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Teacher training college to close
Higher education in Devon is due for another major upheaval.

Governors at the University of Plymouth have decided to close the Exmouth teacher training campus, also known as Rolle College.

The university's recent decision to pull out of the Seale Hayne campus at Newton Abbot is still a sore point in south Devon.

But the university says consolidating activity at its Plymouth base strengthens its work.

Big loss

The 4,000 students and 300 staff at Rolle College will move to Plymouth in 2008.

There will now be a 90-day consultation period involving staff and trade unions.

The university's vice-chancellor Professor Roland Levinsky is in Exmouth talking to staff at the campus there.

Local people have said it will be a big loss.

Exmouth Mayor Eileen Wragg, a former graduate of Rolle College, said: "It is very sad for the town because it will impact on the economy and students' spending power will be lost."

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