Muse and Ben on shortlist
TEIGNMOUTH rockers Muse and Totnes artist Ben Howard have been nominated for Brit Awards.
Muse — Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dom Howard — have been shortlisted for the best group and best live act.
Ben Howard, who is a former pupil of King Edward VI Community College and Torquay Boys' Grammar School, has been nominated in the best male category.
The nominations were revealed by BBC Radio 1 breakfast show DJ Nick Grimshaw at the Savoy Hotel, London, on Thursday.
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It's been revealed Muse will be performing at the ceremony at London's O2 arena on February 20.
Asbestos clue to death
THE coroner has been told a 74-year-old retired builder had been exposed to asbestos during his working life.
Terry Edward Weatherhead, of Lea Mount Close, Dawlish, died at his home on December 31.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned into his death.
Cause of death is awaited pending the results of tests.
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Buses warning to drivers
SIGNS will be put up to deter motorists using Sherbourne Road bus interchange following a complaint to Newton Abbot Town Council.
The issue was reported to the police who then contacted the highways department.
Inspector David Hammond visited the site with county council representatives to try to find a way forward.
In response, Cllr Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: "We have met with police and have agreed we will provide clearer signing and road markings, before the end of the financial year, stating that this route is for 'buses only'."