Plymouth film premiere on cycling hero

A film has been made featuring west country cycling hero Colin Lewis who started competing in the Tour de France after making a bet.

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Devon & Cornwall Police praised for making savings

Devon & Cornwall police praised for making savings
Credit: ITV News West Country

Devon and Cornwall Police has been praised for its financial management.

In a report out today, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary said it was 'making good progress' in delivering savings - despite already spending comparatively less than many other forces.

But it warns that the force needs to ensure that it still delivers a first rate service

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Westward Ho! pool to remain closed

Tidal pool at Westward Ho will remain closed
Tidal pool at Westward Ho will remain closed Credit: North Devon Gazette

The Westward Ho! outdoor tidal pool is to remain closed for the foreseeable future.

It was damaged by the storms earlier this year and was due to be refurbished before the summer season, but a lack of funding has put plans on hold.

Social media possible factor in rise in doctor complaints

Social media could be a factor in why complaints against doctors have doubled - that's according to researchers at Plymouth University. They've found that between 2007 and 2012, complaints rose from around 5,000 to 10,000. Although the report says there is was no evidence of falling medical standards, a common trend was for patients to use platforms like Facebook to discuss their experiences.

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