Exeter Express & Echo

Travellers descend upon popular Exeter playing field

Travellers have set up camp in a popular Exeter playing field which was recently granted town green status after being saved from development.

Caravans began moving on to Eastern Playing Fields, a much used and valued green space between Exhibition Way and Harrington Lane in Pinhoe, today ...

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North Devon nightclub closes where teenager is believed to have taken drugs and later died

A North Devon nightclub which hosted a youth disco where a 15-year-old boy is believed to have taken recreational drugs and later died, has announced it will remain closed over the bank holiday weekend.

Vivid in Ilfracombe is thought to be where the youth was on Friday when was admitted to ...

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Hundreds of Bikers descended on Bideford today

Hundreds of Bikers descended on Bideford Quay for the return Bideford Bike Show on Saturday.

Local celebrity boxer Tommy Langford opened the event, saying: "It gives me great pleasure to be asked to do this. My first ever boxing coach was a keen biker so it means a lot to be to be ...

yesterday 21:47 open_in_new
Exeter Chiefs' Premiership final victory in numbers

Exeter Chiefs' victory over Wasps will live long in the memory as one of the most thrilling Premiership finals ever.

The Chiefs ended up winning the only stat that truly matters, but the match also threw up some other fascinating numbers.

Devon Live's coverage of Exeter's big ...

yesterday 20:41 open_in_new
How the players rated in Exeter Chiefs' Premiership final victory over Wasps

Exeter Chiefs were crowned Premiership champions for the first time in their history with a historic 23-20 after extra-time win over Wasps at Twickenham on Saturday.

Yet how did the players rate? DevonLive's Chiefs reporter Howard Lloyd has given his lowdown on the players' ...

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How Exeter Chiefs came from nowhere to become Champions of all England

Ten years ago Exeter were playing at the Old County Ground in front of a few hundred supporters.

Today they are champions of all-England for the first time in their 146-year history.

Here is the timeline which shows how Exeter Chiefs jumped from obscurity to national champions in a ...

yesterday 20:41 open_in_new
Concerned Exeter neighbour reports suspected kitchen fire

A concerned Exwick resident called the fire brigade today after believing a kitchen fire had broken out in a neighbours home.

Two fire appliances from Danes Castle in Exeter were sent to Holne Court in Kinnerton Way, at around 6pm. A further call from the property owner confirmed it was a ...

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Car fire on Penn Inn Roundabout

Fire crews have been called to a car fire in Newton Abbot this evening.

One fire appliance was sent to the Penn Inn Roundabout at around 7.20pm. On arrival crews they found a vehicle on the highway with a fire in the electrical wiring.

The fire was out on arrival, and crews made the ...

yesterday 20:41 open_in_new
Travellers descend upon popular Exeter playing field

Travellers have set up camp in a popular Exeter playing field which was recently granted town green status after being saved from development.

Caravans began moving on to Eastern Playing Fields, a much used and valued green space between Exhibition Way and Harrington Lane in Pinhoe, today ...

yesterday 20:41 open_in_new
15-year-old boy believed to have died after taking drugs at youth disco in North Devon

Police have confirmed the young person who tragically died last night after taking a recreational drug at a youth disco in North Devon was a 15-year-old boy.

He was admitted to North Devon District Hospital after taking going to the disco in Ilfracombe on Friday. He died in the early hours ...

yesterday 19:35 open_in_new
Gareth Steenson: A prayer to my late dad helped me with winning kick

Gareth Steenson has revealed that a prayer to his late father helped him kick Exeter Chiefs to Premiership final victory.

The Chiefs fly-half booted the winning penalty with just two minutes of extra time left on the clock to hand Exe a 23-30 win in a pulsating final.

Steenson, 33, ...

yesterday 19:35 open_in_new
Fans, players and pundits react as Exeter Chiefs win the Premiership

Exeter Chiefs are Premiership champions for the first time in their history following an incredible final at Twickenham that saw them run out 23-20 winners over Wasps after extra-time.

After leading 14-10 at half-time thanks to tries from Jack Nowell and Phil Dollman, plus conversions ...

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Wasps' Dai Young pays tribute to Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young paid tribute to champions Exeter Chiefs after he saw his side defeated 23-20 in the Premiership final.

Young's side were within 54 seconds of grinding out a 20-17 win in a classic final but Gareth Steenson's penalty sent the game into extra-time before the ...

yesterday 19:35 open_in_new
Rob Baxter shares word of wisdom with Paul Tisdale as Exeter Chiefs win the Premiership

After seeing his team triumph in the Premiership final against Wasps, Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter had a few words of wisdom to share with Exeter City counterpart Paul Tisdale.

The city's two premier sporting teams are both involved in London finals this weekend, with the Chiefs ...

yesterday 19:35 open_in_new
15-year-old boy believed to have died after taking drugs at youth disco in North Devon

Police have confirmed the young person who tragically died last night after taking a recreational drug at a youth disco in North Devon was a 15-year-old boy.

He was admitted to North Devon District Hospital after taking going to the disco in Ilfracombe on Friday. He died in the early hours ...

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Rob Baxter hails sacrifice of family and Exeter Chiefs staff after winning Premiership

Rob Baxter said the hard work and sacrifice of his family and the staff at Exeter Chiefs was behind his outpouring of emotion after winning the Premiership title.

Baxter was in tears at the final whistle as Exeter beat Wasps 23-20 after extra time in one of the most remarkable Premiership ...

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Families protest council request to remove grave tributes

Families protesting against North Devon District Council's request to remove tributes from graves in a North Devon cemetery, gathered in the streets of Barnstaple yesterday.

The District Council has controversially given families 90 days to remove unauthorised tributes from graves in Bear ...

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Young person tragically dies in Ilfracombe

Police have reported that a young person in North Devon tragically lost their life last night in Ilfraocmbe.

The cause of death has not yet been confirmed but substance misuse may have been involved.

In a post on Facebook Ilfracombe Police said:" Officers are currently ...

yesterday 18:29 open_in_new
Village may have to dig trench for fast broadband as Earl says no to poles spoiling the view

Villagers in East Devon have been told they may have to dig their own trench for underground cables if they want superfast broadband.

Upton Pyne residents packed their village hall on Tuesday, May 16, for a meeting following on from the Earl of Iddesleigh's refusal to allow BT and ...

yesterday 18:29 open_in_new
How Exeter Chiefs came from nowhere to Champions of all England

Ten years ago Exeter were playing at the Old County Ground in front of a few hundred supporters.

Today they are champions of all-England for the first time in their 146-year history.

Here is the timeline which shows how Exeter Chiefs jumped from obscurity to national champions in a ...

yesterday 18:29 open_in_new
Exeter Chiefs face Wasps at Twickenham for Premiership final - live coverage

Follow live coverage as Exeter Chiefs fans make the trip to Twickenham for day one of the city's sporting double header in London.

Thousands of fans are expected to travel to West London to watch Rob Baxter's men compete in the Premiership final against Wasps.

We'll have fan ...

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