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NHS Christmas appeal for more organ donors

Maxine Cowlin wants to thank her donor's family

The NHS are appealing for more people to join the organ donation register this Christmas.

There are 570 people in the South West waiting for an organ donation. Maxine Cowlin from Bridgwater is backing the campaign because she knows what that fees like.

Maxine was diagnosed with a rare liver disease when she was just 17, and had a transplant in October. She says her Christmas wish is that the family of her donor knew how thankful she was.


Man airlifted to hospital after cherry picker fall

The man was working on the exterior of a building in Church Street. Credit: Bing maps

A man has been airlifted to Derriford Hospital after a becoming trapped under a cherry picker in Dawlish.

The 18 tonne piece of machinery fell over on Church Street trapping the man inside it.

He was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries by the police helicopter.

Wins for all our Football League sides

There were wins for all our Football League sides.

It's been a good day for our Football League sides.

In League One, Gary Johnson will be celebrating tonight after beating his son Lee's team. Yeovil won 4-0 at Oldham, thanks to goals from Steve Arthurworrey, Simon Gillett, Sam Hoskins and Kieffer Moore.

Exeter City are up to 7th in League Two after beating Carlisle 2-0. Scot Bennett and Matt Grimes with the goals in the second half at St James Park.

Plymouth Argyle are 5th and on the same points as the Grecians, after a 3-2 win at Northampton. Peter Hartley, Andy Kellett and Lewis Alessandra put the Pilgrims 3-0 up before the hosts pulled two goals back.

Weymouth and Havant & Waterlooville will replay on Tuesday.

In the FA Trophy, Torquay United had a comfortable 5-0 win at Bishop's Stortford. Ryan Bowman scored twice, with further goals from Luke Young, Duane Ofori-Acheampong and Jordan Chapell.

And Weymouth drew 1-1 with Havant and Waterlooville. George Rigg cancelled out the visitors' 61st minute opener. The Terras played most of the match with 10 men after Jamie Laird was sent off for a professional foul in the first half. The two sides will replay on Tuesday.

Six try victory for the Chiefs at Sandy Park

Today's rugby results.

Exeter Chiefs maintained their grip on the top of European Challenge Cup Pool 2 with a comprehensive 41-17 victory over La Rochelle at Sandy Park.

The Chiefs ran in five tries courtesy of Kai Horstmann, Greg Bateman, Fetu'u Vainikolo, Tom James, Adam Hughes, with a penalty try and four conversions and a penalty kicked by Ceri Sweeney sweeping aside the visitors.

In the British and Irish Cup, Tom Riley scored a hat-trick of tries, but the Cornish Pirates lost 41-40 in a thrilling game at Bedford.

And Plymouth Albion have finished bottom of Pool 4 after going down 59-26 at Leinster.

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