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FOOTBALL: Draw for first round of Capital One Cup

The ties will be played in the week beginning 11 August Credit: ITV News West Country

The World cup may be in full swing in Brazil, but the domestic season has a moved a step closer with the draw for the first round of the Capital One Cup.

Swindon visit newly promoted league side Luton. Cheltenham face a tough tie at Championship side Brighton. Bristol City entertain Oxford United and Yeovil are at home to Gillingham.

The games will be played in the week beginning 11 August 2014.


Johnson: "Maybe we can come back stronger"

Yeovil Town is facing relegation after defeat to Huddersfield at Huish Park on Easter Monday. The winning goal was scored in stoppage time, leaving the Glovers six points from safety in the Championship.

Our reporter Chris Spittles talked to Manager Gary Johnson after the match about the prospect of relegation. He said that maybe Yeovil can come back stronger next time.


Charlotte Leslie hits back at 'personal attacks'

Charlotte Leslie has condemned what she calls 'personal attacks' made in a statement from TRASHorfield:

There's just one dampener amidst almost universal celebration; It is very sad that in fair defeat through democratic and legal means, TRASH have chosen to make personal attacks. As individuals I wish them all well for the future, hope that they can get over this apparent hatred of me because of our campaign and the way the decision went in the democratic planning process and in court, and be able to move on.

– Charlotte Leslie MP (Con, Bristol North West)

Charlotte Leslie 'thrilled' that Rovers plans will go ahead

Charlotte Leslie MP (Con, Bristol North West) has welcomed TRASHorfield's decision not to appeal against plans to put a supermarket on Bristol Rovers' Memorial Stadium site:

I am thrilled that Bristol Rovers will be able to press ahead with their plans for a new stadium. What a shame so much time and money – both the club’s and the taxpayers’ – was wasted on such a futile and ideologically-driven campaign. Now there must be concentration on the positives – a new stadium which will be great for both sport and entertainment, a bold redevelopment of the Memorial Stadium which includes green space, homes and an enhanced war memorial, and let’s not forget a supermarket which will be within walking distance for many local people in Horfield and Lockleaze. [...]

– Charlotte Leslie MP (Con, Bristol North West)

Charlotte Leslie's campaign 'self-serving and spiteful'

TRASHorfield have strongly criticised two Bristol MPs involved linked to the controversy surrounding the Memorial Stadium development:

We condemn Charlotte Leslie MP for her self-serving and spiteful campaign against local people bringing a judicial review in defence of their community. Neither the Memorial Ground nor the proposed UWE stadium are in her constituency. She has shown total disregard of the concerns of ordinary people and taken every opportunity to misrepresent them.

Stephen Williams, the actual MP for the locality in question, has failed to reflect the genuine and well-articulated concerns of so many of his constituents. This is incomprehensible, given his frequently-expressed support for the high street [...].

– TRASHorfield statement
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