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Police appeal for witnesses as man remains in hospital after Teignmouth mass brawl

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 30s was left in hospital with serious head injures following a brawl in Teignmouth over the weekend.

Several police units were called as things kicked off around Fore Street and Somerset Place just after 2am on Saturday. The ambulance service also attended.

One man suffered serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, where he remains.

 

A police spokesman said today that no arrests had yet been made in connection with the assault.

He continued: “There was an altercation between a number of people in the Somerset Place area of Teignmouth.

“A man in his 30s has a serious head injury and he remains in Derriford Hospital. Police enquiries continue, including reviewing CCTV and speaking to people.

“Anyone with information is asked to speak to police.”

 

A Force Incident Manager said shortly after the incident: “The initial report was that a number of people were fighting but whether one or more persons were responsible we don’t know at the moment.

“It ended up that someone has suffered quite serious head injuries as a result.”

 

Traffic at standstill on A38 and A380 after crash – latest updates

Traffic is at a standstill on the A380 and A38 after a crash at Splatford Split/Kennford.

Roads and traffic monitoring service Inrix first reported the two vehicle collision at 14:37. It reports that the southbound carrriageway, heading from the A38 towards Torbay,   is blocked and traffic is at a standstill. 

Highway’s England’s traffic cameras show traffic is queueing back on to the A38. 

Inrix’s alert reads: “A380 Southbound blocked, stationary traffic due to accident, two vehicles involved between A38 (Splatford Split, Kennford) and B3192 (Ashcombe / Teignmouth turn off, Ashcombe). Cameras show stationary traffic building up at Splatford Split.”

  

Scroll down for updates, Visit our Live News and Traffic Blog for more information about the roads in Devon and Cornwall.

 

Great Father’s Day gift ideas

We have said thank you to mum, now it is time to thank our dads, or the father figure that has giving so much.

From riding a bike, to scoring a goal, to building your first piece of flat pack furniture – chances are, it was your dad that showed you how it was done

As Father’s Day approaches – this year it is on June 16 – perhaps you are starting to think about how you show him how much he means to you, but are stuck for ideas.

Dad’s can be tricky to buy for, but not to worry – here we bring you a round up of some of the more interesting gifts you could buy for him.

Experiences

Drive a fast car

Buckle up for the ultimate driving experience with the double supercar blast – where your dad can pick from the world’s top supercars like sleek Ferraris, stunning Lamborghinis, luxurious Aston Martins, sporty Porsches and more.

They’ll get to drive a total of up to six miles in two chosen cars at Honiton and they will be in the hands of experienced driving-day experts helping them have a truly unforgettable day.

The session costs £69 and more details can be found here

 

Race a dumper truck

Who hasn’t wanted to get behind the controls of a dumper truck and feel the power beneath your seat and the rumble of the engine? This JCB dumper truck race experience gives your dad that chance and puts your skills to the test.

It’s not just best lap times you’ll be trying to beat, as there’ll be fierce competition to prove themselves worthy of the grand final as they race around Diggerland’s special course at Cullumpton.

The experience costs £48 and can be booked here

 

Get up close to a wolf

An experience like no other – getting up close and personal with the resident timber wolf pack at Dartmoor Zoo.

They will learn about some of the most famous calls in the animal kingdom with this wolf encounter and howl experience – they may even get to hear one of them howling.

You can meet a wolf for £50 and details can be found here

Jump out of a plane

Tandem skydiving is one of the most exciting adrenaline experiences and you can book a jump from 10,500 feet and enjoy the sensation of free fall with some of the most incredible views.

They will have an experienced skydiving instructor attached to their back who will handle all the parachuting technicalities so they can enjoy the whole experience, which will last around eight minutes.

After a briefing they will hit the practise mats before putting on the safety gear and heading skyward.

The skydive will cost £249 and details can be found here

 

Go up

Welcome the day with a romantic flight sunrise hot-air balloon in Exeter – 2,000 feet in the air, complete with a glass of champagne.

After drifting into the clouds and spending an hour in the air, you will return to the ground and get to help the crew pack the balloon away.

The trip costs £255 available here

Enjoy afternoon tea and champagne

What could be nicer than tea for two at a luxurious hotel? At the grand Highbullen Hotel in Devon’s beautiful countryside, you will be treated to something far more than a cream tea – it will be a sumptuous feast.

You will be greeted with champagne, freshly-baked scones, paired with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam, fresh finger sandwiches and a selection of homemade cakes.

The tea costs £53 and can be booked here

Become a master distiller

Based within The Shops at Dartington complex, Devon Gin School will give that special man the opportunity to work with experienced distillers at workshops when all gin-lovers can learn about the process of creating the spirit and make their own sample.

They will learn about botanicals, choose and mix the gin recipe, design and make a bottle label and take some home. They will also find an on-site shop selling different tipples, including flavoured liqueurs.

The cost is £52.50 for one or two sharing one still or £105 for up to four sharing two stills and details can be found here

Drive a tank

Set among the woodland of Escot Park, fans of unusual machinery can find a secret treasure trove at Tank Land, a company organising mini-tank adventures.

