rise. Foxes were first spotted in a UK town in the 1930s. A study by Brighton and Reading universities last year found there are just under 150,000 urban foxes in England – up from around 33,000 in the 1990s. It found Bournemouth has the highest 26

July 31, 2018 11:58 PM Bags of danger for stuck drivers who went shopping

DRIVERS diced with death as they returned with shopping to cars they had abandoned on the hard shoulder. Traffic on the A38 dual carriageway ground to a halt on Monday after a tanker broke down near Plymouth and leaked fuel. Some drivers stuck in the jam took the opportunity to get out and do their weekly shop at a nearby Sainsbury’s. But they then had to dodge 13

July 26, 2018 11:50 PM Ocean City Sounds: Bastille Deliver Flawless Set On Plymouth Hoe

It's no secret we can't get enough of Plymouth. In MTV's fifth consecutive year of heading to the South West, yesterday (26th July) Ocean City Sounds, part of the MTV Presents series, witnessed incredible scenes with performances from Bastille, Ella Eyre, Professor Green, R3WIRE & Varski and more. Ahead of Bastille's headline slot, following an opening 12

July 17, 2018 4:12 PM Comedian 'humiliated' for using disabled space on train

A comedian has hit out at a train operator after she was "harassed and humiliated" for using a disabled space for her mobility scooter. Tanyalee Davis said a guard on a Great Western Railway (GWR) service threatened to call the police if she did not leave the space. Ms Davis said the guard then made an announcement that she was "causing problems" which 10

July 2, 2018 10:33 AM New Zealander completes first solo kayak across Tasman Sea

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A New Zealand man has become the first person to kayak solo across the Tasman Sea. Scott Donaldson looked weary and a little bedraggled when he raised his arms in jubilation Monday night. He was helped up a beach by supporters after arriving at the New Zealand town of New Plymouth, two months after leaving from Coffs Harbour 16

July 1, 2018 5:44 PM Downpours hit southern England after first thunderstorm warning issued

Heavy downpours have hit parts of southern England after the Met Office issued its first weather warning for thunderstorms. Plymouth saw 10mm of rain in an hour during the yellow thunderstorm warning which ran from 6am to 10pm on Sunday. The Met Office – which said it is the first such advisory since the service was introduced – has also extended the regions 12

June 21, 2018 2:05 PM 'Sharing MDMA is like buying a round of beers': Drug dealer defends giving law student friend, 19, ecstasy before he fell to his death in halls of residence stairwell as he awaits sentence

A dealer who admitted giving ecstasy to a university friend who later died has pleaded for forgiveness saying 'pooling' money for drugs was just like buying a round of beers on campus. Alexander Chippindale, 20, pleaded guilty to supplying MDMA taken on the night law student Luke Johns fell down the stairway of his halls of residence at the University 13

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 16 4