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Charity runners aim to cover 200+ miles on treadmills

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Barnstaple High Street charity runners are trying to cover 235 miles on treadmills.

The fundraising challenge is to run the distance between the town and the start line of the London Marathon in Greenwich.

Members of the North Devon Road Runners started at 7am and will run continuously, even through the night, until the distance is covered. Frank Beiderman explains more about the idea behind the challenge.

We just thought this was a great way of keeping the training going and to try to raise as much money as possible for the fantastic charity.

– Frank Beiderman, North Devon Road Runners

Three courts in the region to close

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 The future of the outdated building had been in doubt, but there had been hopes the court could remain elsewhere in the town.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.

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