A four-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a collision with a 4x4 in Plymouth, police say.
Emergency services were called to Maidstone Avenue at 17:50 on Thursday following reports of a crash involving a Skoda Yeti and a young boy.
The boy, from Plymouth, was taken to Derriford Hospital with serious leg and arm injuries but his condition is not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.The female driver was not injured.The road was closed but reopened at about 20:10.
Statue of former Plymouth MP Nancy Astor takes shape
MP calls Vanessa George prison release "sickening"
BBC News Online
A Plymouth MP has called the decision to release convicted pedophile Vanessa George from prison "sickening".
Luke Pollard, Labour MP for Sutton and Devonport added that "she should not be released at all".
George, a former nursery worker was convicted for sexually abusing babies and toddlers in her care in Plymouth and served 10 years.
She is banned from entering Devon and Cornwall.
It was decided by a parole board in July that George, who is 49, no longer poses a "significant risk".
It's sickening, to be honest, she should not be released at all. She still refuses to name the babies and toddlers that she abused and the sheer level of anger and disgust that families here in Plymouth feel about this cannot be underestimated. I don't think you can show genuine remorse for a crime like this when you are refusing to name the children that you, she abused."
BreakingVanessa George: Plymouth paedophile released from prison
It's understood paedophile nursery worker, Vanessa George - who sexually abused children in her care - has been released from prison.
The 49-year-old from Plymouth was jailed for a minimum of seven years in 2009 for abusing children at Little Ted's nursery.
'Hundreds of nursing shifts go unfilled' in south west
Health Correspondent, BBC Spotlight
More than 1,100 nursing and health care assistant shifts went unfilled in just one week across three of the region's hospitals, according to figures gathered by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
The figures suggest almost double that number had been filled with agency and bank staff.
Trusts say they are working to recruit more staff and deploy existing staff to ensure patient safety isn't compromised.
The RCN has launched a petition and says it is a problem that affects everyone:
Susan Masters, from the RCN, said: "We need the citizens of this country to understand that nursing affects all of them, that we need to have the numbers in place, the right numbers of staff in the right place with the right skills to care for them and their families."
The Liberal Democrats' prospective parliamentary candidate for North Devon has apologised after she said the area was "98% white" and local people had not "appreciated" the EU.
Some 57% of people in the area who took part in the 2016 European Union referendum voted to leave the EU.
In an interview with BBC Radio 4 on Sunday afternoon's The World This Weekend, Dr Kirsten Jones said: "We don't have a lot of ethnic minorities living in North Devon, people aren’t exposed to people from other countries, they don’t travel a lot and I think there is a slight disconnect that North Devon being isolated, being rural and low income perhaps hasn’t appreciated the advantages of being in the European Union."
North Devon's incumbent MP, Conservative Peter Heaton-Jones, had demanded she apologised, saying: "She was saying: 'you're too white, you're too poor, you're not well-travelled to make the right decision and therefore the Liberal Democrats are going to have to tell you what you should be
"That is an extraordinarily patronising and condescending offensive
thing to say about the majority view here in North Devon."
Dr Johnson said on Twitter she "misspoke", adding her comments "do not reflect my views or that of my party.
City council have nothing to go on for Exeter toilet usage
Local Democracy Reporting Service
Exeter City Council has no idea how many people used the toilets of city centre business over the summer.
Councillors in April voted to close 15 of the 26 toilets that the city council operates and those toilets have since closed.
As well as the council having to make £60,000 of savings from its budget, councillors were not told that there would still be 11 public toilets available and there would be an abundance of publicly accessible alternatives in the city centre.
Proposals were also put forward for a community toilet scheme to be introduced that would allow the general public to use toilets in city centre businesses – although the majority of businesses did not support it.
Following the closures, Cllr Diana Moore asked questions at last Tuesday night’s executive meeting about usage levels, saying: “How many city centre businesses welcomed visitors who were not customers to use their toilets this summer?”
But in response, Cllr Phil Bialyk, leader of the council, said that they didn’t have any figures to that effect.
He said: “We would have to ask all the businesses who have facilities to keep a record and if they thought someone was a customer or not. I don’t think anyone records that information and in the larger stores over more than one floor, it would be very difficult to say, and I don’t think anyone has the resources to record that.”
Asking if public toilets would be part of the CityPoint scheme – the £300m redevelopment of the area around the bus station – Cllr Bialyk said that they would have to look at the planning proposals that came forward, and then it will be discussed at the time when they did.