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January 21, 2018 9:54 AM Eight airlifted from Dartmoor after suffering effects of the cold while training for Ten Tors

Eight in total were airlifted from their remote location for medical checks Two people training for the Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor had to be airlifted by police after suffering the effects of the cold on Saturday afternoon. The police helicopter was called to help ground officers on Dartmoor at 4pm, amid concerns for two groups training for the Ten Tors challenge 8

January 18, 2018 7:41 PM Sixty four more Exeter streets are getting residents parking schemes

Parents doing the school run have expressed concerns The existing Bovemoors Lane Area, Regents Park Area and the Rifford Road Area schemes in Exeter are being extended and a new Burnthouse Lane Area created from February 5. Devon County Council says that the schemes follow requests from residents affected by commuter parking and feedback from a subsequent 10

January 13, 2018 4:32 PM Death of baby son on Christmas Day inspires Exeter family to make vital labour ward donation

The cuddle cot can be wrapped around a baby allowing parents to stay with them for longer and giving other family members a chance to say goodbye The death of their baby on Christmas Day two years ago has prompted an Exeter family to donate a ‘cuddle cot’ for bereaved parents to spend more time with their babies if they are stillborn or pass away shortly 7

January 13, 2018 10:42 AM Man, 21, charged with wounding with intent

A North Devon man has appeared at court charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. MacGowan George Blundell of Pollards Place, Bideford, appeared at North Devon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, January 12. The 21-year-old was accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding another man with intent. The offence was alleged to have taken 8

January 11, 2018 9:15 PM Pre-flight drinks at Exeter Airport could soon be banned in government crackdown

An early morning pint before jetting off on holiday could soon be a thing of the past... A pre-flight drink at the airport is often seen as part of the fun of going on holiday, but that could all soon be about to change. Airports bars often start to fill from as early as 5am most days, but the Home Office could be about to clamp down on early morning 18

January 11, 2018 8:57 PM Massive hike in car parking charges in Exeter

It is part of Exeter City Council's plans to make the city less congested and to improve the air quality Exeter City Council want to make the city less congested and car-reliant – and have announced a new Air Quality Action Plan that aims to discourage private car use and increase use of public transport, cycling and walking. The council’s Place Scrutiny 5

January 11, 2018 4:46 PM North Devon man admits breaking woman's eye socket

A Bideford man has been warned he faces jail after admitting breaking a woman’s eye socket. Jamie Thorne, of Clifton Street in Bideford, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court. The court was told Thorne has a number of previous convictions for violence against women. “He has a record for violence against 13

January 7, 2018 9:37 PM Exeter man missing in Thailand

Martin Wood, 48, was last seen leaving Dream Boutique Hotel, Petchaburi, by hotel staff at around 5am on December 30. Martin is 5' 10'' tall, medium build, with thinning light brown hair and blue eyes. Paul Stevens, a gun repairman from Barnstaple, shared an appeal on social media. He states Martin was his best man at his wedding and has appealed for his safe return 6

January 6, 2018 2:37 PM Man denies exposing his genitals in Barnstaple

He denies exposing himself three times in the town Robert Henry, 24, of Park Avenue, Barnstaple, appeared before North Devon Magistrates’ Court on Friday January, 5. Henry was charged with possession of 4.4 grams of cannabis as well as three counts of exposure. He pleaded guilty to possessing a controlled class B drug. The court heard that the defendant 11

January 6, 2018 10:24 AM Man in court after he kept more than £50,000 cash mistakenly paid into his bank account at Christmas

Staple told police that life was hard and he 'spent as much as he could' That's what a Barnstaple man told magistrates after he pleaded guilty to wrongfully retaining more than £50,000 after it was mistakenly paid into his bank account. Andrew Ian Martin Staple, 30, of Otterway, Barnstaple appeared before North Devon Magistrates’ Court on Friday January 15