Chiefs bring home the silverware
Apr05

Chiefs bring home the silverware

Premiership champions Exeter added the Anglo-Welsh Cup to their trophy cabinet with a commanding 28-11 victory against Bath at Kingsholm. A first-half double from hooker Jack Innard and lock Toby Salmon’s try had the Chiefs 25-8 ahead by half-time. Cooper Vuna’s try and two Freddie Burns penalties were Bath’s only scores. Exeter, in their fourth consecutive final, made sure they added to their 2014 title with 13...

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Rare mediaeval documents identified by Exeter’s Bonhams
Mar22

Rare mediaeval documents identified by Exeter’s Bonhams

When an antiques dealer bought a box of 1930s royal memorabilia from a country house clearance he must have hoped there would be something of value in it. What he cannot have expected is to have unearthed a rare mediaeval manuscript. It has emerged that the manuscript was in fact a rare set of accounts ordered by Richard III from his lands and properties in the Duchy of Cornwall. The document is now going on sale at auction with an...

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Dartmoor fly-tipper dodges jail
Mar22

Dartmoor fly-tipper dodges jail

A man who dumped mountains of waste onto the moors has escaped prison ‘by the skin of his teeth’. Connor Calam, from Plymouth, already had a suspended prison sentence when he was found dumping the waste onto Dartmoor, and has dodged a custodial sentence after this most recent offence. The court heard how in January 2017 a farmer found a large quantity of rubble and other waste deposited across a track near Pudson Farm, Okehampton. The...

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The Six Nations Review
Mar22

The Six Nations Review

Player of the tournament Conor Murray (Ireland): I know there are arguments for Aaron Smith to be rated the best 9 in world rugby – valid ones – but I must vote Murray. The sheer control of Murray was extraordinary in every department of the scrum half game, in every match he played. If you want tempo he is at every breakdown ready to deliver, if you want to slow it down and control he is at every breakdown controlling and commanding....

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Patient waited 46 hours at Exeter A&E
Mar08

Patient waited 46 hours at Exeter A&E

A patient at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (RD&E) waited a total of 46 hours and 44 minutes in Accident and Emergency, the third longest wait in the country. This news comes after it was announced that only 92.5% of patients at the RD&E, during the 2016/2017 year, were being seen within the 4 hour waiting target – down from 94.8% in 2015/2016. Hospitals are meant to achieve the four hour target in 95% of cases....

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