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South West Water fined £150,000 for allowing sewage to flow down beach

Dawlish Beach in 2014. Credit: PA Images

South West Water has been fined £150,000 for polluting a stream and a Devon beach at the height of the holiday season.

The water company admitted allowing sewage to flow down Dawlish beach during the August bank holiday in 2015.

It blamed blockages caused by people flushing wet wipes and also admitted killing fish by polluting Woodbury brook near Exmouth.


Bath forward Matt Garvey signs new deal at the Rec

Matt Garvey has signed a new deal at Bath. Credit: PA Images

Bath Rugby have announced forward Matt Garvey has signed a new contract to stay at the Aviva Premiership club.

Garvey joined Bath from London Irish during the 2013-14 season and has since made more than 90 appearances for the club.

"To have Matt committing to Bath is great news for the club," Bath rugby director Todd Blackadder said.

"He is a huge competitor, an inspiring leader and an invaluable squad member on and off the field."

Devon man pleads not guilty to carrying an explosive device on the London Underground

Damon Smith faces a two-week trial on April 24

A man from Devon accused of putting a suspicious device on a London tube train has denied carrying an explosive.

Damon Smith from Newton Abbot appeared at the Old Bailey earlier via video link from Belmarsh jail.

He spoke only to confirm his name and enter a not guilty plea.

Police allegedly discovered the device after two members of the public found a backpack on an underground train in October last year.

It was handed to the driver, who inspected the backpack, prompting the evacuation of North Greenwich Underground station.

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