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Glovers and Grecians stage dramatic comebacks

There were wins Yeovil and Exeter City today.

Yeovil Town have climbed off the bottom of League One after coming from behind to beat ten-man Notts County. The hosts had Gary Jones sent off for a two-footed tackle, then went ahead when Mike Petrasso latched onto a poor backpass. But Jordan Clarke scored twice in the last ten minutes to secure the three points for Gary Johnson's men.

In League Two, Exeter City also came from behind to beat Shrewsbury at St James Park. The visitors led 2-0 at half-time, but a Tom Nichols double and David Wheeler turned the game around.

Plymouth Argyle suffered their first defeat in 8 games, going down 1-0 at Mansfield. Kelvin Mellor had Argyle's best chance, but hit the crossbar with an open goal.

And in the Conference, Torquay United drew 2-2 with Gateshead at Plainmoor. The Gulls were leading for most of the match after Ryan Bowman's 8th minute penalty. The visitors then scored twice in the last five minutes, but Bowman rescued a point in stoppage time.


Funding approved for new coach station in Plymouth

Plymouth's now demolished Mayflower West car park. Credit: ITV News West Country

Plans for a new coach station in Plymouth are a step closer after the approval of council funding.

The £4 million project on the site of the former Mayflower West car park will provide a new base for long distance coaches.

The new coach hub will replace the tired outdated coach station at Bretonside, which is being redeveloped as part of a major redevelopment of the area with plans to build a new cinema and restaurants.

The outdated coach station at Bretonside will be redeveloped. Credit: ITV News West Country

The new hub will provide a modern, high-quality facility for long distance coaches and a much better welcome to Britain's Ocean City.

It will also increase footfall in the city centre's West End, which can only be good for local businesses.

The scheme has been specifically designed to meet the needs of long distance travellers and takes into account feedback received during our recent public consultation. It will make travel in and out of Plymouth more attractive and convenient for visitors and residents and create a gateway the city deserves.

– Councillor Mark Coker, Cabinet Member for Transport

A planning application for the new coach station is expected to be submitted before the end of the month.

Wind farm owners told to reduce noise levels

The wind turbines at Fullabrook in North Devon. Credit: ITV News West Country

The owners of a wind farm in North Devon have been told they are breaching planning requirements and must reduce the noise levels.

The council's report claims seven out of eight locations at Fullabrook are breaking acceptable levels.

ESB International who operate the wind farm have been given 28 days to outline how they will ensure the turbines don't breach the permitted levels any further.

This has been a long, drawn out process and we are sorry for the length of time this has taken to get to this stage.

However, it was important that we pushed for this monitoring to be vigorous, which ultimately reveals the wind farm is breaching noise levels, as set out in the original planning permission.

We will now be striving to get an outcome from ESB International to make sure these levels are stopped, which in turn should address some of the concerns highlighted by residents.

– North Devon Council Leader Brian Greenslade

Police 101 phone line down due to technical fault

Police forces in the West Country are experiencing problems with their non-emergency 101 phone-line.

Devon and Cornwall Police, Avon and Somerset Police, and Dorset Police have all tweeted that the line is down.

The issue is affecting police forces across the UK. Humberside Police tweeted: "We can confirm that 101 is not working nationally. Fault lies with some kit in Birmingham which is being worked on."

999 calls remain unaffected but this should only be used in an emergency.

A list of alternative non-emergency numbers is available on the 101 website.

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