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More than 30 of Cornwall’s top young badminton players took part in this year’s under-21 championships at Penryn College. With young people from Penzance to Launceston and an age range of 12 to 20, there was some exciting badminton and several sets of siblings from the Sillifant, Semonin, Dyer, Bailey, Bicks and Beaumont families giving …

West Country sports stars have been spreading Christmas cheer this week. Bristol City players visited Children’s Hospice South West’s Charlton Farm, while players from Bristol Rugby were at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Exeter City’s first-team players visited the children and teenagers on Bramble Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, delivering dozens of …

In the early morning of December 13, 1939 one of the most powerful and dangerous German battleships afloat, the Admiral Graf Spee cut majestically through the grey waters of the South Atlantic on course to intercept what was thought to be a small merchant convoy, easy prey for this powerful maritime predator which had already …

Players from Bristol Sport clubs showed their support for the Bristol Sport Foundation’s #ChristmasPresence campaign. Players from Bristol City, Bristol Rugby, Bristol Flyers, Bristol City Women and Bristol Ladies Rugby were all in at Monica Wills House, Southville for the foundation’s Christmas Festival. The #ChristmasPresence campaign is aimed at raising awareness of loneliness among older …

Bristol Rugby Community Foundation’s award-winning Eagle Project celebrated the end of term with a school rugby festival at North Bristol RFC on Tuesday. More than 50 girls from three Bristol schools – Abbeywood Community School, Winterbourne International Academy and Colston’s – took part in the festival, where they were joined by England international, Bristol Ladies …

An American Football coach once said: “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” By that measure, Truro City’s trip to London to meet Charlton Athletic in the First Round of the Emirates FA Cup was a bust. But with the greatest respect to our transatlantic cousin, I don’t think he could be more wrong. A …

Somerset’s first trampoline park – Flip Out – opened this weekend at Chelston Business Park in Wellington and staff and school children were quick to have a go. General manager of Flip Out Somerset, Jeremy Appiah, said: “As well as 106 inter-linked trampolines, two Olympic-sized trampolines and one of the largest free-running ‘stuntbox’ zones in …

The truth was in there: Plymouth’s Guildhall hosted DEVCON17, one of the West Country’s biggest sci-fi, film and family events. It starred actor David Warner and featured comic and cosplay competitions PICTURES: Guy Channing / www.guychanningphotography.com