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South West Water apologise for water leak

We are repairing a burst main in a field at Lucas Wood, Cornwood, just outside Ivybridge.

We started getting calls from customers with no water in the area about 7am.

We have isolated the burst and re-routed supplies to the majority of affected customers (including the 200 properties which were without water at time of last update at 11.50am). The repair will be completed by about 4pm.

Customers may notice a temporary change in the colour of their water but this should clear quickly and can be aided by running the cold water supply at the kitchen sink.

We would like to thank customers for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

– South West Water

Two hundred homes without water in Devon

A burst pipe at Lucas Wood in Cornwood is believed to have caused the cut to water supplies. Credit: Google Maps

Around 200 homes are without water in the Ivybridge area due to a burst pipe.

"We are repairing a burst main in a field at Lucas Wood, Cornwood.

We hope to fix the repair in the next three to four hours and we thank customers for their patience."

– South West Water

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Eighty firefighters tackle blaze in Kingsbridge

A fire broke out at the industrial site near Kingsbridge early this morning. Credit: ITV

An investigation is underway after a fire at an industrial estate in Devon.

Around 80 fire fighters were called to South Hams Industrial Estate in Kingsbridge in the early hours of this morning.

It's not yet known how the fire started and fire crews remain at the scene.

£3.2 billion naval base investment

The Ministry of Defence has awarded contracts worth more than 3 billion pounds to support the UK's naval bases. Credit: MOD

The MOD has awarded £3.2 billion of contracts to support the management of the UK's naval bases.

The contracts will also cover the maintenance and repair of the Royal Navy’s warships and submarines, which the MOD says will directly sustain more than 7,500 jobs across the UK.

Babcock, which manages Her Majesty’s Naval Bases at Devonport and Clyde, has been awarded a £2.6 billion contract, while BAE Systems, which manages Portsmouth Naval Base, has been awarded a £600 million contract.

The deal brings 5 existing contracts under one framework.

The deal will sustain 7,500 jobs across the country Credit: Crown copyright

These significant contracts represent a strategic investment in the Royal Navy’s essential infrastructure.

Without the stalwart and tireless support provided by each of the 3 naval bases ashore, the ships and submarines of the Royal Navy would not be able to deploy as a credible, strategic and global presence at sea.

– The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas

MOD contracts will sustain 7,500 jobs

The investment will sustain more than 7,500 jobs Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

This huge investment in our naval bases will directly sustain more than 7,500 jobs and skills across the UK and ensure that the Royal Navy’s fleet of 56 warships and submarines are in the best possible condition and available for operations.

Following the £3.5 billion Scout armoured vehicle contract, this is the second biggest defence contract placed by this government and reflects our commitment to giving our armed forces what they need to keep Britain safe.

– Defence Secretary Michael Fallon
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