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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.

Live BBC World News

Japan PM Shinzo Abe promises to deal with North Korea threat

Shinzo Abe says "strong diplomacy" was needed, as exit polls show him winning Sunday's election.

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.

More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life'

The eight-year study finds infant sea creatures will be especially harmed by more acidic oceans.

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.