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Children's TV village Trumpton will be set alight tonight

Children's TV village Trumpton will be set alight tonight Credit: ITV News

A North Devon group famous for building enormous bonfires with novelty scenes and figures will be setting fire to their latest creation tonight.

This re-creation of the Children's TV village Trumpton will be set alight later this evening.

Around 20,000 people are expected, while raising thousands for charity.

Remembering Torrington's greatest bonfires

On Saturday night, a small North Devon market town will burn down a model village based on the 1970's children's television classic 'Trumpton'. It's been recreated in Torrington by a group of volunteers and it's all part of the town's tradition of huge bonfires.

For the past 40 years, local men and women have created the incredible displays - which include a replica of HMS Victory and the Great Fire of London.

Here are some of the best ones:


Red Arrows cancel Aerial Acrobatic Display but still head to Dartmouth

The Red Arrows have cancelled their aerial acrobatic display at the Dartmouth Regatta - but are still promising to do flypasts. Changes to Civil Aviation Authority regulations have forced the Red Arrows to re-think their plans. The flypasts will take place at around 6.15pm this evening.

The Red Arrows in the skies above Gloucestershire Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Make it to the top or plunge into the quay: Climbing with a splash in Exeter

Climbers either make it to the top or plunge into the water. Credit: The Quay Climbing Centre
Climbers in Deep Water Solo do not use ropes. Credit: The Quay Climbing Centre

The UK's only climbing wall event on water returns to Exeter this weekend - Deep Water Solo 2015.

As this film from The Quay Climbing Centre shows, climbers from across the country will compete on a wall built over the city's quay.

They don't use ropes - and either make it to the top - called 'topping out' - or fall into the water below.


Work starts on Exmouth's infamous sink hole

It is thought the sink hole has been caused by a blocked water pipe underneath Credit: ITV News

Work starts today on Exmouth beach to try to fix a giant sink hole. Engineers believe a blocked water pipe underneath the beach is responsible. The two metre hole has opened a number of times over the last two months - especially after heavy rain.

“We are working with the tides, so digging will start as early as possible in the morning. We’re very confident we can resolve this problem and open up that area of the beach again for everyone to enjoy.”

– Nick Christo, East Devon District Council

Jeremy Corbyn in Plymouth on leadership trail

Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn Credit: PA

As part of his Labour leadership bid, Jeremy Corbyn is attending a sold-out event at the Plymouth Guildhall this morning (10.30am).

Local Labour councillor Chaz Singh says he's galvanising both young and old - but still says that people are having to 'come out' as his supporters because of the negative coverage.

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