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November 11, 2018 9:56 AM Remembrance Sunday: Britain falls silent as the Queen leads nation in remembering fallen

BRITAIN has come together to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on Remembrance Sunday. Thousands of events are taking place across the UK as the nation pays tribute to those who have died in war. Every year, Britain falls silent at 11am on the second Sunday in November for two minutes to honour the country's war dead. This year’s event 23

November 3, 2018 4:45 PM Devon man, 102, dies after being stuck on roof for three days

An elderly man who was stuck on the roof of his house for three days has died in hospital. Ron Easton, 102, was found in a gulley on his flat roof at Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon, on 24 October after his neighbour became concerned at a build-up of milk bottles and papers. It is thought the former racing driver - known locally as "Ton-Up Ron" - fell while attempting 14

October 30, 2018 2:51 AM BREAKING: 6.2 earthquake STRIKES New Zealand during Meghan Markle Prince Harry Royal tour

A FORCEFUL magnitude 6.2 earthquake has shaken a New Zealand island, while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are touring the country on their first Royal trip together. The quake struck near New Plymouth, New Zealand, just 162 miles from where the Royal couple are currently spending day three of the New Zealand leg of their tour. There have been no reports 12

October 14, 2018 2:43 PM Plymouth's historic Drake's Island fortress on sale for £6m

An historic island fortress has been put up for sale with a guide price of £6 million. Drake's Island in Devon includes a 16th century barracks, a pier and an underground network of tunnels. The six-acre site, which stands 600m off the coast at Plymouth, has planning permission for a luxury hotel and spa. Aidan McCauley, son of the island's owner Dan McCauley 16

October 6, 2018 2:11 PM UK weather forecast today: Britain set for serious heavy rain from 3pm?

THE UK saw surprising highs of 21C yesterday. But is Britain set for serious heavy rain from 3pm today? The Met Office revealed this weekend will be split in “two halves”, as some people will see sunshine, but others will have rain. Heavy rain will move southeastwards across the UK today, according to the Met Office. There will also be strong northeasterly 10

October 3, 2018 11:01 PM UberEats workers join fast food strike

UberEats riders and a small number of workers from JD Wetherspoon, McDonald's and TGI Fridays are striking over pay on Thursday. Walkouts will be held in several UK cities, along with a rally in London. The industrial action is being taken in tandem with strikes by fast food workers on four continents. UberEats, JD Wetherspoon and McDonald's have defended 19

September 30, 2018 8:56 AM Tom Daley says feeling ‘different’ over sexuality powered his success

Olympic medalist Tom Daley has revealed his sexuality made him feel inferior and different from his peers growing up—but that ultimately provided the motivation that helped him succeed. Daley, the 24-year-old British diver who has won two bronze Olympic medals, was a guest on the BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs programme on Sunday. During the conversation 22

September 29, 2018 7:17 PM Hattie the Fatty half the size and hungry for a home

An obese dog once said to be Britain's largest has halved her weight and is looking for a home. Hattie hit the headlines around the world after she was taken in by Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home in Plymouth, Devon, earlier this year. Nicknamed "Hattie the Fatty", the plump pooch weighed almost 40kg (6st) when she was rescued by the RSPCA. The hefty hound 16

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 16

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 11