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Environment Sec to look at dairy farmers' problems

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss at the recent Conservative Party Conference Credit: PA

The Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss is chairing a meeting this lunchtime to discuss the pressures facing dairy farmers.

Some say the price they are paid for their milk has been cut by as much as 20% in the past six months and, in some cases, is falling below the cost of producing it.

Tonight's football results

Exeter City were the region's only winners tonight.

Exeter City have beaten League Two leaders Wycombe at St James Park.

The Grecians recovered from conceding an early goal, with David Wheeler and Scott Bennett on-target in a 2-1 win.

Elsewhere tonight, Plymouth Argyle drew nil-nil at Wimbledon.

And in League One, Yeovil Town lost 2-0 at Sheffield United.

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Ex-teacher accused of abusing Kenyan street children

Simon Harris, who used to be a housemaster and Latin teacher at Shebbear College in Devon Credit: ITV News

A man who admitted indecently assaulting boys at a private school in Devon has appeared in court in Birmingham accused of 27 further sexual offences involving young boys in Kenya.

Simon Harris has already pleaded guilty to sex offences committed against three pupils, all aged between 13 and 14, while he was employed at Shebbear College in the 1980s.

Today the court was told how he "preyed" on Kenyan street children as young as six years old. Harris denies the charges.

Simon Harris had previously admitted assaulting boys at Shebbear College in the 1980s Credit: ITV News
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Appeal to help find missing woman from Dorchester

Joan Davis was last seen at her home last night Credit: Dorset Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing woman from Dorchester.

Joan Davis, aged 66, was last seen at her home address along St. Helens Road last night but was reported missing today, Wednesday 21 October 2014.

Joan is described as white, with short grey hair and of medium build and normally wears glasses. She may be wearing denim jeans.

“Concern is increasing for Joan as we believe that she has been upset recently. A thorough search is being carried out in the local area with assistance of the National Police Air Service helicopter. She doesn’t have a car so may be travelling on foot or public transport. We are now becoming very worried for her safety and I urge her to get in touch as soon as possible – we simply need to know that she is safe and well."

– Incident Inspector Roger Robinson

Three rescued from house fire in Cornwall

The house at Menheniot, scene of today's fire rescue Credit: ITV News West Country

Three people were rescued by ladder from a first floor window after a fire at a house in Menheniot this morning.

The incident happened at 6.30am in Lower Clicker Road.

Fire engines from Liskeard, Looe and Saltash were called to the house.

The gutted kitchen at the house in Menheniot Credit: ITV News West Country

Three people were rescued by the fire service from an upstairs bedroom window, after becoming trapped by the fire downstairs.

“All the occupants were rescued unharmed, by firefighters using a triple extension ladder to the window.

“The fire in the property, an end of terrace two-storey building, was extinguished using one hose reel by firefighters wearing two breathing apparatus.”

– Fire service spokeswoman
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