There is a lot of support for a campaign launched to get a new road in Yeovil named after Olympian rower Heather Stanning, who won a gold medal yesterday (Wednesday) in the women's pairs.
There is a big debate taking place on ITV Westcountry's Facebook page and Twitter page -
The campaign was launched by Somerset councillor Jon Gleeson, who thought it would be a fitting honour for the Olympian in her home town.
A campaign to get a road named after Olympic gold medallist Heather Stanning is gathering pace. It's the idea of a Somerset councillor who says there should be a permanent recognition of the rower's achievements in her home-town of Yeovil.
You can join the group by searching ‘Lets get a road named after Yeovil gold medallist Heather Stanning’ on Facebook.
There are calls today for a road in Yeovil to be named in honour of rower Heather Stanning who was born in the town. Stanning won Britain's first gold medal of the Games alongside Helen Glover from Penzance yesterday (Wednesday).
A Facebook campaign has now been launched by councillor Jon Gleeson. With big housing developments planned for the town he says there is 'plenty' of opportunity to name a new road 'Stanning Row'.
Bath student Michael Jamieson reacts to his 200m breaststroke silver win. He set a British record of 2:07.43 – his third GB record in three swims over the distance at the Olympics.
University of Bath swimmer Michael Jamieson has won a silver medal in the men's 200m breaststroke final.
He narrowly lost to Hungarian Daniel Gyurta, who took the gold in a world record time of 2:07.28.
Jamieson's training partner Andrew Willis finished 8th.