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Truro Cathedral auditions for its first girl choristers

Truro Cathedral will admit girl choristers for the first time in its history.

Applications are now open for 20 girls to join the choir, who will start in September 2015. The auditions will take place in November and January and are open to all currently in years 7 to 12 at any school.

The girls will be educated at Truro School, and means-tested bursaries are available.

For more information, visit the Cathedral's website.

Canterbury Cathedral admitted girl choristers for the first tine this year. Credit: PA

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Hindu festival taking place in Plymouth

The Rathayatra Chariot Festival is an annual Hindu event. Credit: ITV News West Country

The Rathayatra Chariot Festival is taking place in Plymouth city centre.

The annual Hindu event, which celebrates the Lord Krishna, starts with a chariot procession from the Piazza to the Big Screen.

A chariot procession will run from the Piazza to the Big Screen. Credit: ITV News / Bob Cruwys
The procession is underway in Plymouth city centre. Credit: ITV News / Bob Cruwys

Vicar sets off on marathon coastal challenge

A school chaplain from Somerset has set off this morning on a marathon coastal challenge. The Rev. Mike Haslam is attempting to run the 630 rugged miles of the South West Coast Path, from Minehead on the north coast round to Poole in Dorset, in just 16 days. He is raising money for the charity Christian Aid.