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Sarah Wollaston's tweets on 'offensive' Islamic veils

The Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston says Islamic veils are an 'intolerable subjugation of women which should not be allowed to masquerade as freedom.'

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New garden opens for families in Brixham

Devon families have a new open space to get outdoors in the West Country.

The Brixham Family Group has transformed a garden on land adjoining Indigo's Go Wild and Chestnut Childrens' Centre.

It recently held its Playday Playful Paws Fun day to officially open the park.

Jonty Depp, aka Captain Jack Sparrow cut the ribbon. Credit: Tom Horsley
Families taking part in the Paws Fun Day. Credit: Tom Horsley
Children enjoying the other activities on the day. Credit: Tom Horsley
This little pooch came third. Credit: Tom Horsley

You can find out more about the Brixham Family Group by visiting their Facebook page.

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Fern Britton loses engagement ring in Brixham loo

Fern and husband Phil Vickery are appealing for Brixham's help Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Television presenter Fern Britton has appealed for help to find her engagement ring after leaving it in a Brixham toilet.

Former This Morning host Fern was filming Antiques Road Trip on Tuesday when she lost the ring, which was given to her from chef husband Phil Vickery. She last remembers seeing it in the bathrooms at Saxty's restaurant in Quay Street.

It is described as white metal with a single diamond, and two little bumps inside the band to stop it from spinning on my finger.

Find out more here.

Brixham homes without power

Thousands of properties around Brixham were left without electricity this afternoon after contractors cut through high-voltage cables.

9,500 homes and businesses lost supplies at around 3.30pm. Western Power Distribution said it restored electricity to all but 31 addresses by 5pm.

Generators are being brought in to provide emergency back-up.

A spokesman said they were still to find the exact location of the fault, but it's believed to be in the Laywell area.

No-one was hurt when the 11,000 volt cable was cut by contractors.

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