Devon's mental health trust has admitted significant under-investment in mental health services in Devon for many years.
The admission is in response to a Royal College of Psychiatrists' report stating patients with mental health issues in Devon have had to travel a total of about 90,000km (56,000 miles) away from home for treatment in the year August 2018 to July 2019.
Devon was among the seven worst places in the UK for mental health patients having to travel out-of-area for treatment, the Royal College said. It added that it wanted to see more mental health beds created closer to home for patients.
The Devon Partnership NHS Trust said the "funding tide's starting to turn" and it was "playing catch-up" despite the "shortfall of 45 to 50 mental health beds in Devon" causing "far too many people" to "travel outside the area for care".
The government has pledged to end the practice by 2021.
The Tour of Britain will return to Devon in 2020 it has been announced.
Devon County Council and tour organisers have confirmed Devon will host stage two of the cycle race on Monday 7 September 2020.
The Tour of Britain has already unveiled Cornwall as the location of the Grand Depart on Sunday 6 September 2020.
The following day, the race will move across the border for the Devon Stage, which will start in the new community of Sherford in the South Hams and finish in Exeter city centre.
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for cycling, said: “We’re thrilled to be hosting another stage of the tour.
"Crowds in Devon are among the most passionate and supportive in this race and I’m sure they’ll do us proud again in 2020.
"Devon made history as the first stage of The Tour of Britain to host a summit finish when the race celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013, and we were the first stage to race through a building when the 2018 stage went through South Molton Pannier Market, and no doubt we’ll have another exciting stage in prospect next year."
Exeter has become the first city in the UK to be given UNESCO City of Literature status.
The Devon city joins 65 locations across the world in becoming part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network after it's bid for inclusion was successful.
It highlighted the Exeter Book at the city's cathedral – one of the oldest and best-preserved collections of old English verse in the world, and is older than famous texts such as Beowulf – but also what reading and writing means to residents in Exeter.
Dom Jinks, Director of Exeter Culture, said: “This is so positive for Exeter. The bid made much of the city’s wide variety of historical assets. But it is actually much more about culture supporting the well-being of everyone in the city today, including those who may not currently see themselves engaging with culture."
The University of Exeter hosts the archives of works connected to famous writers such as William Golding, Ted Hughes, Agatha Christie, Daphne DuMaurier and Sir John Betjeman.
Writer of the Harry Potter series JK Rowling studied at the University of Exeter and graduated in 1986 after earning a BA in French and Classics.
Police are investigating reports of an armed robbery in Stoke in Plymouth on Tuesday night.
Four people, believed to be armed, approached a male and demanded money
before leaving the scene.
Armed officers searched the area, including on the Torpoint Ferry.
Two men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery.