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OLYMPIC gold medallist Amy Williams MBE came to the aid of Children’s Hospice South West when she stepped up to host a Q&A at the charity’s first sports lunch in Bath. Rugby legend David Flatman was due to host the event at the Apex Hotel but had to fly to Rome earlier than anticipated to …

A NEW waste transfer station at Bynsworthy in Barnstaple has become fully operational this week. The new  facility will enable Devon County Council to bulk up and transfer non-recyclable (wheelie bin/black bag) waste collected in the north Devon and Torridge areas away from landfill to energy from waste facilities where it is converted into electricity. …

POLICE investigating reports of two robberies in Exmouth are appealing for witnesses and information. The first incident was reported to police at around 10pm on Tuesday, February 5. It was reported that a man entered McColls newsagents on Exeter Road in possession of a hammer. He fled the premises with bags containing food and books. …

THREE more towns in Cornwall – St Austell, Camborne and Newquay – will be able to bid for money from the ‘Future High Street Fund’ after a government decision to allow more applications from county. The original fund submission criteria only allowed only one bid from each local authority area. However, following lobbying from Cornwall …

RUGBY clubs around Devon are being asked to hold a minute’s applause this weekend in memory of Brixham and Royal Navy player Kyle Mason. The 33-year-old, who passed away earlier this week, was the Navy’s most capped front-row forward, earned Combined Services honours and also played international rugby for Malta. As well as Brixham, Mason …

CHILDREN’S Hospice South West (CHSW) has announced plans for their 10th anniversary Moonlight Memory Walk. The event will take place in Falmouth on the evening of Saturday, March 30. Around 80 people attended the charity’s cream tea launch of the event at the Falmouth Hotel, where photos and memorabilia from the last 10 years were shared. The Moonlight …

TOP children’s TV stars Dick and Dom will be performing live shows at the Eden Project over May half-term. The multi-BAFTA winning legends will stage Dick v Dom in front of the world-famous Biomes in Cornwall from May 25 to June 2. Their madcap show will take place on the main stage every day of …

HMV stores in Plymouth, Exeter, Bath and Bristol’s Cribbs Causeway are set to close, it has been announced. Canadian firm Sunrise Records has agreed to buy 100 stores out of administration, securing 1,487 jobs. But 27 stores will close resulting in 455 redundancies. As well as shops in the West Country, HMV’s flagship Oxford Street …