One of the world's most famous living artists has opened his new gallery in Ilfracombe. Damien Hirst already has a restaurant there and a huge seafront sculpture. Hirst lives near Ilfracombe - so is he about to have the same impact on North Devon as TV chef Rick Stein has had on Padstow?
Volunteer crew members from Ilfracombe RNLI rescued a fishing boat this afternoon in strong winds and a heavy ground swell. The potting vessel Nemo had lost power approximately one mile off Lee Bay. The lifeboat Spirit of Derbyshire assisted her back to harbour with a tow line.
Coxswain Andrew Bengey said Nemo was a well-maintained boat run by professional fisherman, making the circumstances of the call-out unusual.
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.
The Mayor of Ilfracombe has spoken out after hearing constant criticism that the Verity statue in the town endorses teenage pregnancy.Read the full story ›
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.