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Woman taken to hospital after crashing into wall

A silver Renault Clio crashed into the wall on Wellington Road early this morning Credit: Bing

A woman has been taken to hospital after her car hit a wall in Taunton.

She suffered serious injuries and was taken to Musgrove Park Hospital. It happened on Wellington Road just before one o'clock this morning. Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the crash to contact them.

Pensioner missing from Torpoint since Thursday

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for information after a 72-year-old man went missing from St John near Torpoint, Cornwall. Graham Mitchell was last heard leaving his home in St John yesterday (Thursday 17 April) at 7:30am.

He is white, 5 feet 11", with short, dark grey hair. He is unsteady on his feet and walks with a limp. Devon and Cornwall Police would like anyone with information to contact them by dialling on 101, quoting log reference 785 17/04/14.


What does Easter mean to you?

Today is Good Friday and for thousands of Christians across the south west it's the start of the most important three days of the year. Here's Anna Norman-Walker from Exeter Cathedral to tell us what Easter means to her.

Football teams in action on Good Friday

Yeovil face Blackburn Rovers today Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Good Friday will see all of our football teams in action. Yeovil, who are bottom of the Championship, travel to Blackburn Rovers. Playoff chasing Plymouth are also in the North West to face Bury.

Exeter are away to Chesterfield, while Torquay, who could still stay up, host Dagenham and Redbridge at Plainmoor.


Fisherman want Scallop stocks assessment

British and French fishermen are calling on the government for more scientific studies into Scallop stocks in the channel. It comes after they met in Brixham this week to discuss the sustainability of scallops.

It's an industry that's worth 54 million pounds in the UK. The two day conference was set up to encourage the two countries to work together.

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Elite cyclist's death ruled accidental

Junior Heffernan was killed during the Severn Bridge Road Race in March 2013 Credit: Herbalife-Leisure Lakes

A coroner has ruled that the death of a cyclist from Plymouth in a race was an accident.

23-year-old Junior Heffernan was hit by a car during the Severn Bridge Road Race in Gloucestershire in March last year. He was on the wrong side of the road and had been over the speed limit.

Police told the inquest the driver couldn't have avoided the collision.

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M5 inquest - smoke ruled out as cause of crash

Smoke from a fireworks display has officially been ruled out as the cause of the M5 pile-up which killed seven people.

That was the summary from the West Somerset coroner this afternoon at the inquest into one of Britain's worst motorway accidents.

Michael Rose said he would be meeting with authorities before making further rulings on safety - including whether there should be tighter controls on fireworks displays near busy roads. David Woodland reports.

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