BBC news for Devon

Giant miner puppet walks through Cornwall

A 10-metre high giant puppet of a Cornish tin miner begins its 130-mile journey.

Deaf children "allowed to engage in sexual activity", whistleblower says

Children at a school for the deaf were mishandled by staff and allowed to misbehave and engage in sexual activity, a whistleblower says.

Seaton Down Hoard to go on show in Exeter

Coins from one of the UK's largest Roman hoards are to go on display in Exeter later this week.

Police power tool attacker Stephen Yabsley sentenced

A man is detained indefinitely after he admitted attacking two police officers with a power tool at his Devon home.

Live BBC World News

Ansbach explosion: Bomber pledged allegiance to IS

Video showing the Syrian man who blew himself up in Ansbach, Germany, pledging allegiance to so-called Islamic State is found on his phone, officials say.

Yahoo sold to US telecoms giant Verizon

US internet firm Yahoo will be sold to American telecoms giant Verizon Communications for $5bn (£3.8bn) in cash.

Noodle vendor faces down Shanghai 'cartel'

How one man faced the wrath of a "cartel" in Shanghai - and became a social media hero - by opening a noodle shop too close to existing ones.

Florida nightclub shooting: Two dead and 16 injured in Fort Myers

Two people are killed and up to 16 injured in a shooting at a nightclub in the city of Fort Myers in Florida, police say.

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