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Countdown to Rugby World Cup in Exeter

It's a year until the first game of the Rugby World Cup takes place on 18 September 2015 Credit: PA

It's a year today until World Cup Fever hits Exeter with the first game of the Rugby World Cup. Exeter will host Tonga and there will be three games at Exeter Chiefs' Sandy Park during the tournament.

Schools in the city have pledged their support to the five teams who'll be playing there, Georgia, Italy Namibia, Romania and Tonga.

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Two treated in hospital after hit by water tank

Two treated in hospital after hit by water tank Credit: ITV News

An investigation is underway into a crash in East Devon in which two elderly pedestrians were crushed by a water bowser. It came loose from a tractor on the A375 at Sidbury, north of Sidmouth yesterday morning. The tank crashed into the man and woman, leaving one with severe leg injuries. They were taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital for treatment.

Investigation into water tank crash in Devon

The elderly woman was airlifted to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital with severe leg wounds Credit: PA

An investigation is underway into a crash in East Devon in which two elderly pedestrians were crushed by a water bowser.

It came loose from a tractor on the A375 at Sidbury, north of Sidmouth yesterday morning. The tank crashed into the man and woman, leaving them with severe leg injuries. They were taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital for treatment.

Recruitment Agency say downturn in tourism is greater than other years

Recruitment agency Manpower UK says the downturn in tourism employment across the South West this year is greater now than it has been for years. Manpower UK says their survey shows a majority of employers in the South West won't be taking on new staff.

James Hick is from Manpower UK:

They say the South West will lag behind the rest of the country. The powerhouse of London and the South East are predicted to do well and manufacturing in the East and West Midlands gives the area a huge boost. But employment growth in the South West is predicted to stall.

Manpower UK say some employers have stopped trying to find IT workers, engineers and financiers because they know the skills they're looking for don't exist. Contraction there and saturation of the tourism employment market explains why businesses aren't expecting growth in jobs.

Agatha Christie had holiday home near Brixham

This week we've been been bringing you the story behind the world's best-selling novelist. Agatha Christie was not only born in Devon, but she made a grand house near Brixham her holiday home. The mansion called Greenway has been restored by the National Trust and draws visitors from around the world. Watch this report by Kylie Pentelow:

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Unemployment rises in the South West

The number of people out of work in the South West has risen despite a decrease in unemployment nationally.

Official figures show the number of unemployed people in the region now stands at 137,000 - an increase of 1,000 from the previous quarter. According to the recruitment group Manpower, employers in the south west say they're unliikely to take on staff over the coming months.

Two injured in serious collision in Sidbury

The air ambulance are at the scene Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA

Two elderly people have been injured after a water tank became detached from a tractor.

Emergency services were called to the Sidbury near Sidmouth at around 11:50 this morning. Both casualties have sustained serious injuries to their legs. They were treated at the scene, and the female has been taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Police, fire, ambulance and air ambulance are currently at the scene dealing with the incident. The A375 has been closed at The Hare and Hounds pub and Sidford, and is expected to be closed for several hours.

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