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Tickets are on sale for the Toolstation Western League’s 125th anniversary dinner at the Marriott City Centre Hotel in Bristol on Saturday, October 14. Sponsored by Toolstation, the Western League is the third oldest at ‘Step Five’ on football’s pyramid behind the English Football League itself, and the Northern League from England’s north east. The …

HMS Prince of Wales, one of the largest ships in the Royal Navy fleet, has been officially named by Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay in a ceremony at Rosyth Dockyard, Scotland. The new carrier has strong links to the West Country: the ship is affiliated to Bristol and its first commander is a Devon man. The …

South and West England’s top two fish and chip shops have been revealed as part of the 30th anniversary National Fish and Chip Awards, organised by Seafish. Bishopston Fish Bar in Bristol, and Harbourside Fish and Chips in Plymouth, have been shortlisted as South and West England’s best, one of 15 categories in the 2018 …

West Country attractions are pioneering virtual reality and digital technology as experts work to revolutionise the way visitors experience historic locations. Historians, academics, designers and architects aim to help tourist destinations use virtual reality headsets, tablets and smartphones to bring history to life, meet characters from the past and explore artefacts that are otherwise inaccessible. …

A dad is is to tackle the epic running challenge he had to abandon in a heart-breaking family tragedy. Glen Bevan, 42, says “the devil needs destroying”. He and his wife Natalie lost their son George at birth in 2010, shortly before Glen was due to tackle the Atlantic Coastal Challenge, which involves running three …

Snooker stars are uniting to pot more funds for a West Country charity. World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn has been announced as the latest patron for Jessie May. After learning about the work of the charity and its nurses when World Snooker partnered Jessie May for the 2016/2017 snooker season, Barry decided to take the …

A man on his death bed was granted his dying wish – to feed a horse one last time. Patrick Saunders, 87, had spent most of his adolescence around horses, and began his working life at a stable. He always had a strong connection with the animals, so while in North Devon Hospice’s care, the …

A probe has been launched after a group of street drinkers were seen stuffing 14 live pigeons into a rucksack – for food. Police believe the pigeons’ capture was so the offenders could eat them, and have reported the incident to the RSPCA. Officers say they have identified the group of street drinkers they believe …