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A car crash in Beer has prompted firefighters across East Devon to urge motorists to be aware of road surface changes after rain. A fire crew from Colyton on Saturday (December 12) was called to a crash near Fore Street, Beer, where a car was involved in a collision with a wall. A Colyton Fire Station spokesperson said road surfaces can be affected by different weather conditions. They said: “Just a quick reminder for people to take extra care as the roads can be slippery after we have rain.” Coronavirus ‘clusters’ remain in 18 parts of East Devon –…

A further 154 coronavirus cases have been confirmed across the East Devon in the last week – with another 111 in Exeter. And ‘clusters’ of the virus remain in all but two areas of the district and all but one of the wards in the city. The new cases recorded in East Devon represent an increase of five when compared to the previous seven days. Exeter’s number is a decrease of 38. Eighteen wards in East Devon – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, and Cranbrook – currently have three or more coronavirus infections. Clyst, Exton and…

The number of new Covid-19 cases across East Devon and Exeter has dropped in a week – but ‘clusters’ of the virus remain in every ward of both areas. Government figures show a further 180 infections have been confirmed across the district in the last seven days, and 141 in the city. The new cases recorded in East Devon represent a decrease of 64 when compared to the previous week. Exeter’s number is a decrease of 79. All 20 wards in East Devon – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, and Cranbrook – currently have three…

A dog that fell down a bank beside the River Otter was located by East Devon emergency services using the What3Words app. Beer and Exmouth Coastguard Rescue teams were tasked with rescuing the terrier on Tuesday (October 27) after the dog became stuck. The rescue teams successfully pinpointed the pet’s location after its owner used the What3Words app, showing the spot to within three meters. The uninjured terrier was reunited with its owner after the dog made its own way to safety. A Beer Coastguard Rescue team spokesman said: “We were tasked along with Exmouth Coastguard to a dog which…

An injured walker cut off by the tide near Orcombe Point near Exmouth on Thursday evening (October 15) was taken to hospital by ambulance after being rescued by coastguards and lifeboat volunteers. The man was found to be suffering from a head injury and was given first aid before he was stretchered to Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat, transferred to the all-weather lifeboat, and taken to a waiting ambulance at the marina. Henry Mock, inshore lifeboat helm, urged beach-goers to be aware of tides times in the Orcombe Point area. He said: “It’s always important for members of the public to…

The Exmouth inshore lifeboat was launched on Wednesday afternoon (October 14) after a report a windsurfer was in difficulty. The RNLI crew, Exmouth and Beer Coastguard Rescue were tasked shortly after 2pm to an area of water between the lifeboat station and Orcombe Point. The lifeboat and coastguard volunteers were stood down after it was found the windsurfer was safe and well. An Exmouth RNLI spokesman said: “On their arrival it was quickly ascertained that the individual was not in any difficulty and did not require the assistance of the volunteer lifesaving crew. “The inshore lifeboat returned to station and…

Beer village is gearing up to host an alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating with its first ever drive-in cinema. Organiser Eleanor Carr, of Unique Boutique Events, is hosting the event on Saturday, October 31, with a screening of two films, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, rated PG, at 5pm, followed by Simon Pegg’s cult classic Shaun of the Dead, rated 15, starting at 9pm. Along with the socially-distanced showings, popcorn, hot food and drinks will be available on the night with an in-car order and delivery service. Eleanor said: “Beer village and I had been in talks about a drive-in cinema last…

Weekly government figures show 92 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in East Devon – with ‘clusters’ identified in ten areas of the district. Half of the positive tests relate to specimen dates in the past seven days; the rest go back to September. Eleven new cases had been confirmed across the district in the previous week. A total of 397 Covid-19 cases have now been recorded in East Devon, where the infection rate is 271.4 for every 100,000 people. In Exeter, 603 new cases have been confirmed. A total of 1,369 cases have been confirmed in Devon and Cornwall…

A windsurfer in difficulty and drifting out to sea off Seaton was rescued by the Lyme Regis lifeboat. The man was spotted in the sea a quarter of a mile off Seaton on Friday afternoon (September 25), where he was seen trying to paddle against an offshore wind when he could not get his sail up out of the water. The stricken windsurfer, and his board, was taken back to shore where he was given safety advice by Beer Coastguard Rescue team. The Coastguard team thanked the public for calling 999 and raising the alarm. A Beer Coastguard spokesman said:…

A new interactive map has shown no coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in East Devon or Exeter in July. Latest statistics show fatalities due to the virus have been logged in 16 of the district’s 20 wards and all but one of the city’s 14 areas. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has analysed all deaths involving Covid-19 that occurred between March 1 and July 31, and were registered by August 15. A total of six coronavirus deaths – in the Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Seaton, Cranbrook, Broadclyst and Stoke Canon, Feniton and Whimple and Exeter St Thomas West wars – were…

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