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Latest UK coronavirus updates as NHS Nightingale hospital for south west announced

It comes as first hospital in London will be officially opened by the Prince of Wales later today

The South West is to get an emergency NHS Nightingale hospital to treat COVID-19 coronavirus patients, NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens will confirm today.

An NHS spokesperson said ...

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Handsome townhouse apartment for sale in Exeter city centre

The property offers smart accommodation in prestigious Dean Clarke House in Southernhay

Genteel Southernhay is a fantastic neighbourhood in Exeter. Once the Goergian business quarter, it boasts brick buildings with white windows, tree-lined streets, and a central green.

It’s well ...

yesterday 00:06 open_in_new
Handsome townhouse apartment for sale in Exeter city centre

The property offers smart accommodation in prestigious Dean Clarke House in Southernhay

Genteel Southernhay is a fantastic neighbourhood in Exeter. Once the Goergian business quarter, it boasts brick buildings with white windows, tree-lined streets, and a central green.

It’s well ...

yesterday 00:06 open_in_new
Unique £1.75 million house for sale in a magical woodland setting near Exeter

This contemporary energy-efficient house has real wow factor

If you are looking for a unique home with definite wow factor, this contemporary, energy-efficient home with flexible woodland gardens could be the property for you.

Built by the current owners and completed in 2016, ...

yesterday 00:06 open_in_new
Unique £1.75 million house for sale in a magical woodland setting near Exeter

This contemporary energy-efficient house has real wow factor

If you are looking for a unique home with definite wow factor, this contemporary, energy-efficient home with flexible woodland gardens could be the property for you.

Built by the current owners and completed in 2016, ...

yesterday 00:06 open_in_new
The shocking tale of the Devon man whose leg fell off

Legend has it he kept the leg on display "as a curiosity to any friend who might call"

A local historian has revealed the remarkable tale of a Devon man whose leg literally fell off.

Bideford historian Peter Christie has recounted the shocking story in his latest column for the North ...

yesterday 00:06 open_in_new
The people who appeared at magistrates court during coronavirus lockdown

DevonLive brings you those appearing at the court in Exeter, Barnstaple and Newton Abbot.

MARCH 20

Wayne Nicholas Brown, Gould Close, Barnstaple. Age: 46. On 01/03/2020 at Barnstaple jointly charged with another, was found in an enclosed area, namely Barnstaple Recycling Centre, ...

yesterday 00:06 open_in_new
The funniest and most cringeworthy TripAdvisor reviews of Devon

One said a seal disappeared before they could take a photo

Devon has some impressive places, from its woodlands and lakes to its parks, gardens and moors.

But visitors to some of the region's special places were not impressed and gave them a poor or awful review on ...

yesterday 00:06 open_in_new
Lundy lockdown: How a community are self-isolating on an island of just 28 people

It may sound like the perfect place to ride out the coronavirus pandemic, but COVID-19 poses a serious risk to the future of the island

If you had to pick the perfect place to self-isolate, a stunning, remote, picturesque island inhabited by just a handful of people and stocked with months ...

yesterday 00:06 open_in_new
Lundy lockdown: How a community are self-isolating on an island of just 28 people

It may sound like the perfect place to ride out the coronavirus pandemic, but COVID-19 poses a serious risk to the future of the island

If you had to pick the perfect place to self-isolate, a stunning, remote, picturesque island inhabited by just a handful of people and stocked with months ...

yesterday 00:06 open_in_new
Royal Navy bomb squad alerted to discovery of 'suspicious' item in North Devon

The item turned out to be from the Second World War

The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team descended on north Devon this afternoon following reports of a suspicious item.

Bideford Coastguard shared details of the shout at Westward Ho! shortly after 12:30pm on its Facebook page.

A ...

2020-04-03 23:59 open_in_new
Royal Navy bomb squad alerted to discovery of 'suspicious' item in North Devon

The item turned out to be from the Second World War

The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team descended on north Devon this afternoon following reports of a suspicious item.

Bideford Coastguard shared details of the shout at Westward Ho! shortly after 12:30pm on its Facebook page.

A ...

2020-04-03 23:59 open_in_new
Sky broadband internet down for customers across the UK

Customers in Devon and Cornwall are currently being affected

Sky broadband is down across the UK, with people in Cornwall, Plymouth and other parts of Devon reporting a loss of internet services.

Website DownDetector shows huge spikes in problems being reported shortly after midnight ...

2020-04-03 22:56 open_in_new
This years Big Garden Birdwatch show that milder winter helps small garden birds

over 14,000 people across the county took part

Now in it's 41st year, the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch results show that nearly 8 million birds were counted within an hour across the UK, showing that milder winters help smaller birds.

The event takes place every year as a way ...

2020-04-03 22:56 open_in_new
Coronavirus: Government does not recommend that healthy people wear face masks

People are better off focusing on social distancing instead

The UK Government says it does not recommend that healthy people wear face masks as there is 'no evidence' it prevents the spread of coronavirus.

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, who is the deputy chief medical ...

2020-04-03 22:56 open_in_new
Police helicopter over Exeter searching for missing woman

She has been found and taken to hospital

The police helicopter was up over Exeter with its search light on in the early hours of this morning, searching for a missing woman.

Devon Live received a number of reports that the police helicopter was circling parts of Exeter, including ...

2020-04-03 22:56 open_in_new
Bungling thief steals broken flat screen TV from pub beer garden during lockdown

The incident was captured on CCTV - but the music was added by the landlord!

A nation in lockdown inside their homes might seem like the perfect environment for thieves to thrive.

But, as this CCTV from a Devon pub shows, there are just some who never stood a chance.

This ...

2020-04-03 22:56 open_in_new
Bungling thief steals broken flat screen TV from pub beer garden during lockdown

The incident was captured on CCTV - but the music was added by the landlord!

A nation in lockdown inside their homes might seem like the perfect environment for thieves to thrive.

But, as this CCTV from a Devon pub shows, there are just some who never stood a chance.

This ...

2020-04-03 22:56 open_in_new
Devon and Cornwall police face night of disorder including assaults on emergency workers

Helicopter up over Exeter and officers coughed at in Plymouth as punch ups and groups of youths reported across Force area

Devon and Cornwall police faced a night of disorder, including assaults on emergency workers, punch ups and loud groups of youths in the streets and flouting the ...

2020-04-03 22:56 open_in_new
Hundreds of domestic violence victims in 'terrifying situation' of being locked in with abusers

Groups say they have seen a 'dramatic increase' in reports of domestic abuse

Groups supporting the victims of domestic abuse have said hundreds of people in Devon are in the 'terrifying situation' of being locked in with their abusers during the coronavirus outbreak.

North ...

2020-04-03 22:56 open_in_new
Hundreds of domestic violence victims in 'terrifying situation' of being locked in with abusers

Groups say they have seen a 'dramatic increase' in reports of domestic abuse

Groups supporting the victims of domestic abuse have said hundreds of people in Devon are in the 'terrifying situation' of being locked in with their abusers during the coronavirus outbreak.

North ...

2020-04-03 22:56 open_in_new