Devon

Further disruptions to Stagecoach services due to flooding

Currently Stagecoach is reporting disruptions on the following services:

Service 57 Cannot currently serve Topsham therefore it is diverting via Clyst st Mary to Sandy Gate Roundabout and onto the by-pass to Countess Wear Roundabout and then into Exeter. Passengers wishing to travel to Topsham will need to transfer onto Service T at Countess Wear roundabout.

Service 1 Going direct from Pinhoe to Cullompton along the M5, then can serve Willand, Halberton & Uffculme but cannot currently serve either Bradninch or Sampford Peverall

Peak time shuttle...

Dawlish’s first local business hub launches in town centre

Scala House – the new business hub in the heart of Dawlish town centre – is now complete and open for business. A collection of eight offices and suites, Scala House offers flexible, good value, high quality offices in a beautiful Georgian property overlooking Dawlish’s picturesque Lawn.

The first of its kind in the bustling town of Dawlish, Scala House is a hub of local innovation and commerce. Ideal for entrepreneurial start-ups and small- and medium-sized business, Scala House has already attracted a number of local companies, including a domiciliary care company, sales...

Ditch the drink for a month - pledge for Devon's drinkers

Drinkers in Devon are being encouraged to make a pledge to give up alcohol for a month in January, as part of the national Alcohol Awareness week (19th-25th November).

Devon County Council and NHS Devon have given their support to the campaign, being run by Alcohol Concern, which this year focuses on the theme: "it’s time to talk about drinking". As part of its campaign, Alcohol Concern is challenging people to have all kinds of conversations about the health risks, social problems, stigmas and taboos associated with talking about the dangers of alcohol.

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More heavy rain could lead to further flooding in South West

Unsettled weather continues in the South West with further bands of heavy rain and strong winds possibly leading to further flooding over the next four days, the Environment Agency warned today.

Heavy rain falling on already saturated ground could lead to river flooding, and strong winds could worsen surface water flooding, as wind-blown leaves and debris block water drainage. It is possible that up to 60 mm could fall on top of the rain that has fallen over the last few days.

But even smaller amounts of rain could increase the risk of...

Flood risk in Halberton near Tiverton

Residents in Halberton are being asked to be aware of the potential risk of flooding this afternoon and tomorrow.

The Grand Western Canal has breached some parts of its banks and is discharging water to the north side of the canal.

Whilst this does not pose an immediate threat, further rainfall tomorrow might make the situation worse.

Highways teams are doing their best to seal the areas where water is leaking and are keeping the situation under review

Urgent help needed for local Surviving Winter Appeal

600 elderly people in Devon are at risk of dying as a result of fuel poverty this winter. And that's not all, for every additional winter death, there are an estimated eight admissions to hospital, 32 attendances at outpatient care and 30 social service calls. That's 4,800 hospital admissions, 19,200 outpatients and 18,000 social service calls in Devon each year.

Last winter, many people suffering fuel poverty remained confined to one room in an attempt to keep themselves warm. Retired widower David said "If it gets far too cold, I go to bed. Last winter I spent more time...

Devon's roads still struggling after heavy rainfall

Here are some updates of road closures in and around Exeter. If you know of any others we have not listed please tweet @TheExeterDaily or email ted@thedailyuk.com .

A377 Exeter Road closed in both directions between Crediton and Exeter in Cowley, because of flooding.

A3052 closed in both directions between Sidford and Exeter, because of flooding. Diversion in operation - via A375 toward Honiton and A30.

A396 Exeter Road closed in both directions between Bickleigh and Tiverton, because of flooding.

Flooding on A376 Exeter...

Stagecoach unable to serve Bradninch from Exeter

Update from Stagecoach:

Service 1 is currently unable to serve Bradninch outbound from Exeter. It is currently serving Pinhoe then diverting along the motorway to Cullompton. Passengers wishing to travel to Brandnich should change at Cullompton as we are able to serve the village in the other direction using a shuttle service.

More dramatic photos of Devon's floods

More dramatic photos just in from Sam Jackson:

This is the main road between Crediton and Exeter at Downs Mill, by Ladds computers. The river burst its banks and and running 1-2ft deep across the road. River levels were still rising as of 30mins ago.

Send your photos to ted@thedailyuk.com or upload them at www.theexeterdaily.co.uk

Stay safe in heavy rainfall and potential Flooding

With the heavy rainfall over night, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are urging people to be aware of possible flooding and reminding drivers not to risk their lives by driving through any flood water.

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are experiencing a high amount of calls to flooding incidents across the Service area. Since the rainfall began early this morning, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service have attended 51 incidents due to flooding with 38 incidents still on-going.

At 10.30am the service received...

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