A torch relay to celebrate the Special Olympics GB's National Summer Games will begin on Friday.
The Flame of Hope will be carried from Falmouth, through the West Country and eventually arriving in Bath on Wednesday when it will light the cauldron at the opening ceremony.
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Emergency services say they will working long into the night to deal with a fire that began in a music shop near the centre of Exeter.
Leon Dexter was set upon by the birds in Ilfracombe in the latest in a series of attacks by seagulls in our region.
Emergency services are tackling the fire on Sidwell Street near the centre of Exeter.