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There were scenes of jubilation at Home Park this afternoon
as Plymouth Argyle sealed promotion with three games to spare.
The Pilgrims went into the game knowing that just one point would be
enough to guarantee League One football next season,
but they completed the job in fine style, thrashing Newport 6-1.
Andy Birkett got in amongst the celebrations.
Six long seasons of English football's fourth tier.
The threat of administration, the heartbreak of defeat at Wembley.
It's all just a memory now. Plymouth Argyle are going up.
Needing just a point to guarantee promotion,
they settled any nerves with goals on the stroke of half-time
In the second half, it became a procession as Argyle wrapped up
What a way to do it in front of nearly 14,000 supporters.
And I've seen promotions and these boys went to Wembley last
season, disappointment, but now, absolutely outstanding.
I think I was more excited than the boys, actually.
Amazing. Really good game to come to.
Six years in this division, and now we're finally out!
We are now ten minutes after the match and no supporters
Still around 15,000 here in the stands applauding
the players and the manager, who have come back out
These fans were told, "Keep the faith" after that Wembley.
Defeat, and hasn't their faith been repaid?
To seal it in that manner, I think is just moving
because the fans have been waiting for so long and it's great they've
put in a performance like that and sealed promotion.
It's obviously a fantastic club. Massive club here and we're
going into League One now. Can't wait for next season.
Promotion may be secured but with Doncaster losing
today, the gap at the top is only three points.
Promotion as champions has a nice ring to it.
Fishermen in the south west are being praised for the work
they're doing to help clean up our seas.
Marine litter and discarded fishing gear has been blamed for killing
But now the fishermen are working with charities and other industries
to tackle the problem as Eleanor Parkinson reports.
These fishermen are not just hauling up fish.
They have to sift through their catch to get rid of the rubbish
but they're not throwing it back overboard.
Instead, they put it in special sacks they've been given
and they bring it all back to port to put in a dedicated skip.
We bring in about two one-tonne bags every trip.
I do a six-day trip and I bring in two one-tonne bags a week.
And these are the bags that we give the fishing boats.
And if you look through the skip, you can find just about anything.
Somebody obviously not needing a kettle.
The bags on the boats are provided by a project
It's dangerous to be left in the sea, it's not good
for the marine environment and they are more than
The fishermen are also working hard to prevent ghost gear -
broken nets and ropes getting left at sea.
They see a bit of ghost gear floating in a water
So they swim over it, round it, under it, through it.
And it's the through it that gets them into trouble.
These nylon nets won't be thrown away.
They'll be recycled. They'll be sent to a factory
in Eastern Europe, where they'll be turned into nylon carpets.
And a Cornish company are using the recycled nylon
We make the range of swimwear and rash guards that
are particularly aimed at active watersport use, either wearing them
under wet suits or jumping around, moving in the water.
In the south-west, attitudes to marine litter are changing
but the threat still exists from other shores.
Ghost gear is often brought up into our seas on the Gulf Stream.
For the fishermen and the volunteers, their work continues.
Double Olympic gold medal winner Helen Glover from Penzance
and her TV presenter husband Steve Backshall have
raised more than ?60,000 after completing the Devizes
It took the pair 22 hours and 58 minutes to finish the challenge.
They're aiming to raise ?100,000 to help save an area
The Miniature Pony Centre on Dartmoor has welcomed its first
This little filly was born in the early hours of Easter Sunday.
The new arrival doesn't have a name yet but the centre is holding
a competition to find one, and the theme is British
Time for the weather now and here's Bee.
Skies already starting to clear out there.
A lot of the cloud left is starting to break up so it is going to be
We've got light winds, temperatures down into the low
single figures in some spots and I think some sheltered rural
spots could actually get down as low as 2 or 3 degrees.
So a chilly but bright start to the day tomorrow and it really
is going to be a beautiful day. Dry and bright, a lot of sunshine.
I think more sunshine than we've seen over the last couple of days.
Just a bit of fair weather cloud building at times
during the afternoon and I think temperatures will reflect
the sunshine - doing well with highs of 14 or 15 degrees.
It looks like it is staying largely dry for the rest of this week.
I think by day, we'll see plenty of sunshine
and light winds but by night, it will be cold and we'll see
the return of some frost. Have a good night.
We will see you for the breakfast bulletin tomorrow just before
6:30am. A fresh morning on the way tomorrow,
even some frost around, not necessarily two in city centres, but
in rural air is quite sharp, especially across Scotland, and
temperatures in some rural spots anywhere