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Exeter woman wins £3m on the lottery

The lucky winner will be opening up about her good fortune later today. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Christmas has come early for an Exeter woman who has won £3,062,272 on Lotto.

The South West's newest millionaire did not match all 6 numbers, but got 5 and the bonus ball, and scooped a share of the £15 million jackpot after a quadruple rollover.

She will be opening up about her winter windfall later today - stay with us for updates on this lovely story.

Police have "no choice" but to cut services or ask public to pay more

Devon and Cornwall PCC Tony Hogg says the cuts are "impossible" to absorb without big changes. Credit: ITV News

Devon and Cornwall Police's budget will be cut by £9m next year, following last week’s Home Office announcement on police funding.

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg says the cuts will impact policing in Devon and Cornwall, and that the public may have to choose between paying more or getting less.

...these continued Government cuts leave us no choice but to explore issues such as reducing officer numbers, closing police stations and finding new ways for the public to deal with the police, including more automated systems.

None of these choices are easy and many are unpalatable to both us and the public. But it is now impossible to absorb this level of budget reduction without an impact on the service provided to the people.

In the coming year we have good plans in place to protect frontline policing but very soon I will start asking the public if they are content to see further service reductions or if they would rather pay more council tax to maintain high quality policing in Devon and Cornwall.

The chief constable and I are working hard to try and reduce any damage to the service that these cuts will entail but there can be no doubt, services will reduce in the future unless we can find more money.

– Tony Hogg, Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner


Christmas roadworks should not cause delays

Drivers should be able to get home for Christmas. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Highways Agency says it is confident drivers won't be delayed by ongoing roadworks over the Christmas period.

Some work will continue on the A38. There are three projects currently underway on the dual carriageway.


£1 million makeover for Somerset school

Somerset school gets £1m makeover Credit: ITV West Country

Pupils at a school in Somerset are benefiting from the results of a million pound building project at their school.

The investment at North Petherton Primary has enabled three new classrooms to be built to accommodate the rise in the number of pupils in the area. And a makeover of the outside space means there's more room for the children to play outside.

Head Teacher Gary Hobbs says the transformation has brought the school together.

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