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A temporary one-way layout on Queen Street in Exeter to encourage social distancing amid Covid-19 is to be made permanent at a cost of £250,000 The ‘pop-up’ layout, which has split public opinion, was implemented early last year to help with social distancing and to encourage walking and cycling. Exeter City Council has agreed to spend £250,000 constructing a layout similar to the current single-traffic track design, with additions of a widened pavement and two cycle lanes. Will Pratt, the council’s lead for transport, strategy and infrastructure delivery, said traffic volumes had reduced by 25 per cent on Queen Street…

Police have released a description of a man who has stolen tools from building supply shops in East Devon and Exeter, hiding them in his coat. Officers are urging businesses to be aware that tools were concealed and stolen at two business in Honiton and Exeter on Friday, October 29, 2021. One suspect is described by police as being a white male thought to be in his mid-to late-20s, is approximately 5ft 10in tall, of a stocky build, with short dark hair, a small moustache and possibly a beard or stubble. He was wearing black trousers, black trainers with white…

Police in Exeter are warning cyclists about thieves targeting locked bikes left outside shops at a city centre retail park. Officers said they have received reports of thefts of bicycles and parts, such as quick-release wheels, while they were locked in racks at the front of Boots, on the Exe Bridges Retail Park, in St Thomas. Devon and Cornwall Police are urging cyclists to use specialist locks to secure bikes left outside in Exeter. William Malcolm, a police community support officer in Exeter, said: “The Cowick and St Thomas team have been receiving reports regarding theft of cycles and theft…

Convenience stores in Exmouth, Cranbrook and Exeter are giving customers the chance to buy food past its sell-by date. Southern Co-op has announced it is expanded its Reducing Our Foodprint scheme, selling fresh food up to two days after its ‘best before’ date at a reduced price of 20p. Non-perishable ‘ambient products’ – such as tinned fruit and vegetables, dried pasta, rice, jams, tea, coffee confectionery, selected condiments, sugar and sweeteners,  plus and chilled products such as soft fruit and fruit juices – will be sold up to seven days over the sell-by date. The stores in Devon now included…

Residents in Exeter can recycle plastic and aluminium coffee pods from home starting this month when a new kerbside collection service is rolled out. Exeter City Council has announced its new kerbside recycling service for plastic and aluminium coffee pods will start on Monday, January 24. The City Council has teamed up with Podback, a not-for-profit coffee recycling service, to offer the free collections. Residents will need to register for the new service, then receive special collection bags provided by Podback. The bags will be collected by the council on a weekly basis as part of recycling and household waste…

Recorded Covid cases in East Devon and Exeter have risen by 18.6 per cent and 31.7 per cent respectively in a week.  Infections continue to increase across the county but remain below the UK-wide average rate, according to figures for the week up to Thursday, January 6. East Devon has an infection rate of 1,091.3 per 100,000 people, while Exeter’s is 1,302. The national average is 1,831 per 100,000 people. North Devon recorded the largest weekly increase in the county with recorded coronavirus cases rocketing by 79 per cent. West Devon and Torridge both saw increases of more than 50…

East Devon has the the highest Covid booster rate in the county, according to new statistics.  Some 73.2 per cent of the district’s population aged over 12 have had the extra jab as of Monday, January 9 – the sixth-highest in England. Exeter as the second-lowest rate in Devon at 51.7 per cent. The national average is 62 per cent. Covid case numbers locally are much higher than previously, so it is more important than ever to get vaccinated… It follows weeks of campaigning urging the public to ‘get boosted now’ for protection against the Omicron variant of the virus.…

Family of an Exeter assault victim say he will have to drink Christmas dinner ‘through a straw’ after his jaw was broken in an unprovoked attack.  The man and a friend, both aged in their 20s, were punched in the face by a stranger while walking home following a night out enjoying festive drinks in the city. Police are appealing for witnesses of the ‘hideous’ violence which happened at the Guildhall Shopping Centre between midnight and 12.30am on Sunday, December 19. This was an unnecessary and hideous assault against two men who were enjoying their evening out… And loved-ones of…

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after two Exeter homes half a mile apart were burgled in the daytime. A home in Wonford Road, in St Leonards, was targeted between 2.40pm and 2.50pm on Tuesday, November 30, where the burglar stole property but fled the scene when they were disturbed. A home in half a mile away, in Larkbeare Road, also in St Leonards, was burgled on the same day, between 11am and 12noon, and items were stolen when entry to the property was forced. Police are urging residents living in the St Leonards area of the city to…

A woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was involved in a crash on the M5 at Exeter on Sunday night (December 12). Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after two cars,  a BMW1 Series and Vauxhall Corsa,  crashed at around 9.15pm on the south bound carriageway of the M5 just before junction 31, at Exeter. Devon and Cornwall Police said the driver of the Vauxhall was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the BMW was left with minor injuries, said police. The road was closed while…

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