No matter the skill level, all driving-enthusiasts can experience time behind the controls of the vehicle with experienced instructors overseeing the session. A drive through the woodland and its muddy hills and dips adds a touch of authenticity to the ride.

The cost starts at £15 for one and more details can be found here

 

Take flight

What could be more exhilarating than taking the controls of a plane? Your dad will receive one-to-one training with a licenced instructor and will be in the air for around 30 minutes.

For an extra cost they can also take a passenger to enjoy the experience. The sessions are with Aviation South West.

A flight for one costs £99.50 or £139 with a passenger. For more details visit the website .

Meet the birds

Yarak Birds of Prey near Exeter houses 35 birds, including one hooded vulture which you will be able to meet.

The venue hosts flying displays, handling experiences and parties to help celebrate that special occasion. Staff are on hand to answer questions and share their in-depth knowledge with visitors as they roam the grounds and check on the hawks, owls, eagles and falcons.

The experience costs £39.99 for one or £65.95 for two and it can be booked here

Tickets

How about tickets to see a comedian or his favourite band?

Martin Kemp Goes back to the 80s

The Spandau Ballet legend turned TV heart-throb, will headline a huge 80s night in Plymouth this summer.

Following a string of rapturously-received sold-out shows around the UK in 2018, the star will be back on the decks to spin all the biggest and best hits from the seminal 1980s

It is on at Plymouth Guildhall on Friday, June 7, 2019. Click here for more details and tickets.

 

Lenny Henry

Lenny will be on tour and stopping off at Plymouth with his show An Evening with Lenny Henry –  Who Am I, Again? on November 10. 

Buy your tickets here

Our pick of the top live events in Plymouth

Here are some of the big names coming to Plymouth Pavilions

Strictly Come Dancing the Professionals Tour 2019 – May 22/23

Tickets start at £34.50 available here

WWE July 19/20

Tickets start at £19 available here

Pixies – September 14

Tickets start at £43.45 available here

Aled Jones and Russell Watson: In Harmony Tour – September 29

Tickets start at £33 available here

An evening with Will Young and special guests – October 2

Tickets start at £40 available here

Two Door Cinema Club – October 13

Tickets are £33 available here

Kevin Bloody Wilson – October 30

Tickets start at £33.85 available here

Diversity – October 26

Tickets start at £32 available here

Russell Kane, The Fast and the Curious – November 2

Tickets start at £22. 20 available here

Tim Minchin: Back 2019 – November 5/6

Tickets start at £44.25 available here

Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much – November 16

Tickets start at £22.20 available here

Jonathan Pie: Fake News Tour – December 1

Tickets start at £19 available here

Rob Beckett:Wallop – December 6

Tickets are £25.50 available here

Romesh Ranganathan: the Cynic’s Mixtape – December 13/14

Tickets start at £25.50 available here

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra – December 20

Tickets start at £35 available here

Ed Byrne:If I’m honest – March 28 2020

Ticket are £28 available here

River Dance 25th anniversary tour – April 11/12 2020

Tickets start at £41 available here

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny- April 17 2020

Tickets start at £32 available here

Check out what is on and book tickets for shows at the venue at Ticketmaster here or See Tickets here

Boardmasters

The three day festival takes place in Newquay in August and features the likes of the Wu-Tang Clan, Florence and the machine, Dizzee Rascale, The Wombats, Lewis Capaldi and Jax Jones.

Tickets start from £74 and can be bought via the website

Gifts

Wireless touch speaker

Quick and easy, this battery operated speaker means he can play all his favourite music a little louder where ever he is.

It costs £17.99 and you can buy it here

Stormtrooper Gin

You get two reusable bottles modelled on the real original stormtrooper helmets, filled with delicious artisan gin. Perfect for any Star Wars fan who enjoys a cheeky tipple.

The gin is from award-winning Bimber Distillery – one is London Dry Gin with juniper berries, peppery spices, and a gentle citrus finish, the other is Sloe Gin with fresh berries with a kick of pepper, slightly creamy and softly fruity.

They cost £49.99 and can be purchased here

 

Spy watch

Bond fans will love this watch that contains a video recorder which can film up to around 115 minutes, including audio with its 4GB memory.

There is a 2.0 mega pixel camera cleverly disguised on the clock face. However, you might want to suggest they are not too Bond, not everyone will want to be filmed.

The watch costs £34.95. Buy it here

Cushion faces

Get their face, or someone else’s, printed on a cushion for them to snuggle up to.

They cost £24.99 and you can buy them here

National Trust or English Heritage membership

If he loves history and the outdoors then what about a membership to either the National Trust or English Heritage which gives him access to hundreds of places across the UK.

You can get a family membership to both for £16 a month.

How to sign up to the National Trust

The National Trust looks after more than 500 places across the UK which includes some of the best beaches, parks, forests and wildlife areas in the country.

For a monthly or yearly fee you can enjoy as much of it as you like when becoming a National Trust member.

