A man from Devon claims to have set a new record after travelling at more than 44mph on a jet-powered shopping trolley.
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.
A council that banned apostrophes from the names of new streets so it did not confuse residents is set to reverse its decision.
The leader of Mid Devon Council said he would recommend the change to the ruling cabinet so the punctuation would be used on the council's street signs.
Councillor Peter Hare-Scott said: "The convention not to use apostrophes when naming new streets has been in place since long before this administration took over.
"Personally I'm not happy about using English that's incorrect and don't find this acceptable."
A spokesman from the Department for Communities and Local Government has commented on Mid Devon District Council's proposed policy of removing apostrophes from all their street signs.
The spokesman said: "Whilst this is ultimately a matter for the local council, ministers' view is that England's apostrophes should be cherished."
Carpet firm Axminster will keep just 100 staff after deciding to downscale the company's carpet manufacturing operations at Axminster and Buckfast.
It will also end yarn production but two factory outlet stores will remain open.
– Axminster director Joshua Dutfield
Trading has been difficult and although it saddens the board to make the decision to enter administration it could not be avoided.
The management have been working with key suppliers, creditors and lenders to resolve the company's financial difficulties and while the last few weeks have been stressful, the company managed to pay the wages yesterday.
The company, which warned last month that it would go into administration, is one of the world's largest makers of Axminster, Wilton and Tufted carpet.
It is one of Devon's biggest employers and its plight prompted more than 6,000 people to sign a petition calling for it to be saved.
The company wants to fulfil existing orders while its main suppliers have offered their continued support for the business.
The original Axminster carpet was laid in Brighton Pavilion, while the firm's products were bought by King George III and Queen Charlotte, and are found in UK stately homes.
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.