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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.

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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.

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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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