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Fancy trying out hospital food?

Derriford Hospital in Plymouth is putting on a special taster event today Credit: ITV News West Country

After criticism about food at Derriford Hospital, people are being given the chance to try it for themselves today at a special taster event. It marks the introduction of a new menu, which has been changed as a result of patient feedback.

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Family's tribute to Devon coach driver

The family of Newton Abbot coach driver Jeremy Takel has paid tribute to him.

The 50 year old died when the coach he was driving rolled forward into a hedge.

Mr Takel was trapped underneath after being thrown from the vehicle.

Jeremy Takel Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Mr Takel's family has thanked the emergency services, staff at Derriford Hospital, and staff at Lee Mill in Plymouth, for helping him and passengers immediately after the crash.

Five year-old boy seriously hurt in crash near Bude

A five year-old boy has been left with life threatening injuries following a car crash near Bude. The A3072 at Launcells was closed for several hours yesterday afternoon following the accident which involved just one car, a blue Honda.

The boy was airlifted to Plymouth's Derriford Hospital before being transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. Frenchay specialises in treating head injuries. Another child was in the car along with a female driver. The driver was taken to hospital, but it's not thought her injuries were serious.

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Last-ever operation to take place at Plymouth's Royal Eye Infirmary

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Plymouth's Royal Eye Infirmary Credit: ITV News

This week sees the last ever operation take place at Plymouth's Royal Eye Infirmary. The city's 112-year-old institution is moving from its old building in the city centre to a new purpose-built suite of operating theatres and consulting rooms at Derriford Hospital.

Five million pounds has been spent on the development, which opens next Wednesday.

Countdown as Royal Eye Infirmary moves to Derriford

The REI will move to Derriford at the end of the month Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The Royal Eye Infirmary (REI) will move to its new purpose-built facilities at Derriford Hospital this month, with the first operations scheduled for Wednesday 30th January.

As part of plans to develop and enhance the ophthalmology services offered by Plymouth Hospitals, the REI will be relocating from its current site at Mutley Plain to state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities on level 3 at Derriford Hospital.

The REI provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment options for conditions of the eye.

The existing building is well over 100 years old and is no longer suitable for the ever-expanding and developing service.

School and hospital wards closed by sickness bug

A winter vomiting bug has forced one school and three hospital wards in Plymouth to close. Knowle Primary School in West Park, has been shut after 50 of its pupils were struck by the bug.

Three wards at Derriford Hospital have also been affected. Norovirus, better known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages.

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