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40 firefighters tackle major blaze in Torquay overnight

The fire broke out at a property on Fore Street.

Forty fighters have been tackling a major blaze in Torquay overnight.

Five crews were called out to the blaze on Fore Street at 10pm on Tuesday, where a number of residential properties were alight.

The Fire Service say some residents were unaccounted for just before midnight. It's still unclear if they have been located.

The area remains closed off to traffic.

Seagull snaps up false teeth from bench in seaside town

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They're better known for stealing chips, but this seagull had a large grin after he stole some false teeth from a bench in Devon.

The bird seemingly found the teeth abandoned in Torquay.

Unfortunately anyone missing them will need to contact the seagull as he flew away with them!

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Devon beach evacuated as bomb disposal team called

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People are being told to stay away from Hollicombe Beach, near Torquay after a bomb disposal team have been called.

At around 12.40pm today, UK Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public who had discovered a group of boulders appearing to have holes drilled in them with some wires sticking out.

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Torbay Coastguard Rescue Team were sent to the location immediately and cleared the public away from the area as a precautionary measure.

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Devon and Cornwall Police and the Royal Navy’s Explosives Ordnance Disposal Team were also informed. The EOD team is on route and will be arriving at around 4.00pm

2 men rescued after becoming stuck in cherry picker

A cherry picker. Credit: PA

A fire engine from Torquay was sent to a report of people stuck in a cherry picker at Broomhill Way.

On arrival the crew confirmed there were 2 adult males stuck in a cherry picker and requested the attendance of the aerial ladder platform from Torquay.

Once in attendance the aerial ladder platform and its crew were used to rescue the 2 males uninjured from the cherry picker.


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