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Full report: 250 homes in new town in Devon

Apparently it's the first new town in Devon since medieval times - around 250 homes are now occupied in Cranbrook in the east of the county.

The primary school has grown from thirty pupils last year to more than a 180 this term. The entire community is being built from scratch with most people moving from other parts of the county. Richard Lawrence reports.

Bale push to have fun and raise money

Organiser Rick Hopkins said the whole village gets involved in the charity event:

A team of eight friends and family are raising money for local girl Carly Taylor, who damaged three vertebrae in her neck.

The annual bale push event in the village has raised £60,000 for various charities over the last 13 years in the village.

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Bale push for injured woman

A 24-hour endurance straw bale push is continuing in Crantock near Newquay.

A team of eight friends and family are raising money for local girl Carly Taylor, who damaged three vertebrae in her neck.

The annual bale push event in the village has raised £60,000 for various charities over the last 13 years in the village.

Bale pusher Kerry Drewett told ITV News West Country have the bale push will work:

Government funding to speed up Cranbrook development

A government minister was in East Devon today to see how work is progressing on the new town of Cranbrook, which will eventually be home to more than 6,000 families.

It's been held up as model for what new housing developments should be like, but has run into difficulty because of the economic climate.

As our Exeter correspondent Seth Conway reports, it's hoped new government funding will help speed things up:

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Housing Minister to visit new town

The Housing Minister, Mark Prisk, is due to visit Devon's newest town today. It comes as a £20 million grant is awarded to speed up building work in Cranbrook, which has slowed in the current economic climate.

Houses under construction in Cranbrook Credit: ITV Westcountry

The money will help the construction of more than 6,000 new homes and new transport links and should create 1,500 jobs.

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