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Learner drivers will be soon be allowed to drive on Britain's motorways, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.A law change will mean novice motorists can take lessons on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual control car from next year. (read more)


Hands-wee. Man caught using the street as a toilet

21-8-2017 8:41 AM | westernmorningnews | similar news

Police are investigating after a man was seen to take his genitals out of his shorts and urinate in the street - while still managing to use his phone.Angry residents took to their own phones to snap images of the man seen using the street as a toilet on Friday evening. (read more)

Police were called to Dawlish Warren after a parent was seen to dangle their child over the perimeter wall of the railway line. No one was found at the scene when officers arrived at around 4pm. (read more)

All hunting with hounds on National Trust Land could be banned in an unprecedented vote. Trail hunting – in which hounds and riders follow a scent that was laid earlier – is still allowed on trust estates but has long been regarded by animal rights campaigners as a means of circumventing the hunting ban. (read more)

A chatroom user has denied trying to persuade under age girls in America to touch themselves while he watched their webcams on his computer.Martin Vincent, aged 54, of Market Street, Buckfastleigh, pleaded not guilty to causing or inciting a 12-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court. (read more)

Lifeboats and coastguard rescue teams are helping police in a major search across the whole North Devon coast for a missing 25-year-old man from Croyde.The search began at first light for the man who has been missing since last night. (read more)

Firefighters were called after a woman crashed her car into the wall of a Devon business park.A crew from Crownhill in Plymouth was sent to Budshead Road at 3. (read more)

Police are investigating after a man was seen to take his genitals out of his shorts and urinate in the street - while still managing to use his phone.Angry residents took to their own phones to snap images of the man seen using the street as a toilet on Friday evening. (read more)

Police are concerned for the welfare of 42 year old Dawn Pascoe who went missing from her Plymouth home at about 9pm on Sunday evening.Dawn is described as a white female, about 5'11" tall and of stocky build with light brown bobbed hair. (read more)

A man was rescued by emergency services after he fell in the deepest gorge in the South West.Ambulance and fire crews were sent to the 30m deep Lydford Gorge at 2. (read more)

Major search for missing 25-year-old man

21-8-2017 11:12 AM | westernmorningnews | similar news

Lifeboats and coastguard rescue teams are helping police in a major search across the whole North Devon coast for a missing 25-year-old man from Croyde.The search began at first light for the man who has been missing since last night. (read more)

There are fears a number of guinea pigs could be running wild in a Devon park after five were found over the weekend.The animals have now been taken to a shelter after being found on Saturday and the hunt is on for more of the pets. (read more)

A lifeboat was launched after a member of the public became concerned about a kitesurfer in difficulties in the River Exe.The inshore lifeboat was launched as the surfer safely reached shore himself - but helped him to recover his board to prevent him getting into any danger. (read more)

Welcome to our live breaking news service with the latest traffic, travel and weather advice as well as headlines from across Devon, the South West and beyond. We'll also keep you up to date on the weather and traffic news with all the latest developments and breaking news. (read more)

Firefighters called after woman crashes into wall

21-8-2017 8:50 AM | westernmorningnews | similar news

Firefighters were called after a woman crashed her car into the wall of a Devon business park.A crew from Crownhill in Plymouth was sent to Budshead Road at 3. (read more)

Police concerned for missing woman Dawn

21-8-2017 8:25 AM | westernmorningnews | similar news

Police are concerned for the welfare of 42 year old Dawn Pascoe who went missing from her Plymouth home at about 9pm on Sunday evening.Dawn is described as a white female, about 5'11" tall and of stocky build with light brown bobbed hair. (read more)

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