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The classic carol that gets us all feeling festive - pupils from Ide Primary School near Exeter perform

There is nothing quite like a carol to put you in the Christmas spirit - and pupils at Ide Primary School, near Exeter, have been rehearsing hard.

Here they are with a true Christmas classic. Silent Night has been translated into over 100 languages from the original German it was written in two centuries ago. Troops on opposing sides sung it together during the Christmas truce of 1914 - it was one they all knew.


Holidaymakers miss flights after A38 tanker crash

The Christmas holiday getaway suffered a terrible start today as the A38 in Devon was shut northbound for several hours after a tanker crashed off the road and down an embankment.

The closure led to some people missing their flights from Exeter Airport where 20,000 people are jetting out of the region for the festivities.

Seth Conway reports:

Fuel tanker crash causes delays for Exeter holidaymakers

A fuel tanker upturned on the A38 in Exeter Credit: Andy Styles

A road closure in Devon led to several Christmas holiday makers missing their flights from Exeter Airport.

The A38 in Devon was closed for several hours this morning after a fuel tanker crashed off the road and down the embankment.

The Exeter bound carriageway was closed at around 7:30am between Buckfastleigh and Ashburton while emergency services dealt with the accident, causing long delays for travellers.


Street urinals trialled on busiest weekend of the year

Temporary urinals near the Rococo club in Exeter City centre Credit: ITV West Country/Seth Conway

Exeter's partygoers will benefit from temporary urinals in the city centre this weekend.

As the festive season gets underway people are being warned that there is no excuse to urinate on the street following a night out. The street urinals are being trialled on one of the busiest weekends of the year. They can be found on Bailey Street and just off Mary Arches Street.

Help over Christmas for Exeter's homeless

Exeter City Council have reached out to those who find themselves with nowhere to go this Christmas Credit: ITV West Country

People in Exeter have been offered an out-of-hours service if they find themselves homeless over Christmas.

Exeter City Council have released a phone number for anybody who finds themselves with no where to go over the festive period. The service is available to all - particularly those who face challenges such as a family fall-out or domestic violence.

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