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.
RNLI stations in the westcountry are set to receive new lifeboats which are twice as fast as the ones being replaced. Both Ilfracombe and St Ives will benefit from the boats, which are the organisation’s most advanced class of vessel.
‘The Shannon’, as it is known, is the first RNLI all-weather lifeboat to be powered by water jets, not propellers, and can reach speeds of up to 25 knots
The charity will need to build over 50 new Shannons within the next ten years to replace the older classes of lifeboat.
The boat should improve the safety and welfare of the charity's volunteer crews, thanks to its shock absorbing seats and computer monitoring and operating system.
The charity estimates that the 50 plus Shannons will rescue over 56,000 people and save the lives of over 1,500 in its lifetime.
The Shannon class is expected to make up almost a third of the RNLI's all-weather lifeboat fleet.
See footage of The Shannon here.