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THE Red Arrows will be returning to Plymouth this year for Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 29. Huge crowds gathered to watch the impressive aerobatic team the last time they performed in the city in 2012, when Plymouth hosted the national Armed Forces Day event. Deputy council leader Pete Smith said: “We are absolutely thrilled that …

CHILDREN from one Cornish School have run, jogged or walked enough miles to almost reach Australia. King Charles Primary School in Falmouth is one of 90 schools across the county that have signed up to the ‘Daily Mile’, a national initiative supported by Cornwall Council’s Healthy Schools’ team that inspires young people to get more …

EIGHT people have been charged with a series of drug related and modern slavery act offences, following a series of warrants carried out in Cornwall and London. Warrants were carried out addresses in the London boroughs of Haringey, Lewisham and Hackney, as well as in Bodmin, St Austell and Newquay, Cornwall, as part of ongoing …

INVESTIGATIONS are ongoing to establish the cause of a gas explosion in Bucksfastleigh. Emergency services were called at 7.50am on Saturday, March 23, to a property in Barn Park, following reports of a gas explosion. One female in her 70s sustained burns and was taken to hospital. She remains in hospital in Bristol at this …

FRED THOMAS, better known as the Skinner’s Brewery mascot Betty Stogs, is in full training for this year’s London Marathon which is now only seven weeks away. Fresh off stage from his stint in Sticker’s panto, The Frog Prince, by day Fred can be found working at MA Grigg Country Store near Sticker. However, by night Fred has been …

ONE of Cornwall’s most iconic seafronts is being protected and improved for residents as work starts on a £3.7 million sea defence project at Long Rock. Cormac will install 300 metres of new, rock armour sea defences on Long Rock Beach in a bid to safeguard the coastline. The work, which is being carried out on …

A BAKER from Kent has won at the Eden Project’s World Pasty Championships, after being forced to miss last year’s competition due to the ‘Beast from the East’ snowstorm. Jill Martin, whose pasties are dubbed “Kentish knockers”, claimed first and third prizes in the Open Savoury Professional category at the prestigious event on Saturday. Jill’s …

THE family of a man who died following a collision in Plymouth last week have paid tribute to him. Tom McConnachie, a 34-year-old pedestrian, died following a collision involving a car in Budshead road on Sunday, February 24 at around 3.27am. He was taken to Derriford hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. His family …