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    • Sat

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    • Sun

      Low-level cloud

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      Heavy Rain

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      Sunny intervals

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    Local News

    • Exmouth to get new free-to-use car park

      Works to create a brand new free-to-use Exmouth car park will begin on Monday, 21 June. East Devon District Council (EDDC) will be creating the 12-space parking area in Phear Park.

    • Exmouth RNLI called to rescue crew of sinking fishing vessel

      At 12:07pm today Friday 18 June 2021 the Exmouth RNLI All Weather Lifeboat 13-03 R & J Welburn was tasked by H.M. Coastguard to a report of a male person who had taken to a life-raft after his 40ft fishing boat had started to take on water in Lyme Bay about 6 miles south of Budleigh Salterton.

    • Founder of Exmouth Friends in Need Claire Austin has been Awarded the BEM in the Queens Honours List

      On the 11th June 2021 in the Queen's Honours List Claire Louise Austin was awarded the BEM (British Empire Medal) for services to the community in Exmouth, Devon during Covid-19. Claire Founded Exmouth Friends in Need in 2018.

    • Devon & Cornwall Police Appeal for witnesses

      Police investigating an assault on a man in Exeter are appealing for information to help with their enquiries. Officers were called to reports of an altercation outside St Sidwell’s Chapel, on Sidwell Street, between 3.30pm and 4pm, on Tuesday 15 June.

    • Devon & Somerset Fire Service Explain Information about Digby the Defusing Dog

      Digby is a three year old Labradoodle who volunteers for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service supporting the delivery of critical incident defusing. The purpose of defusing is to reduce the risk of developing post-traumatic stress and where necessary, supporting individuals to gain access to counselling or other support.

    • Don’t delay: learn how to save lives

      South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is urging people to learn what to do if someone collapses or stops breathing normally. Only around 1 in 10 people survive a sudden cardiac arrest in the UK, although bystanders can make a big difference if they take the right action fast. According to Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK), “every person should learn to provide the basic skills to save a life”.

    • Bodycams to boost ambulance crews’ safety

      South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is rolling out body-worn cameras in a bid to reduce violence and aggression against colleagues. All frontline ambulance crews in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire will be able to wear the cameras, following a significant increase in verbal abuse and physical assaults from patients and other members of the public.

    • Person on a Ride on Mower falls 15ft Over a Bank

      Yesterday at 4pm Devon & Somerset Fire Service received a call to a person in difficulty in Vineycroft Lane, Salcombe Regis. Fire Engines from Ottery St Mary, Colyton and Sidmouth attended an incident following reports of a person on a ride on lawn mower having dropped 15 feet over a bank.

    • Exeter Wild City Bursts into Colour

      Roadside verges, roundabouts and various patches of land in Exeter have broken out in a riot of colour as wildflowers have started to bloom. Wild flower seeds have been sown throughout the city as part of the Wild City project. Wild City – now over ten years old - sees Exeter City Council work closely with Devon Wildlife Trust to encourage nature into the city.

    • Met Office launches search for the next storm names

      Does your Uncle James move like a whirlwind? Does your best friend cause an impact wherever they go? Now you can give them the recognition they deserve, by naming a storm after them. The Met Office is searching for the next round of names ahead of the next storm season, and the UK public are once again being asked for their input.

    • World-first COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Study recruiting now

      Researchers in Devon are recruiting around 150 participants to a world-first clinical trial which assesses the effect of a third ‘booster’ dose of Covid-19 vaccine. The Cov-Boost study will give people a third dose of a vaccine to see whether it offers better protection against the virus than the standard two injections. The government funded study is being run at 16 National Institute for Health Research sites, including the former NHS Nightingale Hospital Exeter site, and is being led by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

    • Plans submitted for Teign Estuary cycle trail between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth

      Plans for the next section of the Teign Estuary Trail between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth that will provide a safe cycling and walking route between the two towns have been unveiled. Devon County Council has been supported by Teignbridge District Council in preparing the proposals to develop a 5km section of multi-use trail between Passage House Inn in Newton Abbot and the A381 at La Roche Maurice Walk, east of Bishopsteignton.

    Devon News

    • Government apologises for systemic failings on rape: Devon Rape Crisis disappointed with lack of ambition in review

      After a two-year wait, the Government have published the highly anticipated ‘end-to-end’ review of Criminal Justice System (CJS) handling of rape cases in England and Wales. Devon Rape Crisis acknowledges the recognition of need for a cultural shift but says the plans lack urgency, detail and resourcing, and key equalities issues remain unaddressed.

    • Mental Health Organisation Chosen as Winner of the Prince of Wales Award in Devon

      The Awards judges deemed Parental Minds CIC, an organisation founded by Sarah-Lou Glover, the worthy winner of this year’s award.  Sarah-Lou has been a mental health caregiver her whole life and knows what a lonely journey it can be. This was the rationale for establishing Parental Minds in September 2019, which includes an initiative designed to support and empower parents who are acting as caregivers for friends and family. 

    • Devon and Cornwall Police Federation praises officers for hard work and dedication policing G7 summit

      Hosting the meeting of world leaders at Carbis Bay on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast was a massive operation with some 6,000 officers from forces across England and Wales drafted in to support. Only a handful of arrests were made during the operation, and pleasingly no officers were injured as protests and demonstrations from several groups largely took place peacefully.

