Sick days at Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service increase by 42% in one year, figures show.
A burglar with an "appalling record" of 250 break-ins during a 50-year criminal career is jailed.
A man is arrested after a haul of exotic animal parts was seized in Devon.
Dozens of staff are at risk of redundancy at one of the South West's biggest further education colleges, the BBC learns.
Torbay Hospital is under scrutiny by health regulator Monitor for multiple breaches of NHS targets, it emerges.
A Royal Navy sailor who sexually assaulted a male colleague with a beer bottle on board a warship is jailed for five years.
The funeral of a girl who died in a speedboat accident in Devon takes place at Gloucester Cathedral.
A Plymouth marine left paralysed after diving into shallow waters in the Canary Islands loses his claim for £8m damages from the MoD.
Torbay in Devon, which includes Meadfoot Beach in Torquay and Paignton Beach, gets the most Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Awards in England, with 10.
Eel caught off Devon narrowly misses UK record
Private work has negative impact on NHS, expert says
Torquay United goalkeeper Dan Lavercombe signs a two-year professional contract with the club.
Exeter Chiefs hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie is a 'special player', says former England international Graham Dawe.
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