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16/08/2017 03:25 PM
RomPEllis published Co-op 'deeply shocked' by attack that left employee at Exeter...
The Co-op has said it is 'deeply shocked' by an attack on a store worker that left him blind in one eye.Three men entered the store on Alphington Road, Exeter, at around 9.10pm on Monday, August 7, before being asked to leave by an employee.One of the men then punched the member of staff a number of times before leaving the store and running off with the other two other men in the direction of Waterloo RoadAs a result of the assault the store employee has lost the sight in one eye and suffered a...

Co-op 'deeply shocked' by attack that left employee at Exeter...


16/08/2017 02:36 PM
DanielClark published Chamber of Trade object to 1,275 new homes plan for Newton Abbot
The Newton Abbot Chamber of Trade have objected to plans for more than 1,000 new homes on the edge of Newton Abbot.The plans submitted by PCL Planning on behalf of the Rew family would see 1,275 houses built on green space in the Wolborough Barton area of Newton Abbot.In addition to the homes planned, the application includes outline plans for a new primary school, up to 3,500 sq. m of employment floorspace, two care homes, community facilities, a local centre, open space (including play areas,...

Chamber of Trade object to 1,275 new homes plan for Newton Abbot


16/08/2017 02:16 PM
LaurenHarris published Historic Barnstaple Fair Ceremony guests to be reduced following...
The number attending Barnstaple's historic Fair Proclamation Ceremony is to be reduced following a review of fire safety and evacuation procedures.Barnstaple town councillors have taken the "very difficult" decision to reduce the number of guests invited to the annual ceremony from over 250 to 183. The reduction comes after a review of fire safety at Barnstaple Guildhall, the venue for the event.Will Austin, town clerk, explained: "We carried out a routine review of fire safety...

Historic Barnstaple Fair Ceremony guests to be reduced following...


16/08/2017 02:12 PM
Devon Live published Retired builder from Barnstaple denies sex abuse of girls
A retired builder has denied sexually abusing two girls and said they allegations are all lies.Pensioner David Shaddick denied buying sexy underwear for one of the girls when she was 13 and making her model it while he took Polaroid pictures.He told a jury at Exeter Crown Court that he had never touched either of the girls inappropriately or shown either of them pornography.Shaddick, aged 65, of Bingham Crescent, Barnstaple, denies one count of indecently assaulting the first girl when she was...

Retired builder from Barnstaple denies sex abuse of girls


16/08/2017 02:07 PM
DanielClark published A wet wipe monster and giant seagulls have invaded Teignmouth
Wallace the Wet Wipe Monster and two giant seagulls have made a visit to Teignmouth to explain more about how we can keep our beaches clean and seas sparkling.Three days of entertainment and education and street theatre and family activities are taking place this week in the seaside town to celebrate life beside the seaside and explain more about how we can keep our beaches clean and seas sparkling. The activities have been funded by Teignbridge District Council and Teignmouth Town Council,...

A wet wipe monster and giant seagulls have invaded Teignmouth


16/08/2017 01:54 PM
David_Byrom published Flashback - Dean Moxey signs for Derby County from Exeter City
Dean Moxey is edging closer and closer to making his first appearance in an Exeter City shirt since returning to the club in the summer – if you rolled the clocks back eight years to 2009, the Grecians youth product was still settling into new surroundings at Derby County.The versatile left-sided player had made over 150 league appearances for City since making his debut in 2003, aged just 17, and, in 2009, had helped them to back-to-back promotions, yet it became increasingly clear that...

Flashback - Dean Moxey signs for Derby County from Exeter City


16/08/2017 01:39 PM
Rich_Booth published Rape suspect moved from mental hospital to jail
A man who has admitted raping a woman during an attack in Honiton is to be moved from a mental hospital to prison.Scott Wilson is due to be sentenced later this week at Exeter Crown Court after the completion of a psychiatric assessment at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish.Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, approved Wilson's transfer to Exeter Prison after receiving a report from a psychiatrist which does not recommend treatment under a hospital order.It means he is unlikely to be sentenced under Mental...

Rape suspect moved from mental hospital to jail


16/08/2017 01:39 PM
Devon Live published Theft case goes back to magistrates court after mix up
The case of a petty thief accused of stealing goods worth less than £200 had been transferred to a magistrates court after being listed wrongly before a Crown Court judge.Bradley Swan's case was moved to Exeter Crown Court because it was thought he was in breach of a suspended sentence but in reality this was not the case.Swan, aged 40, of Factory Row, Torquay, admitted theft at an earlier hearing.Judge Erik Salomonsen remitted the case back to South Devon magistrates after hearing there...

Theft case goes back to magistrates court after mix up


16/08/2017 01:33 PM
RomPEllis published Police say no action against driver of bus which hit child in...
No further action will be taken against the driver of a bus which hit a child in Exeter city centre last week.A 12-year-old boy sustained a broken leg and a head injury following the accident at the junction of High Street, Sidwell Street, Paris Street and New North Road on Wednesday afternoon.A police spokesman confirmed that no action is being taken against the bus driver at this stage and witnesses suggest that the boy ran out into the road.Read more Woman dies in quad bike accident near...

Police say no action against driver of bus which hit child in...


16/08/2017 01:29 PM
Zoe_Stevens published Someone has stolen 88 hay bales from a Devon field
Police are appealing for anyone with information about the theft of 88 bales of hay from a farm in Barnstaple.It is believed that the theft took place somewhere between 5pm on August 13 and 8am on August 14 from a field in the area of Lime Kiln Lane.A police spokesman said: "We ask for anyone with information or CCTV in the area to please contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting crime CR/068982/17."For the latest news and breaking news visit DevonLive.com/news.Get...

