Plymouth film premiere on cycling hero

A film has been made featuring west country cycling hero Colin Lewis who started competing in the Tour de France after making a bet.

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Tom Daley: 'I'm NOT retiring'

Plymouth diver Tom Daley has told us he's committed to carrying on in the sport for at least another two years. It comes just 24 hours after it was rumoured he was going to retire to pursue his television career.

In an interview with our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth, he said diving remained his priority - and his ambition was to compete at the next Olympic games in Rio.

Jail for footballer who attacked referee at Devon match

Referee Don Distin after the attack
Referee Don Distin after the attack by a footballer during a match in Devon Credit: Don Distin

A man has been sentenced to sixteen months in jail for attacking a referee during a football match in Devon.

Grant Hardwick was convicted of assaulting Don Distin in a game between Torre FC and Asburton Reserves in May this year. Hardwick played for Torre. The team subsequently withdrew from the South Devon League.


Motorcyclist dies at Uffculme in Devon

A motorcyclist has died after a crash in Mid Devon.

It happened on the B3440 near Uffculme at approximately 10.40pm last night.

The 18-year-old rider from Cullompton was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, but died as a result of his injuries.

The road was closed until around 7am this morning while accident investigation work was carried out.

Any witnesses to the incident are requested to contact police on 101.


Devon & Cornwall Police praised for making savings

Devon & Cornwall police praised for making savings
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Devon and Cornwall Police has been praised for its financial management.

In a report out today, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary said it was 'making good progress' in delivering savings - despite already spending comparatively less than many other forces.

But it warns that the force needs to ensure that it still delivers a first rate service

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