The Mayor of Ilfracombe has spoken out after hearing constant criticism that the Verity statue in the town endorses teenage pregnancy.
A controversial statue by Damien Hirst is on the verge of being hoisted into position in Ilfracombe
The people of Ilfracombe are now the custodians of a giant Damien Hirst sculpture
He's already got Verity in Ilfracombe and it now looks like Damien Hirst could be opening his own gallery in the town. It's been revealed that the artist has bought two adjacent properties in his childhood home. The purchases were revealed at a town council meeting.
Three months after she was craned into position, Damien Hirst's controversial 'Verity' statue should be open to the public in Ilfracombe later this week. Work to complete the base of the sculpture, including the laying of 30,000 slate tiles had been delayed due to the bad weather.
The self-style wolfman from Devon who's lived with a wolf pack in the wild for two and a half years wants to set up a study centre near Ilfracombe.
Shaun Ellis has kept a pack of wolves at Combe Martin for several years, but his research hopes have been dashed, as John Andrews reports:
A Devon man who's lived with a wolf pack in the wild for two and a half years wants to set up a study centre near Ilfracombe.
Shaun Ellis has kept a pack of wolves at Combe Martin for several years, but he's been refused permission. The district council has rejected the application because of worries about noise, traffic, and because it's in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Ilfracombe's newest lady is being lit up tonight. Verity, the controversial statue by Damien Hirst was installed on the pier last month.
Now energy-efficient LED lights have been put in. The switch-on will be followed by a firework display and other entertainment.
The West Country Tonight has been given exclusive access upclose to Ilfracombe's controversial new statue Verity by the artist Damien Hirst.
The bronze sculpture has only been in place for a month but being on the end of the town's pier the elements are already turning it green in places.
Damien Hirst's bronze sculpture 'Verity' has been in place for a month. The sixty six foot high artwork, though, is proving a hit with thousands of people paying her a visit.
A design engineer from North Devon has become the South West Apprentice of the Year and is now hoping to win the national title.
Daniel Lawson from Ilfracombe won the regional award for his work encouraging more young people into apprenticeships. His firm TDK-Lamda is now encouraging its worldwide employees to vote online for Dan to become the overall winner.
He told us about how valuable apprenticeships are
You can find out more about Dan here.
Shots of Hirst's 'Verity' being moved into position