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86 year old man missing

Police are concerned for the health and welfare of 86-year-old Michael Ralph Irwin who went missing from Combe Martin, Ilfracombe around 10am today.

Michael Irwin, missing man Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Mr Irwin is white, 5'8" tall and of stocky build and is unshaven with unkempt white/grey short hair. He is thought to be driving a pale blue Vauxhall Meriva, registration number GL07 UFN.

It is believed that he has two dogs with him, a collie cross and a border collie.

The photo of Mr Irwin is approximately 13 years old.

If you see a man or a vehicle matching these descriptions, please call 999 immediately quoting log number 219 of September 26th 2016

Giant tuna discovered in River Severn

The tuna was spotted by paddle boarders over the weekend Credit: Kev Brady

A giant 7 ft-long tuna has been found in the River Severn - despite being 30 miles from the sea.

Adventurer Kev Brady found the dead fish while paddle boarding.

It is believed to have been tempted into British waters by rising sea temperatures and was probably chasing salmon upstream when it reached Minsterworth.

This last week we have had some massive tides so it's probably followed the salmon and everything else up the river.

You do not usually get tuna in British waters but as the water temperature increases, they are getting spotted more and more.

The water temperature in the River Severn is about 17 degrees Celsius, which is really warm for this time of year.

– Dai Francis, Severn and Wye Smokery


First Christmas light switch on revealed

It's that time of year again - Christmas is fast creeping up and it's time for the Christmas light switch on.

And this year All Saints have been announced at the headline act to turn the lights on at Cribbs Causeway.

The band will take to the stage at The Mall on November 10 to perform their biggest hits and flick the festive switch.

10,000 free tickets will be given away for the event, in exchange for a £2 suggested donation per head, with the money going to BBC Children in Need.

All Saints are switching on the Christmas lights at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway this year Credit: Matt Crossick/PA

We’re very excited to welcome All Saints to The Mall! The event has drawn some big names to Bristol in previous years with Blue, The Saturdays, JLS and Olly Murs helping to raise a total of over £70,000 for charity.

– Maria Crayton, The Mall at Cribbs Causeways

The Mall will be giving away tickets every day from mid-October. They will be available on a first come, first served basis from The Mall’s Information Desk during opening hours.

Wedged bus causes chaos in Bodmin

A bus driver was left red-faced after it caused chaos during rush hour when it became stuck under bridge.

Police diverted traffic away from Lostwithiel Road after the bus became wedged in the already congested roadwork area of the town.

Residents travelling in and out of Bodmin are already experiencing disruption as all three main roads into the town centre are closed as part of a £7.5 million project to turn it into a so-called 'cycle town' over the next nine months.

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