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Children's TV village Trumpton will be set alight tonight

Children's TV village Trumpton will be set alight tonight Credit: ITV News

A North Devon group famous for building enormous bonfires with novelty scenes and figures will be setting fire to their latest creation tonight.

This re-creation of the Children's TV village Trumpton will be set alight later this evening.

Around 20,000 people are expected, while raising thousands for charity.


Bank holiday rail misery in Devon

Members of the RMT union are walking out for three days Credit: ITV News

Passengers setting off on a bank holiday getaway are facing travel chaos today as trains are disrupted by striking rail workers and engineering works

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union at First Great Western are walking out for three days in a row over new trains.

The action will disrupt FGW services, with a large number of cancellations.

Barnstaple station was busy this afternoon as passengers had been waiting more than three hours for a train to Exeter. Some were complaining that they would miss connecting trains and lose their reserved seats.

Barnstaple station was busy this afternoon as passengers had been waiting more than three hours for a train to Exeter Credit: itv

Woman rescued from River Torridge in Bideford

The woman was found unconscious on the banks of the River Torridge Credit: ITV News

Emergency services rescued a woman who was found unconscious on the banks of the River Torridge in Bideford in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters from the town, as well as a specialist rescue team from Barnstaple, were called to the scene at 2.30am following a request from paramedics.

The woman was pulled from the mud and into a boat. She is now recovering in hospital.

Bideford mud flats alongside River Torridge Credit: ITV News

Red Panda gives birth to twins in Cornwall

One of the cubs on his first trip outside Credit: Paradise Park
Smile for the camera! Credit: Paradise Park

A Red Panda has given birth to twins at Paradise Park in Hayle, Cornwall. The two cubs were born at the end of June and have just had their first vet check.

Recent data suggests that Red Panda population numbers may be as low as 2,500, due to continuous loss of habitat and wildlife trading. The existing population is expected to declines by 10% every 10 years.

The wildlife sanctuary is asking the public for name suggestions via Twitter @CornishParadise


Remembering Torrington's greatest bonfires

On Saturday night, a small North Devon market town will burn down a model village based on the 1970's children's television classic 'Trumpton'. It's been recreated in Torrington by a group of volunteers and it's all part of the town's tradition of huge bonfires.

For the past 40 years, local men and women have created the incredible displays - which include a replica of HMS Victory and the Great Fire of London.

Here are some of the best ones:

Discarded Glastonbury wellies donated to Calais migrants

These leftover wellies are now helping those camping outside the French port Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA

Hundreds of wellington boots, which were discarded at Glastonbury festival, have been donated to migrants in Calais.

More than 500 pairs of wellies were taken to migrants sleeping in the camp outside the French port after being sized and paired by a team of volunteers. They also distributed 2,000 unused rain ponchos and some first aid kits.

The project was the brain child of Liz Clegg who visited the migrant camp known as the Jungle. She worked closely with Association Salam, who helped hand out the recycled footwear.

Man cleared of all charges in crossbow murder trial

A man accused of murdering his brother-in-law using a crossbow, has been found not guilty by a jury at Truro Crown Court.

Daniel Schofield said at his trial that he shot Roy Hanson by mistake - and today a jury agreed. He was also found not guilty of a charge of gross negligence manslaughter.

The tragic accident took place at a farm in St Keverne in Cornwall last year.

Jeremy Corbyn gets standing ovation in Plymouth

The front runner in the battle for the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn is in Plymouth talking to Labour supporters.

He's the latest candidate to come to the South West - and he received a standing ovation from the audience.

Jeremy Corbyn meets the media Credit: ITV News
Standing room only for Jeremy Corbyn Credit: ITV News
No doubt who this person is backing Credit: ITV News

He is campaigning on an agenda challenging austerity. He says what's happening is that people are 'waking up to a Labour revival based on policies that genuinely represent working people'.

On farming Jeremy Corbyn said that Morrisons should stop its idea of just offering is new brand designed to tug on the heartstrings of consumers and just pay a fair price to farmers.

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