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Man in court charged with Dartmouth murder

Colin Edwards was found dying at St Barnabas Church on Saturday 22 August Credit: ITV News

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man in Dartmouth.

49-year-old Colin Edwards from Dartmouth was found dying at St Barnabas Church on Saturday 22 August.

Dean Rosser, who is 48 and from Jubilee Close in the town, has been remanded in custody to appear at Plymouth Crown Court on 21 September.

A 43-year-old man from Dartmouth arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with the murder of Mr Edwards remains on police bail.

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RAIL STRIKE: Will your journey be affected?

Are your Bank Holiday travel plans on track? Credit: PA

Members of the RMT Union are due to walk out just after midnight on Friday night for three days after talks with First Great Western failed.

It is one of the busiest weekends of the year as people make a last trip before school starts.

You can check with First Great Western here to see if your journey will be affected?

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Fears for jobs at Somerset paper mill

Staff at the Wansbrough Paper Mill in Watchet have been told the mill could close this December.

It is a major employer in West Somerset with around 170 workers.

It is owned by DS Smith, a lead supplier of paper and packaging across Europe.

DS Smith has released a statement about the proposal:

“Following a review of the long term economic outlook for the Wansbrough paper mill, today we announced to employees at the mill that we are proposing to close Wansbrough Mill and are entering a period of consultation with employee representatives. The process will take into account all possible options for the future of the site.

"This announcement in no way reflects the commitment and efforts of our employees who continue to support our business.

"We will work closely with Union and employee representatives throughout the consultation process to ensure the best possible outcome for all parties. It would therefore be inappropriate to comment further until the completion of the consultation process.”

People come together in memory of Katie Gammon

Katie Gammon died last week after a long battle against cystic fibrosis Credit: Austin Wallas

A gathering is taking place this evening to pay tribute to Barnstaple teenager Katie Gammon. She died on Sunday 23 August, having just turned 17.

People are being asked to meet at the Civic Centre car park in North Walk, Barnstaple at 7pm. A minute's silence will be held at 7.30pm and later balloons will be released in Katie's memory.

You can find out more here.

Katie underwent a double lung transplant in 2013, which meant that she could do much more than before. She campaigned for people to join the transplant register and even took part in the Tarka Walk to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Transplant patients Kirstie Tancock and Katie Gammon taking part in a fundraising walk Credit: ITV News

Katie's funeral will be held at Barnstaple Parish Church at noon on 7 September. One of her last wishes was that everyone should wear purple.

Three Exeter Chiefs players in England squad

Three Exeter Chiefs players are in the England squad for the forthcoming World Cup. Geoff Parling, Jack Nowell and Henry Slade are all in Stuart Lancaster's thirty one man squad.

Geoff Parling is one of three Chiefs players in the England squad Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/PA Images
Henry Slade will be hoping to add to his one cap Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Jack Nowell has won nine caps for England Credit: PA

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Families of teacher's victims unhappy at length of jail sentence

Jonathan Thomson-Glover admitted making indecent images of children Credit: ITV News

A former teacher in Bristol has been jailed after admitting making indecent images of scores of children using hidden cameras at a boarding school and another property.

Jonathan Thomson-Glover, 53, who taught at Clifton College, pleaded guilty to 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.

Abuse lawyer Oliver Jeffcott, of Slater and Gordon, who represents one of the victims, said: "My client's family have been in tears after hearing the news that he had pleaded guilty and will be jailed.

"Whilst they are relieved his guilty plea has spared them the trauma of having to give evidence in court, they do not feel that a prison sentence of three years and nine months is sufficient, given the appalling breach of trust."

He added: "These crimes have caused huge distress to pupils over the last 12 months at a time when they should have been free to focus on their exams.Instead, both they and their families have been left distraught by these dreadful offences."

Big crowds turn out on day one of Dartmouth's regatta

It's day one of Dartmouth's annual regatta and the event is already attracting big crowds. Today most of the fun is on land and on the water - with air displays taking place tomorrow and Saturday.

Big crowds for day one of the Dartmouth Regatta Credit: ITV News
One of the spectacular sights at Dartmouth's Regatta Credit: ITV News
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