A man from South Devon who has had a double hip replacement has completed a 14-mile sponsored walk to raise money for an animal charity.
Kenny Carter, and his daughter Michelle, walked from Starcross to Teignmouth and raised £335 in aid of the homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs at the Animals in Distress Rescue Centre in Ipplepen.
Michelle, who is from Starcross where her dad also lives, said: “We made it in the end, we are both suffering a bit now! My dad was struggling on the way back, but we did it and all for a fantastic cause.
“Thank you to Animals in Distress for bringing our 2 amazing cats into our lives, we will be forever grateful. Well done dad Kenneth Carter so proud of you, you were amazing today a real inspiration!”
A spokesperson from Animals in Distress added: “We are so grateful to Kenny and Michelle for all they have done for the animals in our care. We’re in awe of what they have achieved for the animals.”
A prison officer was robbed of his guard uniform and collapsible baton after leaving work, police said.The male victim was driving home in Shaftesbury, Dorset, at 9pm on Sunday following his shift at Guys Marsh prison.He pulled over to retrieve his mobile phone from his car boot so he could call his wife and a silver Volkswagen Golf stopped in front of him.One man got out of the vehicle and stabbed the prison officer in the shoulder with a small, sharp object believed to be a small knife or a key.A second man opened the victim’s car boot and stole his guard uniform and collapsible baton.
Two people were arrested in South Devon on Tuesday following separate incidents where police officers were assaulted.The first incident occurred at Paignton train station after a man was suspected to have broken a criminal behaviour order.Another man was then arrested in Newton Abbot less than an hour later for spitting at a police officer outside the Wimpy fast food restaurant on Queen Street. Police say that the officer was also verbally abused.A British Transport Police spokesman said: “A 55-year-old man from Peterborough remains in police custody after he was arrested on suspicion of breach of a criminal behaviour order and assaulting a police officer.
If you see smoke billowing from a boat on Torquay Marina and Torbay Lifeboat and the Coastguard in action on Saturday don’t panic. They are taking part in Torquay Marina’s special Sea Safety Day.Their video above shows some of their boats taking a spectacular trip along the South Devon coast. But boating doesn’t always go smoothly and the marina wants to help owners and crew prepare for one of the worst events at sea, or berthed alongside a pontoon, a fire on board.Devon and Somerset Fire Service, the South Western Ambulance Service and police will be carrying out a fire exercise to demonstrate how it would be dealt with a fire on a boat on the marina pontoons, complete with rescuing ‘casualties’.
It has been claimed that household across Devon are owed £285 because energy suppliers have made £7.5 billion in ‘unjustified profits’.Citizens Advice says every household in the UK should get a one-off rebate of nearly £300 on its fuel bills, because of excess industry profits. The charity says energy market regulator Ofgem, which sets industry price controls, is to blame for because of “errors in judgement”.It says at energy network firms have enjoyed a multi-billion pound windfall at the expense of consumers. As an example, Citizens Advice said National Grid had made an operating profit of more than £4bn in 2015/16, reports the Plymouth Herald.