Sport First home. The Swiss-owned 131-foot trimaran Spindrift, co-skippered by Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard, ghosts across the finish line off the breakwater in Plymouth having completed the 611-mile Rolex Fastnet Race from Cowes in 38hr 53min 58sec.

Skippered by Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard Spindrift completes the Rolex Fastnet Race in 38hr 53min 58sec 

John Carver returns as Newcastle assistant manager

John Carver has returned to Newcastle as assistant manager to Alan Pardew.

Paedophile warned he may never be freed

The leader of an online paedophile ring which drew in four female accomplices was branded "warped, wicked, dangerous, devious and manipulative" by a judge today and warned he may never be released from prison.

Friend's computer discovery triggered investigation

A disturbing and accidental discovery by an unsuspecting businessman triggered the investigation that would uncover the warped world of Colin Blanchard and his twisted female companions.

British Land buys Drake Circus

British Land has bought the Drake Circus shopping centre in Plymouth, above, for £240m from David Ross's Kandahar Real Estate. The 425,000-square-foot shopping centre was the largest asset in the Kandahar property group runby Carphone Warehouse'sco-founder David Ross.

Road chiefs warn over grit stocks

Highway chiefs are warning they have already used almost half their winter stocks of salt.

John Walsh: Don't mention the war (on a weather show)

Viewers who tuned into the BBC's South West region website this week in search of a weather update were surprised to find documentary footage of Nazi troops marching through the Channel Islands. Had some modern, neo-fascist organisation taken over the offshore tax haven?

Plymouth winding-up petition adjourned

Plymouth have been given a stay of execution after a winding-up petition against them in the High Court in London was today adjourned until February 9.

Argyle face winding up over unpaid tax

Plymouth go to the High Court in London today to fight a winding-up order over an unpaid tax bill. The League One club, whose staff have yet to be paid any wages for last month, has been served the petition by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs after failing to pay £700,000 of tax.

Forget London, imagine a World Cup in Plymouth

Ahead of today's vote, anticipation was building in the cities selected as the host destinations for England's bid.

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Nursery culture blamed for sex abuse

Management of the nursery where paedophile Vanessa George sexually abused youngsters was severely criticised in an official report today.

Music courses are embracing a new beat alongside traditional classical scores

To most of us, the image of a young person going off to study music at university conjures up pictures of piano or violin master-classes, and students grappling with some of the more demanding passages of a Chopin or Mozart piece.

'Apprentice' star on bail over fraud

A contestant in Lord Sugar's hit show The Apprentice will find out in December whether he is to be charged with fraud, police said.

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