JACKSON-mania hit Appledore this week as North Devon's newest celebrity family sampled their first taste of Devon life. Fans mingled with local and national press photographers and film crews who were on hand to capture a host of public outings since the

JACKSON-mania hit Appledore this week as North Devon's newest celebrity family sampled their first taste of Devon life.Fans mingled with local and national press photographers and film crews who were on hand to capture a host of public outings since the family's arrival in the region late last Tuesday night.Jackson Five legends, brothers Jackie and Tito, were joined by their mother Katherine, Tito's son Taj, Jackie's son Siggy, Tito's girlfriend Claudia Lynx, cousin Trent Jackson and relation Janice Jackson.On Wednesday morning, Jackie and son Siggy - aka rapper DealZ - took a brief midday stroll along Appledore Quay to wash away the jet lag of a 10-hour flight from LA. And they did just what the locals do - headed straight for a Hockings ice cream!The pair re-emerged with other family members later that afternoon and dodged heavy rain showers by popping into the Quay restaurant and coffee shop.Since Wednesday, the family has visited sick children at the Children's Hospice South West, been shopping on Barnstaple High Street, and were mobbed for autographs by schoolchildren outside Squire's fish and chip restaurant in Braunton. In Barnstaple, they paid a visit to pupils at Forches Primary School, hit nightspot Glitterball, and were even spotted by eagle-eyed shoppers at Tesco.