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The sea dragged a pick-up truck off the front at Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary’s iconic tar barrel bonfire is under feet of floodwater after Storm Ciaran raged across East Devon. Scores of warnings and alerts are in place across East Devon and the Environment Agency has warned properties are at risk of flooding as rain-hit river levels remain high. The stricken vehicle was last seen early this morning (November 2), being ‘dragged out to sea by the breaking swell’. Firefighters received a ‘distress call’ to Sidmouth seafront on Wednesday night (November 1) after it was reported a pick-up…

The East Devon village of Newton Poppleford this week ‘likely’ faced its worst flooding in 50 years, according to the Environment Agency. Storm damage has caused road closures and the use of temporary traffic lights in areas of East Devon worst hit by flash flooding. Devon County Council (DCC) said the clean-up operation on roads was ongoing following Tuesday’s storms (May 9), which caused flooding in a number of areas of the county. The county council said parts of Exeter and East Devon – including Tipton St John, Metcombe and Newton Poppleford – were hardest hit by the torrential downpours.…

Roads turned to rivers in East Devon when flash floods from torrential rain resulted in deep water cutting off homes, causing devastation and damage. Areas of Newton Poppleford, Seaton, Sidmouth, and Tipton St John were worst hit, when on Tuesday (May 9) hours of heavy rain prompted the Rivers Otter and Sid to breach banks and flood roads and residential areas. The old A30 London Road, at Cranbrook, claimed several cars when motorists attempted to drive through deep flash floodwater on the highway. When Burrow stream burst its banks in Newton Poppleford, roads turned to rivers. Living in the village,…

PHOTOS and VIDEOS: Flash flooding turns roads to rivers across East Devon, leaving ‘devastated’ residents counting the cost of the clear-up A fresh flood alert has been issued for parts of East Devon by the Environment Agency after heavy rain has caused river levels to rise. The Environment Agency (EA) on Tuesday evening (May 9) said flooding was possible in the areas of Lympstone, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Honiton, Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth, prompting an alert for the water levels of the rivers Otter and Sid. After a day of heavy rain, a residential area of Newton Poppleford has reportedly…

Once again little separates the parties and groups in East Devon in this year’s local elections, writes local democracy reporter Rob Kershaw. The Independents edged out the Liberal Democrats by 19 seats to 18, but this is a notable improvement for the Lib Dems who managed only seven in 2019. The Conservatives were only just behind on 17, but lost their leader Philip Skinner who was displaced by Liberal Democrat Richard Jeffries. Speaking on his 24 years as a Councillor, Mr Skinner said: “I’ve worked passionately for East Devon. It’s been in my heart for 24 years to be honest…

Street parties, big lunches, and community events – sparking road closures – are taking place in East Devon and Exeter over the weekend to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla. Devon County Council said more than 70 communities across Devon will be marking the Coronation of Their Majesties, and scores have applied for permission to close streets to hold parties, fun days and galas. In East Devon, Colyton is hosting a live screening of the Coronation on Saturday, May 6, at St Andrew’s Church, and a party in the park, starting at 6pm. Exeter Hindu Cultural Centre…

Racist graffiti and symbols of hate scrawled in a tunnel in an East Devon village has sparked a police appeal for information. Officers are keen to identify the culprits who daubed ‘offensive’ hate symbols and ‘foul language’ – what police are calling ‘racist criminal damage’ in the tunnel that runs under the A3052 in Newton Poppleford. Rural East Devon officers hope someone will identify the culprits through some of the graffiti left at the walkway, by Back Lane. The vandalism is thought to have happened earlier this month. Police photos show some of the vandalism, but officers said other images…

Candidates vying for residents’ votes in May’s East Devon District Council (EDDC) elections have been revealed – with every seat on the authority being contested.   The council says the poll promises to be its ‘most competitive in several years’. Polling day is on Thursday, May 4. East Devon residents are being reminded that they must register to vote by Monday, April 17. The electorate will get to have a say in who sits on parish, town and district councils. Only four parish elections will be contested with 73 seats going uncontested. There are six parishes without any nominations. There are five…

Police say the death of an East Devon woman found at the bottom of cliffs at Budleigh Salterton is not being treated as suspicious. The emergency services and coastguard teams from East Devon were called to the beach shortly before 2pm on Saturday, December 3, after concern was raised for the welfare of a woman. A woman in her 50s from Newton Poppleford was found at the bottom of the cliffs below Jubilee Park, in Budleigh, and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Coastguard teams from Exmouth and Beer were tasked to help police. A Devon and Cornwall Police…

All-day parking for £2 in district council car parks begins next week across East Devon – in a bid to encourage shoppers to spend locally. East Devon District Council (EDDC) said the winter parking deal starts on Tuesday, November 1 until the end of March 2023 with the aim of boosting trade. The council said the ticket cost allows motorists to park in multiple locations across East Devon for the whole day, as all its car parks were taking part in the deal. Councillor Jack Rowland, EDDC portfolio holder for finance, said: “The car park charge of £2 all day that applies…

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