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Torridge District Council regrets to announce that with immediate effect there will be no green box, green and brown bag recycling collections until further notice, follo…
The Met Office has forecast potential heatwave conditions for all parts of England except the north east, and has declared a Level 2 Heat-health alert. It makes a pleasant change not to wr…
Bad news – for me, anyway! Torridge District Council regrets to announce that with immediate effect there will be no green box, green and brown bag recycling collections until further notice, following the news that South Molton Recycling has gone into Administration. We request that Torridge residents do not put out any recycling for collection until further announcements. Councillor James Morrish Deputy Leader of Torridge District Council said: “this is very sad news that this local company providing local employment has gone into...read more
The Met Office has forecast potential heatwave conditions for all parts of England except the north east, and has declared a Level 2 Heat-health alert. It makes a pleasant change not to writing about flood alerts! Anyway, folks, it might get a bit hot! The warning is triggered when the Met Office forecasts that there is a 60% or greater chance of temperatures being high enough on at least 2 consecutive days and the intervening night to have a significant effect on health. Dr Paul Cosford, Director for Health Protection at Public Health...read more
Today starts a week long campaign by Devon & Cornwall Police Devon and Cornwall Police against identity theft, called ‘Not With My Name’. One in four UK adults – approximately 12million people – are affected by identity theft, with the average victim to losing on average £1,200 each. Total losses to the UK adult population are estimated to be £3.3 billion. In the first quarter of 2015 there was a 27% increase in identity fraud. The average age of a victim was 46, with men being 1.7 times more likely than women to have their identity...read more
There are definitely places with worse rubbish issues, but litter never looks great. Now, a local has asked the question: should businesses be fined for allowing their rubbish to strew the streets of the town? It is quite tough in residential areas because foxes, dogs, gulls, etc., will scavenge around bin bags for food no matter how well bagged up you think it is. That said, there is a compelling case to waste less food, or at least to somehow compost it. However, dirty disposable nappies also attract animals and birds. This is Cornwall...read more
It’s shocking, really, isn’t it, that people go on holiday, and suddenly find themselves involved in the kind of terrorist atrocity we only hear on the news? Isil has recently released video footage of the smiling gunman allegedly responsible for the action. Meanwhile, the media are relying heavily on reports from Twitter, and so far, we know that: Stephen Mellor, a 59-year-old engineer from Bodmin in Cornwall, an engineer, is missing and feared dead. The Telegraph says: His wife, Cheryl, was injured in the shooting and has told...read more