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An Exeter boy who has spent past four months undergoing pioneering cancer treatment in Germany is spending christmas at home. Six year old Ryan Edwards was allowed to return after showing progress after a stem cell transplant to try to rebuild his immune system.
Ryan has suffered from Neruoblastoma three times since the age of two . He still requires constant monitoring and hospital treatment and an appeal to pay for the healthcare in Germany is continuing.
Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from homes in Barnstaple after the River Yeo burst its banks.
A woman spent 50 minutes clinging to a branch after being swept away from her flooded car at Umberleigh in North Devon.
Braunton's brand new flood defences were unable to withstand their first test of flooding.