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WWI military hospital exhibition opens to the public in Devon

The exhibition has opened at a National Trust property in Devon. Credit: ITV West Country

A WWI military hospital exhibition has opened in Devon, which explores the history of caring for soldiers during the first world war.

One hundred years ago, Knightshayes Court in Tiverton served as a makeshift hospital for soldiers wounded on the front line.

The exhibition at the National Trust property is open to the public through the summer holidays and autumn.

Peta Richards from the National Trust spoke to us about some of the drawings on show:


Motorcyclist badly injured in crash at Tiverton

The A38 has been closed at Waterloo Cross and Maidenhead Cross Credit: PA

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a crash on the A38 near Tiverton in Devon.

The collision, involving a motorcycle, an HGV and a car, happened at 8.30am near Burlescombe.

The A38 has been closed at Waterloo Cross and Maidenhead Cross.

Diversions are in place and police are advising motorists to avoid the area for the time being.

Tiverton hit and run: police appeal for witnesses

Did you witness a hit and run on or near Barrington Street in Tiverton? Credit: ITV West Country

Police are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run in Devon.

A man in his late twenties was hit by a white ford transit van at 18:30 on Tuesday on or near Barrington Street in Tiverton. Police believe there was an altercation. Two men, aged 18 and 22, have been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and causing grievous bodily harm and remain in police custody.

Detectives are keen to hear from anybody who may have witnessed this incident, partially or fully. Officers are trying to piece together events and are appealing to anyone who was in Tiverton around the time of the incident to contact them if they believe they saw something that might help police with their enquiries.

Tiverton CID currently has six detectives working on this case and has been assisted greatly by their uniform colleagues.

– Devon & Cornwall Police


Two men seriously injured in crash at Tiverton

Two men have been seriously injured in a crash on the A361 at Tiverton. They have been taken to Derriford Hospital by air ambulance.

The crash involved three vehicles and happened on the southbound carriageway just past Bolham roundabout at 9.30am.

The A361 remains closed in both directions between Bolham roundabout in Tiverton to Stoneland Cross. Drivers are advised to avoid the area for the time being.

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