South West to receive share of £29.7 million to upgrade A&Es ahead of winter

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The South West will receive £29.7 million to expand and upgrade A&Es at five Trusts, ensuring they have the physical space to treat patients, manage patient flow and improve infection control, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced today.

This is in addition to the £300 million announced recently for 117 Trusts to upgrade their facilities, meaning the Government has now...

Man dies following A390 collision

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A man has died following a collision on the A390 between Gunnislake and Tavistock today [17 June].

Emergency services were called at 7am after a car was in collision with a hedge and a Land Rover Defender.

The male driver of the car was treated by paramedics but was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later.

The road was closed until 2.05pm for officers from...

Police appeal after fatal accident

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Police in Plymouth are appealing for witnesses to fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the north bound lane of Outland Road in the early hours of Saturday 12th March 2016.

At approximately 03.10 hrs , emergency services responded to reports of a collision between a cyclist and a car in the vicinity of the footbridge over Outland Road near Devonport High School for Girls....

Man crushed while unloading vehicle

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Police in Plymouth are appealing for witnesses following an incident where a man was crushed whilst unloading a vehicle.

Police were called to the incident on Faraday Road, Plymouth at around 10.15am on Thursday 7th January involving a stationary four axle extending frame flat bed HGV.

A 31 year old man from Bridgend was involved in the incident which resulted in him being...

Man, 22, from Saltash killed in A38 crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a road traffic collision on the A38 southbound at Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the fatal collision, involving a single vehicle, which happened just past the petrol station shortly after 12.15am on Wednesday 16 September.

The 22-year-old male driver of the silver Ford...

A&E crisis hits Derriford

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Across England, more than 30,000 patients each week now wait too long to be seen in local A&E departments – an increase of more than 50 per cent on the same period last year. In Derriford Hospital, this figure is at 54%.

For the first time, Labour Party analysis of official NHS England data names the A&E departments where performance deteriorated most significantly in the last...

Pedestrian dies after collision with car

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Police are investigating after a woman died following a collision near Yelverton.

At approximately 11.20pm on Friday 28 November 2014 a collision occurred on the A386 at the junction with the minor road leading to Yelverton Golf Club.

A black Honda Civic was travelling from Yelverton towards Plymouth when it was in collision with a female pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a...

Man crushed between two vehicles dies

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died when he was crushed between two vehicles.

At around 6.20pm yesterday (Tuesday 29 April) an incident took place on Glenholt Road, Plymouth involving a stationary Landrover Defender with a flatbed trailer attached, which was carrying a Volkswagon Transporter van.

A 25-year-old man from the Hull area had collected the Volkswagon...

Police appeal for witnesses after serious collision

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two vehicles were involved in a serious traffic collision on Forder Valley Road, Longbridge, Plymouth, on Monday 10 March.

The collision involved a black Mercedes and white Ford Transit van and took place at 4.20pm at the Leigham roundabout end of Forder Valley Road.

Police, fire service and ambulance crews attended the scene....

Lorry hits teenage girl in St Judes area of Plymouth

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A teenage girl has been taken to hospital after being hit by a lorry in the St Judes area of Plymouth earlier this morning.

The incident happened just after 8am in Craven Avenue at its junction with Beaumont Road.

The teenager is reported to have serious injuries.

The lorry driver is thought to be uninjured, but has also been taken to hospital.

The road...


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