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A39 near Bideford closed after lorry overturns

There's been a serious collision between a car and a log-carrying lorry on the A39 near Bideford in North Devon.

The lorry has overturned, shedding its load of logs across the carriage way.

Police and other emergency services are at the scene. Paramedics treated the car driver at the scene and he has been taken to North Devon District Hospital with potentially life threatening injuries.

The road closed has been closed at Westleigh and Roundswell, and is expected to remain closed for most of the day.

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Man's miracle escape after 200ft car plunge

A man's had a miracle escape after his car plunged off the road and into a 200 foot deep valley in North Devon.

The accident happened in Brayford at 11am this morning. A Sea King helicopter, an air ambulance and fire crews were all involved in the rescue.

Our correspondent Seth Conway was there as the driver was airlifted to safety:

"Miracle escape" for driver in cliff fall

The car is thought to have fallen 200ft Credit: ITV

The driver of a car which came off the road and plunged down a valley in North Devon has had what the police call a "miraculous escape".

The 53 year old local man was airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth after his car was discovered at the bottom of what the emergency services believe was a 200ft drop.

He is thought to be suffering only from a few broken ribs, and is being kept in overnight for observation.

Video: helicopter attends crash scene

A major rescue was launched after a car careered off the road and landed 100ft down a valley in North Devon.

The vehicle was spotted off the A399 near Mocham Down Gate. Paramedics discovered the driver was alive but trapped inside the car.

An air ambulance, a Sea King helicopter and firefighters worked to free the driver, who is thought to have life changing, possibly life-threatening injuries.

Breaking: Car plunges into valley in Devon

A major rescue operation is underway in North Devon after a car was found a hundred feet down a valley.

A man is trapped is a vehicle which came off the road near Mocham Down Gate on the A399 near Brayford.

The emergency services are at the scene and it's understood a Chivenor Sea King helicopter may be brought in to help. It's understood the man has life changing injuries

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Inaugural 'Beat the Fox' fun run in North Devon

Runners braving the rain outside The Fox pub in Fremington. Credit: Amy Slaney

Hundreds of runners were up early this morning to run off their Christmas Dinner with the inaugural 'Beat the Fox' 5K chase in North Devon.

The cross country race around the village of Fremington near Barnstaple saw runners in fancy dress attempting to finish before a man dressed up as a fox who set off two minutes after everyone else.

The charity event was expected to raise more than £500 for Children's Hospice South West.

Our Correspondent Seth Conway, dressed as Rudolph, took part in the race alongside his brother-in-law Richard Slaney and wife Laura Conway. Credit: Amy Slaney

Funeral of Jeremy Thorpe takes place in London

The funeral of Jeremy Thorpe was held today Credit: ITV West Country, Bob Constantine

The funeral of Jeremy Thorpe took place in London today.

The MP, who represented North Devon for 20 years, died earlier this month at the age of 85, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

The service will be held at St Margaret's Church in Westminster. Party leaders past and present attended, as well as Sir Nick Harvey, who inherited Mr Thorpe's North Devon seat.

Party leaders to attend Jeremy Thorpe's funeral

Jeremy Thorpe with his wife during the 1974 General Election campaign Credit: PA

The funeral of former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe is due to take place in London today.

The MP, who represented North Devon for 20 years, died earlier this month at the age of 85, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

The service will be held at St Margaret's Church in Westminster. Party leaders past and present will attend as well as Sir Nick Harvey, who inherited Mr Thorpe's North Devon seat.

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