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France's highest honour has been awarded to the family of a Plymouth

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world war two veteran who died just three weeks ago.

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Bill Bannister was the last survivor of the attack on the docks

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He lived to 98 after being a stoker on one of the motor boats.

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David George reports from today's ceremony in Falmouth.

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The band of HMS Seahawk led the parade to the St Nazaire memorial

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It is 75 years since HMS Campbeltown and 18 smaller boats,

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along with over 600 crew and commandos, left here

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Today, armed services personnel and representatives of service

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charities and organisations watched as Bill Bannister's daughter

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In fact, the Sunday before he died, he came to my house and he said,

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"Look, I think I will be able to stand without a stick."

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And sadly he died, but he was really looking forward to this,

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But I was equally pleased the family accepted to be presented

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Operation Chariot was a huge success.

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It stopped German warships using the dock at St Nazaire

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which was out of use for the rest of the war.

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Today on the 75th anniversary of what has become known

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as the Greatest Raid, their sacrifice was remembered.

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A road in East Devon remains closed this evening after a collision

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No casualties, but there has been one person receiving severe arm

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injuries. Onto a busy day of sport

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and Exeter Chiefs have failed in their bid to wind the first

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trophy of the domestic rugby season. They lost 16-12 to Leicester Tigers

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in the final of the Anglo Welsh Cup. There was disappointment too

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for the Plymouth Raiders who were in the BBL Trophy final

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in Glasgow against The Raiders were always

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the underdogs and Leicester showed why they were favourites

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with a strong start. Of their 19 attempts in the first

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quarter Plymouth only managed to score three times,

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meaning the writing Plymouth only managed to score three

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times in the first quarter, meaning the writing on the wall early on.

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second quarter, clearly tried to second quarter, clearly

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stay with the opposition, it became stay with the opposition, it became

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obvious that they were too good, and they ran away with it. Plymouth did

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first in ten years, but today just first in ten years, but today just

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wasn't there a day. It finished 91-58. The long trip back from

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Glasgow will be an empty-handed when for Plymouth.

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A Plymouth woman who felt she lost her femininity after years

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of intensive treatment for breast cancer has had her

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29-year-old Kat Roberts' hair never fully grew back after chemotherapy

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but her friends raised funds so she could have a pioneering type

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of hair extensions for people with extreme hair loss.

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And you can find out more about her inspiring story on Inside Out

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tomorrow night at 7:30pm. Time for the weather now,

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and here's Dan Downs. Good evening. We have been moving

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into the region, with low cloud, mist and fog, keeping the

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south-westerly winds. And other Western night, with temperatures not

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going below nine or ten. Grey and murky start, with outbreaks of

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green. Heavy bursts, but we keep those winds. Staying mild through

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most of the day, with high temperatures of 11 or 12. The rain

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clears, and behind it, clearing skies. It turns colder, with a cold

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perhaps cold enough for frost. perhaps cold enough for frost.

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Tuesday turns brighter with sunny spells, but feeling that much

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colder, with the risk of showers. Some of them could be heavy. Leg we

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are back at 6:30am tomorrow. Thanks for watching. -- we're back at

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Good evening. There is some rain coming into the southern half of the

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UK as we speak. I think by the end of the night it will have got into

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the Midlands and much of East Anglia as well. A bit of a breeze here as

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well. Some gusty winds and snow on the hills of Scotland. With all of

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that going on, it is not particularly cold overnight.

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Southern areas will hang on to double figures in many towns and

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cities. A bit of a messy picture for the start of the new week. The rain

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moves quickly eastwards across Scotland. For Northern England,

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Wales, the Midlands and South West it is a miserable start to the day.

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Brighter skies do follow along behind but with some showers. Wintry

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showers across the hills of Scotland. The cold Iraq continues to

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filter its way in. Through the evening, once the sun goes down, the

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wintry showers will get down to lower

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