Individual memberships are priced at:

  • Adults (aged 26 and over) – £69 a year, or £5.75 a month
  • Young person (aged 18-25) – £34.50 a year
  • Junior (aged 0-17) – £10 a year

Join here

Here’s what you get:

  • Free entry to over 500 special places
  • Free parking at most National Trust car parks
  • National Trust Handbook full of ideas to help you plan a visit
  • National Trust Magazine sent to you three times a year
  • Regular newsletters sent straight to your inbox

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How to sign up to English Heritage

More than 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites spanning six millennia are cared for by English Heritage, including prehistoric sites, grand medieval castles, Roman forts and even a Cold War bunker.

For a monthly or yearly fee you can enjoy as much of it as you like when becoming an English Heritage member.

Memberships are priced at –

  • Adult (aged 18 and over) £60 a year or £5 a month
  • Joint adult £105 a year or £8.75 a month
  • Family (One adult and up to six children) £60 a year or £5 a month
  • Family 2 (Two adults and up to 12 children) £105 a year or £8.75 a month
  • Senior (65 and over) £51 a year or £4.25 a month
  • Adult and senior £93 a year or £7.75 a month
  • Joint senior £78 a year or £6.50 a month
  • Young adult/student (18-25years) £48 a year or £4 a month

Join here

What you can enjoy –

  • Unlimited access to more than 400 historic places
  • Free entry for up to six children 
  • Free handbook worth £10.95
  • Free or reduced entry to events
  • Free parking at English Heritage managed sites
  • Exclusive members’ magazine four times a year
  • Members’ rewards and offers

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Now TV  

How about a subscription so he can watch all his favourite shows, like Game of Thrones or a Sky cinema package so he can also relax with the best films. 

Packages start at £7.99 a month. Sign up here

 

Fight in early hours in Teignmouth leaves man in hospital with serious head injuries

A man is in hospital with serious head injuries following a fight in the early hours in the centre of town.

Several police units were called the the incident which was initially reported to have involved a number of people in Fore Street in Teignmouth.

The Force Incident Manager (FIM) at Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed they were called just after 2am today (Saturday, May 18). The ambulance service also attended.

One man suffered serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. He remained in hospital this morning.

No arrests have been made.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

The FIM said: “The initial report was that a number of people were fighting but whether one or more persons were responsible we don’t know at the moment.

“It ended up that someone has suffered quite serious head injuries as a result.

“There will probably be a witness appeal because as we understand it no arrest have been made.

“Officers are still doing enquiries at the scene, including door-to-door enquiries.”

Investigation after 170 people fall ill following football tour to Devon

About 170 people – mostly children – have been taken ill with vomiting and diarrhoea after a junior football tournament was held in Devon.

Public Health England and local environmental health officers have launched an investigation into the incident, which has seen five cases of the parasitic infection Cryptosporidium confirmed so far and at least two people have been hospitalised.

The infection can be life-threatening to people with poor immune systems.

Parents from the Midlands, Wales and Bristol are claiming that all of those who became ill swam in a pool at the Devon Valley Holiday Village in Shaldon on the River Teign.

But the family owners of the holiday park say that tests on the water have all come back clear, and Environmental Health officers have given them the go-ahead to keep their indoor pool open.

R&T Football Tours organised the Devon Classic junior event, bringing teams from the Midlands, Wales and Bristol over the May Day bank holiday weekend with teams staying at different holiday parks and hotels around South Devon, playing matches at the Newton Abbot Devon Football Association headquarters in Coach Road, Newton Abbot.

Devon Valley Holiday Park at Shaldon

Devon Valley Holiday Park at Shaldon

Public Health England and Teignbridge Council’s Environmental Health Office have both confirmed they are investigating and have taken samples from the pool at Devon Valley.

The owner of the holiday park, Gail Massey, told DevonLive that they are working with Public Health England, and so far all tests run by the Environmental Health officers were clear.

She added: “This is a family business and we have never had an incident prior to this and not had a single complaint since since.

“The investigation is ongoing to find the source. They went to a lot of different places including Decoy Lake over that weekend and it is up to Public Health to establish the cause.

“We are working with them and doing everything we can to help. I want the facts to come out. It is frustrating that they are blaming us on Facebook and TripAdvisor and we would like to be cleared as soon as possible.”

 

One dad, Mark Reynolds, said 23 people have fallen ill from their Withymoor Colts party, who come from near Stourbridge in the West Midlands.

 Two children and one adult have now had Cryptosporidium confirmed from their party.

Matt said that 170 of the visiting children and some parents have become ill with vomiting and diarrhoea and he knows of five confirmed cases of Cryptosporidium so far. Two people he knows were hospitalised – one girl and one boy.

“The problem is that most people were not tested because at first we thought they had picked up a bug.”

Cryptosporidium are parasites that travel to the  small intestine and burrow into the walls of the intestines. In people with poor immune systems it can be life threatening.

The swimming pool at the holiday park remains open after inspections, but the Teignbridge Enivornmental Health inspectors have taken samples and are awaiting results.

