Warning to take extra care in strong winds

Authored by Mary

Devon County Council is advising people to take extra care when travelling during the current storm conditions.

Following further torrential downpours today, surface water flooding, landslips and fallen trees have caused disruption on a number of roads across the county.

A Met Office Yellow Warning of strong winds, in force from 8pm tonight and extending throughout tomorrow...

Dramatic rise in barbecues and litter says National Trust as wildfire risk continues

Authored by News Desk

The National Trust is urging people not to bring a barbecue or light a campfire when they visit the coast and countryside, following a spate of wildfires during lockdown.

Despite recent rainfall, a record-breaking spring of sunshine has left many landscapes dry and created the perfect conditions for fires to ignite and quickly spread.

Since the start of April, several large...

Stay home – Save lives

Authored by Mary

As the Easter weekend is approaching, East Devon District Council is reminding people and businesses of the Government advice against non-essential travel.

Leader of East Devon District Council, Cllr Ben Ingham, said: “We know that East Devon is a great place to visit and if we were in normal times we would welcome you with open arms.

“However we are not in normal times and...

Steer clear of alcohol and drugs if you’re driving this Christmas

Authored by News Desk

Throughout December Devon and Cornwall Police will be making sure that the region’s roads are a safe place for everyone.

The annual Christmas operation to stop people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, through awareness raising and rigorous enforcement, is under way.

Any drivers involved in a collision and any motorists whose driving may lead police to suspect...

Potentially dangerous sea creature warning for the SW

Authored by George Dawson

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) have received reports of several Portuguese Men-of-War washing up on beaches in Cornwall and Scilly Isles just weeks after authorities in Ireland warned local beach goers about a spate of recent strandings of this potentially dangerous floating sea creature.

Stings can be exceptionally painful and in extreme cases fatal.

MCS says the...

Domestic abuse and drink drive fears as Euro 2016 looms

Authored by Mary

Devon & Cornwall and Dorset police today warned that antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated as Euro 2016 gets underway in June.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland will take part in the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament in France. The competition begins on the 10th June and will run until 10th July.

This is the first time that three home nations have made a major competition...

Public urged to be vigilant after attempted theft

Authored by News Desk

Police are urging the public to be vigilant after an incident involving three men believed to be cold calling elderly and vulnerable residents and telling them that repairs were needed on their roofs.

The incident happened on Wednesday 13 April 2016 on Parkfield Road, Torquay.

One resident was in the process of handing over a large amount of cash when the police arrived and...

Have you registered to vote?

Authored by Mary

If you haven’t registered to vote in this year’s local elections yet you have less than three weeks left.

The Plymouth City Council elections will take place on Thursday 5 May, along with the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Anyone who wants to vote in these elections and have their say must register by midnight on Monday 18 April.

Interim Electoral Services...

Apple iPhone 1970 trick warning!!!

Authored by News Desk

Online trolls are tricking people into completely breaking their iPhones.

Numerous tricks are circulating online that encourage people to switch their phone back to 1 January, 1970, and then restart it. But doing so confuses the phone and forces it to break, and it is only possible to bring it back by going to an Apple Store.

On its website, Apple says: "Manually changing the...

Winter sunshine can cause fire

Authored by Mary

Every year at this time Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service attends a number of fires caused by the sun’s rays focussing through or onto glass, and then setting fire to nearby objects.

At this time of year the winter sun is low in the sky, and shines directly through windows. Any mirrored or glass items close to the window may re-focus the sun’s rays onto combustible items,...


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