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24/05/2017 07:44 AM
Neil_Shaw published Lost cemetery found thanks to Google maps and a box of keys
A lost cemetery in the middle of a Devon city has been opened up for the first time in centuries after a complaint from a neighbour about overgrown trees. The holy ground which is the final resting place of people who lived and died 300 years ago had been locked up and forgotten about, until a caretaker used Google Maps to track down the missing plot, and dug through an old box of keys to find one that would let him in. Jerry Sibley, custodian of Plymouth Synagogue, has now cut back much...

Lost cemetery found thanks to Google maps and a box of keys


24/05/2017 07:35 AM
Colleen_Smith published LIVE: Latest news, traffic and weather updates for Wednesday May...
Welcome to the DevonLive news updates for Wednesday May 24 2017. All the latest news and traffic, travel and weather updates from across Devon are here. If there's anything you want Devon to know about, tweet @expressandecho, message us on Facebook or email echonews@expressandecho.co.uk. You can also call 01392 348444. Live updates will load below in a few seconds...

LIVE: Latest news, traffic and weather updates for Wednesday May...


24/05/2017 07:06 AM
Neil_Shaw published Hero wannabe policeman William, four, saves the day
A four-year-old boy who wants to be a policeman when he grows up has been hailed a hero after finding a stolen handbag in a bush - and making sure it got back to its grateful owner.William Whiting found the bag, belonging to an Exeter University trainee nurse, while playing in a park in Plymouth. William showed the bag to his mum, who called her policeman brother-in-law in Newton Abbot, and the bag was reunited with student Samantha Townshend - saving her coursework.Mum Victoria Whiting, a part...

Hero wannabe policeman William, four, saves the day


24/05/2017 06:47 AM
DavidThomasDL published Torquay United manager Kevin Nicholson says he is more 'chilled...
This time of year is often a frustrating one for managers and fans, as clubs and players indulge in a bit of a contract 'stand-off', but Kevin Nicholson insists: "I'm a lot more chilled out now than I was last year."The Gulls' player-manager expects to make at least one more signing later this week, bringing his squad up to a grand total of four so far.But Nicholson stressed: "I learned last year that patience is a virtue right now."I made one or two mistakes in the way I...

Torquay United manager Kevin Nicholson says he is more 'chilled...


24/05/2017 06:23 AM
Neil_Shaw commented Devon is a wasteland full of whingers and it smells, says London...
Devon is a 'cultural wasteland' where the winters are 'pretty hideous', the people are miserable whingers and it smells - according to a London columnist. Daily Mail writer Shona Sibary has detailed her experiences living in Devon after deciding to move to the county with her family from Surrey - and has crafted more than 2,000 words on her quest to get back to 'civilisation'.Sibary details how she decided to move to Devon after a holiday in 2012, and bought a £270,000 five-bed Victorian...

Devon is a wasteland full of whingers and it smells, says London...


24/05/2017 05:12 AM
TinaCrowson published Police helicopter in search for missing patient from Torbay...
The police helicopter was called in to help in a search for a missing person in Torquay in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The alarm was sounded at 3.45am when a patient was reported missing from a ward at Torbay Hospital.A police spokesman confirmed there had been a search for a high risk missing man who had gone missing from a ward at the hospital.The helicopter was called in at around 5am and circled the area of the Willows and Shiphay.The patient was located shortly afterwards in the...

Police helicopter in search for missing patient from Torbay...


23/05/2017 11:05 PM
Colleen_Smith published Fire in second floor flat in Tiverton
Fire crews were called to a fire which started accidentally and destroyed 60 per cent of a flat in Tiverton on Tuesday evening.The Fire Service had reports of smoke coming from the second floor flat in St Paul's Square at just before 10pm..Three fire engines from Tiverton, Bampton and Cullompton were sent to the incident.On arrival crews confirmed smoke was coming from the second floor flat and crews got to work with two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one thermal image camera, and...

Fire in second floor flat in Tiverton


23/05/2017 10:42 PM
Rich_Booth published Reports of young woman injured in stabbing in Teignmouth
Police have responded to a reported stabbing in Teignmouth tonight.A heavy police presence was seen in the West Teignmouth area at roughly 8pm, the police helicopter was also believed to have been called to the scene.Local Councillor David Cox took to Facebook to share the news, posting: "Very sad that there has been a stabbing in West Teignmouth tonight. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the young women injured."He later added that "police have someone in custody".This has...

Reports of young woman injured in stabbing in Teignmouth


23/05/2017 10:11 PM
RomPEllis published Manchester bombing: What does the new terror threat level mean?
Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of 'critical'. The new level means that further attacks may be imminent. The move came after investigators were unable to rule out whether Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi acted alone. Military personnel will now be deployed to protect key sites. The Prime Minister said Operation Temperer, allowing military personnel to take to the streets, was now in force. She said:...

Manchester bombing: What does the new terror threat level mean?


23/05/2017 09:43 PM
RomPEllis published Torquay's big wheel lights up in support for Manchester following...
The video above by Jo Toffolo shows the wheel lit up on Tuesday eveningTorquay's iconic English Riviera Wheel shone the colours of the Union Jack on Tuesday in a show of support following the Manchester suicide bombing. A total of 22 people died and 59 were injured after the explosion at the Manchester Arena, where thousands of young fans had gathered for a concert by American singing star Ariana Grande on Monday night. The David Mellor Group who own the wheel said they decided to light it...

Torquay's big wheel lights up in support for Manchester following...


