Warning to dog owners as Storm Dennis hits Britain

Authored by Mary

With up to four inches of snowfall due to hit Britain this weekend as a result of impending Storm Dennis, gritters are out in full force to make footpaths and roads safer.

Though rock salt may help keep pedestrians and motorists safe on slippery roads and pavements, 48 per cent of dog owners are unaware of the hidden dangers that grit poses to their beloved pet.

Dr. Karlien...

The Storm is blowing - It may be hard to prepare

Authored by redgenieuk

The business of Brexit seems to have reached a lull just as two former cabinet ministers have finished jockeying for position to become the next British prime minister. The winners strong EU rhetoric, tailored to their Conservative Party electorate, while predictable is not realistic. A deadline of 31st October looms sandwiched between the recess and newly appointed European Commission...

Storm Imogen batters Devon

Authored by News Desk

Police are advising people to take extra care as Storm Imogen batters Devon.

An amber warning for strong winds with gusts of between 60 and 70 mph is in place until 6pm today (Monday). The scattered, heavy showers will gradually become less frequent through the afternoon.

Flooding has been reported across the region, along with fallen trees and debris on roads.


Stay safe and remain vigilant during stormy weather

Authored by News Desk

Devon County Council is urging people to take care and remain vigilant as bad weather continues in the South West.

High winds and heavy rainfall have caused localised flooding and disruption on many of Devon’s roads, and motorists are being advised to take extra care.

People are also being urged to avoid coastal and river areas as the severe weather continues to cause water...

Storm Frank batters Devon

Authored by News Desk

Storm Frank was this morning making itself felt in Devon with heavy rain and winds reaching speeds of more than 50mph battering the county.

Forecasters say that the downfalls will last throughout the day with the strong gusts abating by lunchtime.

Across the UK there are four severe flood warnings, indicating danger to life - three in Croston, Lancashire, which is braced for...

Prime Minister visits Plymouth after storm damage

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Prime Minister David Cameron has given his personal assurances in Plymouth today that all options for a fast, resilient, 21st Century rail network to serve the South West would be looked at.

At a private meeting attended by Plymouth City Council's Chief Executive Tracey Lee and Chief Executive of Plymouth's Chamber of Commerce David Parlby, the Prime Minister promised a study of all...

Incoming storm sparks health fears

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Another storm is on its way to the South West today with forecasters predicting heavy rain and wind to hit the region over the weekend.

A further area of heavy rain and strong gale force wind will spread eastwards across the UK bringing around 40 mm on some high ground in the southwest of England.

Winds will increase on Saturday, with gusts widely to 50 to 60 mph, and perhaps...

PCC: "Storms show police force at its best"

Authored by Mary

Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg has praised officers and staff for their commitment to community safety during the recent storms.

“The recent spell of terrible weather put incredible pressure on front line policing,” said Mr Hogg.

“Many officers and staff put themselves into perilous situations, often under the onslaught of horrendous conditions, to...

Search for missing Newton Ferrers teenager to continue

Authored by Mary

Update: Further inland searches are taking place in the vicinity of Harry's home address.

Specialist officers are re-searching the coastal area from Newton Ferrers along the coastal path to Mothercombe.

The Field Support Group (previously named TAG) and the police helicopter are assisting with the search.

An MOD Launch is also searching the area of Bigbury Bay....

Flood warning for Plymouth’s Barbican

Authored by Mary

Residents and businesses on Plymouth’s Barbican are being warned of expected flooding early on Friday morning due to high spring tides and strong winds.

The Environment Agency has issued a severe flood warning for the Barbican, including Sutton Harbour. The highest water is due to be at 6.50am and but areas could be affected earlier.

Residents and business are being advised...