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Good Friday traffic chaos on M5, A30 and A38 - updates

Traffic updates as we get them

A string of crashes have caused gridlock across Devon and Cornwall.

Three incidents Cornwall-bound on the A30 in Devon are causing tailbacks to the M5.

A four-car crash near Whiddon Down is causing congestion with police currently on

today 11:17
Four-car crash sparks delays on A30 - live updates

Traffic heading into and out of the city is being affected

A four-car smash on the A30 has left Bank Holiday traffic delays of around 30 minutes and the road partially blocked.

The incident happened at around 9.30am on the westbound carriageway.

It occurred on the stretch

today 10:14
Choose well this Easter as ambulance demand increases

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is urging members of the public to choose appropriately this Easter Bank Holiday as demand for the ambulance service is expected to increase.

Alternative healthcare options for less serious conditions include; visiting your

today 00:59
The 'secret' Devon beaches that are now overrun with tourists

The 'grockles' are fast discovering our undiscovered gems!

Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists descend on our fair county to make the most of our fresh air, wonderful countryside and stunning scenery.

One of the biggest draws to Devon is our dual coasts which boast some of

today 00:47
Man charged with murder of Exeter woman Sarah Fuller
Police have charged a man with the murder of a 35-year-old woman in Exeter.
yesterday 19:56
Exmouth Town and Budleigh Salterton both in Good Friday morning action
Exmouth Town and Budleigh Salterton both have matches on Good Friday morning.
yesterday 19:53
Man charged with murder of Exeter mum

He is due to appear before Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 20 April

Police have charged a man with the murder of a 35-year-old woman who was found dead at her home on Wednesday.

Emergency services were called to a property in Chancellors Way at 4.30am following concern for

yesterday 18:29
Devon horse trainer Richard Woollacott took own life after uncovering sexual messages between wife and jockey, inquest hears

The death of Richard Woollacott shocked the region's racing community in January 2018

Hugely popular Devon horse trainer Richard Woollacott took his life after discovering a series of Facebook messages to his wife, an inquest has heard.

The BBC has reported that Mr Woollacott hanged

yesterday 17:26
Devon horse trainer Richard Woollacott took own life after uncovering sexual messages between wife and jockey, inquest hears

The death of Richard Woollacott shocked the region's racing community in January 2018

Hugely popular Devon horse trainer Richard Woollacott took his life after discovering a series of Facebook messages to his wife, an inquest has heard.

The BBC has reported that Mr Woollacott hanged

yesterday 17:26
Newton Abbot stabbing: Four arrested after man knifed in head
Four people have been arrested after a man was stabbed in the head in Newton Abbot.
yesterday 15:44
Hospiscare Men’s Walk raises £67,000 with money still rolling in!

Instead of snow, it was high winds and rain that tested the ever growing band of men who took part in Hospiscare’s Men’s Walk this year. Just under 1000 resilient men signed up for the challenge, making it Hospiscare’s most successful Men’s Walk to date.

The weather conditions were

yesterday 15:32
Four arrested after man stabbed in head in Newton Abbot

Police confirmed this afternoon that two men have suffered serious injuries in the incident, one man was stabbed in the head and another suffered a head injury

A man has been stabbed in the head in an incident that lead to armed police being called to Newton Abbot this morning.

The

yesterday 14:17
Thomas Orchard: Judge not sure belt caused custody death
A judge has ruled he cannot be sure the death of a man who had a cardiac arrest in custody was caused by the use of a restraint belt across his face.
yesterday 13:38
Robins' Reserves lose final Macron League Division Three outing
Budleigh Salterton lost their final match in this season’s Macron League Division Three campaign when they were beaten 2-0 at near neighbours East Budleigh, writes SpursTom.
yesterday 13:35
Judge not sure belt caused death of Thomas Orchard in Exeter police custody

Thomas Orchard, 32, died in hospital seven days after being arrested and taken to Heavitree Road police station in Exeter,Devon, in October 2012

A judge cannot be sure a restraint belt placed across the face of Thomas Orchard while in Exeter police custody contributed to him suffering a

yesterday 13:14
Judge not sure belt caused death of Thomas Orchard in Exeter police custody

Thomas Orchard, 32, died in hospital seven days after being arrested and taken to Heavitree Road police station in Exeter,Devon, in October 2012

A judge cannot be sure a restraint belt placed across the face of Thomas Orchard while in Exeter police custody contributed to him suffering a

yesterday 13:14
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Parking disaster as smashed-up car left wedged across road

Police say the driver of the car has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving

A suspected drink driver is in custody after leaving their car badly damaged following a crash in Newton Abbot last night.

Pictures released by Devon Police Dog Handlers show a small blue hatchback with

today 10:14
Stationary traffic on A30 at Alphington after caravan crash - live updates

Traffic was held at 9.50am about one mile after the Alphington Junction

A caravan has been involved in a crash on the A30 at Alphington and all traffic is being held.

Traffic was held at 9.50am about one mile after the Alphington Junction and there is congestion to Junction 31 of the

today 10:14
Elderly soulmates killed themselves because they couldn't live without each other

Howard and Jacqueline loved each other so much they couldn't imagine their lives without one another, so they entered a suicide pact

An elderly couple were so devoted to each other they entered a suicide pact after learning the husband only had a short time left to live, an inquest has

today 09:11
Elderly soulmates killed themselves because they couldn't live without each other

Howard and Jacqueline loved each other so much they couldn't imagine their lives without one another, so they entered a suicide pact

An elderly couple were so devoted to each other they entered a suicide pact after learning the husband only had a short time left to live, an inquest has

today 09:11
Easter 2019 opening times at B&Q, Halfords, Homesbase and Wickes

Fancy doing some DIY this Bank Holiday weekend?

