Plymouth Daily Briefing for October 27: Eight fire engines in large industrial fire | family pays tribute to ‘loving father’ who died in motorcycle accident | Plymouth Argyle Profits After Covid
1. Yelverton: Eight fire trucks in large industrial fire and road closed – updates
Eight fire engines were called in for a large industrial fire in Yelverton.
Fire crews were called to the Old English Industrial Estate on Princetown Road at 1:25 am today (Wednesday, October 27) following reports of a major unit fire.
Highways England was then notified and the B3212 between Woodmanscorner Cross and Sharpitor Row was closed.
A spokesperson for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Services now reports that the road has reopened as the blaze is under control.
The cause of the fire has not yet been confirmed.
2. The family pays tribute to the “loving father” who died in a motorcycle accident in Tavistock
Devon and Cornwall Police have named Plymouth’s father Daryl Bramble as the motorcyclist who died in an accident last Friday.
His family paid a moving tribute to the father of two who was pronounced dead at the scene.
They also expressed their gratitude to all who offered help during this difficult time.
In a statement, they said: âDaryl was a loving husband, son and father of two young children who lived in Plympton, Plymouth.
âDaryl will be sadly missed; he was loved by all who knew him. He left a big void in everyone’s life.
3. Plymouth’s first Starbucks drive-thru almost ready to open
Construction on a new Starbucks coffee shop nears completion at the Coypool Retail Park parking lot near Plymouth Road in Plympton.
The coffee chain saw its planning request approved by Plymouth advisers in 2019, despite concerns about its impact on local traffic.
Since then, the American company has been able to start work on the chain’s latest coffee to hit Plymouth with three rival coffee branches in the neighboring region.
There is a Costa Coffee with drive-thru at Plymouth Gateway Business Park in Marsh Mills, with another drive-thru nearby at Marsh Mills Business Park, and another outlet open to Next on the same development.
4. Plymouth’s Ben Trigger Becomes Town’s Last Sports Hero After Winning British Youth Speedway Championship
A teenager from Plymouth has become the 2021 British Youth Speedway Champion after winning every round at every club this season.
Ben Trigger, of Plymouth, ultimately sealed the championship at St Boniface Arena, also known as Colosseum, in Plymouth – his home run.
The 15-year-old entered the final as a favorite after dominating the previous rounds and despite the pressure on his shoulders he has always been able to deliver.
But before Ben could lift the trophy, he had to beat his opponent Max Perry who had come all the way from Swindon for the shootout.
Despite Max’s best efforts, he couldn’t stop the dominant youngster from Plymouth and had to settle for the finalists award.
5. Plymouth Argyle Profits From Loyal Paid Subscription Holders Throughout Covid
Plymouth Argyle FC made a profit of Â£ 376,000 after season ticket holders decided not to seek refunds when Covid barred them from entering the stadium.
The club, which released its annual report and financial statements for the year through June 2021, said it was virtually debt-free and in a solid financial position despite losses from the pandemic, which meant that matches were to be played behind closed doors during the 2020/21 season.
But the League One club, currently at the top of the division, have said they would have suffered a loss of over Â£ 1million had it not been bailed out by fans, sponsors, the Premier League. and Chairman Simon Hallett, and had failed to secure Â£ 2.5million payout from his insurers.
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