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Second Devon school closes after suspected norovirus outbreak

A second school has announced it is to shut after a suspected norovirus outbreak.

The Atrium Studio - which is adjacent to Devon Community College which has also closed its doors - says it will not open until Monday March 13.

Both schools announced on the same day they were to close after staff and pupils came down with the vomiting bug.

The schools share a playground and outside area - which could be how the highly contagious bug was transmitted between the sites.


Man killed in fatal Dartmoor crash

A man in his 60s has died after a serious collision in private woodland near Clifford Bridge in Dartmoor.

Credit: PA

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 2:30pm on Saturday 7 January.

The incident involved a red soft-top sports car which was taking part in an organised hill climb event.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.


Northern Lights spotted over Dartmoor

Northern Lights are more usually seen near Iceland or Norway Credit: @PhilMorgan1987

It's a phenomenon more usually associated with the far north but the Northern Lights - or aurora borealis - could actually be seen from Dartmoor last night.

People often travel to Iceland or Norway to see the strange sights but Phil Morgan stayed firmly at home in the West Country. No need to cancel the cruise yet - his experience was marred by the famous West Country mist.

Science tells us that what looks like dancing lights are in fact electrically charged particles from the sun as they enter the earth's atmosphere.

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