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Family's delight as missing dog is found

Runaway Ralf has been found - safe, sound and rather hungry Credit: Zoe Kiely

The search for a missing cockapoo prompted the posting of a £250 reward and even its own Facebook page - "Let's find Ralf and bring him home" and now the much loved dog is home safe and sound.

Zoe Kiely from Mannamead was heartbroken when eight-year-old Ralf ran off from a relative's home in Ivybridge on Monday 14 March.

The hunt for Ralf went viral on social media with a number of sightings. Zoe herself went out looking for her "soulmate" pooch every day and hasn't been able to sleep properly since.

But tonight she should sleep soundly as a farmer found the canine escapee sleeping in a barn in Ugborough and Zoe has been reunited with her faithful friend.

Heartbroken family concerned for missing dog

Credit: Zoe Kiely

A heartbroken family is offering a cash reward to the person who finds their missing dog, Ralph.

The 8 year old light brown cockapoo, went missing in Ivybridge five days ago where he was being looked after by relatives.

Zoe Kiely, Ralph's owner who is 'desperate' to get him home, is not currently in the country. Meanwhile friends and family have put up a £250 reward for his safe return.

Ralph is wearing a red collar and is micro chipped. The family asks anyone who does find him to take him to their nearest rescue centre or vet so that the family can be contacted.

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Bus stuck on grass verge in Devon left hanging for help

Local bus service, the 20A, got stuck in Ivybridge. Credit: James Crook

A city bus has been left hanging in mid air after mounting a grass verge in Ivybridge.

The Number 20A appears to have tried to cross the verge, but got stuck in the process.

Local passersby have posted photos like this on social media. Credit: James Crook

Firefighters were called to Woodland Road in Ivybridge just before 7pm, and reported finding the bus in a 'precarious position'.

Crews stabalised the bus. Credit: James Crook

Crews made the vehicle and scene safe using small tools.

Twitter users - including police officers - have been quick to compare the incident to a scene from the film, The Italian Job.

Desperate families must keep waiting for drug that could save their children

Leo Le Gal's family say Translarna has slowed down the devastating symptoms of his illness. Credit: ITV News

Families desperate for the NHS to approve a drug that could change their children's lives have just found out they have to keep waiting.

The decision on whether to fund Translarna, which could be life-changing for children with muscular dystrophy, was expected to be this afternoon.

The mother of a boy from Devon who has the devastating muscle-wasting condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy has been fighting for the NHS to approve the drug, which is widely available in Europe.

Ruth Le Gal's son Leo is being treated with Translarna in America, and his family say they have seen huge improvements in the last few months - but they are desperate for the drug to be approved here as he is only being treated as part of a trial.

A decision won't now be made until NICE concludes its appraisal process.

"Children deteriorate very quickly who have got this illness and this medication can stop this illness, can keep them stable and keep them healthy."

– Ruth Le Gal, Leo's mother

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Devon Mother calls for life changing drug to be made available on the NHS

Ruth and her son Leo - who suffers from muscular dystophy Credit: ITV News

A mother from Devon is calling for a potentially life changing muscular dystrophy drug to be made available on the NHS.

Ruth Le Gal's son Leo suffers from the conditon and today she joined a group of campaigners at Westminster who say the drug is taking too long to be approved.

Today at PMQ's David Cameron said a decision would be made in the near:

Devon woman finds 107 gnomes in front garden

107 gnomes were discovered in the garden in Ivybridge Credit: Marcela Telehanicova

A woman from Devon woke up to find more than 100 gnomes carefully arranged in her front garden.

Marcela Telehanicova pulled open her curtains to be confronted by 107 gnomes in a formation on her front path at her home in Ivybridge, Devon in the early hours of June 2.

"Ok, who has put 100 gnomes outside my front door?!?!" the 30-year-old posted on her Facebook page after the discovery.

Police are now investigating the incident amid concerns the gnomes were stolen.

Two weeks since Devon teenager went missing

Ryan Ranson. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A teenager from Plymouth who was last seen buying a train ticket from Paddington to Bath has now been missing for two weeks.

17-year-old Ryan Ranson from Devon was seen on CCTV at the station on Friday 23 January. He went missing after failing to show up to work. His parents say he is not in trouble and they just want him home.

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