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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.