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Boat with young cancer survivors docks in Dartmouth for open day

The crew will hold an open day with the public on Saturday 12 August. Credit: ITV West Country

A boat, which is currently docked at Dartmouth in Devon, has been making its way around the British Isles.

The journey was inspired by the round-the-world yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur.

The young crew steering it is made up of young people who are recovering from cancer or have spent a long time receiving medical treatment.

They intend to hold an open day for the public today, Saturday 12 August.


Nearly half of Britain's 'most expensive' seaside towns are in the South West

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Nearly half of Britain's "most expensive" seaside towns are in the South West - according to a new survey.

Salcombe in Devon, which was the priciest seaside town in 2015, came in second on the annual Halifax survey this year, with an average home there valued at £617,743.

During the last 10 years, the average house price in Britain's seaside towns has increased by 25%, from £181,060 in 2007 to £226,916 in 2017.

That equates to an average increase of £382 per month.

So what are the most expensive seaside towns? (With average house price in brackets)

  • Sandbanks, South West (£664,051)
  • Salcombe, South West (£617,743)
  • Aldeburgh, East Anglia (£526,689)
  • Lymington, South East (£441,357)
  • Padstow, South West (£422,916)
  • Dartmouth, South West (£391,775)
  • East Wittering, South East (£384,434)
  • Brighton, South East (£374,622)
  • Shoreham by Sea, South East (£373,056)
  • Bigbury on Sea, South West (£372,105)


Cyclist dies after collision near Dartmouth

Cyclist dies after collision with car near Dartmouth Credit: PA

A 63 year old cyclist has died after a crash on the A379 near Dartmouth, Devon. A car collided with the cyclist at 11:50am yesterday (Thursday 16th June) at Stoke Fleming.

The cyclist from the Plymouth area was taken to Derriford Hospital but died from his injuries.

An investigation is underway and police are appealing for anyone who may have seen a cyclist travelling from Stoke Fleming towards Blackpool Sands at around 1145hrs is asked to contact them on 101, quoting log reference number 312 of 16/06/16.

Princess Anne visits Royal Naval College

The Princess Royal has been at a parade at Dartmouth's Britannia Royal Naval College Credit: ITV West Country

Princess Anne has visited Britannia Royal Naval College to take the salute at Lord Admiral's Divisions.

The parade is the most prestigious in the BRNC calendar and signifies the formal commissioning of the latest group of Royal Naval Officers Cadets to complete the 30-week initial naval training programme.

She was in Dartmouth to represent her father, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

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