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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