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Dartmouth ferry re-opens

The Dartmouth Lower Ferry has re-opened this morning after 19 weeks of construction work. The refurbishment involved rebuilding the slipways at a cost of £1 million.

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New Schmallenberg virus vaccine approved

A new born lamb born on a farm where 75 lambs were lost to Schmallenberg Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

A new vaccine for a deadly livestock virus has been approved by government vets.

Schmallenberg virus causes birth defects in sheep and cattle. It's carried by midges and the south west has seen the largest numbers of cases. The vaccine should be available by this summer.

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