A North Devon school at the centre of an inquiry into physical abuse has given up its licence to operate.
Chelfham Mill near Barnstaple was a boarding and day school for around forty boys with emotional and behavioural problems. It's licence was suspended for six weeks in July while the abuse claims were investigated. Now it's chosen not to reopen.
The County Council says it's working to find alternative places for the school's 14 day pupils. A police investigation is still ongoing.
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.
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.
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.
A teenager and his father have helped save a man whose lorry tipped over and rolled into a field near Barnstaple earlier today.
This is what Barry Pope from Bath had to say. He, together with his son Cameron came to the aid of the driver.
I was first on top of the lorry followed by Cameron.
The driver was stuck by the steering wheel so it took me and another guy to free him and get him out.
Cameron was a great help as some drivers didn't even stop to help. I had to hang around for about a hour to give statement etc so late for lunch!
Driver taken to hospital in Barnstaple for routine checks but hopefully will be ok.
The A39 at Shirwell near Barnstaple has been closed for much of the afternoon after the crash.
The driver of the HGV was taken to hospital but eyewitnesses said he appeared not seriously hurt.
The vehicle is believed to have been carrying bagged animal feed.
Watch: Our film of the lorry once the rescue vehicle had arrived:
A schoolboy from Bideford has been jailed for three and a half years for carrying out an armed robbery on a jewellers.
18 year old Benjamin Barton tried to rob the shop in Barnstaple in May.
Armed with an imitation handgun, he told owner David Bruce to put money from his till inside a plastic bag, only for the great-grandfather to grab a baseball bat and chase him out of the shop.
Watch CCTV of the moment Mr Bruce chased Barton from the shop below:
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People in Barnstaple will be given advice on how to spot a scam or nuisance caller at Green Lanes shopping centre this morning.
It follows warnings of a new type of telephone scam which has started in our region.
Fraudsters are calling victims pretending to be their bank and are persuading them to tell them their pin numbers.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 20-year-old man has died following a collision on the A3125 in Barnstaple.
The collision involving a motorcycle and a car happened on the A3125 roundabout junction shortly after 3.05pm on Sunday.
A 32-year-old man from Surrey were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
A 28-year-old woman from Hampshire was also arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit.
Police are investigating claims of current and historic physical abuse at Chelfham Mill School in North Devon. The school caters for children with behavioural and emotional difficulties between 7 and 18 years.
Devon and Cornwall police are currently involved in an investigation into claims of physical abuse at Chelfham Mill School, Barnstaple.
We are working closely with partner organisations including social services as this investigation takes place.
Police are investigating claims of physical abuse at a school in Barnstaple.
Chelfham Mill School caters for more than 50 children with emotional and behavioural difficulties between the ages of 7 and 18.
It is closed for six weeks while the investigation takes place. The school has issued a brief statement:
Chelfham Mill school is closed for an initial period of six weeks pending an investigation by external agencies. We are committed to supporting the investigation process.