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LIVE: Latest news, traffic and weather updates for Friday July 28 2017

Welcome to our live breaking news service with the latest traffic, travel and weather advice as well as headlines from across Devon, the South West and beyond. We'll also keep you up to date on the weather and traffic news with all the latest developments and breaking news.

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today 08:55
Delays warning as two weeks of emergency roadworks start in Exeter city centre

Temporary traffic lights are to be installed in the centre of Exeter for two weeks of emergency roadworks to repair a damaged sewer.

Temporary lights will be in use at the top of Cowick Street, Exeter, from Monday, July 31 for two weeks.

This is to allow South West Water to carry

today 08:55
Devon's ambulance service is tweeting live from the control room today

Devon's ambulance service is today tweeting live from its Exeter control room to show the volume and breadth of calls they deal with in 12 hours.

The South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust began tweeting incidents at 6am and will run the service until 6pm tonight,

today 08:55
Sidmouth Town latest - goalkeeping conundrum for Vikings boss!
Sidmouth Town boss Josh Stunell could not be happier with many aspects of his team’s pre-season work.
today 08:47
MTV Crashes Plymouth 2017 in pictures

30,000 people gathered on Plymouth Hoe last night but eyes weren't on the Devon waterfront they were on the stage for day one of MTV Crashes Plymouth 2017.

The fourth annual gig on The Hoe featured world-class artists including Louisa Johnson, Clean Bandit, Busted, Charlie XCX, Varski

today 07:49
Teacher banned for having sex with pupil on plane on school trip

A physics teacher has been banned from the classroom after she had sex with a pupil in the loos on the plane back from a school trip.

'Drunk' Eleanor Wilson, 28, was flying back from Geneva when she starting flirting with the lad at the back of the plane while caring for another poorly

today 07:49
Poor weather delays opening of Exmouth big wheel attraction
Ride is situated in Beach Gardens on Exmouth seafront
yesterday 18:29
Pimp Mobile owner removes offensive words and hails his 'protest' a success

The owner of a bright pink 'Pimp Mobile' van which caused uproar in a small Devon village has removed the 'offensive' wording from his vehicle.

Geoff Panter, 74, from Croyde, had his vintage American Dodge Ram van resprayed in a garish shade of pink, covered in large lipstick marks and

yesterday 17:31
Mystery of man, 25, who vanished after night out and was found dead in River Exe

Police say they found no evidence of foul play after a man disappeared following a night out and was found four days later by a rower in the river Exe.

Connor Skinner went missing on September 7 last year after a boozy evening in Exeter city centre, an inquest heard on Thursday.

The

yesterday 17:31
Serving police officer appears in court charged with rape

A serving Devon police officer has appeared in court charged with three counts of rape said to have happened between 2014 and 2015.

PC Ryan Canning, who served out of Plymouth and lives in Burraton Coombe, Saltash appeared in court today accused of three counts of rape alleged to have

yesterday 16:25
Old Mill staff raise £20k in memory of colleague

Staff from Old Mill have raised £19,604 by cycling 207 in memory of Exeter employee Nick Baker, who sadly lost a short and sudden battle with cancer in August last year.

Colleagues, friends and family of the riders and Nick greeted the group of riders at the Old Mill offices Yeovil once

yesterday 16:01
Student guilty of sexually abusing sleeping men

This man faces jail for sexually assaulting two fellow students as they slept.

Matthew Gell, 22, performed an indecent act on the men after going into their rooms after a night out, a jury found.

The students awoke to find Gell performing the sex act upon them on different nights a

yesterday 15:19
Man clogs up 999 system with calls before smashing entrance of Exeter police station

A man clogged up the emergency services call centre with persistent 999 and 101 calls from a phone outside an Exeter police station - before smashing in a door.

The 46-year-old made the phone calls from Heavitree Road Police Station in the early hours of this morning.

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yesterday 15:19
Dementia researchers raise thousands for charity in epic bike challenge

Five dementia researchers at the University of Exeter have pedalled over an epic 350 miles from London to Paris, raising thousands of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society in a gruelling four day challenge.

The team has raised more than £11,000 towards their £12,000 target to boost the

yesterday 14:55
Sidmouth Town boss speaks about pre-season so far
Sidmouth Town boss Josh Stunell takes the Vikings to Okehampton tomorrow (Saturday) looking to see his team make it three wins in three pre-season games.
yesterday 14:05
Latest pictures show how redevelopment work at Exeter City's St James park is progressing

Latest pictures show the state of play at St James Park, as redevelopment works continue to take place.

With just over a week until the Grecians kick-off their 2017/18 campaign at home to Cambridge United, fans will enter the ground with some notable changes.

The away end has

yesterday 13:07
Daily News
Giant wheelie bin stolen overnight - police appeal

A large commercial wheelie bin has been stolen in the night from a shopping mall in Devon and police are appealing for anybody who knows its whereabouts to help.

The commercial waste bin was taken from Red Lion Yard, opposite Waitrose in Okehampton. Police in the town say it disappeared

today 08:55
Fans climbing lamppost are pelted with plastic bottles

Music fans who tried to climb a lamppost for a better view as 30,000 people crowded onto Plymouth Hoe for MTV Crashes found themselves pelted with plastic bottles.

A number of people tried to get a birds-eye view as Sigma took to the stage and those that didn't slide back down were given

today 08:55
Man used menu to hide handbag then made off with it

A man used a menu to block a woman's view of her handbag before making off with it in a Wetherspoons pub, police say.

