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Police seek a 'Subaru Impreza' as man remains critical

Man remains in critical condition after being hit by a car in Exeter Credit: ITV News

A man remains in a critical condition after being hit by a car in Exeter.

The incident happened on Saturday morning in Cowick Street.

Police say they are looking for several people that could be involved, and are looking to trace a silver Subaru Impreza, registration M783 XTC which is of interest to the investigation.

Roads within the area were closed for a period of time to allow specialist investigators to deal with the incident.


Farmer jailed for renting out land to grow cannabis

Edward James decided he could make more money out of drugs than chickens. Credit: Exeter Court Service

A farmer from Barnstaple in North Devon has been jailed after he began growing cannabis and hired out his land to growers.

Edward James decided he could make more money out of drugs than his normal business of rearing chickens.

The 68-year-old was paid rent by two men who set up growing rooms in a lorry container and a barn on View Farm in Barnstaple.

He was jailed for 15 months at Exeter Crown Court today.


Rumours of fly's death greatly exaggerated

The fly that's not as extinct as first thought Credit: Rob Wolton

A fly believed to be extinct for 150 years has been found in Devon.

The insect, Rhaphium pectinatum, has been recorded only once in the UK before in 1868. It was discovered alive and well and living on Devon Wildlife Trust’s Old Sludge beds nature reserve, near Exeter.

I took a recent trip to Devon Wildlife Trust’s Old Sludge Beds nature reserve on the outskirts of Exeter specifically to look for flies. Imagine my surprise when I examined my catch that evening to find it included a fly that was presumed extinct in Britain, not having been seen for 147 years!

Definitely one to add to the list of Devon specialities.

Finding the fly here demonstrates the importance of the work the Devon Wildlife Trust does looking after these unusual and special habitats.

– Rob Wolton, Naturalist

Some people may think the only good fly is a dead one but they are important they are for food for other creatures, pollination... and recycling waste.

800-year-old tiled floor to be uncovered in work on Exeter Cathedral

The floor is thought to have been laid in the 13th century. Credit: Diocese of Exeter

An ancient tiled floor described as the "finest medieval tile pavement surviving in Devon and Cornwall" is to be uncovered for the first time in decades.

It's part of renovations to the Chapel of St Andrew and St Katharine at Exeter Cathedral.

The room above the Chapel was home to the Cathedral's Exchequer Chamber in the Middle Ages. The floor is thought to have been laid in the late 13th century.

The renovations to the Chapel will uncover the floor for the first time in decades. Credit: Diocese of Exeter

Two men jailed for attempting to sell heroin in Exeter

Mohamed Adalla (left) and Abdu Aziz Mohammed (right) were jailed for attempting to sell heroin

Two men have been sentenced to a total of eight years in jail after being caught attempting to sell heroin on Exeter's streets.

19 year old Mohamed Adalla (left) and 26 year old Abdu Aziz Mohammed (right) were caught by plain clothes police officers with just under seven thousand pounds worth of heroin.

They were each given four years in prison. after pleading guilty to possession of heroin with intent to supply.

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