Posts for South Devon

Devon – missing teenager

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a missing 17-year-old boy from the Teignmouth area of Devon. Robeel Berridge was last seen at Teignmouth train station at around 11.10pm on Tuesday 15 December. Police believe he may be in the Shrewsbury area after he was spotted on CCTV footage leaving Shrewsbury […]

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Dartmoor Christmas visiting update

From Dartmoor National Park: Visitors to Dartmoor National Park are being asked to continue being ‘careful, considerate and compassionate’ over the festive break so everyone can enjoy the special landscape. Dartmoor National Park Authority is urging people to ensure their visit is safe, enjoyable and memorable by planning ahead, sticking […]

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Arrests made for alleged ‘people smuggling’ in Devon

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Three people have been arrested on suspicion of people smuggling and eight migrants have been safely detained following an operation off the coast of Devon yesterday (Monday December 14). The arrests were made as part of an ongoing investigation by the South West Regional Organised […]

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Snow forecast on Dartmoor overnight

From Devon Council: With the possibility of up to 14cm of snow on Dartmoor, Devon’s gritters heading onto roads across the moor were fitted with ploughs this evening. Other areas of high ground across the county are more likely to see only a light dusting of snow and sleet. With […]

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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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Farm worker who killed Devon woman sentenced

From Devon & Cornwall Police: An Italian farm worker who killed a 53-year-old veterinary assistant in East Devon has been given a hospital order. Luigi Palmas, aged 27, was sentenced at Exeter Crown Court today [Friday 13 November] after he admitted the manslaughter of Katherine Bevan by diminished responsibility. The […]

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Electric car point installed on Dartmoor

An electric car charge point has been installed at Haytor car park – the most remote publicly accessible charging point on Dartmoor. Dartmoor National Park is leading the way in tackling the climate and ecological emergency, which includes helping people with electric cars to charge up their vehicles when visiting. […]

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First phase of Dawlish sea wall completed

The Government reckons the completion of the first phase of a new seawall at Dawlish ensures an integral rail link for passengers and business across the South West is protected for “generations to come”. I’d beg to differ, suggesting that the Dawlish service is often out of action in winter […]

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Dartmoor car park closed for resurfacing

The car park at Postbridge Visitor Centre will close for five days for essential resurfacing works. Work starts on Monday 21 September and is scheduled to finish on Friday 25 September. The visitor centre and public toilets will remain open. While works take place people should find alternative car parks […]

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Body of 16 year old boy found on Devon beach

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police were called at around 6.20am on Saturday 22 August with reports that a body had been found on the beach near Orcombe Point in Exmouth. Emergency services attended the scene and a 16-year-old local boy was sadly declared deceased. The death is not being […]

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