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Five Plymouth stories you need to know about this morning

All the latest headlines from Plymouth and beyond 1. Troubles veteran Dennis Hutchings dies mid-way through shooting trial Dennis Hutchings, a British army veteran accused of the shooting of a 27-year-old 'with the mind of a child' during the Troubles has died with Covid-19. Hutchings, 80, from Cawsand, Cornwall, denied the charge of the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham who ran from an army patrol near Benburb, Northern Ireland, in 1974.

plymouthherald.co.uk ,  52min 1
Five Plymouth stories you need to know about this morning

Plympton could get 200 new homes and a sports hub as plans proposed

The proposed development would include a sports hub facility with adult and junior, 11- and five-a-side pitches Plans are being drawn for a 200-home estate and a sports hub with a dozen football pitches right next to where 550 houses are already due to be built in Plymouth. South West-based Clifton Emery Design has submitted a pre-application document for the development of a greenfield site at Boringdon Park, in Plympton.

plymouthherald.co.uk ,  5h 1
Plympton could get 200 new homes and a sports hub as plans proposed

Tiverton enjoying ‘ugly wins’ ahead of Truro showdown

Tivvy play Truro tonight Tiverton Town go to Plymouth to play Truro City tonight feeling pretty good after winning six points from the last three games – but joint manager Martyn Rogers says they should have beaten Dorchester Town last week, too. Tiverton beat Hendon 2-1 in the Southern League Premier Division South on Saturday, October 9, before losing 3-2 at Dorchester on Wednesday, and then beating Wimborne Town 1-0 at home at the weekend – Olaf Koszela the goalscorer.

devonlive.com ,  8h 1
Tiverton enjoying ‘ugly wins’ ahead of Truro showdown

Brixham man denies being part of massive drug supply plot

John Minchinton, 42, is one of three men accused of being part of an organised crime group. A Brixham man has told a jury he had nothing to do with a plot to bring massive amounts of drugs into Devon and Cornwall. John Minchinton, 42, says prosecution evidence about visits by alleged drugs gang members to his house, cash and cocaine handovers, suspicious bank transactions and weighing scales at his home could all be explained by his own drug addiction.

devonlive.com ,  15h 16
Brixham man denies being part of massive drug supply plot

Traffic chaos across Plymouth with crashes and delays to bus journeys - updates

Citybus says most trips will face delays with wait times ranging from 5 minutes to 20 minutes There are long delays across Plymouth evening with Plymouth Citybus announcing the majority of its services are facing long delays with some passengers facing wait times of 20 minutes. The transport provider says "most trips have delays around 5-10 minutes currently" but longer delays can be expected.

plymouthherald.co.uk ,  15h 21
Traffic chaos across Plymouth with crashes and delays to bus journeys - updates

Faces of Plymouth's boxing scene as the sport returns to Plymouth's Guildhall

Photojournalist Lawrence Hyne captured the first boxing event at Plymouth's Guildhall in two years Professional boxing returned to Plymouth's Guildhall for the first time in two years on Saturday with Goodwin Boxing serving up a a stacked card of local fighters eager to recapture some of that lost impetus.

plymouthherald.co.uk ,  15h 0
Faces of Plymouth's boxing scene as the sport returns to Plymouth's Guildhall

Teenager in court accused of Torquay stabbings

Dee Jay Wilson appeared before magistrates in Plymouth today. A teenager has appeared at court charged with a stabbing on Torquay harbourside. A man and woman both sustained multiple stab wounds during an incident on Thursday of last week. Dee Jay Wilson, of Pennsylvania Road in Ellacombe, Torquay, was charged with three offences in connection with the incident when he appeared before magistrates in Plymouth on Monday.

devonlive.com ,  15h 4
Teenager in court accused of Torquay stabbings

Illuminate Light Festival is coming to Plymouth next month

Illumate Light Festival will run for a two-week period after being postponed for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic An incredible light festival is set to return to Plymouth and will be bigger than ever after being postponed for two years following the coronavirus pandemic. Illuminate Light Festival will run for a two-week period from November 15 - 28 and will have everything from interactive work shop sessions as well as art exhibitions.

plymouthherald.co.uk ,  16h 1
Illuminate Light Festival is coming to Plymouth next month

Trio faces jail for tending cannabis farms in Plymouth

Three men admit tending dozens of plants hidden in city homes Three men face jail for running cannabis farms in Plymouth. The trio has pleaded guilty to growing large amounts of the drug at two city homes. A fourth defendant faces trial at Plymouth Crown Court having denied the allegation.

plymouthherald.co.uk ,  17h 25
Trio faces jail for tending cannabis farms in Plymouth

Plymouth to assess Ryan Hardie ahead of Bolton clash

Plymouth will assess striker Ryan Hardie ahead of hosting Bolton in Sky Bet League One. Argyle’s 10-goal top scorer was forced to settle for a place on the bench in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Oxford due to illness. And Plymouth’s medical team want to check on Hardie’s situation before deciding how much of a part he can play against Wanderers.

sundaypost.com ,  17h 1
Plymouth to assess Ryan Hardie ahead of Bolton clash

Man admits touching 15-year-old girl in Plymouth park

Lee Tremaine, who drank vodka with the teenager, has learning difficulties and will not be going to prison A Plymouth man has admitted sexual activity with a child in a park. But Lee Tremaine, who has learning difficulties, has been told he will not be going to jail.

plymouthherald.co.uk ,  17h 21
Man admits touching 15-year-old girl in Plymouth park

Police and Crime Commissioner

Ideas needed for £100k life-saving road schemes The pot of money is being used to improve road safety Support for North Devon's rough sleepers continues into colder months Many initiatives are in place to help this winter Sarah Everard response 'pathetic' as rape crisis phones 'ring off the hook'

devonlive.com ,  18h 0
Police and Crime Commissioner

Jamie Paterson on his summer nightmare and Middlesbrough trial after Swansea derby heroics

Jamie Paterson spent a couple of weeks on trial with Middlesbrough before signing for Swansea City Jamie Paterson admits a summer of uncertainty was the worst moments of his career to date, but will be feeling a lot better now having made himself a hero at new club Swansea City.

gazettelive.co.uk ,  18h 0
Jamie Paterson on his summer nightmare and Middlesbrough trial after Swansea derby heroics

Woman tries to rent out gingerbread house for £450 a month on Facebook Marketplace

Katy Howarth posted on a Facebook selling page which is often used by those trying to find a room, flat or house to rent in the city - but she wasn't advertising an actual room, instead, something much sweeter Katy Howarth posted on a Facebook selling page which is often used by those trying to find a room, flat or house to rent in the city - but she wasn't advertising an actual room, instead, something much sweeter.

plymouthherald.co.uk ,  18h 9
Woman tries to rent out gingerbread house for £450 a month on Facebook Marketplace

Plymouth police appeal for witnesses after Union Street assaults

A 34-year-old woman was arrested and later released under investigation following the attacks Police are appealing for information from anyone who saw an assault in Plymouth earlier this month. On Sunday, October 3, between 4 am and 4.30 pm, Devon and Cornwall Police received reports that there was an altercation between three people outside Poundland on Union Street, leading to one woman being assaulted in the head.

plymouthherald.co.uk ,  18h 22
Plymouth police appeal for witnesses after Union Street assaults

Plymouth job offering upto £300 a day with no experience needed

You could be the right fit for the role of a trainee domestic appliance engineer A job in Plymouth is offering £300 a day, and applicants don't need experience to apply. The role is listed as a trainee domestic appliance engineer, and is looking for people to become 'repair heroes'.

plymouthherald.co.uk ,  19h 73
Plymouth job offering upto £300 a day with no experience needed

Concerns elderly detained for safety being held against their will

The longest amount of time it took for a single application to be processed by Plymouth City Council was 1,655 days - more than four years Charities are concerned some people being detained for their own safety in Plymouth may be being held against their will, due to a backlog in processing carer's applications.

plymouthherald.co.uk ,  19h 0
Concerns elderly detained for safety being held against their will

Devon biker took 'speedball' before fatal crash with recycling lorry

The lorry had been overtaking a pedestrian when the crash took place on the A379 Teignmouth Road A Devon motorcyclist who had taken a dangerous combination of drugs called ‘speedball’ before getting on his bike died after colliding with a kerbside recycling lorry that had been overtaking a pedestrian.

devonlive.com ,  20h 26
Devon biker took 'speedball' before fatal crash with recycling lorry

Unseen works of Plymouth artist Lionel Ellis sell for £50,000

The full sum will be donated to charity A Plymouth born artist’s previously unseen works have sold for a total of £50,000 over 30 years after his death. Lionel Ellis, who died in 1988, left his long-term partner Barbra Shaw almost 100 pieces of art which were auctioned earlier in September following Ms Shaw’s death.

plymouthherald.co.uk ,  20h 0
Unseen works of Plymouth artist Lionel Ellis sell for £50,000

St Luke's Furniture collection with compassion

Visiting people’s homes to collect furniture they no longer need could be seen as purely a physical endeavour, but for the team doing this for one of Plymouth’s best-loved charities there’s much more than brawn involved. St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth sells good-quality second-hand furniture in several of its charity shops, including at Sugar Mill; Plympton; the Barbican; the former Toy R Us store at Western Approach, and in Hurdon Road, Launceston.

plymouthchronicle.co.uk ,  20h 4
St Luke's Furniture collection with compassion