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Good evening. That's it,
France's highest honour has been awarded to the family of a Plymouth
WWII veteran who died just three weeks ago.
Bill Bannister was the last survivor of the
attack on the docks at St Nazaire in France.
He lived to age 98 after being a stoker on one of the motor boats.
Today's ceremony took place in Falmouth from where
The band of HMS Seahawk led the raid 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
Two other vehicles were involved in the accident which happened
between Dunkeswell and Honiton around seven this morning.
One person received serious arm injuries.
Onto a busy day of sport, and Exeter Chiefs have failed
in their bid to win the first trophy of the domestic rugby season.
They lost 16-12 to Leicester Tigers in the final of the Anglo Welsh Cup.
It was a disappointment for their big support
Getting ready for the latest big day in the rise of the Exeter Chiefs.
More than 1000 fans travelled from Devon to London,
We will win quite handsomely, probably by about 25 points.
We're going to play really well, and if we have a good score
performance, we will bring home the cup.
At Twickenham Stoop, a young Chiefs side was aiming
James Short on the end of a good passing move,
and his pace gave the Leicester defence no chance of catching him.
But the Tigers responded and took control of the game.
Tom Brady intercepting another Exeter passing move, and he scored.
It was converted, and another two penalties saw the Chiefs
No points were scored in the second half until the 78th minute,
when after 39 phases of play, Sam Simmons finally breached
But there was not enough time to secure the win,
so it was defeat in the final of this competition for the Chiefs
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 the Raiders only managed
to score three times, meaning the writing
Despite a valiant fight back the Riders ran away with it
We will have more than this on the late news and 810 10:20pm. -- on the
late news at 10:20pm. 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. Oh, it's amazing,
I can't believe it. And you can find out more
about Kat's inspiring story on Inside out tomorrow night,
7.30pm, BBC One. Time for the weather now,
and here's Dan Downs. this evening, along with low cloud,
mist and fog, and that rain spreads Also this rather brisk
south-westerly winds. Another fairly mild night,
with temperatures not Grey, murky start tomorrow
with further outbreaks of rain, with heavy bursts
possible. Temperature still fairly mild
for much of tomorrow, with highs of Once the rain clears
through into the afternoon, a clearer end to the day
but turning much colder. It is a cold night for Monday
into Tuesday, with a chance of rural frost,
as temperatures get down to three Tuesday is brighter
but with showers, maybe some heavier Hello. For most of March so far it
has felt quite mild and springlike but we are in for a bit of a shock
next week as we will have a blast of Arctic air across the UK making it
feel much cooler than it has of late with wintry showers and a return to
overnight frosts for a while. The pressure chart shows more weather
fronts pushing into many central and southern parts of the country this
evening and overnight it will turn quite wet across parts of England
and when is towards the end of the night and across Scotland,