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A BATH man has received a highly commended ‘Life After Stroke Award’ from the Stroke Association in recognition of his courage and determination. John Carr, 60, had a stroke in February 2013. It left him unable to move his body, swallow and with a speech difficulty called aphasia. The Stroke Association’s ‘Life After Stroke Awards’ …

DEVON County Council (DCC) is one of the first authorities in the UK to declare a ‘climate emergency’ and is forging a county-wide partnership to ensure that Devon is carbon neutral by 2050. The declaration was made at Devon County Council’s cabinet meeting  this month and follows the latest warnings from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental …

A WOMEN has died following an incident in Yelverton on Friday (January 25). Police were called at around 3.15pm that day by the ambulance service with reports of a woman located in the public toilets in Meavy Lane having sustained serious head injuries. The woman, who is in her 60s and is from Plymouth, was …

PLYMOUTH community groups and charities have received a welcome new year boost thanks to cash and assets seized from criminals. Police in Plymouth have shared £2,750 from the Proceeds of Crime Act [POCA] fund among five deserving causes in the city. Cash and assets gained through crime are confiscated from convicted offenders and given back …

BRITAIN’S best divers will once again be showcasing their skills at the Plymouth Life Centre from Friday, February 1 to Sunday, February 3. The prestigious British National Diving Cup will showcase the best of the UK’s diving talent as everyone focuses on Tokyo 2020. Olympic medallists Tom Daley and Jack Laugher will be competing for honours on the 10-metre …

PLANS to reopen South Crofty Mine near Pool, reviving a traditional Cornish industry and bringing well paid jobs to Cornwall, have been given a boost with the county council agreeing to invest £1million in a share offering by Strongbow Exploration to assess viability. The mine closed in 1998, marking the end of one of Cornwall’s …

A DEVON farmer who caused unnecessary suffering to an animal has been given a 16-week suspended prison sentence, fined £6,970 and banned from keeping animals for 10 years. Michael Rice, 68, of High View, Crediton was sentenced at Exeter Magistrates Court. Rice also failed to ensure that animals had access to a dry lying area …

PAIGNTON Zoo has bred a species of venomous lizard for the first time. Two Mexican beaded lizards have hatched at the Devon zoo and incredibly, one was captured by photographer Elliye Stobbart. This CITES protected lizard (Heloderma horridum) is a venomous species found principally in Mexico and southern Guatemala. Heloderma means “studded skin”, and with …