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Goose fair in Tavistock today

The annual Goose Fair in Tavistock take place today. The historic festival dates back to the 12th century, when farmers would bring their geese to the town to sell. Revellers can still enjoy goose lunches at restaurants across Tavistock.

People come from all over the West for the fair, and old and young alike enjoy the atmosphere.

Historically traders would sell geese in the town. Credit: Press Association

Tavistock family to pick up new mobility car

12 year old Paul Lewis is autistic and the family say they need the mobility car. Credit: ITV News West Country

A family from Devon who were left devastated when their mobility car was taken away collect a new one today (Monday).

The Lewis family from Tavistock say they need the car to be able to transport 12 year old Paul who is autistic.

The Government took the last vehicle away because Paul's needs weren't deemed high enough, but the family successfully appealed for a new car.

It will be collected at midday from a dealers in Saltash.


'Potentially hundreds of victims' - Police

Two women from Tavistock have been arrested by police investigating an alleged European music festival ticket scam.

The women, aged 50 and 21 were arrested on suspicion of fraud by misrepresentation by officers from Devon and Cornwall Police.

The force is investigating an allegation of fraud surrounding the sale of tickets for Tomorrowland 2013 - an electronic music festival held near Antwerp, near Belgium in July.

Police believe there could potentially be hundreds of victims from across the country and are urging anyone who thinks they have been scammed to get in touch.

Teaching Assistant dies while on holiday in France

Felicity 'Fizz' Ward. Credit: Rob Matthews

A teaching assistant from Tavistock has been killed while on holiday in the French Alps.

52 year old Felicity Ward, also known as Fizz, fell 330ft when she was hiking in the Valjouffrey Valley in the Isere region of eastern France.

She taught at St Peter's Church of England Junior School.

The school posted on its website; 'Fizz was a much respected and valued member of staff who will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time.'


Life-saving operation for Devonshire dog

Dog re-homed after life-saving operation Credit: Margaret Green Animal Rescue

A stray dog from Devon has been re-homed after recovering from a life-saving heart operation. Sally, an 8 month old Border Collie was found straying on Dartmoor in November last year. She was taken to the Wingletang Rescue and Re-homing Centre near Tavistock.

Vets found she was suffering from a severe heart murmur and would need a £4,000 operation to save her life. Locals donated the money and Sally has now recovered and is enjoying her new home.

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