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Supermoon seen from the skies

Tonight's supermoon should be a spectacular sight - except for the fact that much of the South West is covered in cloud.

The Exeter-based police helicopter has got around the problem by flying above the clouds.

Can you do better? Email with your supermoon pics or post them on Facebook and we may create a gallery.

Don't forget to include where you took the photo.



Hunt for two men after attempted sexual assault - public warned to be vigilant

Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time. Credit: ITV West Country

A warning has been issued after two men tried to sexually assault a woman in broad daylight.

It happened in Exeter between 1:40pm and 2:00pm on Thursday (3 Nov).

A woman was approached by two male strangers, both dressed in black with black gloves, who then attempted to sexually assault her in a lane which runs between Bathern Road and Cumberland Drive.

The woman managed to fight them off and the men ran away.

Police are asking for witnesses and would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, who saw anything suspicious, or who owns home CCTV systems or ‘Dash-Cams’ in their vehicles, which were parked in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police:

  • via email on
  • by telephone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/077963/16
  • anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555111

Exeter's Christmas Market to go ahead after huge fire

Credit: ITV West Country

It's been confirmed that Exeter's traditional Christmas market will take place around Cathedral Green following the fire that destroyed the Royal Clarence Hotel.

Included in this year’s event will be a special chalet for the use of independent traders in the cathedral area who have been closed since the fire took place.

19 Nov
market opens for business
18 Dec
end of the market

Given the extent of the damage caused by the fire, which started in the Cathedral Yard area of the city, the layout of the market has had to be reconsidered.

We are keen to offer a Market that will lift the spirits of city residents who have been saddened and affected by the dreadful fire.

It is our ambition to deliver a market that supports the city this Christmas and we are currently considering how we can play our part in the recovery of independent businesses in the Cathedral area.

– Nick Rhodes Chief Executive of Market Place
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