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April 16, 2018 11:18 AM Ivan Mauger, the 'Pele of speedway' with six world championships, dies aged 78 following battle with dementia

Speedway legend Ivan Mauger, who won six world championships during the 1960s and 1970s, has died aged 78. The New Zealander died at his home on Australia's Gold Coast having suffered with dementia. Mauger won world titles in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977 and 1979 when speedway was a lucrative sport, contested by professional clubs. He was runner up in 1971, 1973 and 1974 and finished 8

March 11, 2018 7:52 PM England hit by double injury blow with Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes ruled out of Six Nations finale with champions Ireland

England have suffered a double injury blow after Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes were ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations match against Ireland at Twickenham. The back row forwards sustained knee problems in the 22-16 defeat by France in Paris and have been omitted from a 32-man training squad that is to prepare for the final round of the Championship 18

February 14, 2018 1:21 AM Drug which relieves the devastating symptoms of psychosis could replace 'chemical cosh' for Alzheimer's patients

Thousands of dementia patients could be helped by a new drug which relieves the devastating symptoms, scientists claim. They have developed a new medication to treat the symptoms of psychosis, which include terrifying delusions or hallucinations. Currently, many patients are given controversial antipsychotics – dubbed chemical cosh - which sedate patients 26

February 5, 2018 4:42 PM Saracens scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth called up to England squad to replace injured Ben Youngs for Six Nations showdown with Wales

Mike Brown (Harlequins), Nathan Earle (Saracens), Harry Mallinder (Northampton Saints), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby) Danny Care (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Richard 21

January 31, 2018 9:25 PM Exeter prop Alec Hepburn ready to make England debut in Six Nations opener against Italy

Back three: M Brown (Harlequins), N Earle (Saracens), J May (Leicester), A Watson (Bath) Inside backs: D Care (Harlequins), O Farrell (Saracens), G Ford (Leicester), J Joseph (Bath), J Nowell (Exeter), B Te'o (Worcester), B Youngs (Leicester) Back five: G Graham (Newcastle), M Itoje (Saracens), G Kruis (Saracens), C Lawes (Northampton), J Launchbury 12

January 25, 2018 5:05 PM Figures show how Devon schools performed based on GCSE results

Devonport High School for Girls in Plymouth was the best-performing school in the city and surrounding county at GCSEs in 2017 based on the Government’s Attainment 8 measure. Attainment 8 is an average score across eight subjects taken at GCSE, which will include English, maths and a range of other subjects - the higher, the better. Some 97 per cent of pupils 17

January 23, 2018 7:16 AM Youth in court accused of supplying the drug MDMA

The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons appeared at North Devon Magistrates’ Court in January. Magistrates issued a press direction on the youth which means he cannot be named or have any information published which could lead to his identification. He was charged with supplying a controlled drug during a period which spanned 22

January 22, 2018 5:03 PM Devon Live will bring you live coverage from Exeter Magistrates' Court all-day tomorrow

On Tuesday (January 23) will be reporting live from Exeter Magistrates' Court as we shine a light on the day-to-day runnings of the legal system. All of the criminal cases that take place in Devon begin at the county's magistrates' courts. From the most minor of crimes to the most serious, more than 100 cases are dealt with across Devon 16

January 21, 2018 9:54 AM Eight airlifted from Dartmoor after suffering effects of the cold while training for Ten Tors

Eight in total were airlifted from their remote location for medical checks Two people training for the Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor had to be airlifted by police after suffering the effects of the cold on Saturday afternoon. The police helicopter was called to help ground officers on Dartmoor at 4pm, amid concerns for two groups training for the Ten Tors challenge 11

January 18, 2018 7:41 PM Sixty four more Exeter streets are getting residents parking schemes

Parents doing the school run have expressed concerns The existing Bovemoors Lane Area, Regents Park Area and the Rifford Road Area schemes in Exeter are being extended and a new Burnthouse Lane Area created from February 5. Devon County Council says that the schemes follow requests from residents affected by commuter parking and feedback from a subsequent 15