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Last gasp winner for the Pirates

A last gasp converted try has secured a narrow victory for the Cornish Pirates in the Championship this afternoon.

Alex Cheesman touched down, and fly-half Laurence May kept his nerve to slot the match-winning conversion with the last kick of the game.

That's three wins in a row in all competitions, and lifts them up to 10th place in the table.


'Everything else pales into insignificance' - On board the Barnstaple protest bus

Environmental campaigners from across the region have travelled to London today for the people's climate march.

Coaches left from Plymouth and Barnstaple early this morning ahead of the United Nations climate talks in Paris stating tomorrow.

We caught up with protestors before the busses set off:

Then joined tens of thousands of people who rallied in central London to demand world leaders take action to combat climate change.

Dartmoor prisoner dies after alleged stabbing

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A prisoner at HMP Dartmoor has been charged with murder after a fellow inmate was allegedly stabbed to death just a few months into his sentence.

Alexander Cusworth was reportedly flown to Derriford Hospital by air ambulance but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

A man in his fifties will appear at Exeter Magistrates Court tomorrow.

HMP Dartmoor prisoner Mr Alexander Cusworth was pronounced dead in hospital on Thursday 26 November.

A police investigation is ongoing."

– Prison Service spokesperson


Saturday's sports results


Exeter Chiefs have won a thrilling top of the table encounter:

They've beaten Harlequins 26-25 at Sandy Park. While in National League One Plymouth Albion beat Ampthil by 18-13.


It was a mixed weekend for the region's football teams:

Ryan Brunt rescued a point for Argyle with a late goal at Dagenham as it finished 1-1.

Jamie Reid scored in the fifth minute of injury time as Exeter also drew 1-1 against Bristol Rovers.

But Yeovil though lost 2-0 at Northampton, and in the National League it finished Braintree 0 Torquay 0.

Permanent Traveller site approved by Plymouth City Council

A new dedicated transit site for Gypsies and Travellers has been approved.

The 16 pitch site at Broadley Park is being funded with a £790,000 grant from the Homes and Communities Agency.

It's hoped it will reduce the costs of checking and clearing other illegal sites.

Map showing the approved site

Plymouth’s City Council’s Investment Board signed off the plans on Friday 27 November.

Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “This is fantastic news as it will give us more power to be able to respond to local residents’ concerns and move on Travellers.

Having a dedicated site like this means we will be able to move them on much more quickly.

– Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council
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