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Row over pub planning permission

Locals have joined the direct action protest at The Borough Arms pub in Barnstaple. The supporters of the occupation say the pub mustn't be demolished to make way for houses and flats.

Locals occupy the Borough Arms while a judicial review takes place Credit: ITV News West Country

They say it should be a community facility. The developer Chichester Homes won planning permission last week to convert the premises into properties.

The Borough Arms is due to be knocked down and turned into flats Credit: ITV News West Country


Fire crews dealing with house fire in Barnstaple

The detached house is well ablaze. Credit: Fiona Laing

Fire crews in North Devon have been dealing with a large house fire at Bickington in Barnstaple.

The detached property, believed to be empty for some time, is next to the Old Barn Inn on Bickington Road.

Viewer Fiona Laing who lives nearby sent us these photos, which shows the roof of the house completely destroyed.

Fire crews at the property next to the Old Barn Inn in Bickington. Credit: Fiona Laing

Devon police carry out major search for missing man

55 year old Christopher Barrow has been missing since Monday Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police in Devon have been carrying out a major search for a 55 year old man after he went missing from his home in Barnstaple.

Christopher Barrow left his Swimbridge home around 1:30pm on Monday with his dog. A police helicopter, Dartmoor and Exmoor Rescue Groups and Devon Cave Search and Rescue are all involved in the search.

Mr Barrow was last seen wearing a red top, blue jeans, tan-coloured work boots and possibly a green jacket.

Police in Devon warn women to lock car doors

Police in North Devon are warning women tonight to lock their car doors while driving after a number of attempts by people to get in to moving vehicles.

Officers can't say for sure if the attacks are linked but they've all been in and around Barnstaple in the past month. The man or men involved haven't yet succeeded in gaining entry. Our Correspondent Seth Conway reports:

Police warn women drivers in Devon of possible attacks

The incidents have occurred in different areas in Barnstaple Credit: ITV News West Country

Police in North Devon are asking women to lock their car doors while driving after a series of worrying incidents.

On 7 occasions in the past month women have reported someone trying to get in to their vehicles in the Barnstaple area. Police say the incidents aren't necessarily linked but there are some similarities.


The Voice goes live in North Devon

The Voice goes live in North Devon Credit: ITV News West Country

The region's newest radio station went live at midday. The Voice will broadcast to North Devon on FM. The station has been set up by local people angry when Heart closed down its local service from Barnstaple.

The Voice has and will continue to broadcast on DAB and online where it has been broadcasting for the past couple of years but is now on FM.

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