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Football: Plymouth Argyle through to next round of JPT

Tonight's football results. Credit: ITV West Country

Plymouth Argyle are through to the next round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy after beating Devon rivals Exeter City at Home Park.

A goal in each half from Hiram Boateng and Craig Tanner sealed victory in Argyle's 5000th competitive game.

Elsewhere, Yeovil are also through after beating Coventry 4-3 on penalties.

And in the National League, Torquay lost 3-2 at home to Dover.


Fishermen find dead wallaby in River Exe

The wallaby was found in the River Exe in Devon Credit: SWNS

A pair of fishermen have found a dead wallaby in the River Exe in Devon.

Matt Welham and Richard Williams caught the animal while trying to catch pike.

The animal is believed to have been in the water for several days. It's thought to have escaped from a nearby farm.

Matt said: "As it was pike we were bottom fishing and I got a what seemed like a bite. I hauled it in and it looked at first as if there was a dead cat on the line. When it got closer and out of the water it looked like a kangaroo. I guessed it was stuffed but when we saw it close up we realised it was real and a wallaby. It must have weighed about 25lb and we reckoned it had been in the water for about two days tops."

The pair, who are both from Exeter, were fishing close to the Mill on the Exe pub in the city at the time.

Wallabies, which are known as reasonable swimmers, are usually found in Australia or New Guinea.

Matt Welham and Richard Williams caught the wallaby while trying to catch pike Credit: SWNS

Exeter's stars picked for England squad ahead of final World Cup game

Exeter Chiefs star Henry Slade, will join teammate Jack Nowell to play in England's Rugby World Cup game this Saturday Credit: PA Images

Following England's loss to Australia last weekend, the team are putting Exeter stars Henry Slade and Jack Nowell into the frame, in what will be England's final Rugby World Cup pool match.

It will be the first Rugby World Cup appearance for both players, with head coach Stuart Lancaster making a raft of changes for the game against Uruguay on Saturday.

Nowell has been recalled on the wing, while Slade has been named in the number 13 slot, winning only his second cap for England.


Protest over ward closure within minutes of decision

Protestors calling themselves 'A March to Save Hospital Beds' have rallied outside Bideford hospital this lunchtime within minutes of the news that the impatient ward there is to shut.

It's after Northern Devon Healthcare Trust has a budget shortfall of £11 million Credit: ITV News

It's after a unanimous decision by board members of Northern Devon Healthcare Trust to close hospital wards in Bideford and Ilfracombe.

The protestors rallied within minutes of the vote Credit: ITV News

Two charged after schoolboy's ski lift death

14 year-old Kieran Brookes died after boarding a ski lift in France.

A ski-lift operator is appearing in court in France charged with the involuntary manslaughter of a Devon school-boy four years ago.

14 year-old Kieran Brookes was on a school ski trip in the French Alps when his rucksack straps became entangled with one of the lifts. The lift supervisor from France Richard Cettour and his employer are accused of a number of safety failures.

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