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Police appeal for information for stolen mobile home investigation

Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward after a pensioner's mobile home was stolen in Cullompton.

Sonia McColl's entire home was taken from a haulage yard just days before it was due to be delivered.

Devon and Cornwall Police say a number of people would have been involved in the theft, making it more likely someone will have information that could lead to an arrest.

  • Watch the ITV West Country news report on the stolen mobile home below:

Lorry crash causes major delays on M5 in Devon

The damaged lorry is now on the hard shoulder of the M5 northbound Credit: ITV News

There are major delays on the M5 in Devon after an accident involving a lorry.

The M5 northbound is closed due to accident investigation work between Junction 29 for Exeter and 28 for Cullompton. It's causing congestion all the way to the services at Junction 30.

It is expected to remain closed into the afternoon.

One lane is also closed southbound between Junction 28 for Cullompton and 29 for Exeter due to repairs to the central reservation following the accident

  • Diversion for northbound traffic

Traffic is to leave the M5 at J29, head in to Exeter and turn right on to Ambassador Drive then the B3181 toward Cullompton and follow the solid circle diversion signs.


The army helps build a memorial garden in Devon

Rifleman Daniel Coffee died in Iraq in February 2007 Credit: Ministry of Defence

Serving members of the Royal engineers are helping to build a new memorial garden in Cullompton for servicemen and women killed in action.

It follows a campaign by a man from the town. David Godfrey's grandson Daniel Coffee was killed in Iraq.

You can watch Richard Lawrence's report on the army at work in Cullompton here:


Demolition day for Cullompton eyesore

The building has been in ruins since 2010

A burned out dry cleaners in Cullompton is being demolished this morning, more than four years after it was damaged by fire.

The Harlequin Valet building on the town's high street has been derelict since it caught fire in 2010.

Local residents and businesses who've been campaigning for years for it to be taken down say they're relieved something is being done at last.

It's a complete and utter eyesore, it's been a blight on Cullompton High Street for such a long time now, people are put off when they come to Cullompton seeing that complete and utter burnt out building, it's just dreadful and I think it will be a great thing once it does go.

– Wendy Land, Noah's Ark Preschool

"She just kept going!" Grandmother delivers 5 lambs to a single ewe

The woman who delivered five lambs to a single ewe has described her surprise and delight.

81-year-old Shirley Burrough was on hand for the remarkable birth. Her son owns the farm.

One-in-a-million quintuplet lambs born on Devon farm

Quintuplet lambs have been born to just one ewe at a farm in Cullompton.

The five baa-ing bundles were born safe and well - delivered by 81-year-old grandma Shirley Burrough,

Her son Jonathan, who owns the farm, puts the rare event down to the quality of his grass.

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