A smoking ban at Channings Wood jail in Devon has led to an increase in illegal alcohol production, the widespread use of new psychoactive substances such as cannabis substitutes and also of serious incidents of self-harm says a report.
All these factors have added to the workload of the overstretched staff, says the Independent Monitoring Board.
It said there were also "widespread doubts" that a proposed increase in staff may be "adequate to restore safe and workable levels in the near future".
Work has begun to transform a former dairy, which has been derelict for almost a decade, into a community space providing jobs and affordable homes.
The Dairy Crest creamery in Totnes closed in 2007, taking with it 160 jobs. Now, a community group has taken over and has plans to breathe new life into the site.
Atmos Totnes will provide a hotel, affordable homes and employment space, which the group says will be run by the people for the people.
Hospital bed blocking increases by 31%
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Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has seen a sharp increase in the rates of hospital bed-blocking.
The Health and Wellbeing board, which brings together health and social care organisations, will hear at its meeting at County Hall tomorrow there was a 31% increase in delayed transfers of care - known as bed-blocking - in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly from July to September 2016.
University of Plymouth to open new school of nursing in Exeter
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The University of Plymouth is opening a new school of nursing in Exeter.
Details of the site are currently being finalised, and the school is welcoming applications for BSc Adult Nursing for September 2017.
Plymouth has run an adult nursing programme for more than 20 years, and the new school will accommodate about 100 of the 485 students who are expected to commence their studies in September 2017.
Professor Trish Livsey, executive dean of the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Plymouth, said: "We are still going through the tendering process for the building, but are thoroughly looking forward to welcoming our first new cohort to Exeter this September."
Plymouth mum lost whopping 17 stone to have children - but was happier when she was fat
The 29-year-old landed awkwardly after challenging for a header and was carried from the field on a stretcher.
"He went for a scan and it is ankle ligament damage," manager Derek Adams told the club website.
"We're waiting on the results of how long it will take for him to get back to full fitness. There's a lot of swelling and a lot of bruising because of the impact. Hopefully, you can quickly recover from that."
'Ten dead dolphins found around Cornish coast in 10 days'
The inquest into the death of Josh, 23, from Taunton, was suspended after new evidence from witness Leroy Thomas emerged of an argument between Josh and foreign workers outside a party on Tresco before he disappeared in September 2015.
Josh's body was pulled from the sea 10 days later.
Tom Leeper, barrister for the Clayton family, said "erroneous assumptions" that Mr Clayton had not been involved in an altercation at the party, "have resulted in an inadequate investigation to date" and the family wanted a new investigation by another force.
Police barrister Andrew Waters said everyone who attended the party had been spoken to by officers and nobody had mentioned the altercation.
He said officers had spoken to Mr Thomas twice and the new account would have to be corroborated.
The 22-year-old, who had previously said she would stay amateur. is the first golfer to win all three major English women's amateur titles and has applied for the Access Series of the European Ladies Tour.
"This season just gone I achieved everything I wanted to achieve in the amateur game, so I'm ready to take on the pro game now," she said.
"I'm hoping to eventually end up in America on the LPGA tour, that's where everyone really aims to get to, that's where the best competition is, that's where the best golf courses are and it would be a really awesome experience to go out there."
Torbay is being recommended to ex-prisoners, claims Mayor Gordon Oliver