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Hirst's 'Verity' almost finished

The sun rises on Damien Hirst's controversial 'Verity' statue Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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.

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Wolf man's study centre plans dashed

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.

Verity to be lit up in style

Verity, Ifracombe's controversial statue is being lit up tonight. Credit: ITV Westcountry

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.

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South West Apprentice of the Year

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.

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