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Bristol City fans celebrate winning the League One title

Bristol City have secured the League One title.

The Ashton Gate club only needed a point after nearest rivals Preston could only draw at Port Vale last night.

And City's 0-0 stalemate with Coventry this afternoon was enough to secure their first league title in 60 years.

Our Sports Correspondent, Matthias Kurth, reports from Ashton Gate:

Bristol City clinch League One title

League One champions Bristol City celebrate on the Ashton Gate pitch. Credit: PA Wire

Bristol City are champions of League One.

The Ashton Gate club only needed a point after nearest rivals Preston could only draw at Port Vale last night.

And City's 0-0 stalemate with Coventry this afternoon was enough to secure their first league title in 60 years.

Corey Smith and Aden Flint celebrate after clinching the League One title. Credit: PA Wire

Swindon's automatic promotion hopes have been dented after losing 1-0 to West Country rivals Yeovil at the County Ground. James Berrett scored the only goal in the 58th minute, to maintain Paul Sturrock's unbeaten start as Glovers manager.

Cheltenham's hopes of avoiding relegation to the Conference have suffered a set-back after losing 2-0 at Northampton. But rivals Tranmere and Hartlepool also lost, so Gary Johnson's side remain second-from-bottom and one point from safety with two games left.

The two-horse race for the Conference title will go to the final game of the season. Both Bristol Rovers and Barnet drew today, so the Pirates are still a point behind their rivals. Ellis Harrison scored Rovers' goal at Dover. The hosts rescued a point two minutes from time.

And Forest Green Rovers came from behind to win 4-2 at Gateshead, thanks to a Jon Parkin double, Kurtis Guthrie and Rob Sinclair.

Today's West Country football results.

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Titanic deckchair sells for £100,000 in Wiltshire

A deckchair from the Titanic has sold at auction in Wiltshire today for just over 100,000 pounds.

The chair was from a first-class promenade deck of the ship. It was salvaged from the ocean by a team sent to recover bodies after the Titanic sank. The chair was sold at the Devizes auction house Henry Aldridge and Son to a UK-based collector.

The chair was from a first-class promenade deck of the ship. Credit: Henry Aldridge & Son

Man arrested over homophobic messages on social media

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into homophobic messages posted on social media.

Avon & Somerset Police received a report of a fake Twitter account being set up which was later used to send homophobic messages and an investigation was launched.

We take all reports of hate crime extremely seriously and following our initial enquiries a 22-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in custody for questioning.

– Det Insp Phil Jones, Avon & Somerset Police
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