Smeaton's Tower, Plymouth Hoe's iconic former lighthouse, will be lit up gold tonight, in honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of friends, family and supporters of a North Devon teenager have met this evening to celebrate her life.
Katie Gammon had a double lung transplant after suffering from Cystic Fibrosis.
The teenager had raised thousands of pounds for charities that had helped her with sponsored walks following the operation. But recently her body began to reject her new lungs and she died on Sunday.
Our footage from tonight's memorial starts with pictures of Katie on a fundraising walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
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.
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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.
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.
More than half a million people in the South West are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, says NHS England.
Worst off are Dorset and Torbay, where over 13% of people are at risk of the disease.
The NHS' figures are based on a rise in high blood sugar levels.
A Plymouth MP is questioning the army's use of an anti-malarial drug which has been found to cause "deep depression", anxiety and sleep deprivation.
Johnny Mercer is meeting with the Armed Forces Minister today to push for a study into the harmful effects of Larium. Currently the Ministry of Defence has a stockpile of more than 11,500 packs.
A carer from Torrington told us she is extremely concerned about proposals to close wards at community hospitals across North Devon.
Winnie Hollingsworth cares for her husband Ian who suffered a stroke after a triple heart bypass operation. But Torrington's community hospital has already lost its inpatient beds due to a previous round of cuts, so Ian has to have a hospital bed in the front room of their terraced house.
Mrs Hollingsworth believes that if more inpatient beds are lost across the district then more people will be faced with the same situation that they're suffering.
Campaigners have slammed proposals that could see the closure of wards at up to four community hospitals in Northern Devon.Read the full story ›
Plymouth Moor View MP Johnny Mercer is meeting with Devon and Cornwall police and healthcare providers after a man with mental health issues was held in cells at the weekend.
The Conservative politician got involved after he thought the man from Exeter was being held in Plymouth. He has said he wants to make sure people arrested with mental health problems are looked after properly, despite the particular case not being in his constituency.
A Devon MP has today promised to investigate why mental health patients are being kept overnight in police cells after the Assistant Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police took to social media highlighting the problem.
Paul Netherton tweeted that once again no beds were available across the region so patients were being held in cells with support from nurses.
Back in November last year ACC Netherton highlighted the same problem when a 16 year old girl suffering from mental health problems was held for two days in a police cell in Torbay, because there was no suitable bed for her to go to.
Yet again MH patients being kept in police cells as no beds available in D&C. NHS providing nurses to help but still no places #unacceptable
A Big Lottery grant of £300,000 has been made to a project to help people with dementia in Cornwall.
Workshops will be run in five towns around the county. They'll be offered to people who've recently been diagnosed, with the aim of helping them cope at home and keep them involved in the community.