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    Video caption: A 12-year-old boy with severe Tourette's Syndrome has found animals stop his tics
  2. Drug courier jailed after 100mph police chase

    A drugs courier who tried to outrun police at 100mph as he brought £43,000 worth of heroin and cocaine to Devon has been jailed.

    Bayram Erdogan was on the A30 near Honiton when he dodged police attempts to stop him and his girlfriend Bethany Morris threw two packages of drugs out of the car window.

    Bayram Erdogan

    Police had intelligence that the car was bringing drugs to Exeter and it was followed on the A303 by an unmarked car before marked police units tried to stop it after if headed into Honiton.

    Erdogan, 20, of Downs Park Road, Hackney, admitted possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to supply, personal possession of cannabis, dangerous driving, and having no insurance or licence.

    Morris, 29, of Bonners Glen, Axminster, pleaded guilty to two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and permitting Erdogan to drive without insurance.

    Erdogan was jailed for three years and four months and banned from driving for a year after his release by Judge David Evans at Exeter Crown Court.

    Morris was bailed pending an assessment for drug rehabilitation treatment.

  3. Two community bus routes suspended in Devon

    Lucy Wilson

    BBC Radio Devon

    Services on two community bus routes in Devon are being suspended for at least four months, it has been announced.

    Ourbus Torbay says the 60 and 65 services - which run between Paignton and Torquay, and Torbay Hospital and Torquay Harbour - have been running with nine out of 10 passengers only paying concessionary fares - at a loss of more than £1,000 per week for the company.

    It says it will suspend services from 8 December and look for more ways to fund them.

    Swithin Long is a councillor for the Barton and Watcombe ward in Torquay and is "disappointed" more warning for the closure wasn't given...

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    Video caption: One of the services being suspended takes people to Torbay Hospital
  4. Villagers fighting to save local pub for second time

    BBC Radio Devon

    Residents in a village near Exeter are facing a race against time to save their local pub - for the second time.

    Villagers took over the running of the Stoke Canon Inn in the Exe Valley in 2011 after it closed - the owner at the time gave them a lease so they could reopen it.

    Since then, it has been running successfully as a volunteer-staffed community pub.

    But now the owner wants to put it on the market which means locals have two months to find £150,000 to buy it.

    Maggie Clark is one of those fighting to save the pub...

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    Video caption: Villagers took over the running of the Stoke Cannon Inn in 2011
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    Severe accident: A30 Devon westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A30 Devon westbound severe accident, between A377 and A30.

    A30 Devon - A30 blocked and stationary traffic westbound between Alphington Junction in Exeter and Fingle Glen in Tedburn St Mary, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  6. Temporary attractions on Exmouth seafront set to return

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The temporary attractions on Exmouth seafront - which included a dinosaur-themed play park - are set to return for another year.

    Planning permission for the Queen's Drive space, which replaced the former Fun Park, was granted in April for one year while regeneration plans for the seafront come forward.

    Phase one of the regeneration - the relocation of the road - is about to begin, while planning permission for phase two - the watersports centre - has been granted.

    dino park in exmouth

    Plans for phase three, the mixed-use leisure zone, will not be developed in time for next summer though.

    Therefore, East Devon District Council have submitted plans to continue the temporary uses on the site until March 2020.

    The big wheel will also be coming back for next summer, as plans have already been approved.

    It comes as a survey commissioned by East Devon District Council found 77% of users said their expectations of the site were "exceeded" and almost every user said they would use a similar type of site at Queen's Drive Space if it was provided again next year.

    The plans will go before the council's own development management committee at a later date.

    Queen's Drive space sign
    Quote Message: I am greatly encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive findings of the visitor survey. To hear people say that it is a real credit to Exmouth and that it has influenced their decision to visit is great to hear and demonstrates that the council's decision to bring new and fresh attractions to the seafront is truly vindicated. from Councillor Phillip Skinner East Devon District Council
    Councillor Phillip SkinnerEast Devon District Council
  7. Bikes restored by prisoners snapped up by Torbay riders

    Ed Oldfield

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A new batch of recycled bicycles are being snapped up by riders in Torbay.

