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Market traders issued parking fines while loading and unloading

Traders working at Pannier Market

Traders in Barnstaple say they feel victimised after seeing a massive increase in the number of parking tickets they're receiving.

Stallholders in the Pannier Market say in the past few months Civil Enforcement Officers from Devon County Council have been issuing fines whilst they've been loading and unloading.

Some traders have already handed back their pitch.

There's one here Christmas came in for the first time. She came here, she got ticketed and said she'd never come back again and she hasn't.

It's going to kill the market off; that's what's going to happen.

– Robert Penfold, market trader

Dangerous fake Frozen toys seized in north Devon

Fake toys like these have been seized by Trading Standards in north Devon Credit: Trading Standards

Fake toys containing high chemical levels have been seized by Trading Standards in Barnstaple and Ilfracombe.

The toys, from the Disney film Frozen, could damage the reproductive system and increase the risk of cancer or asthma if they are chewed by children.

Parents are being asked to double check any products they buy for signs they might be fake.

Example of counterfeit Frozen costume Credit: Trading Standards


Barnstaple outlet launches 2,500 calorie burger

Barnstaple outlet launches 2,500 calorie burger Credit: ITV News

A restaurant in Barnstaple has come up with a hamburger with two-and-a-half thousand calories, featuring 15 different types of bacon.

As well as smoked and unsmoked back and streaky, there's mortadella, pancetta, sausage patty, bacon burger and ...

There's bacon crisps in there, bacon dust, bacon salt, cream cheese that's been infused with bacon, there's chicken fried bacon.

It doesn't sound the most healthy thing and it probably isn't the most healthy thing you'll ever eat in your whole life but you know everything in moderation once or twice isn't going to hurt you so you know it's just a bit of fun, you know the name seems to grab a lot of peoples attention as well because of the link with the book and that I think that's why people like it.


At 2,500 calories it's your daily intake, there's even some lettuce. On a serious note it'll raise five pounds per burger for North Devon Hospice when it goes on sale next month.

The film themed bacon bap is making news around the world, even in US burger loving of A.

Inaugural 'Beat the Fox' fun run in North Devon

Runners braving the rain outside The Fox pub in Fremington. Credit: Amy Slaney

Hundreds of runners were up early this morning to run off their Christmas Dinner with the inaugural 'Beat the Fox' 5K chase in North Devon.

The cross country race around the village of Fremington near Barnstaple saw runners in fancy dress attempting to finish before a man dressed up as a fox who set off two minutes after everyone else.

The charity event was expected to raise more than £500 for Children's Hospice South West.

Our Correspondent Seth Conway, dressed as Rudolph, took part in the race alongside his brother-in-law Richard Slaney and wife Laura Conway. Credit: Amy Slaney

Flash Mob in Barnstaple raises awareness of breast cancer

Flash Mob in Barnstaple raises awareness of breast cancer Credit: ITV News

A flash mob appeared in Barnstaple to raise awareness of breast cancer. Heather Walters is supporting the Coppafeel charity by producing a music video featuring the flash mob. She has already supported the campaign by decorating the front of a shop with hundreds of bras.

Around 60 people took part in the event Credit: ITV News


Crowds gather for Barnstaple Xmas lights switch on

Boyband The Overtones are headlining this year's event Credit: ITV News West Country

Crowds of people are gathering in The Square in Barnstaple this evening for the Christmas lights switch on.

Boy band The Overtones are headlining this year's event and will be switching on the lights just before 6pm. A fun fair is also being held on the Strand.

A fun fair is also being held to celebrate the lights being switched on Credit: ITV News West Country

Murder investigation in Barnstaple

Devon & Cornwall police launch murder investigation in Devon

A murder investigation has been launched in North Devon following the discovery of the body of a 59 year old woman.

Devon & Cornwall police were called to a house in Sunflower Road in Barnstaple at 2.20pm. The death was initially treated as unexplained, but following enquires a 38 year old local man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

The dead woman, who was found inside the property, is thought to be local.

Driver dies after A39 crash

A woman has died after a crash near Barnstaple.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the two-vehicle collision between a Ford Focus and an HGV on the A39 near Barnstaple.

The driver of the Ford Focus, a 49-year-old woman from Bideford, has now died as a result of her injuries.

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