Officers would like to speak to this man in connection with the disappearance of the bag.

The incident happened in the Britannua Inn in plymouth at 12.20pm on June

today 08:55
Police chase down stolen car using stinger after Exeter burglary

A major police operation in the early hours of Friday successfully chased down a car and used a stinger to halt it with four people on board after it was stolen during a burglary in Exeter.

The keys to the Hyundai 4x4 were stolen during the burglary. Armed response officers began to

today 08:55
PC Ryan Canning accused of three counts of rape
A police officer has appeared before a court in Cornwall charged with three counts of rape.
today 08:53
Phear Park edge out Budleigh in close encounter of the friendly kind
On Saturday the friendly fixture against St Thomas was cancelled due to rain, writes Rob Mottershead.
today 08:47
Snelgrove and Benson win inaugural Sam Marriott Cup
There was a fabulous turnout for the annual Senior/Junior tournament held at Sidmouth Tennis Club which, this year, was dedicated to the memory of junior member Sam Marriott, who tragically lost his life in February, writes Kate Truman.
today 08:47
Exmouth Town boss on Ben Steer: “He makes things happen when he is on the ball.”
Exmouth Town boss Peter Buckingham was really pleased with what he saw from teenager Ben Steer when he played in the 2-0 pre-season win over Wellington.
today 08:47
Latest news from Exeter
today 08:55 Giant wheelie bin stolen overnight - police appeal
today 08:55 Fans climbing lamppost are pelted with plastic bottles
today 08:55 Man used menu to hide handbag then made off with it
today 08:55 Police chase down stolen car using stinger after Exeter burglary
today 08:55 LIVE: Latest news, traffic and weather updates for Friday July 28 2017
today 08:55 Delays warning as two weeks of emergency roadworks start in Exeter city centre
today 08:55 Devon's ambulance service is tweeting live from the control room today
today 08:53 PC Ryan Canning accused of three counts of rape
today 08:47 Phear Park edge out Budleigh in close encounter of the friendly kind
today 08:47 Snelgrove and Benson win inaugural Sam Marriott Cup
today 08:47 Exmouth Town boss on Ben Steer: “He makes things happen when he is on the ball.”
today 08:47 Olivia wins Champion of Champion title at latest Exe Equestrian Club Show
today 08:47 Sidmouth Town latest - goalkeeping conundrum for Vikings boss!
today 07:49 Taxi fares are set to rise in Plymouth
today 07:49 Plymouth has one of slowest train links in the country
today 07:49 MTV Crashes Plymouth 2017 in pictures
today 07:49 Teacher banned for having sex with pupil on plane on school trip
today 23:01 X Factor star Louisa Johnson speaks about ‘annoying’ cancellation of Olly Murs' Devon show
yesterday 21:55 More than 20 bikers join funeral procession of popular Devon businessman
yesterday 21:55 Anti-social behaviour in Teignbridge, South and West Devon: MAPPED
yesterday 21:55 Shocking video shows the fierce beginnings of Newton Abbot blaze
yesterday 21:55 Flashy new fleet of Devon buses with wifi and USB charging points are here
yesterday 20:49 Over 80 swords and knives handed in to Torquay Police Station during amnesty
yesterday 20:49 Dramatic new pictures show crews fighting blaze that destroyed Beachcomber café
yesterday 19:43 Crews rescue boy, 12, from viaduct after abseiling fall
yesterday 19:43 Boy, 11, taken to hospital after suffering back injury in coasteering accident
yesterday 18:37 Exeter City's Dean Moxey hopeful of playing against Cambridge United in season opener
yesterday 18:37 One-in-three crimes in Devon in 12 months was anti-social behaviour: MAPPED
yesterday 18:37 New owners take over popular Exmouth restaurant
yesterday 18:37 Dartington Deer Park opens to the public with a family fun day
yesterday 18:37 Royal Marine 'had bomb parts delivered to late grandmother's home'
yesterday 18:29 Poor weather delays opening of Exmouth big wheel attraction
yesterday 17:31 Traffic problems in South Devon after crash blocks road - live
yesterday 17:31 Headlines at 6pm including serving police officer appears in court charged with rape
yesterday 17:31 See where anti-social behaviour happened in North Devon: Mapped
yesterday 17:31 Boy, 11, taken to hospital after suffering back injury in coasteering accident
yesterday 17:31 Police still don't know why their car burst into flames and exploded near Exeter
yesterday 17:31 ​Friend of Exeter murder suspect tells jury his childhood pal is not a killer
yesterday 17:31 Pimp Mobile owner removes offensive words and hails his 'protest' a success
yesterday 17:31 Mystery of man, 25, who vanished after night out and was found dead in River Exe
yesterday 17:29 Aidan Heslop: Cliff diving champion, 15, targets Commonwealth Games spot
yesterday 16:25 The Torquay United Podcast hopes the Truro game isn't a nice football match
yesterday 16:25 See where anti-social behaviour happened in East Devon: MAPPED
yesterday 16:25 Police concerned for missing elderly man last seen today
yesterday 16:25 Serving police officer appears in court charged with rape
yesterday 16:23 Terror Marine Ciarán Maxwell 'had 43 weapons hides'
yesterday 16:01 Tread carefully: No Excuse for being on the road with illegal tyres
yesterday 16:01 Old Mill staff raise £20k in memory of colleague
yesterday 15:19 See where anti-social behaviour happened in the Plymouth area: MAPPED
yesterday 15:19 Was the queue for free pizza outside The Stable worth it?
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