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January 4, 2019 1:56 PM Man, 102, stuck on roof for three days died of pneumonia

A 102-year-old man who fell and got stuck on his roof for three days while adjusting his TV aerial later died of pneumonia, an inquest heard. Ron Easton, known as Ton-Up Ron, died in hospital nine days after he was rescued from his house in Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon, on 24 October. The former racing driver fell into a "small, shallow gulley" and was unable 66

December 28, 2018 7:55 PM PDC World Darts Championship: Defending champion Rob Cross beaten by Luke Humphries

Defending champion Rob Cross was knocked out of the PDC World Championship after suffering a shock 4-2 defeat against Luke Humphries. Second seed Cross, 28, looked in control at 2-0 up but his 90th-ranked opponent found his range on the doubles and rattled off three successive sets. Humphries, 23, had the darts at 2-2 in the sixth set and missed one dart at double 86

December 21, 2018 1:56 PM Christmas traffic: Where to avoid on the roads and rail

The Christmas getaway means congested roads and cancelled trains. Drivers have been warned of possible delays of nearly two hours as millions of cars take to the motorways. But where should you avoid and at what times will traffic be busiest? Traffic experts expect Friday afternoon to be busy as shoppers, commuters and people trying to go away for Christmas 89

December 5, 2018 11:53 AM Giant Christmas tree on van caught on A38 police camera

A giant Christmas tree being transported on top of a van on a dual carriageway has left police lost fir words. The image was taken by one of Devon and Cornwall Police's speed camera vans on the A38 on the weekend. "We all know it's a hectic time of year but please consider the suitability of your vehicle," she said. The image has attracted a number of comments 40

November 8, 2018 8:25 PM Half-haircut firefighter gets flamed online

A firefighter who left a barbers mid-haircut to attend a hay bale blaze has been criticised on social media for his appearance. Joe Cartwright, 31, was having a trim in Buckfastleigh, Devon, when his pager buzzed for a shout in Ashburton. Photos on Facebook won remarks such as: "Who are these people that can't bear to book off for 30 minutes?!" Mr Cartwright 32

November 4, 2018 5:03 AM Man, 102, dies after three days stuck on roof in Devon

Former racing driver Ron Easton had climbed on to his roof with a bucket of tools late last month but got stuck. Ron Easton climbed on to the roof of his home in Bigbury-on-sea in Devon late last month with a bucket of tools but he got stuck after falling over or collapsing, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said. He had been trying to fix his aerial 30

November 3, 2018 4:45 PM Devon man, 102, dies after being stuck on roof for three days

An elderly man who was stuck on the roof of his house for three days has died in hospital. Ron Easton, 102, was found in a gulley on his flat roof at Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon, on 24 October after his neighbour became concerned at a build-up of milk bottles and papers. It is thought the former racing driver - known locally as "Ton-Up Ron" - fell while attempting 52

October 25, 2018 4:33 PM Devon schoolboy froze to death after missing bus

A 15-year-old boy died from hypothermia in a freezing field after missing his school bus. Daniel Chambers, from Tipton St John, Devon, went missing in extremely cold and wet conditions on 13 December. His partially-clothed body was discovered slumped at the base of a tree near a river in the village four days later. An inquest at Exeter's County Hall concluded 34

October 25, 2018 10:04 AM Man, 102, stuck on roof in Devon for three days

A 102-year-old man spent three nights on the roof of his house after falling over and getting stuck. The man, named locally as Ron Easton, was found on Wednesday on his flat roof in Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon. The former racing driver - known as "Ton-Up Ron" - was airlifted to hospital where he is in a stable condition. Trish Bagley, who delivers milk and papers 46

October 14, 2018 2:43 PM Plymouth's historic Drake's Island fortress on sale for £6m

An historic island fortress has been put up for sale with a guide price of £6 million. Drake's Island in Devon includes a 16th century barracks, a pier and an underground network of tunnels. The six-acre site, which stands 600m off the coast at Plymouth, has planning permission for a luxury hotel and spa. Aidan McCauley, son of the island's owner Dan McCauley 60