As the Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter is dismantled after a huge fire - it's been revealed the cost of the blaze could be up to £25 millionRead the full story ›
The MP for Exeter, Ben Bradshaw, has been fighting for help from the Government over the destruction of the Royal Clarence Hotel and surrounding buildings in last Friday's fire.
Demolition crews have begun pulling down the Royal Clarence Hotel - known as the oldest hotel in England - after it was destroyed by fire.Read the full story ›
This is probably the last photo of Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter still standing.
Our correspondent Seth Conway has been following the situation at the hotel, which was destroyed by fire last week, and says the operation to bring down the remaining building will begin at 3 o'clock today, 2 November.
Cathedral Close in Exeter has partially reopened to the public this morning.
The demolition of the fire ravaged Royal Clarence Hotel has yet to begin but is expected to get underway this afternoon.
Exeter Cathedral has also reopened in part and some services are due to take place today.
A large demolition vehicle has negotiated its way though the streets of Exeter to the site of the Royal Clarence Hotel. It is now waiting to pull down the hotel, believed to be the first in England, following Friday's fire which burned for much of the weekend. Emergency services are currently preparing to hand over control of the site.
Devon Community Foundation along with Exeter City Council has launched the official Historic Exeter Fire Appeal online to raise funds for the Royal Clarence Hotel which was completely destroyed by fire over the weekend.
The page opened on October the 31st and has seen donations pass £1,200 in less than 24 hours. The page is listed to run for a year with organiser hoping substantial funds will be raised to help with the restoration project.
Specialists are due to begin demolishing the remains of the fire-ravaged Royal Clarence Hotel tomorrowRead the full story ›
The owner of the burnt-out Royal Clarence Hotel has promised that it WILL be rebuilt. Andrew Brownsword said it was 'heart-breaking' to see the building now.
We have every intention to rebuild the hotel with enormous sympathy to its importance and heritage, and to make it once again a building that the City of Exeter will be proud of.
We have always said we believe we are merely custodians of the buildings our hotels operate within, and we pledge to do our very best to return The Royal Clarence to the city of Exeter and its people.
The cordon around the fire-ravaged Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter has now been reduced, allowing a number of shops to reopen.
The High Street is now shut from House of Fraser to the Guildhall entrance. But it has allowed some businesses to reopen this lunchtime.
Despite the easing of the cordon, some shops remain closed.
Pedestrians can now access the whole of Gandy Street, and a new section of the lower end of the High Street.
As a result, the following businesses can now open: Urban Outfitters, White Co, Burton, Evans, Vision Express, Jigsaw, Anne Summers, Whittards, Shoe Zone, Claires, Prezzo, Phone Customise, Triumph, Millets, White Stuff and Halloween Show.
M&S and Tesco remain closed.