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Man Engine to tour the South West

The Man Engine was named the National Lottery's 2017 best art project. Credit: ITV West Country

The country's largest ever mechanical puppet will visit several areas in the region next year.

The giant Man Engine will be in Radstock, Somerset and in Cornwall next Easter.

The National Lottery project, which wowed crowds across the South West last year, was built to celebrate the history of the mining industry.

The Resurrection Tour will see the Man Engine calling at locations across the county before visiting other places around the UK, South Wales and Yorkshire.

It was named the National Lottery's best art project this year, 2017.

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Lottery millionaire great-granddad thought he 'might have won £25'

Peter Congdon thought he had won £25. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A great-grandfather from Truro has hit the lottery jackpot, winning £13.5 million in last week's Lotto Rollover.

Three different people told Peter Congdon, 67, it was his lucky day after he won a few pounds on scratchcards three days in a row. When he got lucky on the Rollover his first thought was that he had won £25, before double checking with his daughter that it was the magic six.

“When she agreed with me, I came home and put my ticket in a book in the kitchen and made myself a cup of tea. Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep that night.”

– Peter Congdon, Lottery winning

Mr Congdon, a widower, is a father-of-three, grandfather-of-ten and great-grandfather-of-one in a close-knit family who all live nearby. He says he'll be treating himself and his children to new cars, but this year's family holiday won't be changing - they'll be going to Butlin's, as they have for 40 years.

Peter Congdon is looking forward to treating his close-knit family. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mr Congdon is the latest winner from the region, joining recent winners Jenn Burston from Exeter who won £3 million at Christmas, and a syndicate group from Plymouth who won last summer.

Cornish great-grandfather hits the lottery jackpot

A great grandfather from Cornwall has won £13.5 million on the lottery. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive

A great-grandfather from Cornwall has won £13.5 million on the lottery.

He's the latest winner from the region, joining recent winners Jenn Burston from Exeter who won £3m at Christmas, and a syndicate group from Plymouth who won last summer.

All we know is that the great-grandfather is from Truro - his identity will be unveiled later today.

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