    • Domestic abuse is Devon's largest single category of crime

      Member champions to help understand and tackle the impacts that domestic abuse and sexual violence in Devon are set to be appointed. Devon County Council’s cabinet last Wednesday morning heard that domestic abuse is the largest single category of crime in Devon, accounting for over 20 per cent of all offences and 40 per cent of violent offences. But while domestic abuse and sexual violence continues to impact thousands of adults and children in Devon each year, often the crimes are hidden, the meeting heard.

    • Regeneration projects in Exeter, Torquay and Bideford get Government cash

      More than £2.3 million of Government funding has been awarded to a partnership of councils in Devon to help deliver five local regeneration schemes to boost economic recovery. The One Public Estate programme aims to support councils to deliver initiatives which create economic growth through unlocking land for new homes and jobs; providing new opportunities to save on running costs or generating income funding; or transforming services.

    • Small rise in Covid patients in Devon - but Cornwall's hospitals still Covid free

      There has been a small increase in the number of patients in Devon in hospital following a positive Covid-19 test – but Cornwall’s hospitals are again Covid free. The latest Government figures, which give the position as of Tuesday, June 8, show that across hospital trusts in the two counties, there are only five patients currently in hospital – up from the one as of June 1.

    • Strong opposition to merging responsibility for Devon’s national parks, says council

      Any proposals to remove local responsibility for Dartmoor and Exmoor will be strongly opposed in Devon, the leader of the county council has declared. There has been considerable speculation that the Government is planning to centralise the management of Britain’s national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty in a new National Landscape Service. But Cllr John Hart, Devon County Council’s leader, has written to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustace, and Devon’s MPs urging them to keep the management local.

    • MPs left surprised by 'slicing apart' of constituencies in boundary commision proposals

      MPs from Exeter and East Devon have been left surprised by proposals that would see a major shake-up of their electoral wards. Burnthouse Lane, parts of Countess Wear, and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital are set to be moved ‘out of Exeter’ under proposals for a shake-up of England’s electoral map in 2023.

    • Bids will go in for funding for new relief road and railway station for Devon and new Town Centre for Exmouth

      Plans for a new transport hub, two relief roads, and town centre improvements for Exmouth will be put forward in a bid to get nearly £100m of Government cash. Devon County Council’s cabinet, when they met at County Hall in person on Wednesday morning, unanimously agreed with the recommendation to give approval for the council to work with the relevant district councils to submit bids to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.

    • No Covid deaths in Devon and Cornwall in latest weekly ONS figures

      For the first time since mid-September, no deaths relating to coronavirus in both Devon and Cornwall have been recorded in the most recent weekly figures. The figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) which relate to the week of May 22 to May 28 but registered up to June 5, show that none of the 269 deaths registered in the two counties had Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate. It is the sixth week in a row where there were no deaths in a care home in the two counties, and the 11th consecutive week where the total number of Covid related deaths was in single figures.

    • Exeter University achieves global top 150 status in influential rankings

      Exeter is now ranked 149th in the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2022 – a rise of 15 places compared to last year – placing it among the very best institutions worldwide. This is the 18th year that QS has published its World University Rankings. They are based on six indicators and were compiled by considering more than 1,300 universities. 

    • Cllr Martin Wrigley calls for emergency funding to give carers in Devon a break

      This Carers Week Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Newton Abbot and Councillor for Dawlish North East is calling on the Government to provide emergency funding to give carers a break from dramatically increased caring responsibilities during the Covid pandemic:

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    • Exmouth

      Light rain

      High: 17°C | Low: 14°C

    • Sidmouth

      Sunny intervals

      High: 17°C | Low: 14°C

    • Exeter

      Heavy Rain

      High: 18°C | Low: 14°C

    • Dawlish

      Heavy Rain

      High: 17°C | Low: 14°C

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    • Exeter Canal Cruise

      Reminisce as you travel through time along the oldest working ship canal in Europe with a choice of departure from Exmouth or Exeter. Sailing through two working locks and the Countess Wear swing bridge, this cruise presents the perfect opportunity to explore the historic quayside of Exeter and enjoy a spot of lunch at one of the many independent eateries.

      at Exmouth Marina
    • Drowning Prevention Day 10am til 4pm

      The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) is holding a Drowning Prevention Day hosted by Exmouth National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) and supported by the RNLI at Coastwatch House on Exmouth Sea front. All three organisations will talk about drowning prevention, beach and water safety. There will be free colouring sheets, demonstrations of rescue equipment and quizzes for kids as well as information on local hazards and what to do in an emergency. The Exmouth RNLI Water Safety Team will advise on Lifejackets and show you how to check yours is safe, so bring yours along.

      at The Lookout
    • Bob Crooks - Poetry in Glass Show 10am til 5.30pm

      Steam Gallery is delighted to be hosting an exceptional new show ‘Poetry in Glass’ by Bob Crooks. One of Britain’s most highly recognised glassmakers, Bob is well-known for his original and challenging dynamic forms that exploit the many properties of studio glass. Bob works his glass magic in a studio in deepest Devon, and his output ranges from fine wine glasses to imaginative and elegant sculptural forms. Creating these perfect works requires the highest skill and concentration, especially with the ever-present threat of disaster in this intense complex process! Bob has created a brand-new collection of over 20 unique pieces for this special show. Contact the gallery on 01297 625144 to request a catalogue to be sent to you in advance of the exhibition opening, or request an invite to join for the launch day on Saturday 19 June, when Bob will be present. You can see the pieces online, and all are available to purchase now.

      at Steam Gallery