Posts for Plymouth

The people in Devon among the first to receive the Covid vaccine

From Devon NHS: The NHS gave the first lifesaving vaccinations against COVID-19 to people in Devon yesterday (8th December). 81-year-old Kathleen Viney from Plymouth was among the first people in Devon to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine from trained vaccinators at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, which is run by University Hospitals […]

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£1000 grant for ‘wet pubs’ in tiers 2 and 3

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 1 December) announced an additional £1,000 Christmas grant for ‘wet-led pubs’ in tiers 2 and 3 who will miss out on much needed business during the busy Christmas period. Pubs that predominantly serve alcohol rather than provide food have been asked to make […]

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Serious collision, Plymouth

From Devon & Cornwall Police: At 08:43 police were called to a road traffic collision involving a car and pedestrian. The vehicle a red Vauxhall Astra was turning into Montpelier Road from Beacon Park Road when it struck a pedestrian crossing the road. The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and was […]

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Bad start to September on the A38

A bad start to September on the roads. Police attended the scene of a road traffic collision on the ‘A’ carriageway of the A38 prior to the Weston Mill offslip in Plymouth, at 2.30pm on Tuesday 1 September. The collision involved two vehicles; an Audi car and a stationary large goods […]

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7 arrested at Plymouth for illegal entry to UK

At 7.15 am today, Devon and Cornwall Police received a report of people being found in the back of a lorry at Millbay Docks, Plymouth. Seven people, five adults and two teenagers, have been located in a Mesguen lorry trailer which is believed to have arrived at the Plymouth port […]

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Fly-tipper gets his reward!

A Plymouth man who fled to Ireland after committing a year-long fly-tipping spree has been jailed. Martin McDonagh, 26, was called ‘Plymouth’s worst fly-tipper’ by the press for dumping rubbish collected from people’s homes in the countryside. He caught a ferry to Ireland 9 days before he was due in […]

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Witness appeals after attacks in Exeter and Plymouth

In Exeter, a woman was robbed at knifepoint on Heavitree Road. Soon after turning right on to Heavitree Road from Polsloe Road, a 20-year-old woman was approached by a man, thought to be in his late teens, at around 5.45 pm on Wednesday 5 February. The woman was walking towards […]

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Drugs gang jailed for total of 220 years

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A crime gang head who exploited vulnerable people to sell drugs while he enjoyed a life of luxury living in Spain and gambling in Monte Carlo has been jailed for 26 years. Some 28 offenders involved in a large-scale drugs conspiracy have been sentenced to […]

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Police presence at Devon derby

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are planning for the Devon derby with Exeter City taking on Plymouth Argyle at St James Park this Saturday (26 October). Kick-off for the totally sold-out match is at 1 pm and officers will be present in the area throughout the day. The game […]

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Ambulance staff to trial body cameras in Exeter and Plymouth

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) has agreed to trial body-worn video cameras to better protect our ambulance crews against violence and aggression. Crews in Exeter, Plymouth and Bristol will wear the cameras during the three-month trial starting on Tuesday 1 October. The use of cameras is intended […]

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