Boat tragedy on the Bideford Bar

A man's been killed and another has been taken to hospital after their boat capsized on the Bideford Bar in the Torridge estuary.

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Learning about Olden Times

Children from schools across Devon and Cornwall have been enjoying a taste of Victorian life at Powderham Castle near Exeter.

The 600 year old estate is the family home of the Earl & Countess of Devon.

Youngsters have been trying their hand at carpet beating, boot polishing and cooking.

School children learn about being servants at Powderham Castle Credit: ITV News West Country

Atlantic Array wind farm is scrapped - full report

It was meant to be one of the largest off shore windfarm projects in the world, but tonight plans for the Atlantic Array off the North Devon coast are in tatters, with the developers saying it was "not the right time" for the project.

The 4 billion pound scheme had attracted criticism, with environmentalists worried about its impact on marine life in the Bristol Channel. Here's our North Devon correspondent, Seth Conway.

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MP shocked by wind farm cancellation

North Devon MP Nick Harvey says he is shocked by the news that developers behind one of the worlds largest offshore wind farms have pulled out of the project today.

The energy company - RWE - say the scheme is financially unsustainable. More than two hundred turbines were planned along nine miles of the North Devon Coast. It would have powered hundreds of thousands of homes in the region.

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Scrapping of wind farm based on 'technical grounds'

A Department of Energy and Climate Change spokesman said the scrapping of the scheme was a matter for the developer, but the decision "was made on purely technical grounds and reflects the many complex challenges of constructing offshore windfarms".

The scheme had drawn criticism from environmentalists who were worried about its impact on marine wildlife in the Bristol Channel and campaigns who have branded the project for 720-ft high turbines as unsightly.

According to the Guardian, round 3 windfarms such as those in Dogger Bank, Hornsea and East Anglia, were set up to help the government generate 15 per cent of energy from renewable sources by 2020.

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German firm to back other UK offshore wind projects

Director of offshore wind Paul Cowling claimed that German-owned firm RWE is still backing offshore wind and would be pressing ahead with other projects off Britain's coastline.

But it is not known if any other firm will take over the project to install windfarms off the coast of North Devon, which would have provided power for thousands of homes in the region.

The firm scrapped plans for a windfarm off the coast of North Devon. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Richard Sandford, head of European projects offshore at RWE, also denied that the Atlantic Array was dropped as part of a money saving drive at the company.

He told the Guardian: "This really is project-specific and not at all down to other considerations. We are still proceeding with schemes like Galloper and Triton Knoll, off the east coast of the country."

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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.

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