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Man due in court over attempted raid on jewellers

Armed police were called to Coopers Jewellery in Barnstaple after an attempted robbery on 28 Credit: ITV News West Country

A man is due before magistrates this morning, charged in connection with an attempted armed raid on a jewellery shop in Barnstaple.

18-year-old Benjamin Barton from Bideford has been charged with attempted armed robbery and possession of an imitation firearm in connection with a raid at Coopers Jewellery on 28 May.

Heatwave holiday: tourist surge for the South West

Devon is the place to go this summer. Credit: ITV News

The heatwave has led to a surge in last minute visitors looking for holidays in the South West.

An independent tourism website promoting Devon has seen visitors increase by 27% in June, compared to the previous month. It appears many of us are looking to enjoy a last-minute staycation this summer.


Teenage 'millionaire' admits £100,000 fraud

Sam Cook told newspapers he hoped to make £2 billion by the time he was 50.

A teenager from Devon who bragged to newspapers about turning £2,000 into a £21 million fortune has admitted six charges of fraud.

18-year-old Sam Cook from Lewdown pretended to be a wealthy investor and put other people's money into stocks and shares - swindling more than £100,000 from his victims. He is due to appear for sentencing at Plymouth Crown Court on July 31st.


Heatwave continues as temperatures soar in the South West

Today is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The South West will experience the hottest day of the year so far today, with temperatures above 30 C expected in some areas.

The Met Office have released a Level Two heatwave warning - but say the warm weather isn't unusual for the time of year, and will last for over a week.

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