Matt says: “We have set up a WhatsApp group and there are 170 altogether who are ill.”

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His two children Imogen, 11, and Lewis, nine, are among the people who have been ill.

He said: “Last Friday, May 10 – my lad was sick having to come home from school. Later on my daughter was sick. We put this down to a tummy bug and thought nothing of it.

“By chance we spoke to other parents in the team – it turns out that 20 children and three adults were all unwell from our team with the same symptoms – upset stomachs, vomiting and fatigue.

“We then realised that the ill part of the party were the ones who visited the pool, the guys who were well were actually sitting out by the caravans. It is also worth noting that the only two children who are still well both did not swim.

“I then turned detective and managed to find other teams from the tournament through social media – many had the same illness and had been in the pool only, to date we estimate 170 people have become sick.

“The only two children from our party who are not sick did not swim in the pool and the only adults who are ill are the ones who went in to supervise them.”

One of the dads who has tested positive for Cryptosporidium is Andy Morgan.

He said: “I have had it confirmed this afternoon that I have tested positive for Cryptosporidium. 
“From my family, both myself and my two children (aged six and nine) went in the pool and my wife didn’t.

“My children, although they have not been tested, both suffered from sickness  and diarrhoea.

“My sickness symptoms started last Sunday and only finished on Wednesday evening. However I have been off work all week because of risk of infection. I think that currently I am the third in our party  to have tested positive for Cryptosporidium.”

 

Cryptosporidiosis bacteria

Cryptosporidiosis bacteria What is Cryptosporidium

Cryptosporidium infection (cryptosporidiosis) is an illness caused by tiny, one-celled cryptosporidium parasites, according to the non-profitmaking Mayo Clinic.

When cryptosporidia (krip-toe-spoe-RID-e-uh) enter your body, they travel to your small intestine and then burrow into the walls of your intestines. Later, cryptosporidia are shed in your feces.

In most healthy people, a cryptosporidium infection produces a bout of watery diarrhea and the infection usually goes away within a week or two.

If you have a compromised immune system, a cryptosporidium infection can become life-threatening without proper treatment.

You can help prevent a cryptosporidium infection by practicing good hygiene and avoiding swallowing water from pools, recreational water parks, lakes and streams.

Symptoms

The first signs and symptoms of cryptosporidium infection usually appear within a week after infection and may include:

  • Watery diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Stomach cramps or pain
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Symptoms may last for up to two weeks, though they may come and go sporadically for up to a month, even in people with healthy immune systems. Some people with cryptosporidium infection may have no symptoms.

When to see a doctor

Seek medical attention if you develop watery diarrhea that does not get better within a few days the Mayo Clinic advises.

Elderly woman seriously injured after being knocked over by electric unicycle

An elderly woman is in hospital with serious injuries after being struck by an electric unicycle.

The incident happened last Saturday, (May 11), at around 3pm, where a man reportedly lost control of the unicycle before it collided with a pedestrian, who is believed to be in her 90s.

Police are investigating the collision, and also what laws may have been broken with the the electric unicycle.

A police spokesperson said: ” Police are investigating an incident that took place in Teignmouth that has left an elderly woman with serious injuries. The incident took place on Wellington Street just after 3pm on Saturday May 11.

 

“It is believed that a man who was riding a mechanically propelled unicycle lost control, hit a kerb before colliding with a pedestrian; The pedestrian is an elderly lady who sustained serious injuries and remains in hospital.

“Enquiries continue in relation to this incident and officers have seized the unicycle as well and secure CCTV of the incident. The Roads Policing Team are now looking further into this matter, and are seeking clarity in relation to what legislation is available to us and what laws may have been broken in connection to this matter.”

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According to Surrey police, an electric cycle is a ‘mechanically propelled vehicle’, meaning anyone wishing to use them on the roads need to register with the DVLA, insure them, pay tax on them, hold a valid driving licence and wear a helmet.

 

Surrey’s Roads Policing Unit tweeted: “Illegal use of these devices could result in a prosecution for the rider and/or owner for numerous offences and the vehicle could be seized and disposed of.

“We wouldn’t want you spending your hard earned £££ for it all to be wasted.”

Government guidance says electrically powered vehicles – including hoverboards, Segways, electric unicycles, go-peds and U Wheels – are classed as motor vehicles, so need to be properly taxed and registered.

They also can’t be ridden on pavements at all.

 

However, registering your new gadget might also prove challenging as most of them don’t meet the DVLA’s construction standards, meaning the only place you can legally ride them could be on private land.

In practice, the police said they would use discretion in applying this law.

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“But where we see such things being used dangerously or in an anti social way we will take them away,” they tweeted.

“People are often surprised and say they wouldn’t have bought one if they had know about the laws.”

Two chances to buy a Subway franchise in a Devon seaside resort

If you just can’t resist the lure of a freshly made sandwich, packs with your favourite fillings, sauces and pickles, here are two exciting chances to buy your very own Subway franchise in a Devon seaside resort.

