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Getting ready for the Devon County Show

The Devon County Show starts tomorrow. People across the region are getting ready for the event.

Are you going? If so - why not send us a picture! westcountry@itv.com

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Devon County Show just one day away

The Devon County Show starts tomorrow and almost 100,000 are expected to attend this year's event. Last year bad weather forced the cancellation of the final day.

Thousands of litres of milk collected from cows at the event will have to be thrown away, rather than sold to the public.

It's the first time the event won't have been allowed to sell on the milk from animals that are being judged

Jacquie Bird reports.

Have you seen Andrew Lambert?

Andrew Lambert went missing from hospital two weeks ago. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A man who went missing from Treliske Hospital in Truro may be in a confused state and may not respond to his own name, say police.

Andrew Lambert, 58, from Camborne, Cornwall suffers from a condition which causes amnesia. He has been travelling around the country since going missing two weeks ago, and officers are concerned for his welfare.

He is described as 6ft tall, of medium build, with grey hair and a beard. He wears glasses, walks with a limp, uses a stick and usually wears shirts and jeans.

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Rail strike affecting bank holiday weekend

Rail workers have voted for industrial action. Credit: iona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

There will be a rail strike during the bank holiday weekend - Network Rail employees in the RMT and TSSA unions have voted for industrial action, affecting services on bank holiday Monday (25 May), as well as Tuesday 26 May and the morning of Wednesday 27 May.

First Great Western say refunds are available for customers who have already bought tickets during the strike period, and those with tickets for travel on Monday and Tuesday may also be use them on Sunday Wednesday.

They hope to operate the following services in our region:

  • Paddington – Plymouth, calling at Reading, Bristol Parkway, Bristol Temple Meads, Taunton, Tiverton, Exeter, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Ivybridge (select trains only) and Plymouth: Hourly
  • Exeter – Newton Abbot, stopping service: Hourly

The following services will not be running in our region from 00:01 Monday 25 May, and will be in delays on the Wednesday morning:

  • Beyond Plymouth to Penzance and on Devon and Cornwall branch line services
  • Between Reading and Taunton

Almost 50 beaches win awards for being the best

49 beaches in the South West have won awards to say they're among the best in the country Credit: Sarah Hill/PA

A total of 49 beaches in the South West have won awards showing that they're among the best in the country and the world.

More than half, 26, will fly the internationally-recognised Blue Flag - that's seven more than last year.

And 36 have received the Seaside Award, presented by Keep Britain Tidy for beaches that meet the highest standards for cleanliness and facilities. While 13 have won both.

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