A colony of bats have moved into a new home - the body of a fibre-glass triceratops.Read the full story ›
Police have issued a warning following the death of a teenager in a suspected drug related incident.
A 15-year-old boy was admitted to North Devon District Hospital after taking a recreational drug at a youth disco in Ilfracombe on Friday. He died in the early hours of this morning. His next of kin have been informed.
Enquires are currently underway into this death.
We have also been informed of two young adults being admitted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth after also taking a recreational drug last night at a house party; both remain in hospital and one in a serious condition.
It is currently believed that all three had taken what they thought to have been MDMA tablets.
At this time, police can’t be sure if these incidents are linked, or if there is particular tainted batch of recreational drugs in circulation.
A father and son are lucky to be alive after entering rough seas to try and rescue a dog in Devon.Read the full story ›
Dogs Trust is appealing to dog lovers to rehome an overlooked resident who bears a striking resemblance to a Harry Potter character.Read the full story ›
Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is appealing for a home for Ellie, a Spaniel cross who has been overlooked by hundreds of potential new owners.Read the full story ›
Crowds braved freezing weather in Ilfracombe this afternoon to see a variety show in support of the town's Landmark Theatre. Performers from around North Devon staged the free event following the Landmark's sudden closure last month.
The Queens Theatre in Barnstaple also closed when the trust that owns them went bust, leaving actors and ticket holders out of pocket. It's hoped both theatres could re-open under new management. More details here.
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Two Devon theatres unexpectedly shut last week after the Trust which runs them went into administration - today people marched in protest.Read the full story ›
A Dogs Trust Centre in Ilfracombe has six Staffordshire Bull Terriers on its books and can't understand why people don't want the breedRead the full story ›
A man has been charged with unlawful possession of explosives after homes in North Devon were evacuated for 24 hours.
Police and a military explosives team were called to an address on Osbourne Road in Illfracombe on Friday. Officers say there is no evidence linking the incident to terrorism or extremism.
A 41 year old man is due in court on Monday.
I would like to thank the residents of Osborne Road and that locality for their patience and understanding over the past 2 days.
We had to rehouse a number of residents for two nights until we were sure that the area was safe. The search was long and painstaking but it was essential that those involved in it had the time needed to ensure no one came to harm. I am pleased to be able to reassure everyone that there is no ongoing risk to anyone in the area.