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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.

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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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Police probe 'unexplained' deaths in Paignton

Forensics experts at the bungalow in Freshwater Drive Credit: ITV News West Country

Investigations are underway at a bungalow in Paignton after the bodies of an elderly man and woman were found. Police were called to the property in Freshwater Drive last night.

Devon & Cornwall Police say the deaths are being treated as unexplained. The fire service found no signs of a gas leak or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Police investigate 'unexplained deaths' in Devon

Police are investigating the death of an elderly man and woman in Paignton.

Officers were called to a property in Freshwater Drive yesterday evening.

They then discovered the bodies of a man and a woman.

Police are investigating the deaths of two people in Paignton Credit: Credit: PA Wire

Devon & Cornwall Police say the deaths are being treated as unexplained and an investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.

The next of kin and Coroner have been informed.

The fire service found no signs of a gas leak or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Fire crews tackle 'severe' house fire in Paignton

Fire services have been tackling a 'severe' house fire in Paignton.

Five appliances are in attendance, and have confirmed a fire on the ground floor of a detached property on Cecilia Road. Further resources have been requested.

One appliance from Paignton and one from Torquay were mobilised to reports of a house on fire. Due to the number of calls and information received, a third appliance, from Paignton was mobilised.

Crews arrived and requested a fourth pump and the aerial ladder platform, both mobilised from Torquay.

Crews confirmed a fire on the ground floor of a detached property and two BA wearers got to work with one hose reel jet. This increased to one main jet and two hose reels on the arrival of further resources. The Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service were requested to attend.

– Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue
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