A Polish student who raped a woman in Exeter and left her paralysed has had a bid to clear his name rejected.
Jakub Tomczak was jailed for life after the assault in 2006 which left his victim brain damaged and wheelchair bound.
The mother-of-one never recovered from her ordeal and died, from an aneurysm, aged 52 in 2010.
Yesterday the 32-year-old, who has since been transferred to a prison in his native country, saw his attempt to challenge his conviction thrown out by the country's top judges.
After two hundred years of trading, an Exeter menswear store and tailors is to close.
Lugets first began trading in the city in 1814.
Now its managers are blaming competition from the internet and high rent and rates for the decision not to take on a new lease .
One lane is closed and there is queueing traffic on the M5 northbound. That is due to an accident between J31 (Exminster) and J30 (Exeter services)
A survivor of prostate cancer from Exeter is backing an ITV campaign to encourage men to look for early symptoms.
66-year-old Eddie Booth is back to full fitness after beating the disease.
ITV's Lorraine programme is running a male cancer awareness campaign.
Eddie says he owes his recovery to spotting the signs early.
Defending champions Exeter Chiefs will be away to Leicester in the semi-finals of the LV= Cup.
They needed to beat Saracens this afternoon to have a home tie, but lost by 35-18. Sam Skinner and Tom James crossed for the Chiefs.
Saracens scored five tries, giving them a home match against Northampton in the last four.
Westcountry tourism is a hot topic this week, as industry leaders come together today for a two-day conference in Exeter. They will discuss the South West's economy, and how best to make the region's best loved venues more accessible to people with special needs such as food allergies or disabilities.
Exeter Cathedral will unveil details of its Foundations Project later today.
It has submitted plans to excavate the remains of a Roman Bath House which lie beneath Cathedral Green and hopes to build an underground visitor centre there.
It is estimated that the attraction would bring an extra 100,000 visitors to the city each year.
Police are continuing to question a man in connection with the death of a woman in Dawlish.
The body of a thirty six year old woman was found at a property on Iddesleigh Terrace in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The man is being held in Exeter.
A police sergeant and two civilian custody detention staff have today appeared at Exeter Magistrates Court to face charges in connection with the death of Thomas Orchard.
Sgt Jan Kingshott along with Simon Tansley and Michael Marsden were jointly charged with the allegation that they unlawful killed Thomas Orchard with the use of unreasonable force.
The three accused spoke only to confirm their names and the case was transferred to Bristol Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on Feb 26th.
Mr Orchard, a church caretaker, was arrested in Exeter City Centre in October 2012. He was taken to Heavitree Road police station and found to be unconscious in his cell a short while later. Mr Orchard died in hospital a week later.
Mr Orchard's mum Alison Orchard spoke of her frustration at the length of time it has taken for the case to get this far but she said the family were relieved that proceedings were now under way.
The Prime Minister is on a whistle stop tour of the South West and has announced a £88 million investment into the area.
The money will be spent on various projects including building work, and road improvements and bringing broadband to remote areas.
The government says it will create 22,000 jobs and 11,000 new homes.