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Two sisters race days after their father's funeral

It's always a very emotional and popular event and this year was no different - thousands of people took part in Exeter's Race for Life yesterday, including two young sisters whose story sums up the spirit of the day.

Chloe and Molly Dundes only went to their father's funeral last Friday and their mother is also battling cancer. Yesterday they joined thousands of others, all running for their own very special reasons.

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Commonwealth medal hopes in the pool

Plymouth's Ben Proud is Commonwealth favourite
Plymouth's Ben Proud is Commonwealth favourite Credit: ITV West Country

Two West Country swimmers are hoping to win medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow tonight.

Plymouth's Ben Proud is the favourite to win gold in the men's 50metres butterfly having reached the final as the fastest qualifier.

Plymouth's Ben Proud
Plymouth's Ben Proud Credit: John Walton/PA

Exeter's Liam Tancock is in contention for a medal in the men's 100metres backstroke.

Liam Tancock in action in the Men's 100m Backstroke
Liam Tancock in action in the Men's 100m Backstroke Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

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Pensioner dies in cycling accident

A elderly woman has died after a collision involving a cyclist in Exeter.

It happened on Sidwell Street on Friday afternoon. The woman, who was from Crediton and believed to be in her eighties, was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital but has died from her injuries.

The cyclist suffered minor injuries.

Man versus train across Devon

Man has beaten train today in a race between Exeter and Barnstaple.

Graham Moir set off on his bike at the same time as the 8.42am train left St Davids Station.

Amazingly Graham won, completing the journey in 1 hour 27 minutes. That was four minutes faster to Barnstaple Square than fundraisers for the Children's Hospice South West, who were onboard the train.

Graham hopes his challenge will raise £2000 for the charity:

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