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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.

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New outdoor gym arrives in Hamp, Bridgwater

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.

Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Councillor Peter Downing opens the new outdoor gym alongside representatives of Hamp Community Association and staff from Sedgemoor’s Community Development team. Credit: Sedgemoor District Council

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.

Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Councillor Peter Downing opens the new outdoor gym alongside representatives of Hamp Community Association and staff from Sedgemoor’s Community Development team. Credit: Sedgemoor District Council
Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Councillor Peter Downing opens the new outdoor gym alongside representatives of Hamp Community Association and staff from Sedgemoor’s Community Development team. Credit: Sedgemoor District Council

Devon's Jo Pavey recognised at sports awards

Jo Pavey Credit: PA

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.

Jo Pavey to turn on Exeter Christmas lights tonight

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.

Jo Pavey celebrates winning the Women's 10000m Final at the Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich during the 2014 European Athletics Championships. Credit: PA

Rugby World Cup will bring millions to Exeter's economy

The Webb Ellis Cup Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

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.

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Bankrupt James auctions football memorabilia

David James declared himself bankrupt in May Credit: Chris Ison/PA

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.

Tavistock woman dies at National Diving Centre

A woman from Devon has died and a man, also from Devon, was airlifted to hospital with breathing difficulties during a training session at the National Diving and Activity Centre.

The two friends were diving with a second woman when they got into difficulties at the 260-ft deep former quarry in Gloucestershire.

The 30 year old woman from Tavistock suffered a cardiac arrest and was pulled unconscious from the water. Paramedics were unable to save her and she died later in hospital.

A man was flown by air ambulance to a specialist decompression unit at a hospital in Plymouth.

Police said they are not treating the incident as suspicious and it has been referred to the Health and Safety Executive.

Police are investigating the death of a female diver at the National Diving Centre, Chepstow, over the weekend. Police were called just before midday on Saturday after an incident involving a woman and man from Devon who were diving with an instructor. The woman died at the scene, the man was taken to a decompression unit in Plymouth. Officers are working with the Health and Safety Executive to investigate this unexplained death but it's believed not to be suspicious.

– Gloucestershire police

Tavistock woman dies in diving accident

A woman from Devon has died and a man is seriously ill following an accident at a Gloucestershire dive centre.

Paramedics were called to the National Diving and Activity Centre at Tidenham in the Forest of Dean on Saturday.

The woman, from Tavistock, was treated by paramedics but died later in hospital. A man was been airlifted to a decompression unit in Plymouth.

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