Cash-strapped local authorities in Devon and Cornwall have raised more than £50m over the past three years by selling off land and buildings.

In Cornwall, sales have generated £28m, in Devon the figure is £14.3m, Plymouth £4.7m and in Torbay £4.2m.

Sales include the civic centre in Plymouth, Oldway Mansion in Paignton, Exeter’s old library, and the former Richard Lander School in Cornwall.

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