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The newly-appointed Bishop of Exeter, Robert Atwell, says that many Devon communities face hardship. Speaking to ITV West Country reporter Francesca Carpenter, he said:
"The picture-postcard image of Devon is only half the story. There are many communities that our facing considerable hardship, whether that's through long-term unemployment or through poverty or, most recently, as a result of the devastating flooding."
The Queen has approved the nomination of a new Bishop of Exeter.
Right Reverend Robert Atwell, 59, has been chosen to succeed the Right Reverend Micheal Langrish who resigned in August.
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