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Chiefs miss out on European Challenge Cup Final

Exeter Chiefs' Henry Slade kicks a penalty. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Exeter Chiefs have been beaten 30-19 by Gloucester in the European Challenge Cup semi-final.

Billy Meakes and Tom Savage crossed for the Cherry and Whites, and although Elvis Taione pulled one back for the Chiefs in the 76th minute, Jonny May immediately restored Gloucester's advantage.

Argyle and Grecians' play-off hopes dented

Today's local football results.

Plymouth Argyle's hopes of securing a play-off spot have suffered a setback. The Pilgrims lost 2-0 at Carlisle this afternoon, which guarantees the Cumbrians their League Two survival. Argyle occupy the final play-off place, but only on goal difference after Luton beat Hartlepool.

Exeter City's play-off ambitions look to be over after losing 1-0 at home to Southend. The visitors scored their winner in the final minute. The Grecians slip to 11th, 4 points behind Argyle.

In League One, already-relegated Yeovil won 1-0 at Swindon. James Berrett scored the only goal, to maintain Paul Sturrock's unbeaten start as Glovers manager.

And Torquay United won 2-0 at Halifax in the Conference, thanks to goals from John Campbell and Kadell Daniel.

Plymouth Albion relegated to National One

Plymouth Albion have been relegated after losing 29-0 at Moseley.

Plymouth Albion have been relegated from the Championship after losing at fellow strugglers Moseley.

Albion needed a win to have any hope of staying up, but a disappointing 29-0 defeat means they'll be playing in National One next season for the first time in 13 years.

Elsewhere, Cornish Pirates were thrashed 69-8 at home by promotion-chasing Worcester.

New Chief for Cornwall fire service

Cornwall's Fire service has a new chief. Paul Waker has been the county's deputy chief fire officer for the past five years. In his twenty years as a fireman he's also served with the Devon and Somerset and London fire services.

Paul Waker has been the county's deputy chief fire officer for the past five years. Credit: ITV News West Country

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Work begins on Smeaton's Tower

Work has begun to light up Plymouth's most symbolic building.

Smeaton's Tower, the former Eddystone lighthouse which has been rebuilt on Plymouth Hoe, is to be floodlit at night. Lights are also being installed in the lantern and around the walkway. Fitting them in such an important building comes with problems.

Tickets sell out for MTV Crashes Plymouth

The Kaiser Chiefs headlined the festival last year Credit: PA

Tickets for this summer’s MTV Crashes Plymouth have sold out.

Pre-sale tickets for the music festival went on sale at 6pm last night and sold out in around two hours. Those allocated for general sale this morning were snapped up in just 15 minutes.

See Tickets apologised to customers this morning as music fans rushing to get their hands on the second batch of tickets caused its site to crash.

Plymouth City Council is now in discussions with MTV about the possibility of increasing capacity at the event to give more Plymouth residents the chance to experience the festival.

Cornwall takes two places in top five holiday hot spots

St Ives and Newquay are two of the UK's top five holiday destinations for 2015 it's been revealed.

The Cornish towns came second and fourth respectively, in a survey undertaken by Cottages4you.

The firm ranked Whitby in North Yorkshire as the holiday destination tourists are most likely to visit this year, with Keswick in the Lake District third, and Scarborough in North Yorkshire ranking fifth.

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