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Developers to pull out of Atlantic Array windfarm

The plans include more than two hundred turbines Credit: ITV News West Country

Developers of one of the worlds largest offshore wind farms off the coast of North Devon are expected to pull out of the project tomorrow.

Sources close to energy company RWE Npower say the Atlantic Array scheme is financially unsustainable. It's not known if any other firm will take over the project.

The plans include more than two hundred turbines along nine miles of the North Devon Coast. It would have powered hundreds of thousands of homes in the region.


Praise for grandmother who fought off attack

A woman who was attacked by two people with a meat cleaver in North Devon says she's relieved that they've been found guilty.

Grandmother, Trude Mian chased them from the shop she was working in in Braunton. Police have praised her for her bravery.

The couple were convicted today. A third member of the gang had already admitted his guilt. They're now awaiting sentence.

Richard Lawrence reports from Exeter Crown Court.

Wind farm protest

The London Array: a similar scheme is planned off the Devon coast Credit: ITV News Westcountry

A protest is expected to take place outside a meeting of Torridge planners tonight as they discuss a proposed wind farm of the North Devon coast. The company RWE wants to build 240 offshore turbines 10 miles from the coast.

It would generate more than 1,000 mega-watts of electricity but some local residents say it could cause lasting damage.


Devon students compete in race against Kenyans

by Seth Conway

West Buckland School in North Devon already has a prestigious alumni of international sports stars including Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards.

But the school near Barnstaple has made another piece of history staging a one mile race between its students and those from a Kenyan school running at the same time. So who won?

Seth Conway reports:

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