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Decision postponed on closure of inpatient beds at Torrington Hospital

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.

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