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Devon school cook to make food for Prime Minister

Sam Ward (l) beat thousands of others for the chance to cook for MPs. Credit: ITV West Country

A school cook from Devon is travelling to London today to help create delicious dishes for the Prime Minister.

Sam Ward from Collaton St Mary Primary School in Paignton beat thousands of others from across the country, for the chance to showcase school meals for MPs in Westminster.

Credit: ITV West Country

Devon schools get the Rugby World Cup spirit

These pupils in Torbay have come together to build their rugby skills Credit: ITV News

While Rugby World Cup fever has got many of us gripped for at least the next month - the sport is being played by more young people than ever across the South West.

That's partly down to a scheme aimed at getting more boys and girls at secondary schools to take up the game.

Three different schools in Torbay have come together to develop their rugby as part of the All Sports Programme.

Paignton Regatta fireworks postponed due to bad weather

Paignton Regatta has postponed it's fireworks display due to bad weather predicted for this evening and throughout today (August 13th).

The display was due to start this evening at 21:45 but will now take place tomorrow (Friday August 14th).

Police search for missing man from Devon

Police are concerned for the welfare of Michael Gregory, a 29-year-old man from Paignton Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of Michael Gregory, a 29-year-old man from Paignton.

Michael was last seen in Brixham yesterday (Tuesday August 11th) evening.

He is described as white, of slim build with receding dark brown hair and he has a Midlands accent.

Anyone with information about Michael's whereabouts is asked to contact police.


Funeral for former Child of Courage who defied odds to survive

Kayleigh was named a Child of Courage in 1993. Credit: ITV News
Kayleigh was born with her organs back to front, but beat the odds to survive until she was 26. Credit: Family

The funeral has been held today for a young woman from Paignton who inspired the community with her courage during a lifetime of medical problems.

Kayleigh Moore was born with her organs back to front and wasn't expected to survive her first year. She survived 21 years after a heart transplant, defying all the odds to live until she was 26.

She was named a Child of Courage in 1993, and met Princess Diana the following year, having survived two bouts of encephalitis.

Kayleigh meeting Princess Diana in 1994. Credit: Family

Kayleigh's mum, Eileen Lang, spoke to us about her love for her amazing daughter.

Funeral of former "Child of Courage"

We filmed Kayleigh when she was a little girl who had an awful lot to deal with Credit: ITV News

The funeral is being held today for a woman from Paignton who was born with all her organs the wrong way round. She also had a heart transplant.

Kayleigh Moore touched everyone's hearts when she was named a Child of Courage in 1993. The next year, after two bouts of encephalitis she met Princess Diana.

She got on with life, she grabbed every opportunity that she had and that's what I did I just grabbed onto the opportunity of being a mum for as long as I possibly could with her and always will be, always be her mum.

– Eileen Lang, Kayleigh's mother

Investigation after man dies following police restraint in Paignton

Investigation after man dies following police restraint in Paignton Credit: Google Maps

An investigation is looking into how a man died after being arrested by police in Devon.

The 38 year old became unconscious while being restrained outside a bar on the Esplanade in Paignton on Wednesday night. He was taken to hospital where he died yesterday.

The arrest happened after police were responded to reports of a disturbance between two men and door staff.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission are looking into what happened.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to investigate police involvement in an incident in Paignton, Devon, following which a man is in a critical condition in hospital.?

?Police were called to a disturbance involving two men and door staff outside Murphy’s Roadhouse pub in Paignton at around 9pm on Wednesday 29 April. One police officer initially attended. Shortly following the disturbance, a 38-year-old man became unconscious while being restrained at the scene.?

?The man was taken to Torbay District Hospital by ambulance and remains in a critical condition. Devon and Cornwall Police referred the police involvement to the IPCC and investigators were deployed to begin an assessment.?

The IPCC will be carrying out an independent investigation into the police involvement. Devon and Cornwall Police are continuing a criminal investigation into the altercation outside the pub.?

– IPCC statement
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