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Air ambulance called to scene of microlight crash

The microlight came down at Colyton, north of Seaton, this morning Credit: Bing

A man has been killed and another taken to hospital after a microlight crashed in Devon, near the Dorset border.

South West Ambulance Service said it sent paramedics and an air ambulance to the scene near Colyton after being called at 9.46am.

A spokeswoman confirmed one man was pronounced dead at the scene and a second was taken by land ambulance to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

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Easter travel hotspots in the South West

Travels experts are warning that the West country is expected to have the busiest roads in the country as people head to the region for the Easter break.

  • According to the AA, 16 million cars are expected to head off on trips across the country this weekend.

  • The number of people looking for a break in Devon is up by more than a third compared with this time last year, according to a tourist website.

  • The RAC is warning of delays caused by heavy traffic all weekend on the M5 in Somerset and the A303 towards Exeter.

  • Around 17,000 passengers are expected to fly out of Exeter Airport during the Easter week.

Train operators to receive £16m over Dawlish closure

The main rail line through Dawlish was damaged by storms in February. Credit: PA

Network Rail will pay £16m in compensation to train operators because of the closure of the line at Dawlish.

It's because of a loss of business during the two months that the track was broken. The line reopened earlier this month after being destroyed by storms in February.

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