Hopes are high that a bookshop in Crediton can be saved for the community now that 250 people have put up money as shareholders.
Many of them gathered at the shop to celebrate as a Devon author with a world-wide readership came to share his love of science with young readers.
Jonty Messer reports:
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Mrs Justice Nicola Davies will sentence Berlinah Wallace, 48, at Bristol Crown Court.
After cool early morning weather bringing mist and fog, there should be a bright afternoon for most parts of the region.
Any early mist and fog will soon clear, with unbroken sunshine through the day for most.