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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Charity calls for stalking register

Joe Willis was sentenced to life
Joe Willis was sentenced to life Credit: Exeter Express & Echo

The charity Paladin is calling for a register to be set up to to monitor serial stalkers.

It would be similar to that used to track sex offenders. The call comes after Joe Willis was sentenced to life in prison after attempting to murder Helen Pearson - a woman he'd been stalking for years.

More about the charity, and how they can help victims of stalking, can be found on their website.

Help and advice can be found on Paladin's website
Help and advice can be found on Paladin's website Credit: Paladin

Devon cyclist Tiernan-Locke dropped from Team Sky

Tiernan-Locke won the Tour of Britain in 2012. He's now had the title taken away.
Tiernan-Locke won the Tour of Britain in 2012. He's now had the title taken away. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Cyclist Jonathon Tiernan-Locke has been dropped from Team Sky following a doping violation.

He's also been stripped of his 2012 Tour of Britain title and banned for two years.

"Whilst there have been no doubts about his time with us, his doping violation - from readings taken before he joined this team - means there’s no place for him in Team Sky.

"We’ve a well-known stance on anti-doping and our action is the inevitable outcome of a violation.

"This is a team that trains, races and wins clean."

– Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Principal of Team Sky

Life sentence for man who stalked a woman for years

Joseph Willis
Joseph Willis Credit: Exeter Express & Echo

A man has been jailed for life at Exeter Crown Court for the attempted murder of a woman he had been stalking for years. Joe Willis repeatedly stabbed Helen Pearson following a sustained campaign of harassment and intimidation.

It's been revealed that the number of stalking cases reported to Devon and Cornwall police has risen by more than 60 per cent in the past five years

Chagstock Festival is ON despite rumours

Chagstock Festival entrance
Chagstock Festival starts tomorrow Credit: ITV News West Country

The organisers of the Chagstock Festival have confirmed that this year's fesitval is going ahead as planned despite online rumours that it had been cancelled due to adverse weather.

The festival opens at 2pm tomorrow afternoon.

“We have absolutely no idea where these rumours originated, but we can categorically state that Chagstock Festival is NOT cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. We are set up, ready to go and looking forward to welcoming thousands of people for what is forecast to be a generally sunny festival this weekend.”

– Si Ford, Festival Organiser

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Luke McCormick is named as Argyle skipper

Luke McCormick
Luke McCormick is new captain of Plymouth Argyle Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Luke McCormick has been named as the new club captain of Plymouth Argyle.

McCormick was jailed for seven years in 2008 for killing two young boys in a car crash. He recently signed a new two year contract at the club.

Flybe bids for contract to service RAF planes

Flybe plane
Flybe bids for contract to service RAF planes Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The technical arm of Exeter-based airline Flybe has been selected as the preferred bidder for a major contract to service RAF planes.

They will be responsible for conducting maintenance, repair and overhaul operations at the RAF Brize Norton Airbase in Oxfordshire. It comes after the company announced its first profits in four years.

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