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A man has died after becoming trapped under a light goods vehicle near Exeter Airport today (Wednesday, July 28), police have confirmed. Emergency services were called to the A30 westbound on-slip at Clyst Honiton at around 12.25pm. The casualty, aged in his 60s, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Devon and Cornwall Police has issued an appeal for witnesses of the incident. As a result of the incident a man in his 60s sustained significant injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene… A force spokesperson said: “Police were called shortly after 12.25pm on Wednesday 28 July to the A30…

The Tour of Britain will make a welcome return to Devon in September – with a gruelling 115-mile route ending with a thrilling finish in Exeter. Some of the world’s top cyclists will be heading to the county on Monday, September 6, for Stage Two of the race. It will start in the new town of Sherford and culminate in a high-speed finale in Queen Street in the city. I’m sure the finale in Queen Street will be a thrilling end to the Devon stage and something for us all to look forward to…The route takes in the South Hams,…

Prince Charles met transport workers and ‘net-zero heroes’ during a visit to the new Exeter Bus Station ahead of its opening on Sunday, July 25. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales spoke with long-service bus drivers and discussed their efforts during the pandemic. He heard from apprentice builders and staff involved in the construction of the neighbouring St Sidwell’s Point ultra-low carbon leisure centre, which will open later this year. Some of those involved in the city council’s ambition to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 also met the prince. As did staff from the Live and Move Sport…

Exeter has joined forces with Torbay in a bid to become an internationally-recognised ‘City of Culture’. The two UNESCO-designated areas have teamed up in their ambition to provide ‘significant financial, social, and cultural benefits to the region’.    If the bid is shortlisted into the final six, Exeter and Torbay will receive £40,000 to develop a programme to secure the status. If successful, the next stage would see the cultural community fully consulted to develop the proposal. Driving forces say that, even if unsuccessful, the joint bid will lead to future opportunities ‘to work together to capitalise on opportunities and ideas’ included…

Police are appealing for witnesses after a passenger died when a car crashed in Exeter on Wednesday morning (July 14). Devon and Cornwall Police, carrying out a forensic examination of the collision site, closed Bridge Road, near Countess Wear, for several hours after the single-vehicle crash. Police said a man travelling in the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigating officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the crash. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police were called to reports of a single vehicle road traffic collision on Bridge Road, Exeter at around 10.50pm,…

A new service to help people get back into work has been set up in Exeter. Exeter Works, funded by local councils and the Government is being run in partnership with the city’s chamber of commerce, writes Local Democracy Reporter Ollie Heptinstall. It has opened at the former tourist information centre in Princesshay. The service provides support to people of all ages who need advice and guidance about jobs and training. Based at the centre is Youth Hub Devon, funded by Devon County Council, which gives free and impartial careers and training advice to young people aged 16 to 24.…

Plans for a giant new electronic screen at Exeter City Football Club’s St James Park ground have been submitted to the city council. As part of major improvements this summer, the Grecians plan to install the 29ft by  17ft LED scoreboard towards the corner behind the St James Road away end. It would be near to the recently built Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand, writes Local Democracy Reporter Ollie Heptinstall. Subject to approval by Exeter City Council’s planning department, the screen could be installed before the opening home League Two fixture of the season against Bradford City on Saturday, August 7. Following…

Children’s Hospice South West charity shops in Exeter, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Honiton and Sidmouth have issued an urgent appeal for donations of summer clothing. The outlets have experienced a surge in demand for good-quality second-hand clothing since reopening in April and are asking people to consider donating any unwanted items. Sidmouth shop manager Emma-Louise Lee said: “We have been very busy since the easing of lockdown and, while we have a great choice in store right now, we know we are going to need more summer clothing to meet the demand of the next few weeks. “We think that because…

The brand-new Exeter Bus Station is to open on Sunday, July 25, it has been revealed. City council bosses say the facility – featuring a striking glass-fronted building in the heart of the city centre – will be a ‘massive improvement’ for passengers. This station looks fantastic and is a great new gateway to Exeter… They have vowed the fit-for-purpose, modern hub will promote green public transport in the city and rural communities for decades to come. It will replace the current bus station which was constructed in the 1960s. The new bus station will boast a glass-fronted covered waiting…

Firefighters from Ottery St Mary and Exeter tackled a blaze involving a wooden worktop on an electric oven at a home in Aylesbeare this morning (Sunday, July 11). A trio of crews were called to the East Devon village at around 9.50am. They donned breathing apparatus and used a hose-reel jet to extinguish the blaze. The worktop was destroyed by the fire. Crews from Ottery and Middlemoor attended. The fire was confined to the worktop, which was completely destroyed… A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Three fire engines attended a small fire involving a wooden worktop…

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