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Good evening. now time for the news where you are.

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Campaigners who raised tens of thousands of pounds

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to fund a legal challenge against the building of a wind

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turbine in a Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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are celebrating victory after a three year fight.

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The plan for land at Frogmore near Kingsbridge was for

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a 112 foot turbine - smaller than this one

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Locals were angry that South Hams councillors approved the proposal

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But the Secretary of State has now overturned that decision.

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You really have to think long and hard, what is my understanding

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of it, and am I correct in thinking that the council would make

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You have to have a lot of faith in yourself,

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especially when you are asking the local community to fund

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and invest in what you think is a bad decision.

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We all know renewable energy is needed, we all want green,

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clean, efficient energy, and also on the economic grounds

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of the agriculture industry, we know dairy farming

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is going through a bad patch, perhaps it is a little better now,

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but everything to reduce those costs will help.

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There could be a 2% rise in the portion of council tax used

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to fund the police to bring more officers into Devon and Cornwall.

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The rise could see an extra 40 officers being employed at a time

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The Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez told today's

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Sunday Politics that, if it happened, it would be

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A family's been reunited with a memorial bench

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which was swept out to sea during storms at

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It was carried 60 miles from Port Isaac in Cornwall

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The woman who found the bench used social media to track down

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the family of the teenage boy it remembers.

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Archie Thomas died 32 years ago today, at the age of 15.

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He came with his family to Port Isaac for holidays every year.

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He liked nothing more than to stand with the fishermen chatting

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away for half the day, so when he died, we wanted

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to have this memorial bench for him there,

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somewhere that was so important to him.

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the bench was found by Cathy, out walking her dogs.

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I straightaway saw it was a memorial bench, which I have empathy

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for the family bench because our brother died eight years

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Which is why I knew this had to be somehow found,

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It's one of those things that's brought us amongst

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And also made so many contacts with old friends,

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it has reopened our eyes and ears and hearts to Archie.

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Help to get the bench back to Port Isaac came

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from another North Devon family with their own commemoration bench

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For them to turn up and find it gone would have been awful for them.

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So at least they know what has happened to it,

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they have been able to bring it back to where it is rightfully

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A real sense of homecoming, isn't it?

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Thanks to community spirit and amazing connections,

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Archie's bench is back where it belongs.

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Twitchers have been out in force in Devon

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The Bohemian waxwing is more usually seen in eastern Europe but in recent

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days has been spotted close to the A38 at Heathfield

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It's said to be too cold for them in Russia.

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Cold here too. Here's Bee with the forecast.

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We already have some murky conditions towards the East,

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but for most of us tonight, for the West,

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It will give some isolated shippers, we could see them turning slightly

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For most, it is going to be a frost free night, certainly

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for towns and cities, but rurally we could dip below freezing.

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For most of us tomorrow the cloud will break up

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Are the least, for parts of Dorset and Somerset,

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we could get some freezing fog, which could take its time to clear.

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For most of us, though, another beautiful day.

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Dry and bright, a lot of sunshine, temperatures up

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And it looks as if this week is going to be rather settled.

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Again we have got the risk of freezing fog patches first thing

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We do see wind picking up as we head towards the weekend,

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Good evening. If you are dreading the trudge back to work in the

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morning I'm not going to help matters. There is the prospect of

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nasty, freezing fog over the next couple of days. Quite localised but

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tricky

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