Browsing: Exmouth

Artists and creatives are putting the finishing touches to injecting some love and colour into Exmouth seafront ahead of a bigger project in 2021. After a call was made for creative folk to get in touch to turn tired beach seats into a fresh space for creativity, the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, in Honiton, has hand-picked 60 artists and organisations keen to make their mark. On Wednesday (August 5) those selected added their names and creative speciality to colourful squares, painted by volunteers onto the back walls of the seafront love boats over the last few weeks. The colourful commission is…

Police investigating a spate of arson attacks in the Exmouth area are remaining ‘open-minded’ that the latest deliberately-started fire could be linked. Officers made two arrests in connection with the most recent incident, where a car was set on fire in Pankhurst Close, Littleham, at 3.45pm, on Saturday, August 1, where the blaze spread to a derelict building. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “One of the suspects was released, and due to safeguarding concerns, no further details will be issued in relation to the other suspect at this time.” They added: “Officers have confirmed that they are remaining…

The fire service says the cause of a roof blaze in Exmouth town centre on Monday afternoon (August 3) was thought to be accidental. Fire crews from Exmouth and Middlemoor fire stations were called to a property in the Albion Hill area of town at around 4.15pm, where flames were seen coming from a flat roof. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Two fire appliances from Exmouth and one from Middlemoor attended a property fire in Exmouth. “Crews confirmed flames were issuing from the flat roof and got to work to extinguish the fire using one…

Police investigating a report of arson in Exmouth on Saturday (August 1) say they are not linking the blaze to a spate of deliberately-started fires in the town. A car was destroyed by fire in Pankhurst Close, Littleham, flames spread to a nearby derelict building, and firefighters were called to tackle the blaze. Devon and Cornwall Police said a 14-year-old boy from Exmouth was arrested on suspicion of arson and released with no further action. A person from Exeter was arrested on suspicion of arson and later released on police bail until August 25, said police. A Devon and Cornwall…

The air ambulance landed in Exmouth on Sunday afternoon (August 2) after a crash involving a car and pedestrian. Police and paramedics were called to Cheriswood Avenue at 2.30pm, where a female pedestrian was taken to hospital with leg injuries. The injuries were not thought to be serious, said police. The Devon Air Ambulance landed on a football pitch at St John’s playing field, close to the crash site. Video: Darrell Trigs A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 2.30pm to Cheriswood Avenue on Sunday 2 August following reports of a collision involving a car and…

Top floors have been scrapped in revised plans to turn the Harlequins shopping centre in Exeter into homes and a hotel.  Developer Curlew has changed its proposals for the second time to reduce the height of the mooted building and address more than 100 objections. The amendments follow discussions with city council officers and Historic England representatives, writes Local Democracy Reporter Daniel Clark. The  ‘co-living’ homes scheme, thought to be the first of its kind in the South West, also features a hotel with bar and restaurant. Alterations will see accommodation removed from the upper floors of both blocks of homes and changes to…

A dog died from its injuries after falling from cliffs at Budleigh Salterton yesterday afternoon (Saturday, August 1). Exmouth RNLI rescued the pet from the sea after the crew called to an area east of the mouth of the River Otter at around 2.15pm. The town’s coastguard team also attended the incident. The dog was initially believed to have been uninjured but later died, the RNLI confirmed this morning. Pet owners have been urged by the charity to keep their animals on short leads on cliff-tops and to stay away from egdes. The Exmouth RNLI team was called out again…

Lifeguards saved a woman and young child struggling to stay above the water in the sea off Exmouth. RNLI rescuers came to the rescue of the stricken duo after they were swept into fast-flowing water at the mouth of the River Exe. Both casualties were helped to shore and were uninjured following the incident at 11.30am yesterday (Friday, July 31). Double rescue at Exmouth on a very busy day for local lifeguards. An RNLI spokesperson said: “The casualties, a young child and an adult, had been swept off ‘the spit’ by the incoming tide and into the deep fast flowing…

Firefighters tackled a ‘deliberate’ car blaze that spread to a commercial building in Exmouth this afternoon (Saturday, August 1). Crews from the town and Exeter were called to Pankhurst Close at around 3.50pm after smoke was seen coming from the property. They found the car engulfed on flames and brought the blaze under controls. Windows and cladding on the building were damaged. Police also attended the scene. The vehicle was 100 per cent damaged by fire and the building sustained approximately five per cent to windows and cladding… A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Several calls…

The fire service has been out in Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton reassuring the public after a spate of arson attacks. Police, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) and district council officers held a drop-in session at Budleigh Football Club, in Greenway Lane, on Thursday (July 30) to offer safety advice to residents and business owners. And fire safety officers from Exmouth will be visiting businesses in arson-hit areas to give advice, reassurance, and answer questions, DSFRS said. The fire service has urged the public to stay alert, keep bins and flammable property inside and away from buildings until…

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