Torquay is hoping to host one of the world's most prestigious yacht races next year.
Solitaire Du Figaro is a 2000-mile race around the world. The town is launching its bid to be the UK stopover later.
Hosting the race could bring thousands of pounds to the local economy.
A new million pound cycle path in Devon officially opens tomorrow.
The new Exe Estuary Trail is a 16-mile route that links up Turf Lock and Powderham.
Walkers and cyclists will be able to make their way around the estuary with a 3-metre wide off-road cycle path.
Exeter Chiefs went to the top of the Premiership for at least 24 hours after a richly deserved 31-15 victory over Wasps at Sandy Park.Read the full story ›
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.
The ground works to install a ten-piece outdoor gym have been completed in Mansfield Park on Hamp estate in Bridgwater, with the equipment now available for use.
Works were completed slightly ahead of schedule and within budget.
The free to use outdoor gym includes a double shoulder press, double leg raiser, cross trainer, leg press, spinning bike, bench and double assisted pull-up unit.
The outdoor gym, which cost £15,577, was funded through RLT2 developer contributions which are held by Sedgemoor District Council.
These works follow a £30,000 investment in new play equipment at Mansfield Park which was completed in October 2013.
Devon's Jo Pavey cam third in the Sportswoman of the Year category at a ceremony in London last night.
The runner, who lives in West Hill near Exeter, became the oldest female European champion in history when she won 10,000m gold in Zurich earlier this year when she was almost 41. She was honoured at the Sunday Times and Sky awards.
Jo will be back in Exeter tonight to switch on the City's Christmas lights.
Exeter's Christmas Lights will be turned on in the city tonight. Local athlete Jo Pavey will do the honours at 6:30pm in Princesshay.
40 year-old Pavey, from Honiton, became the oldest European female champion in history when she won the 10,000m final this year.
It is estimated that the Rugby World Cup in 2015 will bring £17 million to Exeter's economy.
An economic impact study has revealed that the Tournament will generate economic output of £39 million - £17 million of which will be added to the local economy.
Sandy Park will be one of 13 venues hosting matches during the Tournament - which begins next September.
Somerset County Cricket Club have signed Jim Allenby from Glamorgan on a permanent contract.
The 32 year old was born in Western Australia, but is England qualified. Last season he scored 969 runs and took 54 wickets in the LV= County Championship. He has played for Glamorgan since 2009.
Former England footballer David James will auction off football memorabilia today after falling into financial difficulties.
The goalkeeper, who lived on Dartmoor, declared himself bankrupt in May, despite earning an estimated £20 million during his football career. He will hold an online auction of hundreds of items of football memorabilia to help pay off his debts.