Exeter Express & Echo

Bike passenger's arm broken in three places in hit and run

A woman who was riding pillion on her partner's motorbike has been left badly hurt after a hit and run crash with another biker.

Charlene Webb's arm was broken in three places during the crash when another biker, who also appeared to be carrying a passenger, crossed onto the wrong side of ...

2017-08-22 09:47 open_in_new
Top 15 funniest jokes from Edinburgh Fringe 2017

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ken Cheng won the 10th annual award for Dave's Funniest Joke Of The Fringe with the line: "I'm not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change."

The joke, from his show ...

2017-08-22 09:47 open_in_new
Body builder lost 30 years of muscle in eight weeks, but his training saved his life

A bodybuilder hospitalised for 54 days with sepsis, losing 30 years of muscle in eight weeks, only survived because his huge physique stopped the infection from spreading.

Paul Jenny, 47, from Southway developed sepsis, a potentially fatal immune response to an infection, a day before he ...

2017-08-22 09:47 open_in_new
Stolen cherry picker used to rip cash machine out of wall at rural petrol station

Police have released this picture of the damage caused after thieves stole a farm cherry-picker machine and used it to rip a cash machine out of the wall at a filling station in the heart of rural Devon.

The green Merlo telehandler, stolen from a nearby farm, can be seen on the forecourt ...

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Man admits having porn covering 'fair swathe of the animal kingdom'

An IT consultant claimed some kind of virus had infected his computer after he was found to have downloaded child abuse images and bestiality which a judge said: "covered all age groups and a fair swathe of the animal kingdom".

Gary Rendle, who accessed images while at his parents house, ...

2017-08-22 08:41 open_in_new
Exeter mum accuses salon of leaving her daughter's hair in a mess

A row has broken out after an Exeter mum accused a city salon of ruining her daughter's birthday haircut.

Zara Abbott said that six-year-old Jessica Henderson's hair was 'left in a mess' after the cut at Sidwell Street hairdressers Hotrods and Harlots on Wednesday.

The salon ...

2017-08-22 02:05 open_in_new
Eclipse seen over Devon

While most of the UK missed out on Monday evening's stunning solar eclipse, which turned the sky black over the USA, it was at least partially visible in Devon.

The total eclipse was only visible in parts of America but the far south west of the UK was able to see a (very) partial eclipse ...

2017-08-22 02:05 open_in_new
Devon diver Tom puts new phone through paces with mid-air selfie

Devon diver Tom Daley has been unveied as the new face of the latest HTC phone in an advert which sees the Olympian world champion testing the mobile to its limits.

The ad sees Tom taking a selfie with the phone after diving off the high platform and spinning into a backflip.

The ad ...

2017-08-21 21:41 open_in_new
Off duty lifeguard helps save tourist who collapsed at Devon beach

An off duty lifeguard has helped to save an American tourist who collapsed at a Teignmouth beach.

Senior RNLI lifeguard Henry Irvine was off duty and cycling down to Teignmouth beach for swim training last Wednesday at 7am when he was asked to respond to a man who had collapsed while ...

2017-08-21 21:41 open_in_new
What NOT to pack for Freshers' Week

This is it – you're off to university. Here's our trusty guide to what you DON'T need to pack for Freshers' Week:

Mum and Dad might think, if they are driving you (and all your stuff) all the way to Loughborough or Liverpool, that it would be nice to make a trip of it: "We could ...

2017-08-21 21:41 open_in_new
Man attacked by two men and left with broken jaw

A man has been left with a suspected broken jaw after an attack outside a Co-op .Police are appealing for witnesses to the violent attack outside the Co-p on Whitleigh Green, Plymouth at around 11.40am today.

A man in his 20s was assaulted by two men who left the scene. The victim ...

2017-08-21 21:41 open_in_new
Man beat shopworker until she blacked out in row over steak

A man attacked a shopworker so violently she blacked out in a row over steak.

Stephen Johnson of Barley Market Street, Tavistock attacked the woman in the cafe of Morrison's in the town on Friday, August 18. Johnson was charged with assault after he grabbed by the woman by the hair and ...

2017-08-21 21:41 open_in_new
Man raped his vulnerable teenage girlfriend after she fell asleep

A teenage girl with emotional and intellectual difficulties was left in pain and distress after being raped by her boyfriend after falling asleep on the sofa.

The couple fell asleep after watching a film and she awoke to find him touching her "all over her body". The defendant, who cannot ...

2017-08-21 21:41 open_in_new
Man beat shopworker until she blacked out in row over steak

A man attacked a shopworker so violently she blacked out in a row over steak.

Stephen Johnson of Barley Market Street, Tavistock attacked the woman in the cafe of Morrison's in the town on Friday, August 18. Johnson was charged with assault after he grabbed by the woman by the hair and ...

2017-08-21 21:41 open_in_new
Sacked Torquay United boss Kevin Nicholson eyes Plainmoor return

Sacked team boss Kevin Nicholson says he would like to return and manage Torquay United for a second time one day.

Former player-manager Nicholson, who parted company with the Gulls last week, today issued a lengthy statement in which he again insisted that the squad he rebuilt during the ...

2017-08-21 20:35 open_in_new
Why Paul Tisdale was right about Exeter City potentially losing against Lincoln City last season

As Paul Tisdale said, this time last year, Exeter City would probably have lost to Lincoln City on Saturday after seeing the Imps control possession for the majority of the second half.

The Grecians were solid and composed on Saturday, leaving Christy Pym with little to do - aside from a ...

2017-08-21 20:35 open_in_new
Sean Goss: What has happened to the former Exeter City midfielder after his move to QPR?

Former Exeter City midfielder Sean Goss made headlines in January when he decided to move from Premier League giants Manchester United to Championship side QPR.

The German-born 21-year-old, who moved from Devon to Old Trafford in 2012, had at times come close to making his first-team debut ...

2017-08-21 20:35 open_in_new
GCSEs? Who needs them?

GCSEs, eh? Really, who needs them? We take a look at the successful Devon celebrities who have done just great in life - without anyone asking to see their GCSE certificate…

Standing at Number Three on the Sunday Times wishlist, the Plymouth mogul Chris Dawson runs The Range discount ...

2017-08-21 19:29 open_in_new
Air ambulance lands on Torquay school playing fields

Devon Air ambulance attracted a crowd of onlookers when it landed in Torquay next to a busy main road.

The distinctive red ambulance landed on the playing fields of St Cuthbert Mayne school in Teignmouth Road, Torquay, on Monday lunchtime.

Read More: Plymouth Argyle star Yann ...

2017-08-21 19:29 open_in_new
Bike show will boost work with ex-Service men and women in need

Funds to help ex-Service man and woman in need of support after suffering injuries and trauma on the battlefield will get a boost thanks to the second annual Dawlish Bike and Trike Show on The Lawn in Dawlish on Sunday September 3.

The show is being run by Armed Forces Bikers, a registered ...

2017-08-21 19:29 open_in_new
Missing Exeter boy, 16, last seen at Starcross station

Charlie Crook, 16, has been reported to police as missing from Starcross.

Charlie was last seen at the train station and is believed to have headed to Exeter.

He is described as white, 6ft, slim, brown hair, brown eyes, and a scar on his lower throat.

Read More: Girl, 17, ...

2017-08-21 19:29 open_in_new