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Christopher Robin's Devon bookshop to close

The bookshop set up by the real Christopher Robin to escape a family feud and hide from the unwanted fame of his father's Winnie the Pooh stories is to close.

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The Monday Book: Dysfunction and damage on Dartmoor

Silly string sprayed at Fiona Bruce

Two men were arrested and fined after spraying the newsreader and television presenter Fiona Bruce with aerosol string during filming of an episode of the Antiques Roadshow.

Roman hoard of coins dug up in Devon

The discovery of a hoard of coins, a cemetery and a lost settlement in Devon is being hailed as one of the most significant Roman discoveries in Britain for decades.

Two fined for Bruce aerosol attack

Two men were arrested and fined after spraying newsreader and television presenter Fiona Bruce with aerosol string during filming of an episode of the Antiques Roadshow, it emerged today.

Arrest over school ski trip fraud claim

A man was arrested on suspicion of fraud by detectives investigating a company behind school skiing trips that were cancelled at the last minute earlier this year.

Man sentenced to 10 years for paedophile ring abuse

A paedophile was sentenced to 10 years in a young offenders institution today for his part in an abuse ring in a popular tourist resort which police say involved 139 underage victims.

Mother-in-law lays down rules of engagement – for all to see

The wedding was already going to be difficult. It now promises to be excruciating for all concerned. A bride-to-be has received a very public etiquette lesson after an email from her future mother-in-law, attacking her "uncouthness" and "lack of manners", went viral over the internet.

Torquay appoint Martin Ling as new manager

Martin Ling has been appointed as the new manager of npower League Two club Torquay.

Ben Howard, Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay

With waves gently rolling in the background, cliffs looming overhead and wet sand wedged between the toes of a 1,000-strong crowd, up-and-coming West Country singer-songwriter Ben Howard's biggest headline show to date is no ordinary gig.

Devon: First resort for families

Pick the perfect base for your holiday and Devon’s attractions will do the rest, says Kate Calvert

League Two play-off final: Mousinho sends Stevenage up

John Mousinho's superb 41st-minute strike lifted Stevenage into the third tier of English football for the first time in their history as they secured victory over Torquay in the League Two play-off final at Old Trafford yesterday.

Exeter admit lessons have been learned

Exeter head coach Rob Baxter believes the Chiefs have "learned some pretty important lessons" following their Aviva Premiership points deduction and £5,000 fine.

Exeter charged regarding overseas players

Exeter will face a disciplinary hearing next Wednesday to answer a charge of breaching Aviva Premiership competition regulations.

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