Tavistock Rugby get first home win
Sep21

Tavistock Rugby get first home win

Tavistock opened up their home campaign with a resounding victory over their Cornish opponents. In tricky conditions, Tavistock captain Schuttkacker opted to have the wind in his favour in the first half. That being said, Tavistock kept the majority of ball in hand and made good in-roads into the Cornish defence. It took only seven minutes until the ever impressive Mark Friend saw himself shunting past two would be tacklers to go in...

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Home Park scheme would pump £100m into economy
Sep21

Home Park scheme would pump £100m into economy

The redevelopment of the Home Park site, including a massive refurbishment of Plymouth Argyle’s Mayflower Stand, could also create over 400 new jobs. The first part of the hybrid application would see the redevelopment of Argyle’s Mayflower Stand and the building of an ice arena, with associated car parking, landscaping, public realm and highways access. Part two seeks permission for a mixed use development, including food and...

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Devon point-to-point  meetings are saved
Sep21

Devon point-to-point meetings are saved

The three point-to-point meetings previously run at Black Forest Lodge have been successfully rescheduled following the course’s sudden closure last month, organisers have announced. The popular track, near Exeter, played host to three early-season meetings – the Black Forest Club in November, the Silverton Foxhounds in November and the Mid Devon Hunt in March. But in a shock announcement last month, the fixtures were forced to...

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Is this really the  right move for Rio Ferdinand?
Sep21

Is this really the right move for Rio Ferdinand?

Every man thinks he can write, and every man thinks he can box. The first of those delusions ends up in mangled sentences. The second can put you on the floor. Rio Ferdinand is not quite the dreamer knocking on the door of the boxing gym, begging for a chance. Oh, no. The most telling line in the press release announcing his move from football to prize-fighting was: “When Betfair approached me about the Defender to Contender...

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Andy off to the Invictus Games
Sep21

Andy off to the Invictus Games

Invictus Games cyclist Andrew White from Okehampton flew out to Canada on Wednesday 20 September in readiness for the World Games that starts on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th September. Andrew, representing Great Britain, will compete in two events, on Tuesday a time trial and on the following the day Criterium event. Andrew, a former soldier and Afghan veteran, who was medically discharged from the Army after a severe non-freezing...

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Okes sparkle in season opener
Sep17

Okes sparkle in season opener

With new player-coach Martin Harrison-Browne in the vanguard ably supported by Captain Tom “Maddog” Mc Gratton the Okes put together some good attacking moves but were thwarted by some excellent defence from a team that had finished runner-up in the league last term.  Several kicks were fielded by the respective backs on each side until the ever-present Richie Friend coughed-up a penalty after six minutes. The Okes survived this and...

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