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
Our Devon correspondent Seth Conway is following the operation to put the 22 metre statue by Damian Hirst in place on Ilfracombe Pier. He's sent this report from the site.
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Damien Hirst's controversial sculpture of pregnant woman 'Verity' has arrived at Ilfracombe.
The 20-metre high bronze is being unloaded in several different sections, and will be assembled on site.
It's a 20 year loan by the sculptor, who lives in nearby Combe Martin.