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Last bank in Devon town in closes permanently

The Topsham branch is one of 14 banks to close in Devon so far this year. Credit: ITV West Country

The last bank in a Devon town has been permanently closed today, 10 October.

The Lloyds bank in Topsham shut its doors for the final time at 2pm.

The bank says changes to the way people do their banking, such as online, has reduced the number of customers choosing to visit their branches.

It is now the 14th bank to close in the county in 2017.

Customers in Topsham will now have to travel to Exeter to access their nearest branch.

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Protesters march on Glastonbury over bank closure

Protesters in Glastonbury getting their message across as Barclays shut its doors for the last time Credit: ITV News

Dozens of people have turned out in Glastonbury high street this afternoon to protest over the closing of Barclay's bank.

It closed its doors for the final time today, leaving the town with only one other bank, Lloyds - but this too, is set to close next month.

Residents of the town have been campaigning to keep at least one of their high street branches.

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Protests as yet another high street bank closes its doors

The Mayor of Glastonbury is to lead a protest when Barclays bank closes its doors for the last time later.

Residents of the town have been campaigning to keep at least one of their high street branches. Two banks have already gone, Barclays makes the third closure and the final bank - Lloyds - will shut next month.

A protest planned for today (Friday 4) is yet another stand in a long campaign to persuade at least one local bank to stay.

Campaigners have already created what they believe is the biggest ever bank queue in the town and created this campaign video:

Campaigners say they will keep on fighting the Credit: Kevin Redpath

Barclays and Lloyds say they have branches in nearby Street and fewer customers used them now.