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Devon man finds lost watch in his dog's stomach

A grandfather from Devon found his missing watch after he heard the alarm going off inside his dog.

Minibus driver Terry Morgan, 66, from Cockwood in Devon heard the ringing sound coming from the stomach of his Newfoundland Charlie.

The dog would have had to undergo an expensive emergency operation, but fortunately he eventually vomited the watch out.

The watch was set to go off at 10:55pm to remind me to call last orders. I rushed him to the vet for an emergency operation and was a bit ticked off because that would have cost me about £1,000. But when Charlie saw the anaesthetic needle he howled with fright and coughed the watch up.

– Terry Morgan, dog owner

Second man arrested in connection with teen's murder

Alex Peguero Sosa
Alex Peguero Sosa

A second man will appear in court in connection with the death of 17-year-old Alex Peguero Sosa in Kingsbridge earlier this month.

Henry Felton, 22, has been charged with assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice. He will appear before Torquay Magistrates' Court on 30th July.

A murder enquiry was launched after Alex's body was found at a bus shelter in Prince of Wales Road on 6th July.

One man, 42-year-old Lee Dent, has been charged with murder.


Two sisters race days after their father's funeral

It's always a very emotional and popular event and this year was no different - thousands of people took part in Exeter's Race for Life yesterday, including two young sisters whose story sums up the spirit of the day.

Chloe and Molly Dundes only went to their father's funeral last Friday and their mother is also battling cancer. Yesterday they joined thousands of others, all running for their own very special reasons.

New Environment Secretary says badgers won't be gassed

The new Environment Secretary has told ITV News that badgers won't be gassed as part of the badger cull. Liz Truss was speaking on a visit to Somerset, just ten days after taking over from Owen Paterson in the cabinet reshuffle.

Her comments came as she toured dredging work in Burrowbridge as part of the plan to prevent a repeat of the devastating floods on the Somerset Levels.


Woman airlifted to hospital after allergic reaction to weever fish sting

A woman had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering an allergic reaction to a weever fish sting at a beach in Cornwall.

The 20 year old woman collapsed after stepping onto the venomous spikes of the animal whilst paddling at Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth this weekend. She was then was airlifted to Royal Cornwall Hospital. Although the animals are common in the area, allergic reactions to it are rare.

First female Navy Commander leaves vessel after claims she had an affair

Commander Sarah West
Commander Sarah West Credit: David Cheskin/PA

The first female Navy Commander is believed to have left her vessel after allegations of having an affair with another officer.

42 year old Commander Sarah West took charge of HMS Portland in Plymouth in May 2012. The Ministry of Defence wouldn't confirm the claims - which if true would be in breach of Armed Forces Conduct - but was aware of a complaint. Commander West is currently on annual leave.

Man pleads guilty to defrauding charity out of £300,000

Christopher Copeland
Christopher Copeland Credit: Irving of Exeter

A man from Devon has been told he faces a long jail sentence after defrauding the charity Help for Heroes out of £300,000.

Garage owner Christopher Copeland organised charity supermarket collections across Devon with teams of volunteers, but failed to give the money to the charity.

The 51-year-old pleaded guilty. He will be sentenced on 15th September.

17 injured during car meet in Plymouth

17 injured at 'car meet' in Plymouth
17 injured at 'car meet' in Plymouth

17 people, including ten under-eighteens, were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of spectators during an unofficial car meet in Plymouth.

The car show gathered a crowd of around 500 people in the B&Q car park off Tavistock Road on Saturday night. The injured were taken to Derriford Hospital. None of the injuries are thought to be life threatening.

Police are appealing for witnesses after car ploughed into crowd of spectators
Police are appealing for witnesses after car ploughed into crowd of spectators

Police were called to the scene at 10pm. A 19-year-old man from South East Cornwall was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. He has been released on bail.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision. If you have any information please contact police on 101 quoting log number 1025 26th July 2014.

500-strong crowd gathered to watch unofficial car show
500-strong crowd gathered to watch unofficial car show
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