Available as a going concern business, Subway in Ilfracombe is in a prominent trading location on the High Street.

The double-fronted shop unit is available with the current Subway fit out as well as trade inventory to start taking money the first day a new owner takes over.

The store offers table and chair seating for about 20 covers while also having the Subway fit-out servery counter and rear preparation areas, including a walk-in chiller.

Subway in Ilfracombe is for sale

Subway in Ilfracombe is for sale

The last couple of years have provided turnovers of between £180,000 and £200,000 with an annual rent of £9,000 per annum as well as the property being eligible for small business rates relief.

It is thought the business is ideal for an owner occupier or partnership to operate the business and reduce the requirement for high staffing costs.

Having such a franchise offers the best of both worlds – you could have an established business in which you are your own boss while also having the backup, help and marketing from an international company.

 

The business is available with a quoting premium of £44,950 which includes the goodwill of the business and a trade inventory of fixtures, fittings and equipment.

Further details can be obtained from JD Commercial who can be contacted on 01237 424053.

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If you would prefer to sell delicious sandwiches in South Devon, a Subway franchise in the seaside town of Teignmouth has just gone on sale.

Award winning licence and leisure commercial agents Bettesworths is delighted to be marketing the well-located unit which is available fully-equipped.

With spacious internal seating for 22 and external seating for 16, Subway Teignmouth has built a solid customer base with opening hours of 8am to 6pm, seven days a week. However, these hours could be extended should the next operator choose to.

Subway in Teignmouth is on the market

Subway in Teignmouth is on the market

This valuable franchise agreement is fully supported by Subway who, for a percentage of the weekly turnover, provides all the national and international advertising. An elected board also negotiates on your behalf with suppliers to agree the best possible prices.

Prospective franchisees will have to be approved by The Reginal Business Development Agent. Any potential buyer will be required to go through the process of passing the Wonderlic test, UoS courses, 40 hours of in-store training before attending and passing franchisee training.

 

This ground floor lock-up unit is available via assignment of the current sub lease with circa four years left to run. The rent is £25,000 per annum and the tenant has repairing and insuring obligations.

The Head Lease is protected by the 1954 Landlord & Tenant Act providing the tenant with rights to renew at the end of the term.

You could extend the opening hours at this Teignmouth eatery

You could extend the opening hours at this Teignmouth eatery

Bettesworths is marketing the business at an asking price of £29,950 to include the trade inventory and goodwill.

Genevieve Stringer who heads the catering arm at Bettesworths said: “The sale of this going concern Subway unit allows an operator to take over this franchise at a massively reduced ingoing premium.

 

“Should an operator wish to start up a new site the initial outlay is as much as £150,000. I therefore expect there to be keen interest from the start.”

For further information please contact Genevieve Stringer on 01803 212021 or email genevieve@bettesworths.co.uk.

To search for more properties for sale across Devon why not visit the DevonLive.com property channel? Click here to find your new home.

‘There’s not much rustiness’ Rob Baxter on the return of key Exeter Chiefs ace Sam Simmonds

Rob Baxter has sent an ominous warning to Exeter Chiefs’ Premiership rivals that rising England star Sam Simmonds is looking fitter, stronger and bigger than ever before.

The 24-year-old from Teignmouth suffered a nasty Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury early in the season which came as a devastating blow to Simmonds, who was named the Premiership’s young player of the year last season.

Seven months on and Simmonds has come through an intense rehab period to put himself in contention for the Chiefs’ final league game of the season against Northampton Saints this weekend – and a place in Eddie Jones’ World Cup squad.

“He has done fantastically well and he was back playing an A-League game seven months after an ACL injury,” Baxter said. “He’s worked extremely hard and been nudged along by an extremely hard working group of physios and strength and conditioners who, right from the outset when he did the injury, targeted that he would have some involvement at the end of the season.

“I feel elated for Sam that the rest of the team have created a scenario where we have an end of season fixture with the semi-final and it has kind of made the hard work worthwhile and there is now an opportunity for him to be involved.

“The way I have watched him train and play in the A-League game doesn’t suggest there is too much rustiness there. But obviously, until we get him on the field in a tough Premiership game, it is hard to tell.

“I have every confidence in him. He looks quicker, stronger and fitter than he ever has before – and bigger – so all the weapons are there for him to use. Now it’s up to him to go out there and unleash it with some confidence.”

It would be unfair to say the Chiefs have missed the talismanic number eight as they wrapped up a home semi-final place in record time. But to have him available for the season’s finale, where Chiefs will seek a fourth successive place in the Premiership final, is great news for Baxter.

 

In fact, the Exeter boss is blessed to enter this weekend’s final round of fixtures with a virtually fully fit squad as his players start staking their claims for a place in the XV that lines up in the semi-final at Sandy Park a week later.

“We are probably, in terms of available bodies, about as strong as we have been. We still have a couple of lads out – Stu Townsend is out for the season, so he won’t be around and Mitch Lees is still struggling with a calf issue –  but aside from that, everyone else is pretty much up and running.

