Tom Daley could be made 'freeman of Plymouth' after winning Olympic gold

By Philip Churm, Local Democracy Reporter.

After Plymouth’s Tom Daley won an Olympic gold medal, some of the city’s councillors are calling for the diver to be made a freeman of the city; the highest honour the city can bestow.

On Monday morning Tom Daley and diving partner Matty Lee made history by winning Great Britain’s first gold medal in the men’s synchronised 10 metre...

Will Novak Djokovic be the best tennis player of all time?

Following on from his triumph against Matteo Berrettini, Novak Djokovic now has a record number of major titles alongside Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Over recent years all three professional players have made a name for their selves with various wins and nail-biting games. They now all have 20 major titles to their name and show no signs of stopping anytime soon. In fact, well-known...

Devon preparing to welcome The Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain will be making a welcome return to Devon in September with a gruelling 115-mile route awaiting some of the world's top cyclists.

Devon will host Stage Two of the 2021 Tour of Britain on Monday 6 September, starting in the new town of Sherford and finishing in Exeter.

The route takes in a number of communities on its way from the South Hams and across...

Devon’s Ollie Watkins can reach next level

It was an impressive first season in the Premier League for Ollie Watkins, with the Aston Villa striker earning plenty of plaudits for his efforts.

With that experience now under his belt, the Newton Abbot-born forward looks ready to take his game to that next level for both club and country.

Watkins Proves Premier League Class

There was plenty of pressure on Watkins’...

Euro 2020: Why Everyone Needs to Be Behind England in the Final

We’re based in Devon, so it’s always nice to broadcast the individuals and teams from the local area when they achieve something great. This coming Sunday, the men’s England football squad has an opportunity to make history without any Devonish players present. The biggest demographic is Yorkshire with five.

However, it’s not about our tribal influences and where we’re from when...

Dodgeball at Lipson Academy

Celebrating Diversity of Competition

THIS week sees the return of Lipson Academy’s annual School Sports Days, when the focus will be on celebration, as well as competition.

Every single student at the Academy will take part in the action-packed two-day schedule, with all the staff also participating in a whole-school festival of endeavour and achievement.

Head of PE Ed Goodman has organised a crammed timetable of...

County Selection for Jake, 15

YOUNG teenager Jake Weir has achieved his season's aim by being selected to run for Devon in next month's South West Inter-Counties Championships.

The 15-year-old Plymouth sprinter, who attends Lipson Academy, reached the county standard qualification time for the 200m in the recent Devon County & Schools Championships, in which he won the Under-17s' 100m and 200m sprints....

Keeping it in the family - Jack Stein talks food, golf and Cornwall

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and it’s certainly true when it comes to Jack Stein.

Son of famous Cornwall chef Rick, Jack has more than lived up to his famous surname overseeing all the Rick Stein Group’s food and its 14 restaurants across the UK.

From an early age, he worked as a porter in his father’s The Seafood Restaurant before moving to front of...

In review: Royal Ascot 2020

As Royal Ascot 2021 gets ever closer, and excitement starts to build for the return of spectators to the prestigious Berkshire-based racecourse, now seems like the perfect time to reflect on last year’s renewal of the Royal five-day meeting, which of course took place behind closed doors for the first time in its rich history. Read on to find out more!

Day One

Day one of...

Royal Ascot 2021: The early favourites for the King’s Stand Stakes

The countdown to Royal Ascot is on, and with less than a month to go until the prestigious five-day meeting, racegoers across the country will be scrambling for tickets as organisers plan to welcome 10,000 spectators back to the Berkshire-based course each day!

For those watching on from home and scouring the odds on sites like Smarkets , that will undoubtedly make for a much more...

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