A single mum has been given a bravery award by British Transport Police after breaking up a fight between seven men on her railway carriage.
Councillors in Devon are considering banning apostrophes from street signs because of the "potential confusion" that they cause.
Three-quarters of the workforce at Devon-based historic carpets firm Axminster have been made redundant
Some 300 workers have been made redundant at carpets firm Axminster after the company entered administration.
It means three-quarters of the workforce at the Devon-based company lost their jobs.
The company, which dates back 250 years, blamed a sharp increase in raw material prices and the UK's continuing economic difficulties for the decision to go into administration.
Restructuring firm Duff & Phelps, which has been appointed to run the firm, said it will continue the company's search for a buyer but said it had been necessary to make around 300 staff redundant.
Rescuers searching for a missing fishing boat in gale-force conditions have found a body.
The hunt for the 19ft fishing boat, missing off the Devon coastline, was stood down shortly after midnight after a body was discovered by the Exmouth RNLI lifeboat, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.
The boat was last seen at 6.25pm yesterday heading past Thatcher Rock, a small island a short distance from the mainland, across the water from Torquay.The vessel and its one-man crew had been due back at Brixham harbour at 7pm.
A search is under way after a fishing boat was reported missing off the Devon coast.
The boat was last seen at 6.25pm heading past Thatcher Rock - a small island a short distance from the mainland - across the water from Torquay. The vessel had been due back at Brixham harbour at 7pm.
Several search crews from across the south west of England have been called out to help with the operation.
Gale force winds of nearly 60mph had been reported off the coastline, a spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.
– Peter Davies, rescue centre manager at Brixham Coastguard
We are currently carrying out an extensive land, air and sea search. We are doing everything we can to locate JCK, which has one person on board.
A man who had left work four hours early due to the severe weather in Devon was still left stranded after his car caught fire near at the top of a hill near Bovey Castle.
The cause of the fire has not yet been confirmed.
A woman has been charged with the murder of a two-year-old boy.
Angela Vane, 40, from Champernowne, Modbury, Devon, will appear before Torquay Magistrates' Court tomorrow charged over the toddler's death, Devon and Cornwall Police said.
Officers were called to a home in Modbury yesterday morning after the boy's body was discovered by a member of the public.
His identity has not been released.
Police have carried out door-to-door inquiries and initial forensic work, although it is believed a post-mortem examination has yet to be carried out.
The post-mortem examination of a two-year-old boy is expected to be carried out in the coming days by a Home Office pathologist or specialist paediatric pathologist. Detectives are continuing to piece together information and urged members of the public with any information to get in touch.
– Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman
At around 8.20am [on Saturday], following a report to police, officers attended an address in Champernowne, Modbury, where they found the body of a two-year-old boy.A 40-year-old local woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at Charles Cross police station, Plymouth.