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Torquay United complete miracle escape with final day win to stay in National League

Torquay United have completed a miraculous escape with a win on the final day of the National League season.

The Gulls defeated North Ferriby United 2-0 at Plainmoor to finish comfortably outside the relegation places.

It was their third win on the bounce and completed a miraculous turn-around for manager Kevin Nicholson and his team.

Jeff Welch spoke to fans and players as the celebrations began at the final whistle this afternoon.

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Tall ships line up in Torbay for trans-Atlantic race

Glorious weather in Torbay for the tall ships. Credit: ITV News West Country

Tall ships are lining up in Torbay for the start of a 10,000 mile race across the Atlantic. They're due to leave around 2pm to head for the official start line some five miles offshore.

The vessels will first head to Sines in Portugal and then race to Bermuda. Then they will head north to Boston, USA and on to Canada, where they will converge on Quebec City, to celebrate Canada 150 – the anniversary of the Canadian confederation. After that, the ships vessels sail to Nova Scotia before racing back to the final port of Le Havre in France.

Preparing for the start of the race. Credit: ITV News West Country

The Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is organised by Sail Training International.The whole event is scheduled to take five months.

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Exeter City vs Newport match delayed after M5 cattle incident

The M5 came to a standstill earlier today as thousands of cars an hour made their way into the South West to enjoy the sunshine.

A trailer transporting animals overturned on the M5 at Exeter in the southbound carriageway.

Traffic was temporarily halted in both directions while the cattle were transferred into an undamaged vehicle.

The referee for Exeter City's home game against Newport decided to delay kick-off until 15:30 to allow everyone to arrive.

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