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Terrorist from Devon who tried to blow up restaurant in Exeter dies

A young British terrorist who tried to blow up a restaurant with a homemade nail bomb after he was groomed by extremists online has died in prison.

30 year old Nicky Reilly carried three glass bottles packed with explosives into the Giraffe restaurant in Exeter, Devon, in May 2008.

Nicky Reilly, home grown terrorist who tried to blow up an Exeter restaurant dies Credit: PA News

He was the only person injured when he accidentally set off one of the devices in the toilets.

It is thought he was serving a jail term in Broadmoor. News of his death has been confirmed by his family.

Fire above historic Jollys department store in Bath

The aerial ladder was brought in to tackle the fire in the four storey building Credit: Katie Whiting

Firefighters have been tackling a fire at an historic department store in Bath.

Seven fire engines, a turntable ladder and command vehicles were called to Jollys in Milsom Street this afternoon, Thursday 20 October.

The store was evacuated before crews arrived and firefighters in breathing apparatus also helped five people from the flats to safety.

The fire was found to have started in a communal stairwell serving the residential accommodation, but was believed to have been extinguished by a sprinkler system. It meant smoke filled the stairwell and firefighters worked to ventilate the building.

It has been confirmed that the fire is now out.

The fire brought the city centre to a standstill Credit: Katie Whiting


Glastonbury 2017: First headliner confirmed

Glastonbury organisers have confirmed the first headline act for the 2017 lineup.

Rock group Radiohead will perform in the top slot on Friday, their first UK festival appearance in six years.

The festival let the cat the out of the bag after posting a photo of the band's logo on their Twitter page.

Organiser Emily Eavis also took to her Instagram page to share her excitement at the news.

Grey seal 'Molar' makes a comeback off Dorset

Molar has reappeared off Portland after disappearing from Cornwall Credit: Sarah Hodgson

A grey seal who disappeared after being spotted in St Austell Bay in Cornwall two years ago has finally reappeared.

The female named 'Molar' was spotted at Portland Bill in Dorset this week. Distinctive markings on her neck make her easily identifiable.

She's the first seal to be photo ID'd in both Cornwall and Dorset. Recording seal movements enables conservationists to learn more about how far and frequently they travel and how best to protect them.

Two years ago, when I photographed Molar, I was sure she’d be recognised again, but then she disappeared for two years. Now I am delighted to see her again and for her to be our first Cornwall to Dorset seal link.

Molar proves that our photo-identification project really works and is a fabulous, non-invasive way of monitoring the lives and movements of our seals.

– Rob Wells, Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT)
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