Two elderly people have been injured after a water tank became detached from a tractor.
Emergency services were called to the Sidbury near Sidmouth at around 11:50 this morning. Both casualties have sustained serious injuries to their legs. They were treated at the scene, and the female has been taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
Police, fire, ambulance and air ambulance are currently at the scene dealing with the incident. The A375 has been closed at The Hare and Hounds pub and Sidford, and is expected to be closed for several hours.
A fireball meteor was spotted over Sidmouth in Devon this morning. The images were captured by the Norman Lockyer Observatory.
Its still not clear what caused a house fire in South Devon yesterday which led to the death of a man in his 40s.
The three-storey house in Sidmouth was destroyed in the blaze which took hold shortly after 7.30am.
A man in his 20s from Sidmouth has been killed after his tractor overturned at Northmostown.
The tractor had been towing a trailer when it overturned after leaving a field yesterday lunchtime. It trapped the driver who later died. His next-of-kin have been informed.
13 donkeys which suffered in the weather on a farm in Cornwall are making a good recovery at the world-famous donkey sanctuary at Sidmouth. They've been kept indoors in quarantine since they were brought in, but today they were able to go outside.
A seagull summit has been held in our region to discuss the problem the birds are having in many of our towns and cities.
East Devon District Council organised the event after receiving a number of complaints from the public about seagulls messing up the rubbish, fouling buildings and in some cases being aggressive, particularly to anyone walking along with food in their hands.
Jeff Welch reports:
A seagull summit has been held to help people and businesses affected by the birds.
In many places seagulls have become an aggressive nuisance - scavenging food and nesting on rooftops.
East Devon District Council organised the event in Sidmouth after complaints from the public about the birds.
Councillor Tom Wright from East Devon District Council says the warmer summer months led to more birds being fed.
We understand news of this incident will be troubling for many in the Sidmouth area and to reassure local people there will be some extra officers on patrol in the town.”
A murder investigation has been launched after a 71-year-old man died at a hotel in Devon.
Police were called to the Black Horse Hotel in Sidmouth at about 10 o'clock last night [Thursday].
Despite efforts by officers and paramedics, the elderly man was pronounced dead a short time later.
A 41-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody in Exeter.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact 101.
Sir Bradley Wiggins will participate in this year's Tour of Britain Cycling Race, part of the six-man Team Sky. Stage 6 of tour starts in Sidmouth, Devon on Friday 20 September and ends with a gruelling climb up Haytor on Dartmoor.