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The A3079 Holsworthy Road at Thorndon Cross near Okehampton is closed due to a fallen tree. It is causing delays in the area.
It is blocked both ways between A386 Bowerland Road (Thorndon Cross) and the A3072 (Brandis Corner).
The tree came down near Yelland Farm and a council crew is at the location, clearing the tree
- DIVERSION: A386 via Hatherley
An inquest has been hearing how a young soldier, who was about to become a parent, died during a military exercise on Dartmoor when he was hit by a unhitched trailer.
Private Cameron Laing ended up being pinned against the truck that had been towing the trailer, suffering severe injuries to his head and chest.
Those at the scene tried to resuscitate him for more than 45 minutes, but the inquest heard that his injuries were so severe that there was never any hope of success. Private Laing was declared dead at the scene.
The inquest is expected to last for three days.
Maternity services at a Devon hospital have been suspended because of staff sickness. The Royal Devon and Exeter Trust, which manages several hospitals in the region, says the Okehampton Birthing Unit could remain closed all summer. It's now been three months since services were open.
A Service of Dedication has been held at the Okehampton War Memorial to commemorate the addition of the name of a soldier who was killed in action in Afghanistan last year.
Corporal Michael Pike was born in Okehampton and lived in the town until the age of 5 when he moved with his family to Scotland. His extended family, including his mother and father, all live in the Okehampton area and were present at the ceremony.
The High Sheriff of Devon, the Devon president of the Royal British Legion, the mayors of West Devon and Okehampton, together with members of the Royal British Legion and friends also attended.
Michael was leading a patrol in contact with the enemy when he was killed. Having joined the Army at the age of 16, he was serving as a section commander in A Company, 4th Battalion (The Highlanders), The Royal Regiment of Scotland.
John Andrews meets Kenneth Grange, the face behind some of Britain's best known products. He's designed an extraordinary range of iconic items from the Kodak Instamatic to the Intercity 125 train. He's 82 but still busy bringing art to everyday objects at his home near Okehampton.
People in rural communities are paying too much for fuel and goods in local shops, according to the Office of Fair Trading. The government consumer watchdog talked to residents of Okehampton and Hatherleigh in Devon as part of a nationwide survey.
It found that high prices in shops and filling stations couldn't always be explained by their rural location. The OFT's report also calls for better internet links and favourable tax policies.