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Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing woman as her car is found

Have you seen Lauren Philips? Credit: Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned about a young woman who's been missing for a week - and are asking the public for help.

Lauren Philips, who's 26, was last seen on Thursday 23 February - she failed to turn up to work in Bristol on Sunday.

Yesterday, her car was found in Woolacombe, Devon.

Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police are assisting with the search to find her along with HM Coastguard, the RNLI and the National Police Air Service.

We really need the public’s help in finding her so if you see her or think you might know where she is, please get in touch.

We’re particular keen for bed and breakfast owners or hoteliers in and around the Woolacombe area to check whether she has booked in with them.

– Detective Inspector Mark Langdon

If you see Lauren please call 101.

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Woolacombe beach voted one of the best in Europe

Woolacombe beach in North Devon has been voted one of the best in Europe.

The huge stretch of sand came out top in a list of beaches in the UK and fourth in Europe in a poll of reviews on travellers' website TripAdvisor.

Weymouth Beach and Porthminster at St Ives were also in the top 20.

Wollacombe was voted the best beach in the UK and fourth best in Europe Credit: ITV News

Royal Horse Artillery exercise on Woolacombe Sands

32 horses on exercise at Woolacombe Sands Credit: ITV West Country/Jacquie Bird

Horses from The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery are on exercise in the West Country from London for the first time in three years.

32 horses from Left Section, The King’s Troop, will be staying in the area until Sunday 22 September. They have been exercising their horses in the surf at Woolacombe Sands.

The horses will be staying in the area until Sunday 22 September Credit: ITV West Country/Jacquie Bird
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