“i am not saying everyone has got great game time into them because they haven’t, but guys like Sam Skinner, Sam Simmonds are available; Santi (Cordero) is close but Saturday might be too early for him but everyone else is up and running.

“It’s going to be an interesting couple of weeks for us.”

 

Chiefs know a point will be enough for them to cement top spot in the league for the second season running, but they will also have a say in who finishes fourth.

Weekend opponents Northampton (fourth, 56 points) have the advantage and a bonus point win for them could see them return to Devon a week later, if Chiefs finish in top spot.

Harlequins (55 points) are currently fifth and head to Wasps, while Bath (51) could sneak in with a huge win at Leicester, although that is unlikely due to their inferior points difference.  

50 of the best cheap eats in Devon (Spring 2019)

Devon is simply chock-full of affordable cafes, restaurants and street-food vendors, wanting to serve you tasty food at an even tastier price.

We all know eating out can be an expensive business but visiting one of these amazing low-budget eateries offers the perfect chance to try some of the county’s mouth-watering cuisine without breaking the bank.

And we’re not talking about big-chain burger deals or supermarket sarnies, either – we’re talking salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pasties, fish and chips, Sunday lunches and brunches, as well as more exotic fare.

In fact, these restaurants, cafes and vendors offer some of the most mouth-watering dishes in Devon – it just so happens that many of them will cost you less than a tenner.

So to whet your appetite, here’s our expert list of 50 of the best cheap eats in Devon.

Click the links below to read the TripAdvisor reviews, book your table or order some food.

Delphini’s Gelato, Totnes

This independent gelateria serves gelato and sorbetto made daily on the premises from fresh locally-sourced ingredients and offers a wide range of dairy- and gluten-free vegan flavours.

Price range: £3 – £5

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, incredible ice cream and stunning flavours.

Click here for directions and visitor reviews.

Red Panda, Exeter

This independent Asian street-food deli offers Vietnamese-style baguettes, Chinese-style buns, salads, pork belly bao, chicken satay and tofu as well as a number of vegan options.

Price range: £4 – £7

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, amazing food and friendly service.

Click here for directions and visitor reviews.

Cornwall Street Fish Bar, Plymouth

This popular fast-food eatery at the bottom of town boasts very reasonably-priced dishes, with a focus on fish and chips. There are special deals for seniors and you can eat in or take out.

Price range: £4 – £10

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, large portions and friendly service.

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The Cross Street Cafe, Moretonhampstead

Right on the edge of Dartmoor, this cafe serves breakfast and lunch, with espresso coffee, loose-leaf teas, craft and world beer and home-cooked light bites, meals and cakes.

Price range: £4 – £9

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, delicious food and great location.

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@Kitchen Asian Cuisine, Plymouth

This Vietnamese and Thai restaurant in Plymouth Market offers reasonably-priced but world-class dining, with baguettes, summer rolls, noodles, rice dishes and more.

Price range: £4 – £8

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, authentic food and friendly service.

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Jolly Good Fish Cafe, Teignmouth

This traditional little fish and chips shop was once rated the best in the country and boasts lunchtime specials, OAP deals and no corkage charge for special occasions.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, beautiful fish and chips and cheerful service.

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The Snack Box Cafe, Plymouth

This cafe serves a variety of great value British meals and freshly-cooked all-day breakfasts, served with a free tea / coffee or squash.

Price range: £3 – £6

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The jaw-dropping prices, the great breakfasts and generous portions.

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The Blue Hut, Teignmouth

Boasting views of the River Teign, this tiny eatery sells shellfish, local crab, lobsters, seafood platters, beach picnics, wraps, sandwiches and refreshments to eat alfresco or take away.

Price range: Around £9

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, delicious food and stunning location.

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Jacka Bakery, Plymouth

The family-run Jacka Bakery on Plymouth Barbican is the oldest working commercial bakery in the UK and specialises in sourdough, speciality coffee and great fresh food.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The affordable prices, artisan food and friendly service.

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Berto’s, Moretonhampstead

Situated in a scenic moorland town, this authentic Italian pizza restaurant and takeaway serves pasta and pizza and offers patrons the chance to bring their own drink.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, authentic food and terrific atmosphere.

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East Soar Walker’s Hut, Malborough

This little coffee shop offers the chance to buy refreshments and pay using an honesty box, after exploring the stunning coastal paths and many walks surrounding East Soar Farm.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, magnificent views and idyllic location.

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Taco-Macho Food, Exeter

This takeaway serves fresh home-made Mexican food, specialising in authentic but great-value burritos for a flat rate of £6, as well as the likes of beef chilli and pulled pork.

Price range: Around £8

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The great prices, generous portions and friendly service.

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The Manor House Cafe, Ilfracombe

Open for breakfasts, lunches, local farm cream teas and early dinners in high season, this family-friendly cafe serves locally-sourced steaks, breakfasts and burgers, beers and ciders.

Price range: £3 – £9

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, amazing food and friendly service.