23/05/2017 07:28 PM
RomPEllis published Police seize drugs after raids in Brixham
Police have seized large amounts of cannabis and class A drugs after raids in Brixham.On Monday evening officers from the Brixham policing team arrested a male on suspicion of drugs offences and subsequently searched an address on Milton Fields, Brixham.A police spokesman confirmed that a cannabis cultivation was located and seized and that one male occupant is currently under investigation.Read more: Police search for missing 11-year-old from TotnesThen at 10am on Tuesday morning officers from...

Police seize drugs after raids in Brixham


23/05/2017 06:41 PM
Devon Live commented You can travel from Devon to Wales by sea this weekend
Classic coastal steamer MV Balmoral will set sail from Penarth in Wales to Ilfracombe this weekend. The journey launches another action-packed summer around Wales for the much-loved ship. It will call at Penarth's Historic Pier on Saturday, May 27 at 9.40am to drop off visitors from Clevedon before welcoming Welsh day trippers on board for a 'down channel' run to Ilfracombe and the North Devon coast. Balmoral - the last Flagship of the famous P&A Campbell White Funnel Fleet - will sail...

You can travel from Devon to Wales by sea this weekend


23/05/2017 06:17 PM
Paul_Greaves published Boarding school housemaster from Devon jailed for vile sex abuse...
A former housemaster at a Devon boarding school has been jailed for more than seven years for sexually abusing vulnerable and lonely boys in his care.Steven Joyce, 66, groomed and assaulted children at the Marland School near Torrington during a decade of abuse during the 1980s.He would stalk the dormitory at night coaxing children from their beds to his own sleeping quarters where he carried out the sex attacks, Exeter Crown Court was told. On one occasion he cornered a victim in the games room...

Boarding school housemaster from Devon jailed for vile sex abuse...


23/05/2017 05:56 PM
EdOldfield published Police alert after burglaries near Seaton in East Devon
Police issued an alert after two burglaries just days apart in the same area near Seaton East Devon.The first burglary took place on Friday, May 12, at 5am, when the thieves broke into a property in the South Street area of Colyton by using garden tools to force a toilet window.The second property was burgled on Sunday, May 14, also at 5am. Access was gained to the property in the Whitwell Lane area of Colyford, by reaching through the cat flap. Valuables taken from the Whitwell Lane property...

Police alert after burglaries near Seaton in East Devon


23/05/2017 05:53 PM
Alex_Richards published Air ambulance lands in Exeter city centre after person falls from...
Devon Air Ambulance made an emergency landing in Exeter City Centre on Tuesday afternoon. Paramedics treated a casualty at the scene after they fell from a tree in Rougemont Gardens.An air ambulance made a landing at around 5.30pm in the adjacent Northernhay Gardens and left again at 6.25pm. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story as we have them. For the latest news and breaking news visit DevonLive.com/news. Get all the headlines,...

Air ambulance lands in Exeter city centre after person falls from...


23/05/2017 05:37 PM
Paul_Greaves published ​Support worker escaped teens high on drugs who subjected him to...
A youth worker was threatened and had his car stolen by teenagers high on hallucinogenic drugs after telling one of them to turn his music down.Owen Potter, 18, told the carer 'I'm going to do you' when he turned up at his home in Newton Abbot.Potter and two other teenagers, who cannot be named due to their age, then subjected the victim to an ordeal lasting more than half an hour. They filmed some of the abuse to humiliate the victim, and made threats against his family before driving away with...

​Support worker escaped teens high on drugs who subjected him to...


23/05/2017 05:13 PM
Devon Live published Exmouth pair who 'high fived' after attacking strangers in...
A pair of drunken thugs who high fived each other after attacking three strangers in the street have been jailed.Joshua Hempstead and Rory McGrane deliberately picked a fight with the victims who walked past them in the centre of Sidmouth at closing time.The victims were on their way home and Hempstead and McGrane were heading for a night club, where door staff noticed blood on one of their shoes from the attack.They were seen patting each other on the back and high fiving as they walked away...

Exmouth pair who 'high fived' after attacking strangers in...


23/05/2017 05:12 PM
Mid Devon Gazette published Mid Devon heads sign letter demanding action on school funding
Schools across Mid Devon have joined more than 3000 across the country from 14 counties to raise the issue of funding and financial difficulties.Tiverton High School and Uffculme School heads Sammy Crook and Lorraine Heath both signed a letter highlighting the campaign to improve funding for "each and every child in each and every school."The letter said: "We have been careful not to become involved in a politically biased or partisan way.Headteacher colleagues and I feel that...

Mid Devon heads sign letter demanding action on school funding


23/05/2017 05:06 PM
David_Byrom published Exeter Chiefs' Phil Dollman called up to Wales squad
Exeter Chiefs full-back Phil Dollman has been called up to the Wales squad to face Tonga and Samoa in June.The uncapped 32-year-old was born in Caerphilly and has played for the Chiefs since joining from Newport Gwent Dragons in 2009.He is due to play for the Chiefs in Saturday's Premiership final against Wasps and replaces the injured Rhun Williams in the Wales squad.Dollman will compete with Garett Anscombe and Sam Davies for the full-back shirt in the two games, which take place on June 16...

Exeter Chiefs' Phil Dollman called up to Wales squad


23/05/2017 04:59 PM
TinaCrowson published Police appeal for witnesses after motorcycle hits pedestrian at...
Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash in which a motorcycle hit a pedestrian standing at a bus stop in Torquay.The crash took place near Lisburne Square in Babbacombe Road in Torquay at 9.20am on Tuesday.Police have confirmed that a motorcycle was in collision with a pedestrian at a bus stop.The pedestrian, a 68-year-old man, sustained injuries to his leg and his ribs. He was treated at the scene and taken to Torbay District Hospital by ambulance.A police spokesman said: "The...

Police appeal for witnesses after motorcycle hits pedestrian at...