The UK's first Research Centre of Excellence into low grade brain tumours opened at Plymouth University today.
It's been part-financed by the charity Brain Tumour Research. It will focus on taking research out of the laboratory and into drug testing and clinical trials.
Sandra Bayly's daughter has a brain tumour. She describes it as like living with a time bomb.
The UK's first Research Centre of Excellence into low grade brain tumours is launched at Plymouth University today.
Its focus will be on taking research out of the laboratory and intro drug testing and clinical trials. It's been part financed by the charity Brain Tumour Research.
Nurse Flowa Houldsworth from Barnstaple has spent the last few months treating victims of the ebola epidemic in West Africa, which has claimed more than 5000 lives. Richard Lawrence has heard her harrowing account of risking her own life to help people struck down with the disease.
The number of people seeking help with mental health issues after they leave the armed forces is rising here in the West Country.Read the full story ›
A baby from Plymouth has become the first in the UK to receive life-changing surgery for spina bifida.
Spina bifida is a fault in the development of the spinal cord and surrounding bones, which leaves a gap or split in the spine.
Frankie Lavis was diagnosed with the condition whilst still in the womb. Her parents, Gina Beddoe Dan Lavis from Devonport in Plymouth, found out during a 19-week scan at Derriford Hospital.
A doctor at the hospital helped arrange the surgery - which was carried out in Belgium, but funded by the NHS.
Baby Frankie was born at Derriford Hospital and is now 11 weeks old.
A Dorset man left with catastrophic head injuries after a powerboat accident when he was 13 has won £5.5m compensationRead the full story ›
The parents of a young man who suffered catastrophic head injuries in a high-speed powerboat accident in Dorset nine years ago have won their long-running legal battle with the Royal Yachting Association to admit fault.
Ben Ridd was 13 years old when he was struck by the bow of a boat during a junior competition in Portland Harbour.
Scientists from the University of Exeter are comparing the health of people who go into the sea with those that stay on shore.
They have teamed up with Surfers Against Sewage to study the effects on health from marine pollution.
Royal Marines from Plymouth have gone ashore in Sierra Leone to help the fight against ebola.Read the full story ›
A legal challenge to stop the closure of these Devon care homes has failed. They are all due to close by Summer 2015.Read the full story ›