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Woodroast, Dartmouth

This hip venue sells artisan coffee blended by hand on site in small batches, biscotti from Ancona in Italy and a selection of cakes baked fresh every morning.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, amazing cakes and fabulous coffee.

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The Studio Tea Shop, Ashburton

This charming tea room and coffee shop offers fresh scones, crumpets, sardines on toast, cake, and soup, as well as coffee and loose-leaf tea served in pretty China cups.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The affordable price, charming atomosphere and awesome cream tea.

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Barricane Beach Cafe, Woolacombe

This little cafe right on the beach is one of Devon’s best kept secrets. It serves ice cream, drinks and authentic Sri Lankan curry. Yes, really!

Price range: £4 – £10

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, stunning views and excellent curry.

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Taste Of Thailand, Plymouth

With a reputation for authenticity and excellence, this Thai food stall in Plymouth Market serves a variety of unique dishes, with the option to make your dish either spicy or mild.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, authentic food and big portions.

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The Proper Fish & Chips Co, Exmouth

This award-winning eatery sells first-class fish and chips cooked the traditional way using locally-sourced ingredients and served in 100 per cent biodegradable packaging.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, amazing food and speedy service.

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The Corner Cafe, Barnstaple

This warm and relaxed cafe serves large but reasonably priced full English breakfasts as well as a veggie option, carrot cake, home-made chips, fish-finger sandwiches and milkshakes. 

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The incredible prices, huge portions and friendly service.

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Cupcake Cafe, Paignton

This splendid little boutique cafe offers breakfast, lunch, hot drinks and unique homemade cakes and cupcakes created by expert bakers and not available anywhere else.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The excellent prices, delicious cream teas and lovely atmosphere.

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Otter Valley Ice Cream & Field Kitchen, Monkton

Alongside the popular ice cream and sorbets made using the milk from its own dairy herd, this venue offers a range of light lunches and sweet treats made with locally-sourced ingredients.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, generous portions and superb views.

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Dinosaur Cafe, Exeter

This family-run eatery serves authentic home-made Turkish food, like baklava, kebabs, moussaka, falafel, stuffed aubergine, kofte, rice and lamb as well Turkish coffee and white wine.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, authentic food and cosy atmosphere.

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Seeds 2, Totnes

This 100 per cent vegetarian self-serve buffet is just across the street from Seeds 2 Bakery and serves coffees, teas, and baked goods from the parent bakery for one price per plate.

Price range: Around £8

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, healthy food and friendly service.

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The Old Bakery Coffee Shop, Hartland

Formerly a local village bakery, this family-run and family-friendly cafe serves real coffee, hot and cold drinks, light lunches, local ice cream and delicious home-made cakes.

Price range: £3 – £8

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, excellent coffee and friendly service.

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Jasmin’s, Plymouth

Described as ‘Plympton’s best-kept secret’, this licensed cafe on the Ridgeway sells all-day breakfasts, light bites, main meals, jacket potatoes and salads.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, delicious food and garden area.

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Adele’s Cafe, Ilfracombe

This cheerful harbourside cafe serves simple yet delicious food, like all-day breakfasts, baguettes, sandwiches, cream teas, jacket potatoes, salads and even home-made bread pudding.

Price range: £2 – £6

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, fantastic location and friendly service.

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Rhubarb & Mustard, Plymouth

This hip artisan cafe sells Yallah Coffee Roasters from Falmouth, sandwiches and soups, and cakes from the Exploding Bakery in Exeter.

Price range: £5 – £6

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The affordable prices, lovely atmosphere and divine coffee.

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West Hoe Fryers, Plymouth

This very popular fish and chips shop is known for its brilliant service and wide range of dishes to eat in or take away.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, superb fish and chips and amazing service.

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Rock Pool Cafe, Westward Ho!

Boasting sea views, this little cafe serves an extensive range of home-cooked food, including build-your-own breakfasts, burgers, baguettes, scones, cakes and other sweet treats.

Price range: £3 – £9

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, extensive menu and friendly service.

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I.scream, Brixham

This very popular parlour offers 25 of the region’s best and most unique flavours of dairy ice cream, including Jaffa Cakes, lime and chilli, and cookies and cream.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, extensive choice and generous scoops.

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The Golden Lion, Brixham

This cosy family-run restaurant offers a relaxed table-service experience with good-value home-cooked meals and a choice of eating inside the restaurant, large courtyard or beer garden.

Price range: £6 – £17

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, fantastic food and friendly atmosphere.

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Monty’s Caribbean Kitchen, Barnstaple

This busy family-run eatery offers the authentic taste of the West Indies, serving a wide range of Caribbean dishes like curry goat,  pepper steak and its signature jerk chicken or pork.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, authentic food and friendly atmosphere.

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Harbourside Fish & Chips, Plymouth

These multi-award-winning fish and chips shops on the Barbican and Southside Street offer traditional and gluten-free menus with food to eat in or take away.

Price range: £3 – £6

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The great prices, delicious fish and chips and extensive gluten-free menu.

