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Months of disruption expected as work begins on Torpoint Ferry

Commuters in Devon are being warned of months of disruption as work begins on one of the Torpoint Ferries.

It is expected to take two months to refit one of the ships, so from 2 April until 1 June only two will be running.

The Torpoint Ferries run between Devonport in Plymouth and Torpoint in Cornwall, connecting the two counties.

Work begins on refitting one of the Torpoint Ferries. Credit: PA Images

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Devonport Naval Base evacuated after suspicious package found

The nearby HMS Vivid was also evacuated Credit: ITV West Country

Devonport Naval base has been evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious package.

Police and bomb disposal experts were at the scene, near Granby Gate entrance, where a cordon has been set up.

Police received a call alerting them to the package at around 11am this morning.

The nearby HMS Vivid, Royal Naval Reserve unit associated to Plymouth, was also evacuated as a precaution.

  • UPDATE: Bomb disposal experts confirmed the suspicious package was “benign” and did not pose a threat to anyone.

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