Exeter Express & Echo

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

If there's ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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Taxi fares are set to rise in Plymouth

Taxi fares are set to rise in Plymouth under plans being discussed by the city council.

Councillors heard the authority's Hackney carriage taxi reserve account will fall into deficit within two years unless action is taken. It has een six years since Plymouth fares have been ...

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Plymouth has one of slowest train links in the country

Plymouth has one of the slowest rail connections to London of any major city in Britain.

Exclusive analysis of hundreds of train routes has revealed that, of the 20 biggest cities, only passengers in four other major cities face slower journeys to the capital.

It found that the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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X Factor star Louisa Johnson speaks about ‘annoying’ cancellation of Olly Murs' Devon show

WATCH ABOVE: Inside the first day of this year's MTV Crashes Plymouth

Louisa Johnson, who won the X Factor in 2015, has expressed her disappointment at the cancellation of Olly Murs' concert in Devon this weekend.

This comes after after it was revealed that those who couldn't get ...

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More than 20 bikers join funeral procession of popular Devon businessman

A Devon businessman and avid biker received a 'loud and proud escort' when almost 100 family and friends got together to celebrate his life.

Stuart Charles, who died last week aged 76, was a Plymouth legend and long-standing member of Plymouth Motorcycle Club.

He will be most ...

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Anti-social behaviour in Teignbridge, South and West Devon: MAPPED

More than a third of crimes logged by police in Teignbridge, South and West Devon in 12 months were anti-social behaviour.

The 4,542 crimes on our custom-made map for the area account for more than 36% of the total incident reports - and work out at more than 10 a day across the ...

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Shocking video shows the fierce beginnings of Newton Abbot blaze

A new video posted on social media shows the 'ferocious' blaze fire crews were met by when they attended a fire in a chip shop in Newton Abbot.

The fire, which started in a fryer at Goodies Fish Bar at around 8pm has left three premises wrecked - the fish bar, Town and Country laundry ...

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Flashy new fleet of Devon buses with wifi and USB charging points are here

You will be able to take advantage of on board wifi and charging points when you ride on Devon's £3.5million fleet of new buses.

The 16 Envio 400 City "Spark" buses come into service in Plymouth on Sunday, July 30, and it's only the second time the slap-up-to-date vehicles have been ...

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Over 80 swords and knives handed in to Torquay Police Station during amnesty

Swords, sheath knives, flick knives and butterfly knives were among those handed in to Torquay Police Station as part of a national knife amnesty.

Torquay Police Station shared shocking images showing the array of over 80 knives that were handed in as part of Operation ...

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Dramatic new pictures show crews fighting blaze that destroyed Beachcomber café

Dramatic pictures shared by Teignmouth Fire Station show crews battling against the ferocious blaze which destroyed the iconic Beachcomber Café on Tuesday evening.

The new pictures show the café fully engulfed in flames, and the efforts of fire crews to extinguish the ...

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Crews rescue boy, 12, from viaduct after abseiling fall

A 12-year-old boy had to be rescued after he fell and injured his leg while abseiling in a Devon quarry.

The boy was taking part in an organised abseiling activity when he fell, injuring his leg and becoming stuck on an inspection gantry underneath the viaduct.

Police called fire ...

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Boy, 11, taken to hospital after suffering back injury in coasteering accident

An 11-year-old boy was rescued from the sea off a Torquay beach on Thursday afternoon after injuring his back in a coasteering accident.

Torbay Coastguards were called to Redgate Beach at 12.19pm after receiving reports of a child in the water with a back injury.

The boy ...

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Exeter City's Dean Moxey hopeful of playing against Cambridge United in season opener

Dean Moxey says he is hopeful he will be fit enough to play in Exeter City's season opener against Cambridge United.

The left-back, who rejoined the Grecians this summer following his release from Bolton Wanderers, is yet to feature for City in preseason after picking up an injury towards ...

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