Devon author Ann Cleeves launches her latest novel

Crediton hosts launch of new book by Devon’s Queen of Crime

Devon crime writer Ann Cleeves is preparing for the local launch of her latest book, The Heron’s Cry . The launch event in Crediton Town Square on September 1st will headline an autumn programme by local book shop The Bookery.

The Heron's Cry is the second book in Ann's North Devon based Two Rivers series. The first, The Long Call , was a Sunday Times bestseller. Described by the...

Devon author Ann Cleeves

An Evening with Ann Cleeves, Devon launch of The Heron’s Cry

Tickets £5 - £20 including signed book

Queen of crime Ann Cleeves will be hosted by The Bookery in Crediton Town Square on Wednesday September 1st at 6.30pm for the Devon launch of her new book, The Heron’s Cry.

This is the second book in the North Devon based Two Rivers series. The first, The Long Call, was a Sunday Times bestseller and described by the Daily Express as “a triumph that cements Cleeves’ status as one of Britain’s best crime writers” and is set to be developed into a major TV series for ITV.

Ann Cleeves is famous for her crime writing, in particular...

£1.2million extra government funding to crack down on burglary and theft in South West crime hotspots

Three police forces in the South West are to receive extra funding as part of the government’s £25million Safer Streets Fund – delivering on a key Conservative manifesto commitment.

Avon and Somerset will receive £400,000, Devon and Cornwall £546,781 and Dorset £266,357 – a total of £1,213,138.

The Safer Streets Fund forms part of the government’s concerted action to tackle...

Plymouth dog owners fined after failing to comply with microchipping law

Two Plymouth dog owners who failed to comply with the new law to have his dog microchipped, has been ordered to pay a total of £1,321 at Plymouth Magistrates court today.

Stuart Hayes of Kensington Road, Mutley was found guilty of failure to comply with a notice to require microchipping and permitting a dog to be in a public place without the correct identification on his dog’s collar...

Revealed: A Third of UK Tourists Suffer with Items Stolen on Holiday

a recent study conducted by luxury travel company, eShores, shows that a third of UK tourists have had their belongings stolen while on holiday.

The study asked 1250 holidaymakers information about which destination they have had belongings stolen, what items they’ve had stolen, and the value of their loss. This gave shocking insights into the scale of theft while on holiday, with 58%...

PCC to launch consultation on new police and and crime plan

Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez will launch a summer long consultation about a new police and Crime plan for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

She is discussing the details with her scrutiny body, the police and crime panel, at its meeting in Plymouth this morning (Friday 1st July)

“During the election campaign I set out a clear set of priorities for the...

New Devon commander appointed

Devon and Cornwall Police has appointed Chief Superintendent Jim Colwell to lead frontline policing across the whole of Devon.

Rising from a bobby on the beat across Plymouth in 2001 to a member of the Force’s senior leaders, C Supt Colwell aims to sustain the professional standard of policing service across the county, as well as collaborate with partner agencies to assist community...

Suspect sought after theft from vehicle

Police have released an Evofit of a man they are seeking in connection with a theft from a car in Plymouth.

Officers are investigating a break-in to a Land Rover Freelander in Severn Place, Efford, in the early hours of Sunday 13 March.

A witness saw a man crouching down and hiding beside the vehicle around 2.40am.

Once discovered he ran off with a second man who had...

PCC candidate hits out at Home Secretary

The Home Secretary is actively campaigning to erode the independence of the British Police, claims former Devon and Cornwall police chief Bob Spencer.

Mr Spencer, who is standing as an independent candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, has slammed Theresa May for her plans, which he claims will mean the loss of more police stations and more officers on the beat....

Business leader joins independent PCC campaign

EAST Devon retired police officer Bob Spencer has won the influential support of a top Plymouth businessman in his bid to become the next Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall.

Charles Howeson, an acknowledged expert on South West economic regeneration, has been openly critical of the politicisation of the role of commissioner.

Only last month he challenged the...