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Police are looking for a teenage boy who has gone missing from his home in Plymouth.
16-year-old Joshua Hawker, who also goes by the name of Joshua Byrne, was last seen by his family on August 13th, although he has made intermittent contact through social media.
Joshua is described as white, of slim build, around 5’ 5” with short dark hair and blue eyes. He has a pierced left ear. Joshua has links to Liverpool and Exeter.
Police are growing increasingly concerned about his safety, and are asking anyone with information to call police on 101.
A pensioner from Dorset who is attempting to weave a record-breaking 60-foot long corn dolly says the record attempt has been hard, but she has enjoyed the challenge.
Audrey Rolfe has chosen a design known as a 'welsh fan' to celebrate the harvest.
Dorset County Council has tweeted that parts of its website are currently down due to IT problems.
Due to some IT issues at Dorset County Council, some applications on our website are currently down. We are investigating.
An announcement is expected to be made about this year's badger culls.
New Environment Secretary Liz Truss is due to make a written statement today about the resumption of culls in West Somerset.
A pensioner from Bridport is hoping to weave the world's longest corn dolly.
Audrey Rolfe's efforts will be on show at this weekend's Dorset County Show. She's aiming for it to be 60 feet long.
Corn dollies are plaited to celebrate the harvest. She's chosen a design known as a Welsh fan.
The Marine Conservation Society says it's hoping record numbers of volunteers turn out for a nationwide beach cleaning event later in the month. It's organising clean-ups around the south west coast including Dawlish Warren and Babbacombe.
People living in Teignbridge in Devon will have to pay an extra £35 a year to get their green wheelie bin emptied from June. But Liberal Democrats on the district council warn that it could lead to more fly-tipping.
Divers who use a popular wreck off Plymouth are being urged not to swim inside it. A report from the National Marine Aquarium says the Scylla is 'simply too dangerous'. The Scylla was sunk ten years ago to create an artificial reef.
– Richard Stevenson, local diver
“I will never understand what prompts a diver to try and remove protective bars and bolts that are placed to safeguard their very safety.”
Divers are being told not to dive on the Scylla after a survey found it could be hazardous due to corrosion.
The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, which has been involved in managing the wreck since it was sunk in 2004, says only external diving around the wreck is safe.
A local diving company has condemed divers 'vandalising' the wreck - saying they've removed bars and bolts intended to ensure safety.