Rescue at Bideford house fire

Around 21.46 on 27th April, two fire appliances from Bideford and one fire appliance from Torrington, plus a flexi duty officer were mobilised to reports of a property fire at Honestone Street, i central Bideford, with people possibly still within the property. The first fire crew from Bideford rescued one […]

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A39 collision Barnstaple appeal for witnesses

From Devon & Cornwall Police: At approximately 5.20pm on Thursday 25 April, police and ambulance were called to a two-vehicle collision on the A39 Rooks Bridge, Barnstaple, involving a car and an HGV. While en route a South West ambulance approaching the scene left the A39 and hit a tree. […]

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The report on the capsized Laura Jane off Plymouth Sound

At 1311 on 7 May 2018, the single-handed fishing vessel Laura Jane capsized off Mount Batten Breakwater in Plymouth trapping its skipper in the wheelhouse. The vessel remained afloat with a few centimetres of the wheelhouse protruding above the water. Two RNLI lifeboats arrived at the scene within 15 minutes of the […]

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Torridge householders to be penalised if their waste is fly-tipped

Torridge District Council have approved the adoption of powers to issue fixed penalty notices for homeowners who breach their “duty of care”. This means that householders need to take reasonable measures to ensure that someone accepting their waste is authorised to do so. If a householder’s waste is fly-tipped, by […]

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Police investigate robbery in Bideford

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police investigating a robbery in Bideford are appealing for information after a 12-year-old boy had his mobile phone snatched by two youths. The incident took place at around 4.15pm on Friday 15 March while the victim was walking along Kingsley Road, towards Morrisons supermarket. Police […]

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Dashcam footage sought for A39 incident in Devon

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police investigating an incident on the A39 in North Devon on Easter Monday [22 April] are appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage. Officers are seeking information following a pair of collisions between the same two vehicles – a white Mitsubishi truck and a silver Mini […]

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