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Fifth straight home win for Argyle

Peter Hartley scored Argyle's second goal just before half-time. Credit: Daniel Hambury/EMPICS Sport

Plymouth Argyle made it five wins in a row at Home Park after comfortably beating Cheltenham 3-0.

Reuben Reid and Peter Hartley scored in the first-half, with Lewis Alessandra adding a third fifteen minutes from the end.

Argyle remain 6th in League Two, four points behind leaders Luton.

Today's Football League results.

Exeter City travel to Morecambe tomorrow lunchtime (1pm).

But Yeovil Town's miserable season continues after they suffered a heavy 3-0 home defeat to Rochdale. The Glovers are now just one point off the bottom of League One.

Willand's cup dream is over

Today's FA Cup results.

Willand Rovers' FA Cup dream is over after they lost 3-1 at home to Gosport in the fourth qualifying round.

Torquay United lost 2-0 at Conference rivals Aldershot.

Dorchester are also out after losing 7-1 at home to Bristol Rovers.

But Weymouth are in the hat after drawing 0-0 with Braintree. The draw for the first round is on Monday evening, with Weymouth's replay on Tuesday.


Angry parents hold protest in mid-Devon

Parents are protesting over plans to demolish Chagford C of E Primary Credit: ITV News

Parents angry at plans to demolish their children's primary school held a protest in mid-Devon today.

Chagford Church of England Primary School was built in the 1930's but at meeting on Tuesday, parents say they were told that Government's Education Funding Agency has plans to knock the old building down and build a new, smaller school on the playing fields.

If the work goes ahead, building will start in July next year ready for the new school opening in 2016.

Angry parents hold protest in mid-Devon Credit: ITV News

Today, parents held a small demonstration outside the front of the school on Dartmoor. They're hoping others will join their campaign to encourage school governors to reverse the decision and instead make plans to continue refurbishing the old school building.

Parents want the school governors to reverse the decision to demolish the school Credit: ITV News


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PCC apologises after revealing complainant's name

Sue Mountstevens has apologised after telling Chief Constable Nick Gargan the name of a woman who complained about him. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Avon and Somerset's Police and Crime Commissioner has apologised after telling Chief Constable Nick Gargan the name of a woman who complained about him.

Sue Mountstevens said the force's crime panel had received a complaint about her remarks and told her she had made a "mistake".

Mrs Mountstevens said it was a situation she 'could have handled better', and has apologised to the individual concerned.

In May 2014 I was made aware by a member of my team that someone had approached them and made a verbal complaint against Chief Constable Nick Gargan. During a subsequent conversation with Mr Gargan I was discussing a concern I had around how that individual was coping generally, and I mentioned that a complaint had been made against him by that person.

At the time of the conversation I was not aware of the full facts which became apparent subsequently – including the detail of the allegations being made and the request for whistle-blower status. As soon as I became aware of the seriousness of the allegations I initiated the investigation process by voluntarily referring the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and included details of my conversation with Mr Gargan.

A complaint about the disclosure of the name was subsequently made to the Police and Crime Panel who looked into the matter and found that I had made a mistake. I agreed with their finding and I have already written to the individual concerned to apologise for the distress I caused.

I firmly believe that everyone in public office needs to be held to the same high standard of conduct which is why I told the IPCC of my conversation before their investigation began. I have cooperated fully with the Police and Crime Panel’s investigation process. This was a new situation for me and, while I could have handled it better, I have learnt from it and employees within the Constabulary can feel confident approaching me or my team if they have issues they feel uncomfortable raising elsewhere.

– Sue Mountstevens, Avon & Somerset PCC
Nick Gargan remains on suspension until internal disciplinary proceedings are completed. Credit: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

Nick Gargan was suspended in May this year over allegations he made inappropriate advances to female members of staff. The following month, he was told he would not face a criminal inquiry.

Mr Gargan was also investigated over alleged data protection breaches, but the police watchdog (IPCC) said there was insufficient evidence to bring criminal charges. He remains on suspension until internal disciplinary proceedings are completed.

No charges against man after Saltash death

A police Scene of Crime Officer enters the property in Alamein Court. Credit: ITV News West Country

A man has been released without charge after a murder inquiry in Saltash was dropped.

Police were called to a building in Alamein Court on Thursday night, where a 50-year-old woman was found dead.

A post mortem has found there were no suspicious circumstances.

Murder investigation launched in Helston

Police have launched a murder investigation following an incident near St Keverne, Helston this morning.

Officers were called to a rural property outside the village just after 9am after being alerted by the ambulance service that a man had suffered a serious chest injury.

The injured man was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

A 28-year–old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and taken into police custody.

Man dies in A30 crash

A man has died in a crash on the A30 in North Cornwall.

Emergency services were called to the westbound carriageway near the Tolvaddon junction just before 6pm last night after reports of a collision between a car and a lorry.

The front seat passenger of the car, a man in his sixties, died at the scene. The female driver received minor injuries and was taken to Treliske for treatment. The lorry driver was uninjured.

The road was closed for several hours. Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101.

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