October 11, 2008

Rush Hour Accident

Rush hour traffic backed up on one of the city's busiest roads after two cars collided.

Police were called to the city-bound stretch of Tavistock Road close to the Crownhill flyover shortly after 5pm yesterday.

Two cars, a green Renault Megane and a silver Vauxhall Astra collided, causing one lane to be completely blocked and traffic to back up as far as the George Junction park and ride.

Paramedics from South West Ambulance Service were called to the scene and treated a woman for minor back injuries before taking her to Derriford Hospital.

Police say a second person was also taken to hospital for treatment, but were unable to confirm the nature of the injuries or gender.

Bikes stolen

POLICE are appealing for information about the theft of six bicycles from Devonport High School for Girls.

Thieves broke into a locked metal container at the school between September 12 and September 15.

Once inside they took six Dawes Unisex cycles worth pounds200 each.

Anyone with information about this theft should call Pc Chris Collins on 08452 777444 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference number ED/08/6633.

Winter warmer

AGE Concern is holding a free winter warmth event in Ivybridge for people over the age of 50.

The morning, at the Watermark Centre on October 16, includes a fashion reminiscence display and free advice from a range of agencies.

There will be information and help from Age Concern Devon, South West Water, South Hams District Council, Fire and Home Safety, Oakhouse Foods, Age Concern Products and Services, Gas and Electricity and Aid Call Personal Alarms.

The event will take place from 10am to 12.30pm.

New centre named

A 'TOWN centre' in Derriford which is due to be developed next year has been named Bircham Park.

The development - which is technically called the North West Quadrant project - has been named Bircham Park by the firm behind the plans, S333 Architecture and Urbanism.

The 16-acre commercial centre site opposite Derriford Hospital will include a multi-storey car park, a nursery school and retail spaces.

Work on the project will begin early next year.

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