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Villagers staged a demonstration to show their opposition to plans to demolish their local pub. The Lord Nelson is threatened with demolition and replacement by a 24-hour petrol station, Budgens convenience store and a beauty salon/hairdressers. The scheme is opposed by Cleeve Parish Council, which nominated the pub for statutory listing by Historic England. Their …

West Country gaffers have joined a host of top football managers to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Premier League bosses Sean Dyche (Burnley), formerly of Bristol City, Mark Hughes (Stoke City), Slaven Bilic (West Ham United), Chris Hughton (Brighton) and Craig Shakespeare (Leicester City) have teamed up with their counterparts from the English Football League …

After months of training hard and building her confidence at the University of Bath, Army veteran Kelly Ganfield will once again proudly represent her country at the Invictus Games. The 36-year-old, who is visually impaired and suffers from epilepsy, has been selected in a 90-strong British team and will compete in both athletics and rowing …

Among the 10,000 people who ran in last Sunday’s Bristol half marathon was a sizeable contingent of Pirates’ associated faces who all did superbly well (pictured above with their family and friends). Sally Westren, the wife of Piates media officer Phil, together with 20 family members, ran in support of Cancer Research UK and ‘Team …

A 90-strong team of wounded, injured and sick military personnel has set off from London Heathrow for Toronto, Canada to represent the UK in the third Invictus Games. The eight-day sporting event will see 550 individuals from 17 nations compete across 12 sports including athletics, wheelchair basketball, swimming and a new sport for 2017 – …

Blesma, the limbless veterans’ charity, were the guests of Somerset CCC at the Cooper Associates County Ground for the first day of the recent Specsavers County Championship match against Lancashire. Representatives from the charity were invited to spend the day at the ground and carried out a collection on behalf of the worthy cause that …

Anyone for quidditch? A West Country team is hoping the Harry Potter sport will cast its spell over new recruits. The Falmouth Falcons are looking to recruit more players to their team for the upcoming tournament season. Players are holding open taster sessions on the September 18, 23, 24 and 30. The Falmouth Falcons are …

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 …