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Port Espresso, Brixham

This hidden gem sells artisan coffees, as well as home-made cakes and a wide range of dishes like chilli avocado on toast, cinnamon toast with sticky bananas, and a grilled breakfast sandwich.

Price range: £2 – £8

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, delicious food and friendly service.

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The Boutport Cafe, Barnstaple

This small family-friendly cafe serves coffee, tea and traditional breakfasts, fresh-cut sandwiches and light lunches – not to mention fresh home-made scones.

Price range: £2 – £5

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The affordable prices, lovely atmosphere and excellent food.

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Maisie’s Cafe, Totnes

Situated in a little side street, this family-run cafe offers breakfast, homemade lunches, afternoon cream teas and delicious homemade cakes, all served with traditional China crockery.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, quaint atmosphere and friendly service.

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Willo’s Cafe, Dawlish

The perfect stop after a walk along the coastal path, this cafe serves breakfasts, toasted sandwiches, teacakes, burgers and pasties, as well as locally-sourced ice cream and coffee.

Price range: £4 – £7

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, amazing food and friendly atmosphere.

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Brixham Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, Brixham

Located on the harbourside, this traditional fish and chips shop (also known as Garry’s) peels and cuts its own potatoes annd makes its own fresh mushy peas every day.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, great views and awesome fish and chips.

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Taste of Sidmouth, Sidmouth

This eatery has won national awards for its extensive range of home-made luxury ice cream but you can also enjoy the coffee, tea, cakes, scones, teacakes and light lunches.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, amazing ice cream and generous scoops.

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Henry’s Bar, Paignton

This traditional-style pub serves a wide selection of home-cooked meals, made from locally-sourced ingredients, as well as a range of real ales.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, nice atmosphere and friendly service.

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Drake’s Cafe, Exeter

This fully-licensed cafe, accessible from the Drake’s Trail walking route, serves breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and a selection of home-made cakes.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, excellent food and lovely atmosphere.

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Fox Tor Cafe, Princetown

A stone’s throw from Dartmoor, this cafe with two wood burners and comfy sofas serves a good variety of hearty home-cooked food made with ingredients from top local suppliers.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, friendly atmosphere and good service.

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Gay’s Creamery, Dawlish

This local-produce shop and eatery sells old-fashioned Devonshire ice cream, as well as fudge, toffee, preserves, biscuits, honey, wines, clotted cream, pasties, scrumpy and mead.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, huge choice and brilliant produce.

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Bob’s East End Cafe, Tavistock

One of the most traditional cafes in Tavistock, this venue serves a huge range of freshly-cooked and locally-sourced food, including breakfasts, jacket potatoes, burgers, sandwiches and snacks.

Price range: Around £8

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, extensive menu and large portions.

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Pho Nam, Tiverton

This Vietnamese noodle bar offers fresh, healthy and speedy street cuisine, including Vietnamese chicken curry, tropical king prawn stir fry, aubergine stew and tofu tropical stir fry.

Price range: £4 – £8

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The great prices, authentic food and friendly service.

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Haldon Forest Diner, Exeter

This wonderful family-friendly cafe in a beautiful forest setting has inside and outside seating, a kids’ play area, and serves a range of delicious meals, snacks and drinks.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, great service and huge portions.

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The Bay Tree Cafe, Torquay

This small eatery offers traditional full English and vegetarian breakfasts, snacks, sandwiches and cakes, as well as hot and cold drinks, including milkshakes and decaf teas and coffees.

Price range: £3 – £10

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, great food and speedy service.

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Chippy Chaps, Dawlish

This fast-food stall just two minutes from the seafront sells the likes of freshly-cooked fish and chips, curry, battered sausages and banana fritters.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, excellent food and friendly service.

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Lynbay Fish and Chips, Ilfracombe

This family-friendly restaurant and takeaway offers locally-sourced award-winning fish and chips served in 100 per cent biodegradable packaging.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, delicious food and perfect location.

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Mr Chips, Bideford

Looking over the harbour, this restaurant and takeaway serves fish and chips, as well as a range of burgers, chicken dishes, pies, jumbo sausages, and faggots in gravy.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, lovely food and excellent service.

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Woman in 80s injured as crash blocks main Teignmouth road – live updates

A woman in her 80s has suffered a suspected neck injury in a three-vehicle crash on the main Dawlish Road out of Teignmouth.

Ambulance crews are treating the woman at the scene and police report one lane of the narrow road is blocked – causing heavy traffic in and out of the seaside town.

A police spokesman has confirmed that one lane remains blocked: “We were called at about 3.40pm outside number 61 Dawlish Road, Teignmouth.

“There are three vehicles involved and one lane is blocked. Ambulance and police are on scene at the moment.

“It is looking initially as though a woman in her 80s may have suffered a neck injury and remains in a car – although she is not trapped, they are treating her at the scene.”

Traffic information service Inrix said: “A379 Dawlish Road partially blocked, heavy traffic due to accident, two vehicles involved around Cliffden Hotel. Affecting traffic heading in and out  Teignmouth.”

We will bring you updates below as we get them