Browsing: Exeter

Firefighters have this morning (August 19) tackled a fire in a domestic flat in Exeter. Two crews, one from Danes Castle and one from Middlemoor, responded to a report of a fire in the lounge of a property in Bampfylde Street. The incident was reported shortly after 6am. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service says the fire was ‘small’ and confined to a bin,. It was extinguished using ‘buckets of water’. A spokesperson for the fire service said: “There was slight smoke logging to the property but no fire damage.” The cause of the fire has been determined as accidental.…

Multiple callers reported a fire in an Exeter car compound to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service earlier today (August 17). As a result of the big public response, two appliances were sent to the location on the Marsh Barton Trading Estate. Crews from Danes Castle and Middlemoor were dispatched because of concerns the fire could spread to other cars at the site. The fire service reports that, on arrival, it was confirmed that three cars were ‘well alight’. Crews extinguished the blaze using four breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets. Three cars were completely destroyed and a…

Staff and volunteers at an Exeter charity supporting bereaved children received a special delivery – when Amazon’s city delivery station team stopped by with £2,000. Balloons says the donation will go towards arts and crafts materials such as memory boxes and pebbled, books, journals, picture frames. All of the items are used in cause’s one-to-one sessions with young people. To have a business like Amazon behind us is really encouraging. This donation will go towards helping the young children in Exeter who have been bereaved…It was part of the ‘Amazon In The Community’ programme, where the company supports the communities…

New plans for a railway station at Marsh Barton in Exeter will be submitted at the start of 2020. The project had been delayed after changes to design standards saw costs spiral, and a bid to the Department for Transport was unsuccessful. Now Devon County Council (DCC) has now re-thought the design of the access to the station. The long-term vision is to turn Alphington into a Garden City where people and nature can co-exist sustainably…It says new ramps will strengthen a failing embankment and deliver an improved access into the city’s cycle network, avoiding Clapperbrook Lane. The authority also…

Devon and Cornwall Police is to star in a prime-time Channel 4 series set to hit TV screens next week. Call the Cops will be aired for the first time on Monday, August 19, at 9pm. The programme’s makers have had access to the force’s ‘nerve centre’ command and control teams for the first time – as well as frontline officers. Whilst there are many aspects of policing that are a joy to be a part of, the reality of frontline policing for the vast majority of my officers is incredibly challenging…Devon and Cornwall is the largest geographical policing area…

A man wanted by police in connection with a burglary could be in the Exeter area, say police. Trevor Sweeney is 44 and described as white, approximately 5’7” in height, of slim build with dark brown, receding hair and blue eyes. Avon and Somerset Police want to talk to him about a dwelling burglary that occurred in Taunton on May 23. Mr Sweeney is known to frequent areas in and around Taunton but could currently be staying in Exeter. A police spokesperson said: “Our latest enquiries show he was in Gloucester on July 30. There is also the possibility he…

Police are giving social media users a ‘unique front-row seat’ to a demanding shift in Exeter this evening (Saturday, August 10). A busy frontline city response unit will be giving real-time updates on its work from 6pm. Members of the public can follow the work of PCs Naomi Cox and Rich Lander via the hashtag #DCPoliceLIVE on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Many people may never come into contact with policing services, but it is important that our residents understand the demands facing officers every day…Devon and Cornwall Police wants to ‘educate members of the public about the volume and variety…

A police helicopter manhunt in Sidmouth was sparked by a burglary 20 miles away in Exeter. Suspects made off from the city in the early hours of this morning (Sunday, August 4) in a vehicle that was subsequently found in the seaside town, according to a force spokesperson. Officers, a dog unit and the NPAS helicopter conducted a search of the area in a bid to find the occupants of the vehicle. The Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said this afternoon that the suspects had not been located and that an investigation was continuing. The burglary in Exeter was said…

A brutal Romanian stalked his wife from his homeland prison cell before coming to the UK to track her down. Ion Raduca had forced his wife Sylvia to work as a prostitute along with other women and spent their earnings of gambling. The 34 year old was jailed in France in 2013 for procuring prostitutes and in 2016 he was jailed in Romania for five years for the attempted murder of a man. Throughout the relationship he treated her with contempt, brutality and controlled her and made her work as a prostitute in France and Romania Yesterday (Tuesday) at Exeter…

A £4million public and private sector team-up will see 150 electric car charge points installed in Exeter over the next two years. Devon County Council (DCC) has formed a consortium with companies ZAPINAMO and Gamma Energy for the StreetHUBZ project. It will see the number of electric car charging points in the city increase by 400 per cent; there are currently 30. I have no doubt that it will significantly increase the uptake and use of electric vehicles in Exeter…As part of the scheme, Co-Cars will provide a number of electric vehicles through its car-sharing service, allowing the public to…

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