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Man versus train across Devon

Man has beaten train today in a race between Exeter and Barnstaple.

Graham Moir set off on his bike at the same time as the 8.42am train left St Davids Station.

Amazingly Graham won, completing the journey in 1 hour 27 minutes. That was four minutes faster to Barnstaple Square than fundraisers for the Children's Hospice South West, who were onboard the train.

Graham hopes his challenge will raise £2000 for the charity:

Demonstration over council cuts in Barnstaple

People affected by the planned changes to care services and libraries are protesting at the rally Credit: ITV News

Hundreds of demonstrators have turned out in Barnstaple protesting against cuts to council budgets.

The North Devon authority needs to save 27 million pounds next year. And it's care services that are likely to be affected.

Sir Nick Harvey MP has called the planned cuts 'appalling' Credit: ITV News

Sir Nick Harvey MP has called the planned cuts 'appalling' and is asking why Devon County Council is sat on £129M worth of reserves while the most vulnerable are suffering.


Reality of WWI brought to life by Devon schoolchildren

The 100th anniversary of the start of World War One is less than three weeks away. But what happened back in 1914 must seem like ancient history to our school children.

At Sticklepath Community Primary School in Barnstaple pupils are performing a play written especially for them.

It's brought the grim reality of war to life and given them a real connection to events a century ago.

Seth Conway reports:

Arson suspect wanted by police in Barnstaple

Do you recognise this man? Police need help from the public to identify him Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police are trying to trace the man seen in this CCTV image in connection with an alleged arson attack at a North Devon service station.

The incident happened at Fishleigh Rock Service Station in Umberleigh in the early hours of Monday April 21st. The footage was taken at 2.43am.


Princess Anne meets descendants of Clovelly mariners

Princess Anne meeting some of the descendants of the mariners lost in 1838. Credit: ITV West Country/Seth Conway

Princess Anne has unveiled a plaque at Clovelly, marking the death of 21 men in a sea disaster there in 1838. As well as speaking to the descendants of those mariners, and local fishermen, she is also meeting the Shipwreck Mariners Society's supporters and volunteers.

The charity began here in Clovelly after the 1838 tragedy and over 175 years has supported hundreds of thousands of mariners and their families in need.

Latest pictures from Princess Anne's visit to Clovelly

Princess Anne in Clovelly Credit: ITV West Country/Seth Conway

Princess Anne walked down to the harbour along the famous cobbled street in Clovelly: a test for many due to its steepness and uneven surface.

Princess Anne visits the Clovelly donkeys. Credit: ITV West Country/Seth Conway

Princess Anne is a keen horsewoman and took great interest in the village donkeys that had transported goods up and down the steep sloped village for centuries. They are no longer working animals and are now used as a tourist attraction.

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