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Man appears in court charged with Dawlish murder

The body of Sophie McDonald was found at a house in Dawlish on Thursday Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman from Dawlish.

James Luke McDonald made no plea at Exeter Magistrates Court this morning. He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at the city's crown court next week. The body of 36 year old Sophie McDonald was found at a property on Iddesleigh Terrace in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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Teenager raises thousands after school punishment

Stan's original target was just £100

A Somerset teenager has raised over £15,000 for a cancer charity after his school punished him for shaving his head.

14 year old Stan Lock shaved off his hair to raise money for Macmillan. But staff at the Churchill Academy put him in isolation because they said his new hairstyle broke school rules. Stan's original fundraising target was just £100.

Stan Lock was punished by his school after shaving his head for charity

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Cameron's claim causes uproar in Cornwall

There's been a furious reaction in Cornwall after David Cameron told us that the Council has plenty of cash which it could spend to avoid drastic cuts in services.

The Prime Minister told ITV News West Country last night that Cornwall Council had nearly £200m in reserves, which had doubled over the past four years. But the Labour group on the council has described his comments as 'ignorant'.

You can watch our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy's report on the row below:

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