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Works start on the A38 to improve safety

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Work is starting on a £250,000 scheme to improve safety along a stretch of the A38 near Exeter.

Highways England is installing average speed checks along the stretch at Splatford Split where the road merges with the A380.

The road saw an average of one accident a month between 2009 and 2014.

The move has been supported by Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon County Council. There will be two weeks of overnight closures.

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Idris Elba is coming to Devon

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Award-winning actor Idris Elba is coming to Devon.

The Luther and Jungle Book star is heading to Exeter to play a DJ set on April 28th. Although he may be better known for his on-screen roles, Elba is also a musician, playing under the name of DJ Big Driis. He'll perform at The Lemon Grove at Exeter University alongside performers Mongo, Kowala and Wild Sleep.

Last year, Idris was named in the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World.

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Crews 'damping down' at scene of waste plant fire

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Six crews remain at the scene of a fire at a waste plant in Exeter. Emergency services were alerted by an alarm at Devon Contract Waste in Marsh Barton Road late last night, 1 March. At one point 100 firefighters from across Devon were at the scene.

Devon and Cornwall Fire & Rescue service says that two thirds of the roof of the main building has now collapsed but the fire has been brought under control with crews damping down any hot spots.

Crews at the scene of the recycling plant fire earlier today Credit: ITV News

Marsh Barton Road and Exton Road are likely to be closed all day with local buses being diverted.

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