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


Campaigners who raised tens of thousands of pounds


to fund a legal challenge against the building of a wind


turbine in a Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


are celebrating victory after a three year fight.


The plan for land at Frogmore near Kingsbridge was for


a 112 foot turbine - smaller than this one


Locals were angry that South Hams councillors approved the proposal


But the Secretary of State has now overturned that decision.


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


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


You have to have a lot of faith in yourself,


especially when you are asking the local community to fund


and invest in what you think is a bad decision.


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


clean, efficient energy, and also on the economic grounds


of the agriculture industry, we know dairy farming


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


but everything to reduce those costs will help.


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


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


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


The Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez told today's


Sunday Politics that, if it happened, it would be


A family's been reunited with a memorial bench


which was swept out to sea during storms at


It was carried 60 miles from Port Isaac in Cornwall


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


the family of the teenage boy it remembers.


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


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


He liked nothing more than to stand with the fishermen chatting


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


to have this memorial bench for him there,


somewhere that was so important to him.


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


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


for the family bench because our brother died eight years


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


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


And also made so many contacts with old friends,


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


Help to get the bench back to Port Isaac came


from another North Devon family with their own commemoration bench


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


So at least they know what has happened to it,


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


A real sense of homecoming, isn't it?


Thanks to community spirit and amazing connections,


Archie's bench is back where it belongs.


Twitchers have been out in force in Devon


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


days has been spotted close to the A38 at Heathfield


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


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


We already have some murky conditions towards the East,


but for most of us tonight, for the West,


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


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


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


For most of us tomorrow the cloud will break up


Are the least, for parts of Dorset and Somerset,


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


For most of us, though, another beautiful day.


Dry and bright, a lot of sunshine, temperatures up


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


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


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


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


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


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




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