Tributes paid to boy killed in crash

Dozens of floral tributes have been laid at the scene of an accident in which a 10-year-old Devon boy died.

The side of a house has become a temporary memorial to Samuel Crocker

One of the tributes read: "To dear Samuel. We are all missing you and are devastated that your life was ended early. We hope you are OK and we will never forget you. From Tristan".

A resident, who asked not to be named, said Samuel was a popular boy and that the whole community was in shock.

Samuel William James Crocker, from the Crediton area, was involved in a collision with a...

10-year-old dies following Crediton collision

A child has died following a collision in Crediton at the weekend.

The 10-year-old boy, from the Crediton area, was involved in a collision with a white Vauxhall Combo van shortly before 1.35pm on Saturday 28 February at Threshers.

He was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital but he died from his injuries.

His family have been informed.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with driving a vehicle that failed to stop after a road traffic collision, and causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving.

He has been detained by police and will...

Child seriously injured in Crediton collision

A child was seriously injured in a collision in Crediton yesterday (Saturday 28 February).

The local 11-year-old is reported to be in a critical condition at the RD&E Hospital in Exeter.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen a white Vauxhall combo van being driven between Crediton and Morchard road along the A377 at around 1.30pm.

Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting log 397 of 28 February 2015.

Inclusive activities event in Crediton

Lords Meadow Leisure Centre will be opening its doors to showcase facilities and activities available to the whole community where ability and age are no barriers.

You are invited to attend a free Open Activity Afternoon on Saturday 21 March, 2015 from 12.00 to 5.00pm at Lords Meadow Leisure Centre, Crediton.

In association with Upstream, The Turning Tides Project, Living Options and supported by Active Devon, the event will offer a wide range of free activities and free taster sessions that are accessible to all, as well as information stands. The event will enable...

Appeal for witnesses to fatal A377 crash

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:28pm

Police would like to speak to the driver of a white van who may have witnessed a fatal collision near Lapford on Tuesday 17 February.

The collision involved a Subaru Legacy which was travelling on the A377 from the Eggesford direction towards Lapford, when it left the road Nymet Cross, hitting a culvert wall and telegraph pole before hitting a tree.

The two male occupants of the Subaru were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

At this time no formal identification has been made on the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision.

The road was...

Just 6 homes left in exclusive development

Just six homes are now available to buy in Summerfield’s exclusive development in a picturesque, Mid Devon village near Crediton. The scheme is the first major residential development in the area for over 20 years and has already seen six plots snapped up by eager homebuyers.

Enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Summerfield’s ‘Creedy View’ is a select development of three- and four-bedroom homes that sits on the outskirts of the charming and extremely sought after village of Sandford, near Crediton, Devon.

Each property has been carefully designed by the...

The Locked Horns Jazz Orchestra

Event Date: 
13/02/2015 - 7:30pm to 11:30pm
Buccaneer’s Bar, Crediton

Whether you’re in love with music or need some romance, the Locked Horns Jazz Orchestra are inviting you to kick off the Valentine’s weekend with them on Friday 13 February at the Buccaneer’s Bar.

Boasting more than 20 musicians, the band will be belting out a mix of songs from the sixties to the naughties. The band play a mix of classic and new arrangements and are led by local musician Alfie Pugh. The Locked Horns formed just over a year ago and have already wowed audiences with their rich sounds.

Everyone is welcome to attend this fantastic evening – bring your friends,...

Crediton pupils’ WW1 work goes on display

Pupils at a Devon primary school have created their own ‘pop-up’ World War One museum which will be open to the community all next week.

The museum will feature period artefacts such as gas masks and shell casings which have been discovered in relatives’ attics as well as websites and projects featuring the children’s own research into family members who were involved in the war.

The extended project, at Landscore Primary School at Crediton, has been funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund which has enabled Years 5 and 6 to work with a professional ancestry...

Stamp duty news welcomed by property industry

Long-established Crediton estate agency, Helmores, believes that the recent changes to Stamp Duty charges, announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement on 3 December and in effect now, is a much fairer system for home buyers.

Under the new rules, George Osborne has said that 98% of homeowners in England and Wales will pay less Stamp Duty as of midnight on 3 December, meaning that home buyers could save an average of £4,500 on stamp duty (for a property costing £275,000), which bring down the cost of buying a property for all but the highest valued properties....

Crews called to kitchen fire in Crediton

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 11/29/2014 - 5:03pm

Fire crews were called into action shortly before 1.30pm on Saturday after reports of a blaze at a block of flats in Crediton.

Numerous calls were made to the fire service reporting smoke coming from a property in Town Park.

On arrival the incident commander confirmed there was a fire in the kitchen of the ground floor flat.

Crews had to force entry.

The adjacent properties were checked in the roof space to ensure the fire had not spread.

Crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

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