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Mill Street in Ottery St Mary remains closed while firefighters pump away floodwater. Police are urging people to stay away from the town because flash floods have turned streets into rivers. Ottery St Mary Police have thanked the public for their patience while floodwater subsides. Ottery St Mary Police said: “Mill Street remains closed by the factory while Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service pump out water. “We will update you when the road is fully open, thanks for your patience.” Devon and Cornwall Police said there were localised road closures due to flooding at Salston Corner, Exeter Road-Daisymount…

Police are urging people to stay away from Ottery St Mary because flash floods have turned streets into rivers. Ottery St Mary Police said a ‘number of locations’ were under water. Officers turned to social media to show the depth of the flooding – some knee-deep. Ottery St Mary Police made public a photo showing an officer knee-deep in water in Victoria Terrace. Police are advising motorists and pedestrians to avoid flooded areas until the water has subsided. Devon and Cornwall Police said there were localised road closures due to flooding at Salston Corner, Exeter Road-Daisymount into Ottery, and Mill…

Your help is needed in the battle to save Exmouth’s full-time fire cover by backing our town’s firefighters who plan to be in The Strand on Thursday (September 5). Off-duty firefighters will be speaking to the public explaining Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service’s cost-cutting consultation, Safer Together. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) is canvasing residents across both counties until September 22, 2019, about a range of options to save the service money, including station closures, slashing crewing hours and ‘switching off’ fire engines. Firefighters have been out in force across East Devon explaining how our…

An Ottery pub could be extended into the town’s former Lloyds Bank – with part of the premises also converted into three flats – if a planning application is successful. Proposals for the property would see the neighbouring London Inn benefit from extra bar and seating space. Applicant Mr Andy White is seeking the go-ahead for a change of use to drinking establishment for part of the ground floor at 6 Silver Street. It is proposed to remove the existing modern fit out of the bank making one large open plan bar seating area…Partial demolition of the party wall -…

Seven drivers have been reported for speeding and another seven warned following an operation in Ottery St Mary. The Neighbourhood Policing Team, together with Special Constables, monitored traffic in and around the town last Thursday (August 29). Community Speedwatch volunteers were on hand to act as observers, police say. The seven reported drivers were found to be exceeding a 30mph speed limit. Police report one was clocked doing 41mph. Of those warned, some were given advice on minor vehicle defects such as having a light not working. A police spokesperson said the operation was ‘positively received within the locality’. The…

The clock is ticking on the future of East Devon’s fire cover and it is up to YOU to make a stand and Save Our Service. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) is canvasing communities until September 22, 2019, about a range of options to save it money. These include station closures, slashing crewing hours and ‘switching off’ fire engines. That means you have just THREE weeks left to make your views known on the future of YOUR fire service. Firefighters from across East Devon are sending out a double SOS – Save Our Stations and Save Our…

Exam celebrations have been held at The King’s School, Ottery St Mary, as staff applauded a ‘strong’ set of GCSE results. Headteacher Rob Gammon said the 2019 results reflect the hard work of the Year 11 students and the quality of the school’s teaching and support. Mr Gammon said he was ‘delighted’ so many students had achieved exam success, and looked forward to welcoming those returning to join the sixth form. These students are a credit to themselves and their families and we wish them all the very best as they go on to the next chapter of their lives.The…

Beautiful Days revellers laughed in the face of rain to party hard over the weekend. The popular family-friendly music festival, organised by The Levellers, held at Escot Park, near Ottery St Mary, from August 16-18, boasted a packed line-up promising something for everyone. Festival fun for the young and old was on tap all weekend at the three-day party that never sleeps. This event is about people young and old coming together and taking part in something that will be remembered for a long time.Those at Beautiful Days with their children were offered plenty to do, with a host of…

The King’s School, Ottery St Mary, is celebrating ‘outstanding’ A-level results for 2019, continuing a long tradition of academic success in its sixth form. Receiving outstanding results of a clean sweep of A and A-star grades across all their A-levels were seven students. Some nine students achieved A-stars in at least one full A-level course and 22 students achieved an A-star in the Extended Project Qualification. The school said it was ‘delighted’ that 79 per cent of all grades were A-star to C and 31 per cent of grades were at the highest level of A-star and A. The King’s…

A phone box in Ottery St Mary is facing the axe – despite it being the best-used of 18 under threat in East Devon. BT wants to scrap the Hind Street kiosk and a host of others as calls from them have declined by 90 per cent in a decade. The payphone, near to Sainsbury’s, has been used 146 times in the last year, according to the telecommunications giant. Overall use of payphones has declined by 90 per cent in the last decade and the need to provide payphones for use in emergency situations is diminishing all the time… BT…

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