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Student dies after falling down Plymouth stairwell

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A student has been found dead with a fatal head injury at the bottom of a stairwell in Plymouth.

The 19-year-old man is ...

today 17:19 open_in_new
Devon bus shelter gets mystery 'Banksy-style' makeover

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A village bus shelter is being secretly decorated and furnished by an unknown person, sparking intrigue in the community.

The ...

today 12:55 open_in_new
Hitler's phone sold for $243,000 at US auction

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A telephone used by Adolf Hitler during World War Two has been sold for $243,000 (£195,744) at a US auction.

The identity of ...

today 08:31 open_in_new
Liam Kelly: Leyton Orient captain banned for six games for ball boy 'shove'

Leyton Orient captain Liam Kelly has been banned for six games by the Football Association for pushing over a ball boy in Tuesday's win at Plymouth.

Argyle reported the midfielder, 27, to the FA after the incident in the 86th minute of the game.

It was not seen by the match officials ...

2017-02-18 14:29 open_in_new
Mark Ormrod says losing his limbs made him 'more passionate for life'

18 February 2017 Last updated at 00:16 GMT

A former Royal Marine has spoken of his life-changing injuries 10 years after being severely wounded in the line of duty.

Mark Ormrod, from Plymouth, lost both legs and his right arm when he stood on an IED in Afghanistan 10 years ...

2017-02-18 13:23 open_in_new
Hitler's phone to be auctioned in US

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A telephone used by Adolf Hitler during World War Two is to be auctioned in the US this weekend.

The red phone, which has the ...

2017-02-18 13:23 open_in_new
Jonathan Tiernan-Locke: Ex-Team Sky rider retires from professional cycling

Former Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has retired from professional cycling.

The 32-year-old Briton was sacked by Team Sky and banned for two years for a doping violation in 2014, which also led to him being stripped of the 2012 Tour of Britain title.

He returned to racing at ...

2017-02-17 16:28 open_in_new
Meet 94-year-old dishwasher boy who served in WW2

17 February 2017 Last updated at 14:06 GMT

Roy Handford is putting in a six-day week working with his daughter and granddaughter at the Green Lantern cafe in Torrington, Devon.

He started there a week after retiring at 65 and does at least a 10-hour day.

He says there's no ...

2017-02-17 16:28 open_in_new
Premiership: Worcester Warriors v Exeter Chiefs

Worcester make two changes to the side which earned a shock 24-18 win over Premiership champions Saracens.

Back-rower Dewald Potgieter starts after recovering from an ankle injury, while Jaba Bregvadze returns at hooker.

Exeter make three changes from last Saturday's thrilling 35-35 ...

2017-02-17 15:21 open_in_new
University applications 'depends heavily on where you live'

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Teenagers' likelihood of applying to university depends heavily on where they live, according to new figures.

The study, by the ...

2017-02-17 09:51 open_in_new
Jonny Hill: Exeter Chiefs lock banned for two weeks after Wasps red card

Exeter Chiefs lock Jonny Hill has been banned for two weeks by the Rugby Football Union following his sending off against Wasps.

Hill was shown a red card six minutes into the second half of Sunday's 35-35 draw with the Premiership leaders.

The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to a charge ...

2017-02-16 19:33 open_in_new
Liam Kelly: Leyton Orient captain charged by FA for ball boy 'shove'

Leyton Orient captain Liam Kelly has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association for an incident in Tuesday's win at Plymouth.

Argyle reported the 27-year-old midfielder to the FA after claiming one of their ball boys was "shoved to the ground" in the 86th minute of the ...

2017-02-16 19:33 open_in_new
NHS apology to Devon woman over wrong 111 questions

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The NHS has apologised to a Devon woman who was asked the wrong questions when she dialled the non-emergency service NHS ...

2017-02-16 15:07 open_in_new
Rob Baxter: Exeter Chiefs coach not surprised by lack of international call-ups

Exeter head coach Rob Baxter says his side need to perform consistently at a "high intensity" if they are to earn more international recognition.

Chiefs, third in the Premiership, had only four players included in squads for this year's Six Nations.

That compares to the seven players ...

2017-02-16 14:01 open_in_new
Damian Welch: Exeter Chiefs lock to join Cardiff Blues from 2017-18

Exeter Chiefs lock Damian Welch has returned to Welsh region Cardiff Blues ahead of the 2017-18 season.

The 34-year-old worked with Blues coach Danny Wilson at Cardiff RFC and had been with the capital region until joining Scarlets in 2009.

After leaving Scarlets in 2012, Welch ...

2017-02-15 22:37 open_in_new
Custody death man Thomas Orchard 'threatened to bite officers'

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A police custody sergeant accused of the manslaughter of a detainee with mental health issues has told a court the man repeatedly ...

2017-02-15 18:11 open_in_new
Liam Kelly: Plymouth Argyle report Leyton Orient captain for ball boy 'shove'

Plymouth have reported Leyton Orient captain Liam Kelly to the Football Association, claiming one of their ball boys was "shoved to the ground".

The club said they had reviewed videos of the incident, which allegedly took place in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Orient.

A Plymouth statement ...

2017-02-15 15:59 open_in_new
Gianni Crichlow: QPR winger joins Torquay United on loan

National League side Torquay United have signed QPR winger Gianni Crichlow on loan until the end of the season.

Crichlow, who can also play as a forward, has yet to make his first-team debut for the R's.

The 18-year-old is in the third year of a scholarship deal at Loftus Road, and ...

2017-02-15 14:53 open_in_new
Dr Jonathan Walsh guilty of child sex image charges

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A paediatrician has pleaded guilty to having and sharing child sex images of the most serious kind.

Jonathan Walsh admitted 17 ...

2017-02-14 16:53 open_in_new
Exeter car park price board hidden behind ticket machines

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Drivers have been left confused by a new car park charging board that is largely hidden behind ticket machines.

The new board at ...

2017-02-14 11:19 open_in_new
£1m raided from tenants' deposits by letting agents

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Letting agents raided more than £1m from tenants' deposit schemes last year, a BBC investigation can reveal.

Fourteen letting ...

2017-02-13 22:05 open_in_new