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Truro City: Torquay United talks over ending groundshare still ongoing

Treyew Road has a capacity of 3,200 (1,675 seats). Truro City chairman Peter Masters says he is still in talks with Torquay United ahead of a full-time return to his club’s Treyew Road home. The…

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Paraglider Thomas Prince died after ‘spiral dive’

Image copyright Google Image caption The accident happened near the village of East Knoyle in Wiltshire A paraglider died when he crashed to the ground after losing control and hitting an overhead power line, an…


Ross Batty: Bath hooker handed three-week ban for neck roll

Ross Batty (centre) will be free to play again on Tuesday, 5 November Bath hooker Ross Batty has been suspended for three weeks following his red card in the 21-19 defeat by Worcester Warriors on…


Work begins on hot spring heating system at Bath Abbey

Image caption Engineers were lowered into the Roman storm drain to see if a prototype heat transfer device will work Work has begun to install devices to heat Bath Abbey by drawing warmth from the…


Footage shows missing cat being rescued from car engine

This is the moment a missing house cat was rescued from the engine of a car in Plymouth, Devon. Seven-year-old Koko hadn’t been seen for six days when her owner heard her miaowing under the…


More than 1,000 sign petition to save 500 trees by Severn Estuary

Image copyright South Gloucestershire Council Image caption The flood defences are intended to help to encourage businesses to invest in the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area More than 1,000 people have signed a petition to prevent…


Dale Vince: Forest Green offer Bolton fans pints & sell No Ken Do T-shirts

The fundraising T-shirts refer to Ken Anderson, whose consortium took control of Bolton in 2016 Bolton Wanderers fans and Forest Green Rovers owner Dale Vince have seemingly become unlikely allies since Sunday, united in their…


Missing cat Koko turns up in car engine after six days

Image copyright Natalie Kruger Image caption Koko’s owners said they had been searching for her “night and day” after she went missing A pet cat who went missing on New Year’s Eve was rescued from…


Avon Wildlife Trust fears new homes ‘a threat’ to bats

Image copyright John J Kaczanow Image caption Greater horseshoe bats are one of the UK’s biggest with a wingspan of almost 16in (40cm) Wildlife custodians say they fear for colonies of protected bat species if…


Rhys Priestland: Bath’s Wales fly-half to leave Premiership club

Rhys Priestland has scored 292 points in the Premiership for Bath since 2015 Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland is to leave Bath at the end of the season when his contract expires. The 31-year-old has made…


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