You might think seals are born being able to swim but a zoo keeper in Devon has had to take on the task of teaching a youngster in his care
A west country man is in a critical condition in hospital tonight following a hit and run incident in Newton Abbot.
Former Yeovil Town striker Paddy Madden returned to haunt his old club with a late equalising goal. Exeter City and Torquay also drew.
Details have emerged about the crash on Friday which closed the A361 North Devon link road for many hours. Three vehicles including a Peugeot, Triumph Spitfire and Renault were involved in the incident.
Two surf boards came off the Peugeot and flew into the air and hit the people in the Triumph Spitfire which was travelling in the opposite direction. The driver of the convertible then swerved and hit another car.
The driver of the Triumph has serious and life changing injuries while the female passenger suffered a head and hand injury. Both were flown to the Derriford Hospital.
The driver of the Renault suffered a broken wrist and damaged vertebra in his neck. Three passengers suffered minor injuries.
More families have fallen victim to a caravan holiday scam this time on Gumtree. Several families turned up at Devon Cliffs yesterday expecting a caravan only to be left disappointed. Families who have already missed out on holidays earlier in the year have now received letter from Action Fraud saying they have enough evidence to investigate. And Devon and Cornwall have appointed an investigating officer.
The South West has become the fastest growing region in the country for overseas tourists. The figures from last year show a rise of 48 per cent with more than 5 hundred thousand holiday visits in the summer months. It means the number of visitors has overtaken pre-recession record levels - 8 years ago. The South West is the most popular with German tourists.
Plymouth's Tom Daley has taken silver in the 10 metre platform final at the European Championships in Berlin.
The 20-year-old's best dive was his fifth with a score of 102.60, but he finished 50 points behind Russia's Victor Minibaev.
A four day drinks festival run by the South Devon Railway has got underway. The annual 'Rails and Ales' gala takes place at Staverton Station and will include steam and heritage diesel locomotives. Visitors are being encouraged to arrive by train.