The Government's announced that three courts in the region will close, despite local opposition.
Crown Courts will no longer sit in Barnstaple or Dorchester, and the magistrates' court in Torquay will be shut by the end of the year as part of a programme to streamline the service. The future of the outdated building had been in doubt, but there had been hopes the court could remain elsewhere in the town.
Torbay's MP says he's worried it will mean witnesses and defendants having long journeys to get to courts in Newton Abbott and Plymouth.
Three people have admitted setting light to a homeless disabled pensioner who was sheltering in a sleeping bag in Barnstaple.Read the full story ›
A family have paid an emotional tribute to a 58-year-old who died in a car crash.
John Spurling was driving his three-wheeled car when it collided with a hedge and rolled.
The accident happened on the B3232 between Charlacott Cross and Prospect Corner, near Newton Tracey on January 24.
John, from Barnstaple, was the only occupant, and died at the scene.
His family have now paid tribute to the dad-of-two.
John’s tragic accident was whilst driving his three-wheeler DRK car that he had owned for nearly 20 years. He loved using this on fine days, enjoying the North Devon countryside.
Unfortunately he only got to spend four years in the area but he greatly appreciated the way of life here.
John leaves behind his wife Karen, and two daughters Ellie, 15, and Sam, 13, who were the love of his life.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the accident, which closed the B3232 for around five hours.
The father from Barnstaple devastated by the suicide of his son - wants to help other bereaved parents.
Paul Stevens was stunned when he heard his son had committed suicide. His family had no idea he was in such despair.
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A man has died in a car crash near Newton Tracey in Devon.
A member of the public discovered a soft top car and called emergency services. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other cars were involved and no one else was injured. Police are informing next of kin.
A Brixham rugby player looked set to score a match winning try on the weekend - until he accidentally dived over the wrong line.Read the full story ›
A carer from Devon has been found guilty of stealing more than £75,000 from an elderly and vulnerable patient.Read the full story ›
A carer is facing jail after she was found guilty of taking more than £75,000 from a vulnerable pensioner she was supposed to be looking after.
Melanie Harris used Edward Carter's bank account as her own, siphoning thousands of pounds from it, to fund shopping trips.
Cerebral palsy sufferer Mr Carter, from Bideford, who also had epilepsy and other serious illnesses, has since passed away, but the court was shown a DVD of his statement.
Harris, a carer with twenty years experience, admitted she was guilty of not recording her spending, but denied stealing her client's money.
Parents fear the safety of their children will be put in danger by council cuts which could see an end to school crossing patrols in Devon.Read the full story ›
Celebrities including Ed Sheeran and Tom Daley have donated their underwear for an auction tonight in Woolacombe raising funds for the CoppaFeel breast awareness charity.
The auction is one of a number of events Heather Walters from North Devon has organised in a bid to get more people checking themselves regularly.
You can find the full list of items for auction and details of the event on the campaign Facebook page.