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Johnny Kingdom died trying to move a log with a digger on his land in Devon, an inquest hears.

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A coroner has called for changes to the NHS 111 system following Sebastian Hibberd's death.

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Mark Royden is due to appear at Salisbury Magistrates' Court on Friday.

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Rotherham United have signed Plymouth Argyle striker Freddie Ladapo for an undisclosed club-record fee.

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A driver is suspended after claims of swearing at passengers, getting lost and "slamming on brakes".

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Karen Brewer was flattened when she startled the animal which was hiding in a bush.

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Police were called to reports of a burglary just before 07:00 BST and found a man who later died.

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Robert Turcu had lost his licence a month earlier for using a mobile phone while driving.

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Ruth Mitchell, who had schizophrenia, starved to death while under the care of Livewell Southwest.

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A female police officer was also punched and choked by a man at the scene.

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Yihe Xiong is accused of threatening fellow Exeter University students with a replica gun.

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Structures from World War Two are listed to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

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Community News

Getting On The Property Market

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 10th March 2013

EASIER SAID THAN DONE! The mortgage and property market looks to be improving slightly through better mortgage deals. However the market still lacks direction and combined with lack of incentives for new buyers and government cuts it looks like it could be a while before it rises.

Scams On The Rise

Posted by Administrator : Saturday 9th March 2013

KEEPING YOU ON YOUR TOES! It is important to keep up to date and on your toes when it comes to local fraud and scams. There are so many currently out there it is important you are aware of the more common and frequent ones.

 

Do You Support Your Local Businesses?

Posted by Administrator : Wednesday 6th March 2013

LENDING YOUR LOCAL SUPPORT. Do you use your local shop? Do you go to the local pub? Do you visit your local butcher? Many studies have shown that support in local businesses is on the up.

Our High Streets Still Suffering

Posted by Administrator : Monday 4th March 2013

ARE WE WAVING GOODBYE TO OUR LOCAL HIGHSTREET? Our local High Streets have been suffering in the consumer downturn. Customers have been watching their pennies amid concerns about high inflation and job security. Recently we have lost many large retailers that have been hit by the economic climate and the increasing online competition.

Keeping Our Local Parks Clean

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 3rd March 2013

GET THE MOST OUT OF LOCAL CLEAN UP’s. We all know it is awful when we see parks, beaches and riversides strewn with litter. It is bad for our children, us, our pets, plants, local wildlife and our South Devon community.

Avoid The Local Cowboys

Posted by Administrator : Thursday 28th February 2013

HOW EASY IS IT TO SPOT A LOCAL COWBOY TRADER? There are numerous reasons why cowboy builders get away with their bad practices and carry on working in the community such as people not asking for verified references, no signed contract, not obtaining at least 3 other quotes to compare, clients naturally go for the cheapest quote and some residents or businesses are impatient and choose not to wait for the best builder.

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