Easter Bank Holiday weekend is almost here and many DIY enthusiasts will be taking the opportunity to get all the tricky jobs done that they have been putting off.

But what happens if you run out of eggshell before the all-important

today 00:47
Easter 2019 opening times at B&Q, Halfords, Homesbase and Wickes

Fancy doing some DIY this Bank Holiday weekend?

Easter Bank Holiday weekend is almost here and many DIY enthusiasts will be taking the opportunity to get all the tricky jobs done that they have been putting off.

But what happens if you run out of eggshell before the all-important

today 00:47
Shock as woman goes to the LOO opposite Exeter's John Lewis

Passers-by stunned by woman with suitcase who clearly couldn't find a public loo

A woman allegedly went to the toilet opposite posh department store John Lewis - in full view on stunned onlookers.

The incident is said to have happened on Sidwell Street, at the junction with Exeter

today 22:41
Most calorific Easter eggs revealed - and the surprisingly healthier options

While most of us choose not to think about the calories when we're stuffing our faces with chocolate on Easter morning, it might be worth having a quick look...

Easter is coming, which means one thing: most people are going to eat A LOT of chocolate.

The only problem is that Easter

today 22:41
Latest news from Exeter
today 11:17 Good Friday traffic chaos on M5, A30 and A38 - updates
today 10:14 Parking disaster as smashed-up car left wedged across road
today 10:14 Stationary traffic on A30 at Alphington after caravan crash - live updates
today 10:14 Four-car crash sparks delays on A30 - live updates
today 09:11 Elderly soulmates killed themselves because they couldn't live without each other
today 09:11 Elderly soulmates killed themselves because they couldn't live without each other
today 00:59 Choose well this Easter as ambulance demand increases
today 00:47 Easter 2019 opening times at B&Q, Halfords, Homesbase and Wickes
today 00:47 Easter 2019 opening times at B&Q, Halfords, Homesbase and Wickes
today 00:47 The 'secret' Devon beaches that are now overrun with tourists
today 22:41 Shock as woman goes to the LOO opposite Exeter's John Lewis
today 22:41 Most calorific Easter eggs revealed - and the surprisingly healthier options
today 22:41 Most calorific Easter eggs revealed - and the surprisingly healthier options
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yesterday 21:38 Jokers bought Exeter drugs with comically fake cash
yesterday 20:35 Woman, 32, wants to find Devon man Lucas who stole her heart in Spain
yesterday 20:35 Woman, 32, wants to find Devon man Lucas who stole her heart in Spain
yesterday 19:56 Man charged with murder of Exeter woman Sarah Fuller
yesterday 19:53 Sidmouth Town joint boss: 'We can still reach the magic figure of 50 points'
yesterday 19:53 Help Exmouth Town's Martin Cook become a Flybe Community Champion
yesterday 19:53 Exmouth Town and Budleigh Salterton both in Good Friday morning action
yesterday 18:29 Five years into Local Plan and no jobs at employment sites have been created in Teignbridge
yesterday 18:29 Top police officer 'respects' Thomas Orchard ruling
yesterday 18:29 Top police officer 'respects' Thomas Orchard ruling
yesterday 18:29 Man charged with murder of Exeter mum
yesterday 17:26 All the fun of the country fair as the Uffculme Show returns
yesterday 17:26 Mid Devon's London Marathon heroes are set to raise thousands for worthy causes
yesterday 17:26 March through Hemyock marks Palm Sunday
yesterday 17:26 All the flavours, fun and photos from another packed Cully Spring Festival
yesterday 17:26 Community fridge which will combat food waste finds new home at library
yesterday 17:26 Easter 2019 supermarket opening times for Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons
yesterday 17:26 Easter 2019 supermarket opening times for Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons
yesterday 17:26 Husband and wife ‘loan goldfish’ continued to run illegal business after it was exposed
yesterday 17:26 Woman launches campaign after her two dogs were stolen
yesterday 17:26 Woman launches campaign after her two dogs were stolen
yesterday 17:26 Devon horse trainer Richard Woollacott took own life after uncovering sexual messages between wife and jockey, inquest hears
yesterday 17:26 Devon horse trainer Richard Woollacott took own life after uncovering sexual messages between wife and jockey, inquest hears
yesterday 16:23 Council chief executive criticises scrutiny chairman over climate change 'lost opportunity'
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yesterday 16:23 New Devon horse show to help riders get ready for the season ahead
yesterday 16:23 Campaign to give Tiverton's "King Kev" the send off he deserves
yesterday 16:23 Campaign to give Tiverton's "King Kev" the send off he deserves
yesterday 15:44 Hiram Boateng: Exeter City may struggle to keep midfielder without promotion
yesterday 15:44 Newton Abbot stabbing: Four arrested after man knifed in head
yesterday 15:32 Stagecoach South West re-launches Night Bus in Torbay
yesterday 15:32 Hospiscare Men’s Walk raises £67,000 with money still rolling in!
yesterday 15:20 Exeter City boss Matt Taylor on Crawley, the play-offs, injuries, and an early kick-off
yesterday 15:20 Eight magical treehouse holidays and hideaways in Devon
yesterday 15:20 Cornwall festival organiser says 'guest list culture' threatens events we love
yesterday 15:20 Cornwall festival organiser says 'guest list culture' threatens events we love
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