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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:

Exeter students take part on Formula 1 competition

Behind every Formula 1 racing car driver is a team of highly-skilled engineers. And students in the south west are hoping their talents could be what the sport is looking for.

A team from the University of Exeter is taking part in a major competition this weekend - taking on teams from across the globe. Lauren Hall reports...


Coles sacked as Grecians captain

Danny Coles has been sacked as Exeter City's captain. Credit: PA

Exeter City Football Club has sacked Captain Danny Coles after he reportedly posted abusive comments aimed at a 14-year-old fan on Twitter.

Coles was subject to a disciplinary hearing yesterday regarding the comments. The club has confirmed he has been removed from his position and placed on the transfer list.

He's also been fined two weeks wages and has written a letter of apology.

Exeter City's management released a statement saying they will not tolerate abuse of anyone, in whatever form, and would like to extend its apologies to all those offended by Danny Cole's behaviour.

New Bishop for Exeter Cathedral

The Right Reverend Robert Atwell becomes the city's 71st Bishop Credit: ITV News West Country

A new Bishop has been installed at Exeter Cathedral.

The Right Reverend Robert Atwell spent 10 years as a Benedictine Monk before serving as a priest.

He's the city's 71st Bishop.

A service was held at Exeter Cathedral to celebrate the new appointment.

A service took place at Exeter Cathedral to mark the event Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Event looking at flood prevention in Topsham today

Event looking at flood prevention in Topsham today Credit: @PatersonWillow

People whose homes have been affected by flooding in Topsham and Exeter are being invited to an event looking at flood prevention. It's being hosted by the Topsham Emergency Group later today and and is hoping to help residents plan for any possible storms like those earlier this year.

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