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From Wembley to Tetbury: David Beckham spotted in the West Country

Sally Cosham says she was in a cafe when someone came in and said Beckham was across the road. Credit: Sally Cosham

Global superstar David Beckham has been spotted in Gloucestershire.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid footballer was in Tetbury this morning.

Sally Cosham says she was in a cafe when someone came in and said Beckham was across the road.

She decided to investigate and ended up meeting the former England captain as he left an antiques shop on Long Street.

He was really nice, his friend offered to take the photo.

– Sally Cosham

Plymouth Argyle 'Show Racism The Red Card'

Students will put questions about racism to players from Argyle’s first team. Credit: ITV West Country

A project where professional footballers help promote racial understanding is being launched in Plymouth.

‘Show Racism The Red Card’ is being supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Plymouth Argyle Football Club will host students from the city as they take part in workshops exploring stereotypes and hate crime.

The students can then put questions about racism and ethnicity to players from Argyle’s first team.

Liam Noble leaves Forest Green Rovers

Noble celebrated promotion into League Two after FGR won the playoffs. Credit: PA

Forest Green Rovers have confirmed Liam Noble has left the club with immediate effect.

Noble joined Rovers in June last year and captained the club to promotion into League Two.

He has asked to leave the club to be closer to his family in the North East of England.

Forest Green manager Mark Cooper says the club understands Noble's decision.

His efforts and hard work on the pitch are recognised and appreciated by both the club and the fans. We wish him the best of luck.

– Mark Cooper

Thank you to the chairman and manager for supporting me through this difficult decision. The fans have made my time at the club special – thanks to them.

– Liam Noble


Bath City FC name Jerry Gill as new manager

Gill is a former Bath City player. Credit: Bath City FC

Bath City FC has named Jerry Gill as the club's new manager.

Gill is a former City player. He gained promotion to the Premier League with Birmingham City as a player, and coached the Under-18s and Under-23s at Norwich and Under-18s at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Chairman Nick Blofeld describes Gill as a "very talented coach".

Now is the right time for him to step up to first team management with our strong, experienced squad. We’re really looking forward to him joining us and building on our strong league position.

– Nick Blofeld, Chairman, Bath City FC

Gill says he is "delighted" to re-join Bath City as manager.

The Club have always had a big place in my heart and it’s great to get the chance to manage the team here. I’m confident that I can use my knowledge and experience to help develop the team and will also look to strengthen the squad a little and build on the firm foundations that already exist here.

– Jerry Gill

The club says there are no other changes in the coaching team.

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