Someone has stolen 88 hay bales from a Devon field


16/08/2017 01:22 PM
HannahFinch published More Devon people are in work than ever, figures show
Unemployment continues to drop in Devon in line with national trends.Employment across the UK has reached an all-time high and pay growth picked up pace, easing the pressure on cash-strapped households confronted by higher inflation, according to figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).In Devon, separate claimant count figures show there are 4,025 people claiming unemployment benefits, down from 4, 585 in April.In Exeter city centre, 850 people are claiming down from 975 in April.In...

More Devon people are in work than ever, figures show


16/08/2017 12:41 PM
DanielClark commented Village divided as dog poo row leads to council branding...
There is uproar in East Budleigh after permission to build a fence round a football pitch was granted by the Parish Council.East Budleigh FC, who play in Division Two of the Devon & Exeter League - the 12th level of English football - have endured years of having games halted in order to clear up dog's mess from their pitch, which is on a section of public green space.The club have continually requested a barrier to be put up round the pitch in order to combat the issue, and the Parish...

Village divided as dog poo row leads to council branding...


16/08/2017 12:35 PM
RomPEllis published Woman dies in quad bike accident near Okehampton
A woman has died after her quad bike overturned near Okehampton on Monday.Police are investigating the collision which happened on the B3215 at Appledore Hill, Sampford Courtenay, at around 6pm.The 63-year-old rider sustained serious chest injuries and was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. She died in the early hours of Tuesday.A police spokesman said: "Officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances of the incident and are appealing for...

Woman dies in quad bike accident near Okehampton


16/08/2017 12:29 PM
Devon Live published David Wheeler column: Exeter City winger on Swindon Town, Lincoln...
While it seems like only yesterday we were lining up against Blackpool in the League Two play-off final at Wembley, it's great to be back.Better still, we've started this season a whole lot better than we did the last one and after just two games already have four points more than we did at the same stage last year.I thought our 1-0 victory at home to Cambridge on the opening day of the season was well deserved and that with just a tad more good fortune we might easily have come away with...

David Wheeler column: Exeter City winger on Swindon Town, Lincoln...


16/08/2017 12:25 PM
Lewis_Clarke published Award winning butcher blasts council for requesting he remove...
A Devon butcher has blasted Council officials after they told him to remove a sign from a Willand roundabout.Steven Turton, a director at Andrew James Butchery on the Mid Devon Industrial Estate in Willand says the sign on B3181 is vital in drawing customers in to the business. He said: "It's a sign on the roundabout which they asked us to move which I did. I then put it back out there because it makes a big difference to us."As an industrial unit here, a lot of people were saying to...

Award winning butcher blasts council for requesting he remove...


16/08/2017 12:21 PM
Jamie_Hawkins published Swansea City's Matt Grimes: What's happened to the former Leeds...
After joining Swansea City for £1.75m in January 2015, former Exeter City midfielder Matt Grimes' career perhaps hasn't kicked on as he would have liked.Grimes, who came through the Grecians' academy, joined the Premier League club for what was then a record fee received for a City player.The 22-year-old was signed by former Swans boss Garry Monk, who threw the youngster straight into the first-team squad, and made a handful top-flight appearances.This was followed by loan spells at...

Swansea City's Matt Grimes: What's happened to the former Leeds...


16/08/2017 12:19 PM
Zoe_Stevens commented New Walnut Whips will not include walnuts after ingredient price...
Nestlé's new line of Walnut Whips will be walnut-free after a surge in the price of nuts.The company claims that the change is because the new chocolates will cater to people who do not enjoy nuts - but some people think the change is a result of 'shrinkflation'; where chocolates become smaller due to ingredient price increases.The prices of walnuts in the UK rose 20per cent earlier this year - and the company has now decided to remove nuts from its new chocolates.The new chocolate is...

New Walnut Whips will not include walnuts after ingredient price...


16/08/2017 12:16 PM
RomPEllis published Bed closures at four Devon hospitals to begin next week
Health bosses have announced that the closure of 71 inpatient beds at four Devon hospitals will begin next week.Plans to remove the beds from Exeter, Seaton, Honiton and Okehampton community hospitals has been met with strong opposition since they were confirmed in March.The NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group said that the move will see more people being given care at home and save £2.6m.The bed closures are expected to achieve savings of £200 to £300 per bed day, with the...

Bed closures at four Devon hospitals to begin next week


16/08/2017 12:08 PM
Zoe_Stevens published Giant 'pineapples' on Devon church get a £100,000 makeover
Four giant 'pineapples' at the top of a Devon church are being replaced with exact replicas as part of a £100,000 renovation project.The crumbling 'pineapples', at Charles Church in Plymouth, each weigh a tonne and are being taken down from the top of the church so that workmen can make moulds and produce brand new copies of the originals.Teams of builders are on site to repair stonework and protect the structure of the Grade I listed building, reports The Plymouth Herald.Team leader...

Giant 'pineapples' on Devon church get a £100,000 makeover


16/08/2017 12:05 PM
JoeBulmer published Rip current advice issued after tourist swept out to sea dies
After the tragic death of a 27-year-old holiday maker who was swept out to sea by a riptide the RNLI have reissued advice on how to escape dangerous coastal currents. The man was swept out to sea by a rip current at Crantock Beach near Newquay. A HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter, two RNLI Lifeboats, police and paramedics were sent to the incident last night. He was among a group of three men who got into difficulty. Two local surfers rescued the group but one of the men died...

Rip current advice issued after tourist swept out to sea dies