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Son Rise Cup takes place in Tavistock

Hundreds of footballers with disabilities are expected to attend Credit: ITV News

Footballers with disabilities will be taking part in the largest football festival in the South West this weekend. The Son Rise Cup is now in its tenth year.

It was started by Allen Lewis to raise money for a special type of treatment for his son, who has autism. More than 100 teams from juniors to senior sides will be competing.

The venues include the all weather pitches at Crowndale, Tavistock College, along with Langsford Park, home of Tavistock AFC.

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A view of the partial solar eclipse from Tavistock, Devon.

A view from West Devon Credit: ITV News

Castle Primary School in Tiverton had fun watching the spectacle.

Credit: Castle Primary School

Rich Wiltshire took this superb photo of the eclipse in Bridgwater.

Credit: Rich Wiltshire

These impressive shots were taken in St Ive, Liskeard, by Paddy Long

Credit: Paddy Long
Credit: Paddy Long

John Habbishow took this one in Barnstaple.

Credit: John Habbishow


Tavistock woman dies in diving accident

A woman from Devon has died and a man is seriously ill following an accident at a Gloucestershire dive centre.

Paramedics were called to the National Diving and Activity Centre at Tidenham in the Forest of Dean on Saturday.

The woman, from Tavistock, was treated by paramedics but died later in hospital. A man was been airlifted to a decompression unit in Plymouth.


Council are yet to decide the fate of Tavistock pool

Council Leader Philip Sanders thanked members of the public for attending yesterday's meeting. He says the council are yet to reach a decision about the fate of the local swimming pool.

I can assure residents that the council does not underestimate the importance of the facility to the local area. The contract for the running of the pool ends in 2016 and there is a borough council and, indeed, a general election next year. These changes are bound to influence the decisions we make. Currently the borough council subsidises Meadowlands to the tune of around £150,000 per year and generally local authority swimming pools do not cover their costs unless they are in an area of high population.

– Cllr Philip Sanders, Leader of West Devon Borough Council

Councillors meet to discuss fate of Tavistock pool

Councillors meet to discuss fate of Tavistock pool Credit: ITV News West Country

Protestors are expected in Tavistock this morning as the local council considers the fate of the town's swimming pool.

The Meadowlands Pool currently operates at a loss. Some people in Tavistock are afraid the pool may close, although the council says residents will be consulted before any decisions are made.

Tavistock runner aims to break own world record

Adam Holland wants to run 10 consecutive marathons under three hours each Credit: Ten Stories High/Adam Holland

A record-breaking runner from Tavistock hopes to set new a record for running 10 marathons in 10 days. Adam Holland, 27, wants to become the first person to break three hours for each of the distance runs.

Adam is hoping to raise £3,000 for the Brathay Trust, a charity in Cumbria that works with vulnerable young people. He is the youngest person to run 100 marathons and also holds the word record for being the youngest and fastest person to run 10 marathons in 10 days.

Adam now wants to beat his own record by returning once again to run in the Brathay Ten in Ten between Friday 9th and Sunday 18th May. He is one of 15 runners picked to compete in the event around the edge of Lake Windermere.

New tourist information centre for Tavistock

The town recently lost its Tourist Information Centre Credit: ITV News West Country

Tavistock's new self-service tourist information centre opens today, in the corner of a shop. It's replacing the town's old information centre which was closed by the council to save money. Local businesses have also trained staff to become tourism ambassadors.

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