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Just which one is it? Council spells road three different ways

You'd forgive the postman for maybe getting confused after bungling council workers spelt a street name three different ways.

Brian Kelly was left baffled after he noticed his local authority had managed to spell Whiteley Avenue three different ways on signs it had put up.

The wrongly spelled sign number 1

The mistake was made after the old wooden signs, bearing the correct spelling, rotted away, and South Hams District Council rushed to replace them.

The brand new signs were erected in place, but to the dismay of local residents including Mr Kelly, they all bared different spellings.

After sending the council a map indicating where the dodgy signs are, Mr Kelly has now been told the signs are on a list to be replaced.

It's bizarre - you'd think the council would just be able to copy the old signs - but instead they came up with not one but two different spellings.

They told me they will be correcting the mistake - but have to wait to buy a batch of new signs - because it's cheaper.

– Brian Kelly
The wrongly spelled sign number 2

We apologise to the residents of Whiteley Avenue for this error and we are ordering new signs to rectify the problem.

– South Hams District Council spokesman
The council was able to get the sign right on one occasion
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Guns N'Roses for Glastonbury?

The legendary American rock band Guns N'Roses are the latest performers to be rumoured to be booked for next year's Glastonbury Festival. The band is already being backed by the bookies to take one of the headline slots for next year's Reading and Leeds Festivals and speculation is mounting as to whether they could also be stopping off at Worth Farm. Once branded "the most dangerous band in the world", the Los Angles-based group sold 30 million copies of their debut album "Appetite for Destruction" and the single "Sweet Child O'Mine" topped the US charts.

Guns N'Roses Credit:

Another band linked with the festival are Coldplay, who will be releasing their new album, A Head Full of Dreams, next month. They are playing four UK dates in Manchester, Glasgow and London next summer. Despite having a hectic schedule, the group have a gap in their calendar the weekend of Glastonbury, which is running between June 22 and June 26, with the bookmakers tipping them to be one of next year's headliners. Rihanna. also has a pause in her tour dates that weekend and has also been rumoured to be performing at Pilton.


Witness appeal for crash injuring mother and daughter

Torbay Road - where the crash took place Credit: ITV News

Police have made another call for witnesses after a mother and child were seriously injured in a crash in Torquay.

The incident happened when a silver Daihatsu Sirion mounted the pavement and collided with a group of pedestrians on Torbay Road at lunchtime on Sunday November 22.

The woman is in hospital with life-changing injuries, while her six-year-old daughter has serious leg injuries but has been discharged.

The 52-year-old car driver had minor injuries. The investigation into what caused the crash is continuing.

Dartmoor prisoner appears in court charged with murdering fellow inmate

Dartmoor Prison Credit: ITV News

A prisoner at HMP Dartmoor has appeared in court charged with the murder of a fellow inmate.

Alexander Cusworth died from a single stab wound allegedly inflicted by a kitchen knife in the jail's kitchen last Thursday.

50-year-old William Tolcher has been remanded in custody to appear at Plymouth Crown Court on 21 December.

Alexander Cusworth Credit: Irving

Football chairman comes to aid of disabled fan

James Brent Credit: ITV News

The Plymouth Argyle chairman came to the aid of a disabled fan who suffered a fit during the team's match on Saturday.

James Brent rushed to help after the boy fell ill in the second half of the game, away to Dagenham and Redbridge.

Following the kind-hearted act, Chris Webb, club president, took to social media to tell the story.

Chris Webb posted this touching story on Twitter Credit: Chris Webb
Chris Webb posted this touching story on Twitter

Mr Brent declined to comment, saying the matter was a “private medical matter”.

Striker Ryan Brunt grabbed a last-minute equaliser for Argyle as they drew 1-1 with Dagenham at Victoria Road.


Burst water pipe affects St Ives

South West Water has said customers may experience low pressure or discolouration this morning, due to a burst water pipe in St Ives.

Although teams worked overnight to fix the leak the company has warned the pressure will take a while to return to normal.

Those affected are advised to run the cold tap in the kitchen until the water runs clear.

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