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The granddad still skydiving despite terminal cancer

Daredevil granddad, Sonny Hepburn, from Exeter is still skydiving despite living with a terminal illness.

The 71-year-old former paratrooper was given six to 12 months to live in September 2013. He says he is determined to continue life as normal - as normal as skydiving can be said to be!

To recognise this positive attitude, his friends have made a DVD of him jumping, which they hope will inspire other people.

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Former Exeter Chiefs player dies watching game

A spectator who died during yesterday's Exeter Chiefs match is believed to be a former player for the club.

The man, who hasn't been officially named yet, collapsed during the second half of the game.

He was treated by paramedics, then moved to a corporate box for further treatment but it's believed he died at the scene.

Zombies descend on Exeter

There were some spectacular costumes on display Credit: ITV News

The streets of Exeter were taken over by all manner of strange beings tonight for the annual Zombie Walk.

Hundreds of people paraded through the city for one of the region's biggest events of its kind - and there were some spectacular Halloween and zombie fancy dress costumes on display.

Hundreds attend funeral of Devon footballer

The funeral of Nick Cole has taken place today

Hundreds of mourners have attended Thorveton Church in Devon today to pay their final respects to a local footballer, who died last weekend.

Nick Cole collapsed after leaving the field during a football match for Bow. The Riverside Leisure centre in Exeter where the 26-year-old worked closed for the day as a mark of respect.

The Riverside Leisure Centre in Exeter has closed today as a mark of respect Credit: ITV News

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Care home workers appear in court in Exeter

The entrance to one of the three care homes where abuse took place. It has since closed. Credit: ITV News

22 people have appeared at court in Exeter today to face charges over alleged abuse at three care homes.

All the defendants were charged with offences including conspiracy to falsely imprison and conspiracy to ill-treat vulnerable adults in their care homes. They have been bailed to appear at Exeter Crown Court on 21 November.

They are all former employees at Atlas Project Ltd and worked at three care homes: Veilstone in Bideford, Gatooma in Holsworthy and Teignmead in Teignbridge. All the homes have since closed.

The charges relate to the period between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2011.

Exeter's Met Office to get a £97m "supercomputer"

What the supercomputer could look like Credit: Met Office

The Met Office in Exeter is to get a new super computer - costing £97 million.

It'll be able to perform 16,000 trillion calculations a second and will weigh the equivalent of 11 double decker buses.

It will be able to provide very high detail weather information for precise geographical areas and help predict events such as flooding and heavy snowfall more effectively.

It's being welcomed by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander.

Person in a critical condition after A30 crash

A person is in a critical condition after a crash on the A30 near Ide in Exeter. A car is believed to have left the road.

The air ambulance has taken the casualty to the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital.

The road is currently closed in both directions between Ide and Fingle Glen, and police are asking that drivers avoid the area.

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