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New proposal outlines constituency boundary changes to South West

Proposed boundary changes to the South West by the BCE. Credit: Boundary Commission for England

A new parliamentary constituency, crossing the Devon and Cornwall border, has been suggested again by boundary commission.

It would combine Bideford, Launceston and Bude and is part of plans to cut the number of MPs.

The revised proposal was published today, 17 October, setting out new constituencies in the South West.

Other constituencies also have minor changes proposed.

The plans are now out for consultation and can be accessed in the Boundaries Commission England 2018 website here.

The public have until 11 December to give feedback on the proposals.

Exeter Chiefs winger Nowell could miss England's autumn internationals following injury

The rugby union player may miss out on England's autumn internationals. Credit: PA

Exeter Chiefs winger, Jack Nowell, could miss England's autumn internationals after getting injured during a match against the Newcastle Falcons on Saturday, 7 October.

The 24-year-old fractured his cheekbone and may now need surgery, meaning he could be out for eight weeks.

England is scheduled to face Argentina, Australia and Samoa in the weeks following 11 November.

He will miss Exeter's game against Sale in the league.

England to face world's best cricket team in Bristol

England holding a nets session at the Brightside Ground in May. Credit: PA

Gloucestershire Cricket Club will host England and India in an International T20 match next year.

The ECB has announced next summer’s International schedule for England’s men’s teams.

England facing world no. 1 Test side India at Gloucestershire's Brightside Ground in Bristol is set to be a highlight of the summer

We are absolutely delighted to be playing host to England and India in an International T20 in 2018. As two of the power houses of cricket it will be a real treat for followers of the game and we are expecting a record-breaking sell-out crowd for the match.

– Will Brown, Chief Executive Gloucestershire Cricket Club

England v India, Sunday 8 July 2018, 2pm, The Brightside Ground (Bristol).


North Somerset's Jack Butland to make international debut

A 19-year-old from North Somerset will complete a remarkable rise from junior football to the international stage when he makes his England debut tonight.

Jack Butland has played for his country at youth level and Team GB at the Olympics, but tonight he makes his first appearance in Roy Hodgson's senior side. Richard Payne reports from Jack's home town, where news of his stardom is still sinking in.

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