Zookeeper Libor Mach teaching a young seal to swim

Seal pup learns to swim at Torquay zoo

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

Paddy Madden

Madden returns to haunt his old club

Former Yeovil Town striker Paddy Madden returned to haunt his old club with a late equalising goal. Exeter City and Torquay also drew.

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Caravan holiday scam moves to Gumtree

Holidaymakers hundreds of pounds out of pocket in scam
Holidaymakers hundreds of pounds out of pocket in scam Credit: ITV News West Country

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.

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South West is fastest growing for overseas visitors

South West is fastest growing for overseas visitors
South West is fastest growing for overseas visitors Credit: ITV News

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.

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4 day drinks festival held on South Devon Railway

4 day drinks festival held on South Devon Railway
4 day drinks festival held on South Devon Railway Credit: ITV News

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.

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