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Kirstie Tancock 'fought to the very end' : husband and mother pay tribute

Kirstie Tancock was a staunch advocate of organ donation. Credit: ITV West Country

The family of a young woman who inspired thousands of people to become organ donors have paid tribute to her life.

Kirstie Tancock from Honiton passed away in the early hours of this morning, aged just 27.

She had cystic fibrosis, but continued to help others and raise awareness while she underwent two double lung transplants.

Kirstie walks up the aisle on her wedding day. Credit: Family

Even after being told she had just months to live, Kirstie stayed positive and was always thinking of others.

She even planned her own funeral.

Posting on Facebook, her family said Kirstie was "one in a million" and meant the world and more too so many people.

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Warning after Pokemon Go players spotted on railway

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Police have issued a warning after players of Pokemon Go were spotted on a Devon railway.

Officers said youngsters were risking their lives by walking and running across busy train tracks in pursuit of the Japanese characters.

Sergeant Mat Helm, of Devon and Cornwall Police said the "stupidly deadly" Pokemon hunting was taking place in Honiton.

He said: "No Pokemon is worth this. Not any you will find in Honiton anyway."

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Woman seriously injured in oil tanker crash in Devon

The woman's car collided with an oil tanker. Credit: ITV News

A woman has been seriously injured after her car collided with an oil tanker in Wilmington, near Honiton in Devon.

The 65-year-old woman, who was found unconscious at the scene, was cut free from her car by fire crews. She was airlifted to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with head and leg injuries.

The A35 was closed for several hours following the incident but has since re-opened.

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Honiton family takes part in ground-breaking DNA research

Six-year-old Noah Puleston might be given a clearer diagnosis Credit: ITV News

A Honiton family have become the first in the South West to take part in ground-breaking DNA research to help fight rare diseases.

Six-year-old Noah Puleston has moderate to severe learning difficulties. Now his family have an opportunity to achieve a clearer diagnosis after the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital was chosen to lead one of 11 new state-of-the-art genomics medicine centres across England.

They go from Doctor to Doctor, have test after test after test, in an attempt to try to find an explanation for their child's disorder and it can often end with we don't know and this project is to try to help these parents."

– Dr Charles Shaw-Smith, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

Smoke alarm warning after inquest into Honiton fire deaths

An inquest into the deaths of two teenagers and a little boy, who died in a house fire in Devon, has found that they could have been saved if the smoke alarms were working.

17-year-old Rosie Bennellick, her three-year-old brother Harvey and 18-year-old Andy Gunn were killed after a blaze broke out at a house in Honiton last year.

The fire was started by a six-year-old boy playing with a lighter. The inquest was told that the batteries of the smoke alarms had been removed a week earlier. The coroner concluded that neglect was a factor in their deaths, with an overall ruling of accidental death.

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