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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.

Torquay United manager resigns

The manager of Torquay United has resigned after only three months in charge.

Paul Cox has left by "mutual agreement" following an apparent meeting about off-the-field issues yesterday.

Cox replaced Chris Hargreaves, who is on gardening leave after he refused to take a pay cut following the summer takeover by the consortium led by the now director of football Dean Edwards.

Torquay have not won a match for more than a month.


'A wonderful girl': School's tribute after death of missing teenager

The 16-year-old could not be revived after her body was found outside Torquay's Babbacombe Theatre. Credit: ITV West Country

Tributes have been paid to a 16-year-old girl who died after being reported missing two days ago.

She was found outside Babbacombe Theatre in the early hours of Wednesday and despite the efforts of paramedics was pronounced dead in hospital.

She was a pupil at St Cuthbert Mayne School. The headteacher there described her today as "a wonderful girl who was caring and gentle - a very loved and valued member of our school family".

Police watchdog investigate after death of teenager

The 16-year-old was found dead outside Torquay's Babbacombe Theatre. Credit: ITV West Country

The police watchdog is investigating after a 16-year-old girl was found dead just three hours after she was reported missing.

The teen was discovered outside the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay following a large search involving police and coastguard.

Attempts were made to revive the schoolgirl, who has not yet been named, but she was pronounced dead in hospital a short while later.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious but it has been reported to the Independent Police Complaints Commission due to involvement of officers before she died.

A police statement said officers, the force helicopter and the coastguard searched the local area after she was reported missing at around 11pm on Tuesday.

The Coastguard search team located the teenager outside Babbacombe Theatre at shortly after 1.25am on Wednesday, September 9.

They commenced CPR and she was taken to Torbay Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The girl's family has been informed.

The matter has been voluntarily referred to the IPCC.

– Spokesman, Devon and Cornwall Police

The referral is thought to be standard procedure, and there is no suggestion of any wrong-doing from the force.

We have received the referral and we are currently processing it.

We will carry out an assessment to determine whether any IPCC investigation is required.

– IPCC Spokesman

Body of missing 16-year-old found in Torquay

The 16-year-old's body was found outside Babbacombe Theatre. Credit: Bing maps

Police have confirmed they have found the body of a 16-year-old schoolgirl who was reported missing yesterday evening in Torquay.

Police and coastguard helicopters were involved in a lengthy search - and the youngster's body was found during the early hours of this morning outside Babbacombe Theatre.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.


Gordon Oliver remain Torbay Mayor

Gordon Oliver remain Torbay Mayor Credit: ITV NEWS

The final election result this evening was a victory for the Conservatives in Torbay as their Mayor, Gordon Oliver will continue for a second term in the position.

The Liberal Democrat candidate came in a close second, just six hundred and twenty one votes behind.

Gordon Oliver says he hopes Torbay's economy will continue to grow:

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