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Chair Thea Bristow officially hands over ownership of Torquay United

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Thea Bristow has officially handed over ownership of Torquay United after transferring 80% of her shares over to a group of existing directors.

Today is a bitter sweet day for me. I have transferred the majority of my shares and it has closed the chapter of my ownership of the club. I certainly have had mixed emotions throughout this whole process, but know that it is the right decision for me and my family.

I look back and hopefully Paul and I made a bit of a difference. There have been some great times and some not so great times, but overall, whatever decisions we made, they were always in the best interests of the club.

One thing I do know is that whenever I come to the ground, I am always so proud of seeing Bristow’s Bench and the lasting legacy to both Paul and the club.

I, like any fan, can’t wait to see us back in the Football League and look forward to cheering the team onto that.

I wish the Directors in luck taking on this challenge. For me, knowing I had to move on, this route has given me the chance to pass my shares onto people who know and care for the club, especially in time for any Conference deadlines.

The Directors have assured me that they will continue speaking to the TUST and other consortiums for further investment or help, plus that they have the capability to run the club next season. I am sure they will announce their plans more formally over the coming weeks.

I look forward to watching and supporting as a fan and thank you for all the support and kind wishes during my time as Chairman.

– Thea Bristow

Son Rise Cup celebrates 10 years

Football is often called the beautiful game and a special football tournament taking place this (May 23/24) weekend certainly is the embodiment of that. The Son Rise Cup is celebrating it's 10th anniversary. It's the largest football festival in west of England - and a chance for footballers with special needs and able bodied teams to play alongside each other.

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Man sought after sexual assault of 13-year-old girl

Police investigating a sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl in Plymouth have released an Evofit of a man they want to speak to.

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

The girl was sexually assaulted by a man as she waited at a bus stop in Stoke village, Devonport Road, on Tuesday 28 April between 2.50pm and 3.05pm.

The man is reported to have touched her inappropriately before she managed to get on a bus.

He is white, in his 40s, of large build, with mid length blond messy hair. Anyone who recognises him is asked to contact the police.

Exeter's Custom House reopens as a visitor centre

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Exeter's famous Custom House has reopened as visitor centre. The landmark building, which for centuries was used to collect taxes on goods entering the city, will celebrate the history of the Quay and Canal.

The visitor centre has relocated from the nearby Quay House just across the road to the 300-year-old Custom House.

Credit: Exeter City Council

A donkey who just wants to be cuddled

Credit: Miniature Pony Centre

Take a look at these adorable pictures - a baby donkey at the Miniature Pony Centre on Dartmoor has been getting some tender loving care - to the envy of one of the other residents.

Eros was born earlier this month and likes hanging out on the sofa with the owner, Lisa Ginsberg.

But, as you can see, Zen, her pet horse, didn't want to miss out on all the attention.

Credit: Miniature Pony Centre

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