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SET yourself the ultimate challenge this May by swimming the length of your favourite coastline whilst raising money for the RNLI. The RNLI’s annual fund-raising event Mayday takes place from May 1-31 and the charity has teamed up with leisure centres for a swim challenge. Whether you fancy taking on the ultimate challenge of swimming …

CHEERS! The world’s largest public festival of science is coming to West Country pubs this month. University boffins in Bristol, Bath, Exeter and Bournemouth are off to the pub from May 11 to 14 . More than 30 University of Bristol scientists will ditch the lab to deliver a series of talks, demonstrations and live …

THE WORLD’S most famous tank will be rolling along on its tracks once more – exactly 75 years after it was captured. Tiger 131 is the only working example of a Tiger I tank in the world and will be rumbling around the arena at the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset, on April 28. Museum …

DOWNTON Abbey star Lily James returns to costume drama on the big screen this week in The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society. Filmed predominantly in North Devon, the film is based on the posthumous novel of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, whose wartime experiences during the Nazi occupation …

MEET the next big music star – the Atlantic Ocean. Industry giant Universal Music’s Mercury KX label has signed a new artist, Keynvor. And the artist’s first single, Preservation, is a collaboration with composer Sebastian Plano which harnesses the sounds of the ocean. But Keynvor is not like any other artist – taking its name …

ON MONDAY, April 23, I’m sure that many Bristol Rovers supporters, officials and former players will be at South Bristol Crematorium to pay their last respects to the late Terry Oldfield, who lost his long battle with illness on March 28. One from the ‘old school’ of footballers who demonstrated total loyalty and commitment to …

SPRING has finally arrived. The first two weeks of April have delivered some impressive rarities in the UK. The West Country has fared reasonably well, the most popular sighting being a ‘flock’ of three Alpine Swifts on the Lizard. One appeared on April 5, building up to three on the 9th. While three have been …

SPEAKING after Tuesday’s Cornwall Council meeting, which saw Councillors vote to support the recommendation for £3m of financial support from the Council’s Economic Match Fund, a Stadium for Cornwall spokesperson said: “The stadium partners are delighted that Cornwall’s Councillors have come together to show their support for our vision to create a hub for Cornish …