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Make it to the top or plunge into the quay: Climbing with a splash in Exeter

Climbers either make it to the top or plunge into the water. Credit: The Quay Climbing Centre
Climbers in Deep Water Solo do not use ropes. Credit: The Quay Climbing Centre

The UK's only climbing wall event on water returns to Exeter this weekend - Deep Water Solo 2015.

As this film from The Quay Climbing Centre shows, climbers from across the country will compete on a wall built over the city's quay.

They don't use ropes - and either make it to the top - called 'topping out' - or fall into the water below.


Three Exeter Chiefs players in England squad

Three Exeter Chiefs players are in the England squad for the forthcoming World Cup. Geoff Parling, Jack Nowell and Henry Slade are all in Stuart Lancaster's thirty one man squad.

Geoff Parling is one of three Chiefs players in the England squad Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/PA Images
Henry Slade will be hoping to add to his one cap Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Jack Nowell has won nine caps for England Credit: PA

Squad to be announced for Rugby World Cup

Jack Nowell at an England training session Credit: PA

Exeter Chief's rugby players will be eagerly awaiting the announcement of England's Rugby World Cup Squad this afternoon.

Henry Slade, Jack Nowell and Geoff Parling are tipped to get into Stuart Lancaster's 31-man squad after an impressive last season which saw the team narrowly miss out on the Premiership play-offs.

Snooker cue signed by Ronnie O'Sullivan is stolen

Stuart Craig watches with his prized snooker cue as Ronnie Credit: Snooker Legends

Police have made an appeal after a snooker cue, signed by legends of the game, including five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan, was stolen in Plymouth.

Stuart Craig won it in a raffle. On his way back from showing off his prize to his mother - a man ran up to him and snatched it.

Mr Craig then paid the man £20 to get it back - but the thief ran off with the money and the cue.

Stuart Craig with the cue he won in a raffle - and then lost to a thief Credit: Snooker Legends

The Snooker Legends who signed the cue were Ray Reardon, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Jimmy White, John Virgo and Michaela Tabb.

Here Stuart Craig talks about his loss.


Exeter City knocked out of cup in nine goal clash

Players observe a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Shoreham Airshow crash before the Capital One Cup, second round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland Credit: PA

Exeter City have been knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Premier League Sunderland in a nine goal thriller.

Before the game, the players observed a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Shoreham Airshow crash, two of whom were footballers.

The Grecians lost 6-3 at the Stadium of Light, ending the West Country's involvement in this season's competition.

David Wheeler scores Exeter City's second goal of the match Credit: PA

Exeter City look to shock Premiership Sunderland

Exeter City face a long trip to the North East tonight when they take on Premiership Sunderland in the second round of the Capital One Cup. They booked their place with a victory over Swindon Town.

Lee Holmes, Exeter City Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

The Premiership club have made a disappointing start to the season - taking only one point from their first three matches. Sunderland Manager Dick Advocaat called a team meeting after the recent defeat to Norwich, to discover what was 'wrong' at the club. Exeter City will be looking to build upon their confident start to the season, which has seen them lose only once.

Plymouth Albion remain confident ahead of first season

The squad are upbeat about ahead of their first season. Credit: ITV West Country

Plymouth Albion coach Graham Dawe is continuing to put his squad through their paces with a final pre-season friendly.

They will be playing their Championship opponents Bedford Blues tomorrow at Brickfields.

Albion remain confident ahead of their first season in National 1 after relegation:

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