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Exeter's Met Office to get a £97m "supercomputer"

What the supercomputer could look like Credit: Met Office

The Met Office in Exeter is to get a new super computer - costing £97 million.

It'll be able to perform 16,000 trillion calculations a second and will weigh the equivalent of 11 double decker buses.

It will be able to provide very high detail weather information for precise geographical areas and help predict events such as flooding and heavy snowfall more effectively.

It's being welcomed by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander.

Person in a critical condition after A30 crash

A person is in a critical condition after a crash on the A30 near Ide in Exeter. A car is believed to have left the road.

The air ambulance has taken the casualty to the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital.

The road is currently closed in both directions between Ide and Fingle Glen, and police are asking that drivers avoid the area.

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Body of man found in Exeter

Police looking for a missing 35-year-old man in Exeter have recovered a body from the water at Exeter Quay.

They were called out on Sunday evening and while searches were underway, officers heard a man had entered the water near Haven Banks.

The police helicopter, police officers and the fire service water rescue team searched the area but were unable to find him.

The dead man's family has been informed.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been called in to investigate.

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Rally for Exeter man who died in police custody

Thomas Orchard died after being found in a cell at Heavitree Road Police Station Credit: ITV News

The family of an Exeter man who died in police custody will take part in a rally tomorrow. Thomas Orchard died two years ago after being found in a cell at Heavitree Road Police Station in October 2012.

His family are angry about how long its taken to investigate how he died. Mr Orchard had been arrested in Exeter city centre on suspicion of a public order offence.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has sent a file to the Crown Prosecution Service to investigate whether any charges should be brought against a custody sergeant, three police officers, two custody detention staff and an agency nurse.

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