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the Very Reverend Jonathan Draper, is leaving his post
It comes months after he was described by his own Bishop
as "remote and disinterested" and at challenging times
At the age of 65, the Dean will retire
The Diocese of Exeter confirmed the retirement,
saying he haD achieved considerable change and given the cathedral
-- saying he had achieved considerable change
a greater mission focus, while his preaching ministry has
I asked some of the congregation as they arrrived for even song
There have been major problems at the cathedral of recent years,
and I think that perhaps he has decided that this is the best
thing for the cathedral itself and for the whole
I'm surprised, because he seems to be doing a good job here.
But as everything, there's always time for change.
And if it seems like the right change for him, then I think that's
I think that all one can do is pray for the Cathedral and all involved
I'm sure the bishop knows what he's doing.
Today's statement on the diocese's website spoke of the challenges
facing the cathedral, not least financial.
It said, "While progress has been made, there
"The Dean's announcement," it said, "Was made in that context."
200 young people were screened for heart problems this weekend
thanks to a fundraising campaign in memory of a teenager
from north Devon who died of an undiagnosed condition.
19-year-old Martin Luckett died suddenly in 2005.
Since then his mother and sister have fundraised tirelessly so other
youngsters can be checked for warning signs.
Public Health England says there's no clear evidence that screening
children would reduce illness or death but some doctors believe
every young person should have the option to be tested
You may think that this is a condition that affects
But we currently know that at least 12 young people,
otherwise fit and healthy, every week die suddenly
and these are young people, less than 35 years old.
A young boy and his dog from Cornwall had their moment
in the main arena at Crufts this evening after reaching the final
of the Friends for Life hero dog competition.
Caddie is a specially trained autism assistance Labrador from the "Dogs
for Good" charity and was given to 13-year-old Joel
He helps calm anxiety and carry out everyday tasks.
The pair narrowly missed out on the title but to Joel,
Caddie is his "guardian angel" and a winner every time.
And he gives me safe because I have autism.
For me and by husband and my family, it's overwhelming to think
that we're here today, because of somebody had said
-- that we're here today, because if somebody had said
this five years ago, or even four years ago when we first
got Caddie, I would have said there's no way we could possibly
have been able to come into a place so crowded, with all these bright
lights and the noise and everything, but here we are and that's all down
The South West's Hindu community has been celebrating the Holi Festival
It's a vibrant affair celebrating the coming of a bright new season.
It's a chance for the community to get together pray eat dance
and have fun with a bit of mischeif thrown in.
-- and have fun with a bit of mischief thrown in.
Today we're celebrating Holi, which is the celebration of colours,
and we celebrate the end of a good harvest and the start of spring.
And good over evil, which is a nice message.
Here's Holly now, with the forecast for the next few days.
We've got starry skies overhead for tonight and any lingering
rain has been clearing the Channel Islands
and underneath these starry skies it could get quite chilly,
in fact, we could see a touch of frost in some cold spots.
These are more typical temperatures as we push into tomorrow morning.
A nippier start than we have seen of late but also
Good spells of sunshine initially but we do find cloud thickening
from the north-west and it will start to lower as well.
Sea fog lapping in, coastal fog, hill fog developing too.
Parts of Devon, Dorset and the Channel Islands hanging
Given that sunshine lingering a bit more, we could see highs getting up
Cloudier skies then unfortunately for Tuesday
Hopefully not too much rain and it does at least stay mild.
But from all of us here, have a good night.
Good evening. For many places it was a fairly cloudy day on suspend but
there was sunshine for western areas during the afternoon, and here are
the clear skies at sunset in Northern Ireland. Thanks to weather
watcher Robin for this picture, those clear skies have been making
their way further east ward. Temperatures are dropping away, we
have seen temperatures of freezing in parts of Northern Ireland. More
cloud rolling in during the latter part of the night but towns and
cities down the five and six m the countryside many of us will see the
temperatures a degree or so above freezing, so a slight touch of frost
across the rural parts of England and Wales for