BBC news for Devon

The 85-year-old rocket scientist behind the 1,000mph car

Ron Ayres's fascination with engineering started as a boy during the Blitz.

Storm Brian: Gale-force winds and high seas hit UK coast

Some flood warnings remain in place, although disruption was not as bad as had been feared.

Hydro technology used to power Castle Drogo

The original turbines at Castle Drogo on Dartmoor have been restored - with some digital additions.

Abandoned Dartmoor hill ponies saved by Cornwall sanctuary

Hundreds of ponies are left unclaimed on the moor every year.

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Raqqa: US coalition 'wiped city off Earth', Russia says

Moscow accuses the West of sending aid to the Syrian city to cover up evidence of crimes.

Iraq's Shia militia 'must go home', says Tillerson

The US secretary of state was speaking on a visit to Saudi partly aimed at curbing Iran's influence.

WHO cancels Robert Mugabe goodwill ambassador role

The appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe prompted a global outcry and wide-ranging condemnation.

Shinzo Abe wins resounding victory in Japan, exit polls say

The prime minister has kept his "super-majority" and says he will deal firmly with North Korea