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In one of the ‘most difficult rescues’, North Devon’s RAF Chivenor Sea King crew saved a couple from peril when a coastal walked turned to disaster...

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Police have cordoned off the area around Coopers Jewellery after an apparent robbery attempt.

Barnstaple flooded with police hunting a man who allegedly tried to rob Coopers Jewellery...

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The A377 is currently blocked after a collision between a lorry and a car.

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Fire engine

Braunton crew called out to deal with chimney fire yesterday (Thursday) evening.

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Training with the new £1m launcher for the Shannon class lifeboat in Ilfracombe harbour. Heading down the slipway.

Ilfracombe’s new £1million lifeboat launching carriage has made history by becoming the first ever to launch the new Shannon lifeboat in a UK harbour.

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Ilfracombe
Petroc University Centre

Find out more about studying for a degree at Petroc in Barnstaple with open event.

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Mark Berry in Putsborough. Picture from www.facebook.com/CALMSWCPchallenge

Mark Berry, 53, is on track to break the current world record for the 630-mile run today (Thursday).

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Kirsty Robb outside of Crumb Creations which opens this weekend. Picture: Sarah Howells

Kirsty Robb, 25, from Braunton is making her dream become a reality by opening new shop in Queen’s Walk this Friday.

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The emperor moth. Picture: Patrick Clement/Butterfly Conservation

Have you seen an emperor moth or green hairstreak butterfly lately...?

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Bideford Bike Show

This Saturday Bideford Bike Show hopes to see more than 1,500 lining up along the Quay to raise money for three local charities.

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Council staff will have left the Civic Centre by the end of June

Local groups who can use office furniture and equipment invited to get in touch

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The former RAF watchtower at Winkleigh is up for sale.

Parts of historic World War Two fighter station up for sale on June 17

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The Mayor, Val Elkins, conducts the official opening of the new RGP Architects building.

Local architects transform a former derelict building into something rather eye-catching...

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The Tyrrell Hospital in Ilfracombe

Commissioners are set to decide today whether to reduce beds at Ilfracombe, South Molton, Bideford and Holsworthy.

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North Devon Beer Festival 2015

Hundreds of people descended on Barnstaple’s pannier market over the bank holiday weekend for the annual North Devon Beer Festival.

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From left: Commanding Officer Mike Clarke, Dr Paul Bowser, John Puddy, Chris deBlocq Van Kuffeler, Lady Attlee, Peter Christie, Earl Attlee and Cllr Andrew Eastman

A historic steam ship could be moored at the Bank End of Bideford Quay by next spring.

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Phil Pester

Councillor Philip Pester will serve his second run as Mayor of Bideford.

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Changes to wildlife protection laws could have 'catastrophic' consequences for creatures like otters.

To mark International Otter Awareness Day today (Wednesday) North Devon wildlife lovers are being urged to report otter sightings.

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The man in his 80s was airlifted to Derriford Hospital after the collision yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.

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Former paratrooper Justin Proctor has given up a 27-year career in the army to start up his own business cleaning wheelie bins. Picture: Andy Keeble

Justin Proctor, 41, is leaving the forces after a 25-year-career to embark on a new venture cleaning wheelie bins.

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Penelope Keith chats to Phyllis Ackland during Combe Martin's Hunting of the Earl of Rone parade.

Actress mingles with the crowd’s to enjoy Whitsun bank holiday spectacle for her new television series.

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Chancellor George Osborne laid out his plan for the South West at Appledore Shipyard on Friday. Picture: Jasmine Little

George Osborne made the pledge during a speech at Appledore Shipyard this morning (Friday)

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The submerged car in Appledore. Picture: Andy Willterton.

Coastguard and a local tractor driver attempted to rescue the vehicle yesterday (Thursday) which is still stuck in the sand.

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Caravans moved onto Barnstaple's Rock Park earlier  this evening (Wednesday).

Enforcement officers called off as encampment vacates Rock Park.

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Barnstaple
Unveiling the Conservative six point plan for the South West.

The Chancellor is paying a visit to Appledore Shipyard this morning (Friday) to announce, among other things, improvements to A361 Link Road.

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The Hobby Horse

From agriculture shows and food fairs to railway shows and picnics - there is loads to do in North Devon this bank holiday weekend.

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Russell Cheesman, who was found dead in Bideford on Sunday, October 26.

Russell Cheesman, 32, was found dead near Bideford skate park having taken a number of drugs and drinking alcohol.

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New North Devon Council deputy leader Pat Barker and leader Des Brailey.

Annual meeting sees the formation of a new Conservative led administration

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The inquest was held at Bideford Town Hall this morning (Thursday).

Julian Renouf, 37, died in April last year during a ‘tragic accident’ after fishing vessel overturned, trapping him underneath.

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Westward Ho! Picture: Stephen Ring

Double header for Westward Ho! with a coveted Blue Flag plus Seaside Award, but others receive a share of the spoils too...

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Inspector overturns council’s decision ot refuse 59 homes at Mead Park

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Caravans moved onto Barnstaple's Rock Park earlier  this evening (Wednesday).

Town council seeks court order to evict group ‘at earliest opportunity’.

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Barnstaple
Derek Green

In the second of our features thanking North Devon’s Helicopter Heroes, Lundy Island manager Derek Green tells how the RAF Chivenor Sea King is ‘part of Lundy’s DNA’.

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North Devon's newly-elected MP, Peter Heaton-Jones

Newly-elected North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones says his first week in the job has been ‘extremely stimulating and exciting’ as he sets out his stall for the next five years.

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Could the SS Freshspring have found a new home in Bideford? Picture: Submitted

Will heritage ship be setting up in Bideford to offer education for young people and small cruises?

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