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Boost for Stadium for Cornwall

Cornwall councillors have voted to contribute £3million towards a Stadium for Cornwall. The future of the £14million project rested on today’s vote. The result was 69 for, 41 against and 7 abstentions.

Artist's impression of new stadium Credit: Stadium for Cornwall

The partners behind the Stadium for Cornwall project are the Cornish Pirates, Truro and Penwith College and Truro City Football Club.

Site of proposed stadium Credit: ITV West Country

Speedway champion Ivan Mauger dies age 78

Ivan Mauger in 1978. Credit: PA

Speedway Champion Ivan Mauger OBE has died at the age of 78.

The New Zealander was a rider for several British teams during his career.

He rode for the Exeter Falcons between 1973 and 1977, when he equalled Ove Fundin's then-record of five World Championship wins.

He passed away, after battling dementia, in his home at Australia's Gold Coast this morning.

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Bristol Rugby's Lam to take charge of the Barbarians

Lam captained Barbarians as a player in 2002. Credit: ITV West Country

Bristol Rugby Head Coach Pat Lam will take charge of the Barbarians for their match against England next month.

Lam captained the baa baas as a player in 2002, scoring against Wales in his final match.

Bristol have confirmed their promotion to the Premiership with two league games remaining.

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Bath based hurdler Eilidh Doyle takes silver medal

Eilidh Doyle celebrates winning silver in the Women's 400m Hurdles. Credit: PA images

Hurdler Eilidh Doyle, who trains in Bath, has won a silver medal in the women's 400m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games.

The 31-year-old ran 54.80 seconds to finish second behind Jamaica's Janieve Russell at the Gold Coast's Carrara Stadium on Thursday.

It's her third straight silver in the 400m hurdles after she was runner-up at the Delhi and Glasgow Games.

Originally from Scotland, Eilidh also had the honour of carrying the flag at the opening ceremony this year.

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