Sixth form students have been praised for designing a device to move tools around a warship.
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Stoke Damerel Community College said the four Year 13 students presented their load transfer device to an audience of more than 100 safety managers at Devonport Dockyard earlier this month. They had been working on the device since September 2015.
The students gave a 15-minute presentation outlining how they had created their project, detailing how the winch operated system solved a real-world issue.
Babcock's Devonport Operations Director Chris Tomkins said: "The students have come up with a brilliant solution."
Exeter Cathedral Visitation: Analysis
The Bishop of Exeter says the city's cathedral is moving forward after a report found discontent among staff and worshippers.
The report - or Visitation - published in September, called for a change of culture at the top of the cathedral.
But it's not just the findings of the Visitation which was important: it was the fact it was held in the first place, after Bishop Robert Atwell commissioned it soon after he took up the post in 2014.
It was the first such report in more than half a century, and the depth of the problems it found included widespread feelings of discontent with the Dean, and "acute" financial problems.
Bishop Robert wants a progress report from the chair of the Cathedral Council, which governs the institution, next April.
St Austell deaths: Burglary arrest at scene of bodies find
A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary by police investigating the discovery of bodies in a flat in St Austell, police say.
The bodies of a 31-year-old man - named locally as Paul McGrath - and a 22-year-old man previously from Plymouth were found in the property in Tregonissey Road on Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the arrested man was taken into custody after being detained at the scene but later released on bail.
The causes of death are being treated as "unexplained". A post-mortem is due to take place on Friday, police said.
The 27-year-old from Cornwall was in a World Surf League event at Nazare when he fell on the 30ft (10m) wave (pictured here just afterwards). He was treated for a split ear, bruised ribs and suspected lung injury.
He said: "A square cubic metre of water weighs a tonne, so anyone... will see quite a few tonnes coming down on my head. It knocked the wind out of me and tumbled me for some time, but I've been in that situation before when a big wave's landed on me."
He said that dealing with such a situation was "all about staying calm, quite relaxed and just trusting your training". He added: "I also wear a vest which inflates, which I can pull to bring myself up to the top."
Utilities bosses say several months of engineering work to replace gas pipes in Exmouth are "essential" because they "will make sure that local homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply... for years to come".
Wales & West Utilities is due to to start work on a £175,000 scheme to replace 760m (2,500ft) of metal pipes with plastic ones on 4 January. The project included working along Exeter Road and was "expected to be finished by the summer", the company said.
Engineers said they hoped to "make sure there is the minimum disruption to the local community and road users".
Call to stop bringing rescue dogs back to UK from Europe
A dog charity in Devon is calling for people to stop bringing rescue dogs back from abroad.
The founder of K9 Focus said the growing number of dogs being brought in from Europe was making an existing crisis even worse.
But one couple have defended their decision, saying conditions abroad are far worse than in the UK.
St Austell deaths: Man named locally as Paul McGrath described as a 'kind, caring bloke'
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Two lanes on M5 in Somerset closed: Warning for motorists heading to Devon and Cornwall
Two lanes on the M5 in Somerset are closed and there's queuing traffic southbound between J21, A370 (Weston-Super-Mare) and J22, A38 (Burnham-On-Sea), because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion to J20, B3133 (Clevedon).
Plans to reopen old tin mine at Kelly Bray
Neil Gallacher, Business & Industry Correspondent
Community leaders in east Cornwall have reacted positively to the news that an old tin mine might reopen.
An international joint venture has been formed to reopen the old Redmoor mine at Kelly Bray, which is on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Residents' groups said there was some concern about the environmental impact, but the economic impact could outweigh that.