    Six were delivered to Torbay Velopark - at Torbay Leisure Centre in Paignton - from the recycling workshop at Channings Wood Prison near Newton Abbot.

    The bicycles are sent to the prison by contractor Tor2 after being collected at the Torbay Council waste recycling centre.

    The machines are then restored by inmates and are put up for sale at £17.50 each.

    They are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved.

    The scheme has won a national recycling award for "best partnership".

    recycled bikes
  8. Davidstow residents 'woken up by the stink'

    Tamsin Melville

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Cornwall

    People living near the Davidstow creamery in north Cornwall say a foul smell is blighting their lives.

    The Dairy Crest factory is a large local employer and it purchases milk from around 300 farmers from the area.

    Factory

    The company's brands include the UK's leading cheese, Cathedral City.

    It says reducing the environmental impact of the creamery is a key part of a planned £70 million expansion.

    The Environment Agency says it has found the firm isn't complying with its environmental permit and has issued a formal notice for action at a waste water treatment plant.

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    Video caption: Davidstow resident Andrew McKersie says the smell is so bad it wakes people up
  9. Man uses axe in Cornish Co-op store burglary

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A man used an axe to break into a cash box at a shop in Cornwall, police have said.

    The burglary happened at about 22:45 on 10 November at the Co-op in Strand, Newlyn.

    The offender is described as a white man, about 5ft 8in (1.7m) tall and of medium build.

    He is believed to be aged between 25 and 35 and was wearing a grey hoodie, black jacket and tracksuit bottoms as well as black Nike trainers at the time of the incident.

    Devon and Cornwall Police is appealing for witnesses.

    Co-op store, Newlyn
  10. One in hospital after A30 crash

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A person was taken to hospital after a crash near Hayle, according to emergency services.

    Fire and ambulance crews were called to the crash, involving two vehicles, at about 08:30 on Monday.

    A spokeswoman for South Western Ambulance Service said a patient was taken to Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske with reports of a head injury.

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  11. Boy, 16, arrested for 'making threats' with knife in pub

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A 16-year-old boy was arrested after "making threats" with a knife at a pub in Cornwall, police have said.

    Officers were called to the Watering Hole in Perranporth at about 01:30 on Sunday.

    Security at the bar detained him before police made the arrest on suspicion of possession with intent to supply, affray and being in possession of a bladed article.

    The boy has since been released under investigation pending further inquiries.

    Devon and Cornwall Police is appealing for witnesses.

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    Image caption: The Watering Hole is a venue on Perranporth beach
  12. A pretty picture in St Mawes

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to SaraG for sharing this lovely picture of a rainbow over St Mawes.

    If you'd like to share your pictures, please email us.

    St Mawes rainbow
  13. Family tributes for man who died in Barnstaple crash

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Tributes have been paid to a man who died after a crash near Barnstaple.

    Des Miles, 58, died in North Devon District Hospital after the crash involving a tipper lorry on Monday 5 November.

    Mr Miles' family said: "Des Miles was the definition of a legend.

    "Every life he touched, no matter how briefly, was always that little bit brighter for knowing him.

    "Every person whose life he was a part of made him so very proud and everyone will continue to do that every day and keep the wonderful memory of him alive."

    Police are renewing calls for any dashcam footage of the crash.

    Des Miles
  14. Man, 89, in hospital after being hit by car

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    An 89-year-old man is in hospital with a "serious leg injury" after being hit by a car, police have said.

    It happened at about 18:00 on 11 November on Cowick Street in Exeter.

    The ambulance service was also in attendance.

    The road was blocked for several hours.

    Cowick Street, Exeter
    Image caption: The elderly man was hit by a car in Cowick Street, Exeter