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Boardmasters festival kicks off in Newquay

Boardmasters has officially opened today. Credit: ITV West Country

The annual Boardmasters surf and music festival has started in Newquay.

Over the next five days around a hundred thousand people are expected to attend the event.

Photographers at the ready on Fistral Beach. Credit: ITV West Country

The surfing and skateboard events are taking place at Fistral Beach and the music festival will be at Watergate Bay.

The festival brings millions of pounds into the local economy.

Surfing events will take place over the next five days. Credit: ITV West Country

Plymouth swimmer wins silver in Russia

Plymouth teenager Ruta Meilutyte, who's from Lithuania competing at the World Championships in Kazan Credit: Giuliano Bevilacqua/ABACAPRESS.COM

Plymouth Leander swimmer Ruta Meilutyte has taken a silver medal at the World Championships in Kazan.

The talented teenager and Olympic Gold Medallist, who attends Plymouth College, was just short of her best in the 100m breaststroke final.


Special Olympics leaves British athletes with lasting memories

Two athletes from Barnstaple and Plymouth have been competing in the Special Olympics in Los Angeles in America.

Daniel Weston from Barnstaple managed to bag a bronze medal in the cycling, whilst Elizabeth Haywood from Plymouth was batting in the badminton.

Ian Payne reports:

Steven Dodd from Plymouth also had success at the tournament, winning two silver medals in the kayaking.

The slogan of the games has been 'Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave."

The event finished last night but it will certainly leave some lasting memories for those taking part.

The Goals: Torquay United v Exeter City

Torquay United and Exeter City stepped up their preparations for the new football season with Devon derby meeting at Plainmoor.

And it was the National League hosts who came out on top against their League Two rivals. The Grecians got the perfect start - Tom Nichols scoring in only the second minute.

But Torquay hit back with two balls into the box - Shepherd Murombedzi turned in the first, and in the second half Malachi Lavelle-Moore headed the winner.

Plymouth's Tom Daley wins team gold in Russia

Tom Daley is a world champion again. Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

Plymouth diver Tom Daley has scooped a gold medal in the team event at the World Aquatics Championships.

He was competing alongside fellow British diver Rebecca Gallantree in Russia.

Daley's fourth dive scored a near perfect ten with most of the judges.

It's the first time Britain have claimed two medals at a World diving championship event.

Cornwall stadium's future could be decided today

The 6,000-seat stadium would be the new home of the Cornish Pirates. Credit: Artist's impression

The fate of the Stadium for Cornwall could be decided at a council meeting later today.

Planners are being recommended to turn down an application for a supermarket on the site at Threemilestone near Truro, which developers say is needed to finance the stadium.

A decision was deferred in March to allow further work to be carried out on the application.

The 6,000-seat stadium would be the new home of the Cornish Pirates.

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