Boy makes thousands out of pretend Torch

A five-year-old from Chard, who made his own Olympic torch, has raised thousands for charity selling it on Ebay, like some relay runners

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Tribute to Olympian from fellow Dorset Medallist

Olympic shooting champion Peter Wilson has paid tribute to his friend and fellow Sherborne resident Andrew Simpson.

The 2012 gold medal winner expressed his shock at the tragedy which claimed the life of his British team mate.

36 year old Simpson died after his yacht capsized during training for the America's Cup race in San Fransisco Bay, California.

In an exclusive interview with ITV News, Wilson recounts meeting Simpson at a local supermarket shortly before he departed for the States:

Appeal as one of the stolen medals is recovered

One of the two bronze medals stolen from Olympians Hannah Macleod and Alex Partridge has been found. They were taken along with their TeamGB jackets when they were at a London nightclub early on Wednesday.

Scotland Yard said Hannah's medal had been posted anonymously to the England Hockey head office.

Bath rower Alex Partridge's gong is still missing though. Tonight he tweeted a request for it to be returned.


If you have my medal please send it to British Rowing 6 Lower Mall Hammersmith London.

Gold medal winning rowers meet the Queen

Heather Stanning and Helen Glover meet the Queen Credit: ITV Westcountry

Olympic rowers Heather Stanning from Yeovil and Helen Glover from Penzance have been to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen.

The gold medal winners were among Olympic and Paralympic heroes invited to a reception to celebrate their success. The pair won the first gold medals of Team GB's campaign.


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