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France's highest honour has been awarded to the family of a Plymouth
world war two veteran who died just three weeks ago.
Bill Bannister was the last survivor of the attack on the docks
He lived to 98 after being a stoker on one of the motor boats.
David George reports from today's ceremony in Falmouth.
The band of HMS Seahawk led the parade to the St Nazaire memorial
It is 75 years since HMS Campbeltown and 18 smaller boats,
along with over 600 crew and commandos, left here
Today, armed services personnel and representatives of service
charities and organisations watched as Bill Bannister's daughter
In fact, the Sunday before he died, he came to my house and he said,
"Look, I think I will be able to stand without a stick."
And sadly he died, but he was really looking forward to this,
But I was equally pleased the family accepted to be presented
Operation Chariot was a huge success.
It stopped German warships using the dock at St Nazaire
which was out of use for the rest of the war.
Today on the 75th anniversary of what has become known
as the Greatest Raid, their sacrifice was remembered.
A road in East Devon remains closed this evening after a collision
No casualties, but there has been one person receiving severe arm
injuries. Onto a busy day of sport
and Exeter Chiefs have failed in their bid to wind the first
trophy of the domestic rugby season. They lost 16-12 to Leicester Tigers
in the final of the Anglo Welsh Cup. There was disappointment too
for the Plymouth Raiders who were in the BBL Trophy final
in Glasgow against The Raiders were always
the underdogs and Leicester showed why they were favourites
with a strong start. Of their 19 attempts in the first
quarter Plymouth only managed to score three times,
meaning the writing Plymouth only managed to score three
times in the first quarter, meaning the writing on the wall early on.
second quarter, clearly tried to second quarter, clearly
stay with the opposition, it became stay with the opposition, it became
obvious that they were too good, and they ran away with it. Plymouth did
first in ten years, but today just first in ten years, but today just
wasn't there a day. It finished 91-58. The long trip back from
Glasgow will be an empty-handed when for Plymouth.
A Plymouth woman who felt she lost her femininity after years
of intensive treatment for breast cancer has had her
29-year-old Kat Roberts' hair never fully grew back after chemotherapy
but her friends raised funds so she could have a pioneering type
of hair extensions for people with extreme hair loss.
And you can find out more about her inspiring story on Inside Out
tomorrow night at 7:30pm. Time for the weather now,
and here's Dan Downs. Good evening. We have been moving
into the region, with low cloud, mist and fog, keeping the
south-westerly winds. And other Western night, with temperatures not
going below nine or ten. Grey and murky start, with outbreaks of
green. Heavy bursts, but we keep those winds. Staying mild through
most of the day, with high temperatures of 11 or 12. The rain
clears, and behind it, clearing skies. It turns colder, with a cold
perhaps cold enough for frost. perhaps cold enough for frost.
Tuesday turns brighter with sunny spells, but feeling that much
colder, with the risk of showers. Some of them could be heavy. Leg we
are back at 6:30am tomorrow. Thanks for watching. -- we're back at
Good evening. There is some rain coming into the southern half of the
UK as we speak. I think by the end of the night it will have got into
the Midlands and much of East Anglia as well. A bit of a breeze here as
well. Some gusty winds and snow on the hills of Scotland. With all of
that going on, it is not particularly cold overnight.
Southern areas will hang on to double figures in many towns and
cities. A bit of a messy picture for the start of the new week. The rain
moves quickly eastwards across Scotland. For Northern England,
Wales, the Midlands and South West it is a miserable start to the day.
Brighter skies do follow along behind but with some showers. Wintry
showers across the hills of Scotland. The cold Iraq continues to
filter its way in. Through the evening, once the sun goes down, the
wintry showers will get down to lower