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The Cavaliers light up the skies

When the Torrington Cavaliers build a bonfire it goes off with a bang. For the past forty years the volunteer group has been staging elaborate and exquisite displays. From Pudding Lane and the Great Fire of London fifteen years ago to Torrington Castle the last time out in 2010. The latest bonfire creation taking shape on Torrington's Commons is children's TV classic Trumpton.

Watch the below footage of the Great Fire of London in 2000:

Below is footage of the bonfire at HMS Victory in 2005:

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Cats given oxygen after house fire in Devon.

Fire crews were called to a property in Torrington early this morning. Credit: ITV News West Country

Two cats have been given oxygen therapy by fire crews after being rescued from a house fire in Devon.

Crews were called to the home in Castle Hill Gardens, Torrington, by a person trapped on the first floor. Neighbours used a ladder to rescue them and a child before engines arrived on the scene.

Fire crews confirmed there were no further people inside the property, but rescued two cats that required help breathing.

Decision postponed on closure of inpatient beds at Torrington Hospital

Decision postponed on closure of inpatient beds at Torrington Hospital Credit: ITV News West Country

A decision over the closure of inpatient beds at Torrington hospital has been postponed. Northern Devon Healthcare Trust the local Clinical Commission Group say they want to hear all evidence from the community and wait until an independent review has been carried out before making it's final conclusions.

North Devon arts centre plays its final 35mm film

The era of 35mm cinema has come to an end in South West. What's thought to be the last film projector showing the latest movie releases had its final performance in North Devon last night.

The Plough Arts Centre in Torrington has had to raise around £100,000 for a new digital projector.

And the author of a Hollywood blockbuster was there for the rather sentimental last showing.

Mark Thomas reports:

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Big charity bonfire planned for North Devon

A previous big bonfire organised by Torrington Cavaliers Credit: ITV News West Country

A charity group from North Devon famous for building massive bonfires have announced their latest venture to burn on August Bank Holiday weekend 2015.

Torrington Cavaliers plan to build a large replica of children's TV villages Trumpton and Camberwick Green.

The last bonfire in 2010 raised more than sixty thousand pounds for local charities.

Plans to close ten inpatient beds at Torrington Community Hospital put on hold

Plans to close ten inpatient beds at Torrington Community Hospital have been put on hold and a public meeting due to be held in the town today has been postponed.

The local NHS trust's plan to treat patients at home instead of in the hospital for a six month trial caused uproar.

The Mid Devon MP Geoffrey Cox has persuaded the trust to extend the period for consultation and a public meeting has been re-arranged for September 12th.