The statue looks out to sea from the harbour at Ilfracombe in North Devon.

Damien Hirst's sculpture yarn bombed

Photos of Damien Hirst's sculpture 'Verity' have appeared showing her sporting some eighties leg-warmers for April Fool's Day.

Mayor defends Verity statue

The Mayor of Ilfracombe has spoken out after hearing constant criticism that the Verity statue in the town endorses teenage pregnancy.

Verity rising?

A controversial statue by Damien Hirst is on the verge of being hoisted into position in Ilfracombe

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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.

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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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