Part of the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital has been closed because of a gas leak.
Fire crews say a mechanical digger has caused a large gas leak in the road.
Eight wards have been evacuated and all non-emergency appointments have been cancelled.
More top news
Ofsted's first ever inspection of the whole range of children's services in Somerset has found that too many of them are inadequate.
The RSPCA at West Hatch is already packed with seal pups and there are fears it will have to take on more if storms return this winter
Hundreds have queued in Bristol hoping to impress the talent scouts for the next series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent.