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A WEST Country football club has come up on the Lottery. The Exeter City Supporters Trust has welcomed a new grant from the National Lottery to help create a museum in and around St James Park. The funding bid, which was submitted by the University of Exeter working in partnership with the Trust’s History Group, …

A FOOTBALLER who broke his leg in a pre-season game has been left overwhelmed by the response of his Cornish opponents. Lamerton’s Phil Credicott suffered the injury in a game against Callington Town’s second team. Now Town have organised a benefit game to raise money for the player, who’s self-employed. Credicott was injured early on …

THE West Country stars in the latest edition of the Good Food Guide. The West claims the number one restaurant in the UK, seven restaurants in the Top 50 – with two of these in the Top 10 – and 15 new entries to the guide. Bristol is also host to the highest number of …

WORK is under way to help design the first new railway station in the Bristol area in over 20 years. The station will serve the existing Portway Park and Ride site near Avonmouth. Over the next month rail engineers will sur- vey the development site next to the Portway Park and Ride to assess ground …

TWO West Country sisters have been named among the British Heart Foundation’s top 10 quirkiest fund-raisers in the country. And it’s all thanks to a 24-hour fudge marathon they organised on National Fudge Day. Lisa Caers, who is shop manager of Roly’s Fudge Pantry in Fowey, and her sister Amanda Carnall, took on a challenge …

SOME of the West Country’s more unusual sporting champions have been crowned in the past week. It was fourth time lucky for Matt Norman at the 40th anniversary Dartmoor Folk Festival, held at South Zeal near Okehampton. Folk music, song and dance enthusiast Matt, from Bristol, was declared the adult Dartmoor Step Dance competition champion …

A BOATER who survived a ‘terrifying’ experience has returned to thank the men who saved his life. Simon Burton made the visit to highlight the ‘respect the water’ campaign being run by the RNLI. Simon Burton, 57, had been out on his boat along the River Dart with his wife and son when he returned …

THE Cornish could be recognised in the 2021 Census if the latest efforts by Cornwall Council are successful. Last week Cornwall Council Deputy Leader Julian German, Cornwall councillors and council officers met senior officers from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in Truro to discuss the inclusion of tick boxes for the Cornish and Cornish …