The Tour of Britain is making it's way through Devon today, and the village of Ide has a special message for one of the riders:
Sir Bradley Wiggins is retiring from road cycling after the Tour of Britain.
Controversial plans to build a £6 million park and ride scheme on the outskirts of a Devon village have been scrapped by the council.
Residents of Ide, near Exeter, overwhelmingly rejected the scheme in a historic poll. The £1,000 referendum saw villagers vote four to one against the proposals.
Devon County Council wanted to build a 550 space carpark on land near Ide, claiming it would relieve traffic problems into the city.
But opponents were worried it would reduce the green belt, and cause noise pollution.
County councillor Alan Connett confirmed the plan had been withdrawn, after asking the council to consider the unpopular proposal earlier this week.
But, he said, the council would continue to work on the proposals which it saw as an essential part of Exeter's growth plans.
He added the council may resubmit another application "at some point in the future".
A red-faced binman demonstrated his rubbish driving earlier when he became wedged in a ford.
The crew were reversing to gain access to homes in Ide when the heavy truck slipped off the side of the road into the water.
They were unable to shift the lorry, and a tow truck was called out to try and free the stranded refuse workers who regularly use the waterway to access homes on The College.
A 79-year-old man has died after a crash on the A30 near Exeter this morning.
He was driving a grey Jaguar saloon and it is believed that he suffered a medical episode which caused his car to leave the road.
The man was airlifted to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, but later died.
Both carriageways of the A30 near Ide in Exeter have re-opened following a serious crash involving a single vehicle. A person was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.
It caused big delays but these have now cleared.
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.
The A30 in Devon is closed and there is queuing traffic both ways after an accident between the A377 (Alphington Junction) and Five Mile Hill (Fingle Glen) near Ide.
The air ambulance will be landing on the M5 bound side of the A30 to deal with the single car accident.
The residents of a village in Devon have come together to launch a community shop after the closure of their local post office. They raised tens of thousands of pounds to fund the shop, which will sell local produce and be run by volunteers.
Structural engineers have been called to a row of cottages near Exeter to see if they can be saved. It's after fire tore through thatched roofs in the village of Ide on Sunday night. It was one of the biggest operations for fire crews ever for a house fire in Devon.
Firefighters remain on the scene after a fire ripped through two thatched properties in Ide in Devon. It broke out yesterday evening. At its height more than 100 firefighters from across Cornwall, Somerset and Devon battled the flames. No one was injured.